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Painted Floors. Part 2.

In Design on June 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM

A reader recently asked me about where to get the stencils for this look:


The answer: I have no idea.

I too wanted to use this look in a client’s kitchen, and so I made them myself using Photoshop.

First I pulled the two separate shapes out of the photo above and then distorted, stretched, and re-drew them in order to get them flat and 2 dimensional. Then I resized them to work with the scale of the kitchen. Printed them out on a large format printer at Kinkos, and then transferred them onto YUPO and cut out the shapes with an Xacto blade (quite a few actually) . YUPO is a fantastic plastic like paper that I like to make paintings on, and is also fabulous for using as a stencil. I only painted one and then my super fabulous and daring client painted the rest herself!  Here are some quick pics -more when the rest of the kitchen is in – which will  feature a beautiful orange Blue Star Range by the way…



Shopping.

In See on June 24, 2011 at 9:30 AM

From my inbox today:  

 

 


 

Flash Acres.

In Design on June 4, 2011 at 2:20 PM

This is Flash.


And these are her acres.


This is the caretaker (and owner) of both:

The other day, Ben Benschneider came out to take photos of the place for the Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine. As the interior designer, I went to help set the place up for photos as best I could. You see much of the project is still unfinished. But here are a couple of my photos to show you what we have so far:

This one is the main room in the bunkhouse.

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