Sunday, July 15, 2012

Royal Design Studio Giveaway

I first heard of The Royal Design Studio when I lived in San Diego. I was taking Fine Art Classes at UCSD; however was told  that a studio in Chula Vista was offering classes in Faux Painting techniques.Sign me up! The owner, Melanie made the classes so much fun and was extremely helpful.

We learned gilding, marbling, glazing, texturing, faux bois, and many uses  of stencils with gorgeous results.


I remember painting a lovely cherub on a narrow wall in my home as opposed to doing the traditional three or four on a painted ceiling design

. Another project was a Trompe l'oeil Ionic Column with an Urn atop.


In a Master Bath without a window I completed an iron window with a curved top. The sky with clouds could be seen through the iron "panes" I always surprised myself with the realism achieved!

 


 Choose fresh and fun looks and current colors....or....


The Olde World look of Intricate Tile-work!

Royal Design Studio has an amazing Blog of inspirational ideas; Design Amour is a source you will love!





For all of us Annie Sloan Chalk Paint fans here is a project completed  on a lovely chest  with a Royal Design Stencil on the table leaves only in Duck Egg Blue!



Chinoiserrie Lovers not to be left out! Melanie has mentioned that she loves the look of a hand painted wallpaper at much less cost. There are Chinoiserie florals as well.


Lovers of all things Paris take heed!


Royal Design Studio is offering a $50 gift certificate toward a stencil of the winners choice.

To Enter:

1) Visit Royal Design Studio, and select a stencil you would like to use for a project. 
Return and tell us about which stencil you would like and how you would use it!  

2) Extra Entry Like  Royal Design Studio on Facebook

3) Another entry for Following Designamour on Twitter

4)  A Fourth entry by Following their company’s Pinterest page and sharing Your favorites on your own social networks. 

This event is for USA residents ( not to worry more international events to come)
Again the winner can spend up to $50 towards whatever stencil (s) you love!

The winner will be chosen on July 30th ! 

I will be in Hip Surgery and Rehab with limited if any access to computer so I am counting on my good friends  to help to promote this wonderful Giveaway! When I am up and Dancing again...there will be more fun........


xoxo 
Karena
Art by Karena





A special note of appreciation to Anna of Lona de Anna for the five most gorgeous land and seascape prints!


88 comments:

Karen said...

I am loving the Moroccan vibes!! I have a project coming up and hope to be able to use several of them!

Karen said...

I follow RDS on FB and pinterest! Such great inspiration!

Callie Grayson said...

I love the Moroccan collection; the star diamond would be great on a patio table, and the endless circles for a dining room wall or the large Moorish Trellis stencil for the dining room or possibly my bedroom. There are so many great designs, I couldn't pick just one!!!

Recover quickly!!! Healthy thoughts your way.
xx
callie

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I love the Moroccan Casablanca trellis. It reminds me of my childhood.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Karena, I have wanted the
Springtime in Paris Letter stencil for a while now. I would love to add it to a large antique mirror.
Thanks for the opportunity.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I Liked them on FB

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I am also a follower on Pinterest.

Karina Russell said...

It's hard to choose just one, but I'd love to use the Kyoto stencil on the wall behind the bed and then also stencil it on a bed skirt and maybe cornice boards and a throw pillow or two to tie the whole room together.

Hope your surgery goes well.

Lost in Provence said...

Thank you for this beautiful post but I am so sorry to hear that you are going back in for surgery. You will be in my thoughts. No need to enter me in the giveaway (even if it is lovely) as I am so thrilled with my Jose Esteves lamp for Interieurs!

And I didn't know that you spent time in San Diego. My parents lived in Crown Point for over twenty years and I spent a lot of time with them there--I love it!

Be well...
xo,
Heather

Mise said...

Excellent, I am sitting here not worrying as there are more international giveaways to come. xxx

Mise said...

And may the surgery go well, and I hope the recovery isn't too hard on you. Many many good wishes from your faraway friend.

missreneer said...

I would love to use the Honeycomb Allover Wall Stencil on one wall in my master bedroom. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and have a speedy recovery :)

Renee
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Karena -
Best wishes for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Thank you for introducing us to Royal Design Studio. I love so many of their stencils. The classical torch motif is my favorite.
Take care, Karena!
Cheers,
Loi

Splendid Sass said...

