We’ve already told you about the amazing custom stencil that our sister company The G Brand designed for the Southern Living Tarpon Run Idea House, and how it helped launch a new venture called Whitewall & Co. We were so pleased with the way the stencil turned out in the Idea House, we decided to try out another design in our Birmingham office!
The wall behind Doug’s desk (which is unusually clean in this photograph) used to be plain white sheetrock. With the addition of the ‘Morris Stevens’ pattern stencil from Whitewall & Co. the room now has a dramatic backdrop and considerably more depth than it did before. By confining the pattern to one wall it keeps things from getting too busy and provides an otherwise ordinary room with a strong focal point. We love how objects are highlighted when placed against a patterned backdrop–here an rustic barn window and an antique terra cotta chimney pot become sculptural elements.
For those of you wondering about the details/logistics: The basecoat of the wall is ‘China White,’ and the stencil is in ‘Copley Gray,’ both from Benjamin Moore. The wall shown here is aproximately 12 feet wide by 8 feet high and took about 8 hours total to complete (you do have to wait for each section to dry before starting again, so there’s a lot of downtime in that 8 hours).
If you haven’t checked out all the great designs available from Whitewall & Co, click [here]
[photo by Ryan Davis, for Whitewall & Co]