May 29th, 2009

Heavenly Stenciling

Stacey Tapinis of House to Home Designs,  has a loving family, a VERY pretty website, and an adorable furniture and home design shop in Babylon Village, NY. She is also an accomplished decorative painter who has used Royal Design Studio stencils for years. Recently, she took on a large church decoration project and turned to using a custom designed Modello Decorative Masking Pattern instead. It was her first “Modello job” and it was a biggie! She said she was very nervous about it but it looks like she handled it like a seasoned veteran….


Stacey comes from a family of painters. Her grandfather came from Greece to America and her father has been painting for over 50 years. He has actually donated his time to pain the entire church for free.


Stacey’s Mother helped her with the gilding. Now that’s what I call some good quality family time!

11 Responses to “Heavenly Stenciling”

  1. Rhonda Canales Says:

    Looks like a beautiful job… should earn a few extra points with the man upstairs!!!

  2. Marsha Says:

    Ditto on the beautiful job and beautiful looking church.

  3. Rebecca Says:

    What a beautiful job! I was in that church before the stenciling was added. What a magnificent job! A VERY talented family!

  4. Lonna Sullivan Says:

    As a photographer, I can appreciate an eye for detail…clearly Stacey has that. What an amazing accomplishment! That is some wonderful quality time spent with Dad!

  5. Susan Allemand Says:

    Beautiful work Stacey!

  6. Debbie Says:

    Wow Stacey, this is lovely. As a Catholic girl who thought she’d seen a lot of churches, I’ve never seen such a new and yet appropriate design.

  7. Glen Says:

    Nice job Stacey! Do you know anyone who can paint my living room?

  8. Rev. Anthony Trapani Says:

    As the Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Lindenhurst, NY, I was so pleased when Stacey offered to help me come up with a way to bring our rather dull Sanctuary to life. I had done some remodeling, moved the Tabernacle to the center of the area beneath the “baldiccino” and petitioned the creation of two new Altars all of which you see in the first photo.
    With some preliminary ideas and all of Stacey’s talents, a design board, and her personally mixed “Blessed Mother Blue” our Parish is the talk of the Diocese.
    Thank you Stacey, dad “Pete the Painter” and the ever quiet, detail painter “Mom”.
    God +bless you all.

  9. Melanie Says:

    Way to go, Stacey! You must be so proud! With your “blessed Mother blue”, you may become the new “church lady”!!

  10. Stacey Tapinis Says:

    What an unbelievable honor and so humbling! Everyones kind comments and to even be talked about by the great Melanie Royals. Such an incredible blessing to be part of this project but to work for Father Trapani. The comment he posted means more to me than any job I have done in my career. He is one of the lovliest men I have ever had the pleasure to know. I can’t wait to do more at OLPH. Stacey xo

  11. Melanie Says:

    So sweet!! :D