January 15th, 2008

Modello Makeover

One of my businesses is Modello Designs. I started this as an offshoot business 4.5 years ago from my original company Royal Design Studio, which specializes in elegant designer stencils for interior decorating. Rather than a reusable,mylar stencil Modellos are one-time-use decorative masking patterns (masking stencils!). They have some advantages over stencils for certain types of designs; can go very large, very intricate, continuous pattern, positive or negative image, allow for development of  new decorative techniques, can be custom-sized and cut to order, and much more.


We now offer 1,000′s of patterns and are constantly developing more, so a static, bound catalog just doesn’t work because it becomes out of date very quickly. This Spring, we will be introducing our brand new, easily update-able design binder, with a new look that really showcases what we are all about: Pattern and design!

Modello Design Library

Lauren came up with this great (I think) paisley concept after cruising many design blogs such as decor8 and print and pattern and being inspired by the rich paisley patterns that are popping up (again). We have filled the shapes with some of our favorite designs and I think the end result is colorful, unique and quite fetching….

Modello Design Library


5 Responses to “Modello Makeover”

  1. Susan Allemand Says:

    WOOHOOOO!! The new books are coming, the new books are coming! Can wait Melanie! I love the cover and the binder… more room to store all of our goodies.


  2. Melanie Says:

    Susan, glad you like it! We hope to fill that baby up with some great designs and ideas on how to use them.

  3. Rhonda Canales Says:

    Melanie I love this “binder” concept, and the cover that Lauren designed is like eye candy. I cannot wait to get my hands on one! You will however, be encouraging my addiction to periodicals.

  4. Karen Jorgenson Says:

    Tell Lauren that I love her work SO Much! It makes me want to paint.

  5. Lisa Cicalese McMillen Says:

    Can’t wait for this book. Love the cover. I think that’s the new wave for decorative painting… that layered graphic look! I thinki modellos will ne perfect to try to accomplish that. How will we be able to get the book?