Our last room in this home is this Game Room. Several years ago, I put some white clouds on the ceiling in this room. The four girls were quite young, and this was used as a playroom. Now that everyone is older, the room is used for board games. There are bookcases that house several games and puzzles and a great, round, tiled table with four bar stools. The family decided they wanted this room to feel like they were sitting outside, looking up at the sky. At first they were thinking they wanted some latticework stenciled over the sky, but when I came across this photo on Artistically Speaking: Blog Talk Radio, I knew this was the answer for the ceiling!
This design was done by Tim Haas and Linda Cassels-Hofmann of
The wrought iron stencil is from Stencils by Design. When I went on the website for Stencils by Design, I could not find this particular design, so I emailed Todd Cranor for help. He was very helpful, providing me with all the information I needed. Btw, my clients loved this idea and happily gave up the aforementioned lattice concept! This just goes perfectly with their wrought iron table and chairs and really adds to the outdoor feel. Todd had this design to me within days! It comes in 2 pieces, on low tack adhesive vinyl, so it is a one time use stencil. This whole concept that Tim and Linda created is just the effect my clients wanted, so we are doing very much the same idea, minus the lion. I am taking absolutely no credit here for the creativity of the concept! I never would have thought this one up, so thank you, thank you, thank you Todd, Tim and Linda… and the Artistically Speaking site for featuring this work and providing the links. More about this project tomorrow.