“These aren’t your grandmother’s grapevines. That’s what most people think of when they hear the word stencil,” says Peg Malanaphy, owner of Gypsy Mint Stencil Co.
Instead, Malanaphy and creative guru Kelly Fee offer chic and unique patterns—contemporary geometric spikes, chevrons to snakeskin—stencils offer a low-risk way to spruce up your space.
“I started out just a basic painting company, and that grew into decorative finishing. From that we just had clients continually ask us to hand-cut custom stencils for them with their own design ideas,” says Malanaphy, who has been working her interior paint business, Interiors of Stillwater, for 15 years. “We were hand cutting them all, which is not an easy task. I just thought maybe there’s a local need for fun stencil design and that’s when we launched Gypsy Mint.”
Gypsy Mint Stencil Co. has quickly gained a large online and local following for their large stencil patterns that can be used to transform any space and is garnering national attention from home decorating icons like Martha Stewart Magazine.