Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Wallpaper

I'm so so excited to show some of my new wallpaper! Recently I switched manufacturers, and the new printer does such an amazing job, that when I received his first samples I was completely stunned by how gorgeous these prints were. The new wallpaper is printed on a wider stock: 24" and 27" depending on the design. The printing process is digital latex printing on an HP printer. The result is stunning. What's more, now I can use Pearlized and Mica papers as well as Matt paper for my designs. I feel like a kid in a candy store!! I have some brand new designs to show: The Seahorse, which I have in three different colour ways, Pink, Blue and Stone, and the Clockwork, which is available in Steel, Gray, Brown and Gray on a Champagne Mica paper. The Pearlized and Mica papers have a slight, subtle sheen, but they're not shiny like a Myler wallpaper would be. I also redid the colours for the Dragonfly wallpaper and it's available on the new Pearlized stock in Yellow and Blue. The Koi Silver got an upgrade, and now it does have a nice shimmer on the Pearlized stock. And the best thing is, that I can actually change the colours if none of these versions suit your home - my printer has no minimums. Depending on your d├ęcor, now you can print these designs in any colour, even get a custom wallpaper designed just for you!

I still have the older stock available (some ready to be shipped). I found a new printer to print on the pre-pasted 18" stock as well, if you prefer the nonwoven, easy to hang aspect. The pre-pasted is also strippable, so it's ideal if you're renting your home, as you can remove the panels in one piece.

Both the new paper stock and the older pre-pasted nonwoven stock are untrimmed. To hang them, you need to overlap the panels, which can be double cut for a perfect seam.

Judit Gueth Seahorse Wallpaper
Seahorse wallpaper in Stone, Pink and Blue
Judit Gueth Seahorse Wallpaper
Seahorse wallpaper detail
Judit Gueth Seahorse Wallpaper
Seahorse wallpaper close-up
Judit Gueth Seahorse Wallpaper
Seahorse Stone Wallpaper detail
Judit Gueth Seahorse Wallpaper
Seahorse Pink wallpaper detail
Judit Gueth Seahorse Wallpaper
Seahorse Blue wallpaper detail
Judit Gueth Clockwork Wallpaper
Clockwork Wallpaper - Gray, Blue and Brown
Judit Gueth Clockwork Wallpaper
Clockwork Wallpaper
Judit Gueth Clockwork Wallpaper
Clockwork wallpaper on Mica Champagne paper and Gray on Pearlized paper
Judit Gueth Clockwork Wallpaper
Clockwork Wallpaper

Monday, February 3, 2014

IDS Summary

The Interior Design Show was over a week ago. It was a lot of preparations and a lot of overhead, but it's done!! I'm deeply grateful for Ed's help. As always, he was helping me in every way he could. Thanks Hon! :-) I was also lucky to find a great guy to take all my stuff to the show and help me set the booth up. If anyone needs a "man with a van", who is smart, helpful, CALM and has great rates, let me know! I can highly recommend him.

The Gala Night at the IDS was fun, a lot of colourful personalities, wine, nice dresses and displays. Ed was with me, so I was able to run around a bit and saw half of the show. It was nice to get decked out. Finally, I got to wear my long dress from Melanie Lynne, which I bought years ago! In the background there is "Liz". Most people thought she was great, but a couple of them were freaked out by her, thinking she was a real person. At the end, I think her dress  was a success. It was a ton of work, cutting gluing, stapling and velcroing. It was made of over 350 strips of wallpaper (I used misprinted wallpaper, because it's very strong), which I covered with yarn. I'd never seen so much glue before! My booth neighbours were great. Just to list some of them: Archilume, Galerie-Co, Drake Wood Design, Kyle Megill, Madoc Rocks, Totem Rugs, Tony Koukos and Studio La Beaute.

People loved my new rugs and wallpaper. Stay tuned for images coming soon!

