Archive for July, 2012

Wallpapering Laundry Rooms a Trend??

July 12, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I put wallpaper on an accent wall in a laundry room (a cool retro ’70’s Disco sort of design, that was, BTW, featured on HGTV).

Yesterday I met with several homeowners to measure and bid jobs. Two of them were papering laundry areas –¬†one in a garage and one in a closet.

What’s the point of papering a laundry room? Well, if it’s a space where you are going to spend time, it makes sense to make the space as pleasant as possible. For one of the homes I visited yesterday, the washer and dryer are in the garage. A fun, colorful pattern behind the machines would have a huge impact as the homeowners pulled into their garage.

I think all this is a very good idea! ūüôā

Client Makes a Good Point About Buying Paper On-Line

July 11, 2012

I got a call from a gal today who had purchased some paper on-line for an accent wall in her bedroom. She is planning to do another room, and asked if I could suggest a place for her to buy.

So I asked why she wanted to shop at another place…was she unhappy with the place she had purchased her current paper.

Yes, she said. She wants to buy from a store that has actual books she can look at and see and touch, not just an image on a computer screen.

It turns out that the paper she bought from an on-line source was not the color she had thought it was. Instead of black and white, it’s more of a black and tan or cream… and those colors do not fit the couple’s decorating scheme, meaning they may end up not using the paper, and therefor wasting money and time and anticipation.

Small World

July 5, 2012

In this business of installing wallpaper in homes, you drive a lot, explore a lot of interesting neighborhoods, and meet a whole lot of people.

Today I met with a couple, and turns out the guy is from St. Louis, same as me.  So we got to talking, and it turns out he grew up in the same general neighborhood as I, lived down the street from a friend of mine, and we went to the same high school РSouthwest.

Then we got to talking about incomperable St. Louis eats… White Castle hamburgers, Ted Drew’s Frozen Custard, gooey butter cake, Italian restaurants like nowhere else in the nation, and Hodak’s http://www.hodaks.com/¬†– famous for its fried chicken…not far from my first apartment and the same place my parents had their 50th wedding anniversary party!

Small world!!