Karen-
I hate to learn that you will have to have more surgery and rehab. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
This is such nice giveaway. I love all of the damasks stencils.
Teresa
xoxo

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

followed on Facebook!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Followed on Twitter.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Followed on Pinterest.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i would love to try the indian paisley! thanks for the chance!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i like royal design on fb. :)

helen tilston said...

Hello Karena

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Will be thinking of you

Helenxx

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The chinoiserie stencil is for me~I would love to try getting that look. I follow on FB too~but girl, good luck with surgery and a quick recovery. take good care~

Kristen Katz said...

The ornamental cartouche is just the thing for my powder room!

carolyn bradford said...

They were all so beautiful but now I'm more concerned about you! I hope the surgery is better than even hoped for and i will be praying for your recovery to be speedy! You are such a dear and your comment on my personal blog were so sweet today! I'm so glad we've gotten to know each other through this blogging adventure! I sure do love it! I'm also excited to find out about this new site and will look into it tomorrow! After I recover from market! Many prayers and thoughts are sent your way!
Much love!

Linda Merrill said...

Great giveaway, as always Karena! Best of luck with surgery and rehab. I know you'll be on your toes soon!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Springtime in Paris for sure!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling friend, COUNT ME IN!!!

AND I WISH YOU SUCCESS with your surgery my sweet! I will be away for a week, but I hope to find you back soon. MUCH LOVE! Anita

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Di said...

I love the Paris in Springtime Letter stencil and would love to win so I could use this in my new house! Thanks for the giveaway even while getting surgery , do well and good -thoughts your way. Di@cottage-wishes

Nancy said...

Karena! Best of luck for a quick recovery from your surgery! I hope all goes well and that you are back to your wonderful self soon. I love Royal Design, too and would use the Ikat Morrocan stencil for an accent piece and in small applications. I want to do a tone on tone Morrocan stencil in my dining room. Thanks for the ideas and beautiful post.
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

small scrollallover furniture stencil... it's hard to choose.

best wishes for an easy and quick recovery!

gail

La Dolfina said...

Hello Karena,
I wish you the best of luck with your upcoming surgery!!
You will be in my prayers for a successful and speedy recovery my friend
God speed!!!
Love,
Terri

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I'll put it on my Facebook page. I hope you will be feeling better soon! I love the Springtime in Paris stencil.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I already like Royal Design on Facebook.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I'm now following Designamour on Twitter.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I'm now following the company page on Pinterest! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Karena,

I have been to the site for at least an hour. They have beautiful stencils! I love to win the Donatella damask stencil. I also love the tiger and zebra stencils. I would use them in my office on almost everything. :)

I wish you a fast and speedy recovery. xo

Hugs,
Dee

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

I also liked them on Facebook.

Dee

Gretchen said...

My favorite stencil is the Grand Damask Element Wall Stencil. Thanks for the great giveaway.

~ Liz ~ said...

Karena, thank you so much for coming by to comment on my Wonder of Simplicity post at Quirky Vistas. I wish you all the best as you go through your surgery. Hopefully you will be up and dancing again before you know it.

I'll have to come back after work to check out the site with the stencils and pick a favorite. Thanks for the heads up!
Liz

South Shore Decorating Blog said...

The ided to paint just the table leaves is pure GENIUS!!! I love it!
Stacy

CDS said...

That's really prety! What a great idea to spread new life to a part of your home! xoxo

Kei said...

I really like the Acanthus Trellis Wall Stencil and the Chinois Leaves Wall Stencil. I know Royal Design has high quality stencils; they've been a favorite of mine for years!

Sandra said...

I could sure use the classic shell motif in my new bedroom. I also have liked on FB and followed on Pinterest, Thanks for this chance

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope everything goes well with your surgery! Let me know if there is anything I can do! These stencils are very nice. I love this border...Floral Embroidery Border Stencil. I'm getting ready to paint my bathroom and it would look nice above my tub! Thanks!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I really like the Small Acanthus Damask.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Liked Royal Design Studio on Facebook:-)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Following Royal Design Studio on Pinterest also.

