Posts Tagged ‘wallpaper sample book’

Taking a Turn

July 26, 2013

These days, there are a good many places to buy wallpaper. Sherwin-Williams stores being one good source, and, my favorite, the Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet just west of Kirby, where Dorota Hartwig is a master at finding just the paper you want, at very low prices, as well as helping with paint colors.

One of my clients read about Dorota on my blog, and followed my advice to make an appointment and visit her. The problem was, a whole lot of other shoppers swarmed to the store at the same time, and everyone wanted to look at the same wallpaper sample books.

That deluge of wallpaper-hunters meant that poor Dorota could not give any one of them her full attention, some of the books they might have wanted to look at were checked out, and the shoppers didn’t get the full benefit of Dorota’s skills and talent at helping them.

This is why I encourage people to make appointments. And then hope that all the OTHER people make appointments, too.

Wallpaper Sample Books & Sample Photos

July 26, 2012

Most wallpaper books show actual samples of their papers, full size. There are usually several colorways of each pattern.

In addition, there are often “companion papers” placed next to one another, showing papers that are designed to complement each other and might be used in combination – for instance, a paisley in the sink room of a bathroom and a coordinating stripe in the tub room.

What’s most important, though, is the photographs manufacturers put in their books, showing the paper in an actual room setting, so you can see the full pattern (which may not be visible in the small sample in the book), its scale, and how it might look in your own home.