Los Angeles Times – Home & Design – Colorful Stencils

Courtyard Carpet

When designers Karen and Guy Vidal went to revive a concrete area along the back of an East Hollywood apartment building that they owned, the couple turned to an inexpensive DIY trick: stenciling a “carpet” directly onto the patio.

“We wanted to do something fun,” Karen Vidal said. “We worked with the idea that a carpet creates intimacy. We weren’t sure how it was going to play out, so we didn’t want to spend a lot of money.”

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