Mimi said...

WOW....is all I can say,this is some amazing work...loved so many of the things I saw...I will pop over for this great give away!!
hugs,
jamie

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My Crafty Home Life said...

I love the Moroccan ones, too. Now come by and enter my giveaway!

YONKS said...

Looks fantastic Karena, a great learning experience. Obviously, count me out of the giveaway. You are always so generous with your giveaways!
Much love
Di
X

YONKS said...

Also, praying everything goes smoothly for you and a speedy recovery.
Thinking of you.
Di
xxxxx

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Jules said...

Oh best of luck with the surgery and a little prayer going up that you are back on your feet very quickly. xx

dandelion said...

I would use Sea scrolls stensil in my daughter's nursery

Jojo said...

I would love the 3098 Contempo Trellis Wall Stencil for my boring bedroom!

tjaklitsch said...

I would use the Camel Bone Weave on the ceiling in my guest bath!!

Laura J.

tjaklitsch@aol.com

tjaklitsch said...

I liked Royal Design Studio on facebook!!

Laura J.

tjaklitsch@aol.com

tjaklitsch said...

I follow Designamour on twitter!!

Laura J.

tjaklitsch@aol.com

French Basketeer.com said...

It was great to chat with you yesterday, Karena....praying for a speedy recovery for you each day. I love the Classic stencils, but wow they are all amazing. I have a few walls I could use them on, but I think I would put them on fabric. Too many to choose from!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You really have the best giveaways.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

So sorry to hear that you are going to have to have more surgery. That is tough. My thoughts and prayers are with you. XO, Mona

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GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Such beautiful patterns.

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Aww. I want to learn these kind of art. Its quite interesting and useful.

My Notting Hill said...

I hope your surgery goes very well and the recovery is speedy!

annechovie said...

I love the Chez Sheik furniture stencil, Karen. Thanks for the great give-away and enjoy your wknd! xx

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Karena, These are truly amazing stencils! I love the bee stensils. I just painted a small chest and would love to stencil the side of each of the drawers!
Please enter me in this generous giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Blessings to you, through this blasted hip surgery! Wishing you a speedy and full recovery!
Barbara

classic • casual • home said...

The Casablanca design is lovely,

classic • casual • home said...

I hope you are up and dancing really soon!!! My friend was also young when she had hip surgery and it has given her a new lease on life!!!

Segreto Secrets said...

Great stencil company! I use them all the time!!!

Splendid Market said...

Karena, thank you for introducing me to these stencils . what a great way to customize a room. I love the moroccan wall stencil. Good luck with your hip surgery, I am sure you will be dancing in no time!! I started following royal design studio on Pinterest, great images!

Wanda said...

Praying for your surgery!

Love Paris in Springtime Stencil!

pve design said...

Loving some of those graphic moroccan stencils. I think I want to do one in one of my bathrooms....would be fun!
Be well and speedy recovery with that hip. It is amazing what they can do now ~
Sure you will be back in blog business asap!
smiles.
pve

Tammy Hoffa said...

love the Carved Arch Panel Classic Border Stencil. Would use this on a old table I have
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Gail Peterson said...

Karina I wish you well with your recovery... Think positive and you'll be back on your toes in no-time!
Blessing,
xo
Gail
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DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I love the Paris In Springtime Letter stencil...and many more!

Thank you for popping in to visit me today...and inviting me over to this wonderful give a way!

My goodness! Another surgery. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, dear Karena!
~Lynne
w/L.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAREST KARENA!

You are HOME! My dear, I wish you the best in recuperation and strength! HOW LOVELY OF YOU to come and visit me! Are you feeling strong?I hope so!

May each day bring you closer to achieving your goals my dear! OH, go to my Etsy shop when you get a chance and see my new wand!

Muhammad Zahid Iqbal said...

These are truly amazing stencils! I love the bee stensils. I just painted a small chest and would love to stencil the side of each of the drawers!
Please enter me in this generous giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Loving some of those graphic moroccan stencils. I think I want to do one in one of my bathrooms....would be fun!essay

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