Ed and I at the Interior Design Show Gala
"Liz" and I at the Interior Design Show Gala

Thursday, December 5, 2013

My installation for the IDS

I'm working on an installation for the Interior Design Show in January. I had a mannequin in mind, with a haute couture paper dress that's covered with yarn for rugs. I have a lot of yarn bundles and I thought it would be a nice use for it.
So, Ed's mom Barbara and I went to this place called Recycled Displays to look for a mannequin. We were greeted by an extremely friendly dog named Bear. He would have been happy to show us around, but the owner of the shop sent him back to do paperwork. :-)

Two ladies were happy to guide us through a maze of all kinds of mannequins. I have to say it was pretty creepy. It looked like a place from some horror movie. We managed to get one, and I named her Liz, because one of the other mannequins were from a Liz Claiborn store and I thought the name was great for her too. :-) I have Liz here now, I just have to come up with a dress for her. I'm trying to use Tacky Glue to glue the yarn to the table and to the mannequin's dress, but it's really messy. I think I'll have to look for a clear glue. Last minute, as usual......:-)

My booth design for the Interior Design Show
My booth design for the Interior Design Show
My table for marketing materials
This is the table I'm trying to cover with yarn and use it to hold marketing materials
Yarn bundles to use
Liz, the mannequin

Mobile link to enter the rug giveaway - 19 days to go!

Giveaway rug

Finally, I got the mobile link to enter the rug giveaway.
If you're on your phone, please use this link to enter your email address for a chance to win a beautiful blue rug:
Good luck to everybody and thanks for your support! :-) 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Win a Beautiful 5x8 New Zealand Wool Rug!

Win a 5x8 New Zealand Wool Rug
Win a Rug!
I've just launched a Facebook Sweepstakes! Enter to win a beautiful blue 5 x 8 New Zealand wool rug!

Since getting back to work I tried to find ways to boost brand awareness. During my search I came across a BC based company named Wishpond. They provide a platform for Facebook sweepstakes and contests. I figured, giving a rug away before the Holidays would really brighten up someones Christmas, and it would get my name out there a bit too!

Simply go to my Facebook page, click "Like" and the tab "Win a Rug" will become available. Enter your email and you'll have a chance to win the blue rug! Shipping is included. You need to be 18 years of age and have a Canadian shipping address. Good luck to everyone!

Thank you I love Giveaways and Contest Canada.net for helping me spread the word!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Creating Custom Rugs

Creating custom rugs is really easy AND it's affordable. Having the perfect rug with the perfect colours in your home is simpler than you think, and the creative process is a lot of fun! You can send me an email any time to receive a quote.

Here is how it works:
-Collect fabric swatches or paint chips with the colours in your home
-Describe the design you had in mind, or your can bring your own design (as long as you own the copyright).
-Usually, I create a few drawings based on your description and we narrow it down from there.
-If you're in Toronto, we can have a meeting to look at your materials and select colours from either 600 wool pom poms or using the Fashion+Home Pantone Colour Guide (if you don't find the colours you need in the pom pom box).
-I prepare an Illustrator drawing of how your rug will look and send it off to the manufacturer.
-Rugs take about 3 months to receive (usually by courier).
-Rugs can be made in different qualities: they can be hand-knotted (best quality) or hand-tufted, the design can be carved around or the pile can be left even.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Judit Gueth custom rugs
Select colours from the Pantone Home+Fashion colour guide
Judit Gueth custom rugs
Match your wallpaper to wool pom poms
Judit Gueth custom rugs
Match your fabric to wool pom poms
Judit Gueth custom rugs
Match your fabric to wool pom poms
Judit Gueth custom rugs
Wool pom poms are a lot of fun to match
Judit Gueth custom rugs
Wool pom poms for custom rugs
Judit Gueth custom rugs
Wool pom poms for custom rugs
Judit Gueth custom rugs
Wool pom poms for custom rugs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Panels vs. Continuous Rolls for Wallpaper

For the past few years I've been printing my wallcoverings in 30' rolls. This year, I started reprinting orders on panels instead to avoid the possibility of shading. The first style that's printed as panels is the Koi Silver wallpaper. I still have some rolls of other designs to sell, but slowly as I reprint I'm making the transition to panels. Each roll will have 4 panels and each panel will be 18" wide and 9' long, covering 54 square feet. Each roll will contain 2 A Panels and 2 B Panels. What should you do if your ceiling is higher than 9'? It's not a problem. Let me know, and we can print longer panels for you to accommodate your ceiling height.

Let me know if you have a questions.

Judit Gueth Koi Silver Wallpaper now in panels
Koi Silver Wallpaper