Painted Stairs Using Moroccan Stencils from Royal Design Studio

For many years, I have been admiring Melanie Royals extensive line of all over wall stencils available on her website Royal Design Studio.  And then just the other day I stumbled upon an inspiring photo of black and white stenciled stair risers. Sure enough it was stenciled by California-based Royal Design Studio.


The Moroccan patterns were actually stenciled on precut pieces of wood which were then installed on the stair risers located in Morocco.


The uplifting, bright yellow stair risers in this photo were stenciled by Carol Leonesio, owner of Paint It in Watertown, MA. She started her project by alternating between solid yellow and solid white paint on the risers, and then alternated four different Moroccan stencils on each riser. Carol actually stenciled directly on the stairs. To hold the stencils in place, she used repositionable spray. After the stenciling dried, Carol added a water-based urethane topcoat to protect her work of art from scuff marks.

With four sets of stairs at Brick House 319, I most definitely will use Moroccan stencils on the stair risers to the new master bedroom wing and the stair risers in the basement leading to the lower ground level.

Photos: Courtesy of Royal Design Studio