I have discovered the Wallpaper for Windows website to put on the clear glass shower walls of one of my clients. Water spots were a continual problem for them. We used "Monte Carlo" with a spaced translucent block pattern. What a great product. it is a heavy-duty vinyl-seemed to me like a nice shower curtain vinyl. It was easily trimmable, moveable and looked like it was always there once it went up. It will stay on the outer shower walls with no problem. I will be using it again for sure and I highly recommend it. www.wallpaperforwindows.com
I have just attended Pottery Barn's free class on table decorating. It was very nice and I am always up to learn something new! Plus they gave all attendees a 10% discount on purchases that day. In April they will have a class on botanical flower arrangements. I am already signed up for that. Very nice service they provide.
I have just completed a bedroom with a nautical theme and for the tiebacks we used cloth covered 1/2'" cord tied in the front in a sailor's knot. It was cool. I have found many more knots that would make interesting tiebacks.
Many of the classes I have taken speak of increasing PR to help a design firm grow. T.hat is good advice. I have gotten in on the ground floor of a new newspaper and started writing some interior design articles for the biweekly newspaper. The response has been great. People have been calling and e-mailing me with their interior design issues. I possibly have a new client obtained through one of my articles. The latest was the one on energy savings. This has been a great way to get the word out about my business. Give it a try.
Having Wall Words graphics to add to my offerings for my clients has been a wonderful addition.I have photos of 2 of my recent jobs. I designed a custom Bible quote for the church that turned out
beautifully.The other photo is a wall Christmas tree that is perfect for small spaces. I advocate it for Senior residences as it takes up no room and is not a tripping or fire hazard. I am donating 2 of them to area assisted living and nursing homes.
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We all have the important and necessary business stationary, brochures and cards to heip identify ourselves in our businesses. I have added one more item to that list.
I had my graphic designer create a pocket folder for me with a customized cover featuring my logo and business information. It looks very professional and is a good presentation folder for my business literature. Clients love to keep all their interior design papers together and all of their project receipts and paperwork fit nicely inside too. It is a nice touch.
My graphic designer has helped me create a logo and "identity" for all my business literature. His creativity matches my vision for my business. I recommend getting one to help. They are well worth the cost!
I have posted a new room on my page. It is a unique design for a very unique window. It is my room 3 of 3. Hope you enjoy it.
I was looking forward to taking some photos of my client's powder room but had to reschedule today. The room's glamour inspired my recommendation for the wallpaper selection . It is raised fleur-de-lis in a soft gold luster from Jaima Brown. Hopefully after the holiday, me and the photographer can get back there and I will then post the pictures.
On Tuesday June 16th at 7:15 p.m. EST, Creatively Yours Custom will present the debut of its Tele-Seminar Series titled "Interior Decorating Blueprint" I will discuss a formula I have used successfully to apply to decorating and redecorating projects. It will work for everyone's home.
There is no charge for this session! All you need to join in is your telephone. The call will last approximately 40 minutes and there will be a question and answer session at the end.
To register for the call: click here : http://richmonddecorator.com/teleseminar