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Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of an uber-talented artist, decorative painter, world traveler, instructor or author?  Melanie Royals is all of these things and more!  I had the opportunity to meet Melanie earlier this year at the Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles and was immediately drawn to her down to earth personality and very apparent sense of style and artistry.  Join me for an engaging conversation as I sit down with Melanie to talk decorative painting, her amazing line of stencils, and most recent trip to Barcelona where she led a group of students during a live-in educational project.

Melanie Royals has been exercising her passion for paint and pattern since 1983, when she began designing and cutting her own stencils from oiled cardstock at the dining room table. A self-taught artist whose is also an addicted entrepreneur, she has initiated, explored, and expanded a wide variety of successful business pursuits related to the art of decorative pattern, including:

Royal Design Studio™-a premier precut stencil pattern company established in 1994 that continues to introduce fresh new stencil designs, concepts and applications to both the professional and DIY markets.
Modello Designs®-the original Decorative Masking Pattern™ company established in 2003 that has revolutionized pattern application for architectural surface decoration with one-time-use vinyl stencils. Melanie and her pattern companies have been chosen as the exclusive licensee for stencils and decorative patterns for the Hearst Castle Collection.