Paul Wilham, the owner of a restoration consulting company, has been involved in Historic Preservation and Restoration for over 20 years and writes about his projects via his blog, Victorian Antiquities & Design. During the course of his work on the Knox Hill Project, an 1870’s era Second Empire Cottage in Cincinnati, Paul has been able to uncover samples of the home’s original stenciling.
“The house serves as a rare glimpse into the small highly detailed summer cottages of the Victorian era in Cincinnati.” Paul writes in this post.
Paul is not only using the stencil patterns he discovered in his restoration, he has also made them available for sale online. Proceeds from the stencil sales help fund the ongoing restoration. “We have kept the sales price low so as to help others with recreating period design interiors.”, Paul tells me.