Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wallpaper photos sent by customers

I'd like to share a few images I received from two of my customers, both featuring the "Koi Silver" wallpaper pattern. The first one was sent by Carline from Holland. She used the wallpaper as a feature wall behind their bed. It seems to have a peaceful effect. The second and third images were sent by Kristina from Virginia. I love the dark brown fish sculpture with the wallpaper.
Thanks again to both Carline and Kristina for sending photos of their papered walls!



Wednesday, January 14, 2009

More Show Pictures

Here are a few more pictures from the TCHFM show. It was a great experience, but I'm really glad it's done. It's always a big production to prepare for a show like this. You're tired all the time, and there is no time for cooking a real meal or doing dishes, so your household gets really neglected for a few days. I made some really good contacts at the show, and met a lot of great people. That part is always very nice.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Preparing for a trade show

I've been preparing for the TCHFM (Canadian Home Furnishings Market) and the Interior Design Show for a while. The first one is going to start this Saturday and runs till next Tuesday (January 10-13). Here are a few pictures of the preparations. I have to thank my friend Jodi Sinden, creator of the Home Box filing system, who was crazy enough to help me set up my booth on Tuesday. She drove the van (because I don't drive) and she helped me haul everything onto the show floor. Needless to say we were exhausted. Also like to thank Ed, who's been so helpful and patient through this ordeal. Thanks Hon! :-)

The first show is only to the trade, but the IDS09 is open to the public. If you do visit these shows, please say hi.

Check out some of the pictures:

The "naked" booth in our garage. It's made of 12 panels that are 8' tall and 2.5' wide. In the foreground there is a revolving wallpaper display:
The walls set up at the International Centre for the TCHFM show:
Me trying to peel the carpet tape (it took ages!!!):
And finally, some pictures of the almost finished booth: