When Designers aren’t creating design concepts, coordinating orders and deliveries, bookkeeping, drafting, selecting products, researching, meeting with contractors and vendors, designing custom products, loading and unloading our cars with samples and materials (you should see the stuff I can pack into a small SUV!), listening, communicating and presenting to Clients, and of course thinking and dreaming about design; what do they do?
They go to seminars, courses and presentations to learn all they can about the products they specify and to keep up on all the latest and greatest.
The other day one of my favorite showrooms, Kravet, had a wallcovering and installation presentation. The most important message from the class is that quality counts! Pay attention to the weight of the paper, what it’s made of, and how durable it is. Winfield Thybony actually makes a wallcovering that repels wine, tea, water, etc. It just rolls right off! Great product for a bathroom or a dining room (if you tend to have wild parties!).
The most popular wallcoverings out there right now are the grasscloth papers. This isn’t just a flashback to the ’70’s! These wallcoverings come in a wide assortment of textures and bright and vivid colors. Take a look!
Turquoise and Emerald Green – favorites this year!
Love these soft pastels!
Best of all, these new wallcoverings are easy to remove should you want a change. Remember the days of scraping and scraping the layers of wallpaper that had been applied in older homes? I’m happy to say that those days are over!