February 3rd, 2009
It’s amazing how a little design idea can snowball into something bigger, especially in one’s own head. Maryam had suggested a stair riser project similar to the one that we did last May in the 3 bedroom quest house (which I will share next…..). “If you could just do three different patterns and we could alternate them it would be great”, she said. I think she knows me too well by now! Of course three patterns simply wouldn’t do, as I told you here.
How about 22 patterns, one unique for each stair riser? Well….OK! So, the paint-covered, used stencils piled up….
…..as the ladies (here Heather and Margaret) took their time stenciling by a roaring fire to make sure that each was perfect….
….and they are….
….filling up a large dining table and waiting for Chris to CAREFULLY install them on the wooden staircase he has built.
I imagine that they will look something like this photo from Cottage Living, which shows black and white patterns done on riser with tile. Most of these stencil patterns will be available shortly through Royal Design Studio (some in larger scales), and they will be equally lovely done in the classic bright tile colors of Morocco.