Wallcovering Installers Association
PO Box 1166
Lebanon, OH 45036
800.254.6477

Designer Spotlight: Sarah Merenda

We’ve talked to WIA members from coast to coast and they’ve taken notice to Sarah Merenda of Merenda Wallpaper. With her urban influences and graphic design chops, she effortlessly takes her Queens home to the wall with rubbings across New York manholes in a simple black and white design; for example. From there, her work […]

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In the Know: Osborne and Little Spotlight

In an interesting turn of events, Sir Peter Osborne has all “dove-grey walls and white linen curtains in every room.” Given that he represents all that is pattern and color, that will have to change. Casting off the traditional path of banking and stockbroking, Osborne partnered with his brother-in-law Antony Little, both 25-years old at […]

In the Know: The Latest NeoCon Design Conference

Once the largest building in the world, the newly designed Merchandise Mart sprawls across a city block surrounded by water in downtown Chicago. Earlier this year, 53,000 professionals from all over the world were seen buzzing amongst the latest exhibits at the 50th annual Neocon conference. They flocked to the famous midwest venue to see […]

7 Tracks Underway for the 2018 Unconventional Convention

The word is out that attending a wallcovering installer association convention will get you revved up and ready to build your business. You’ll be pushed to new limits in your craft and gain confidence from learning new tricks of the trade. It’s not all hard work, at night there are dinners, dancing, and tours to […]

4 Great Wallcovering Trends: Graphics, Geometrics, Grasscloth & Glitz

We’re in a time of new found appreciation and demand for wallpaper and wallcoverings. The design trends are pointing to a desire to add pattern, sheen, texture, and art to walls that the eggshell white of the 90s could never accomplish. For the foreseeable future, we can designate wallpaper as having a rightful place in […]

Interior Designer Spotlight: Nina Campbell

Coming of Age Coming of age in the sixties and Great Britain, interior designer Nina Campbell flourished in a decade notably known for counterculture, a revolution in social norms, and a major shift towards individual freedoms. Her interior designs, fabric choices, and fashion collaborations combine bold mixes of color and pattern prevalent of the times […]

The Forecast is Positive: A Review of Houzz State of the Industry

We are seeing exciting trends specifically for the decorating specialty firms ahead in the next year. In the latest Houzz report conducted in the first quarter of 2018, Houzz asked over 3,000 architects, interior designers, general contractors, and decorating specialty firms – amongst others – about trends they’re seeing across a host of categories. We’re […]

Advances in Digital Printing & Wallcovering Popularity

What happens when tech meets wallpaper? Not your grandmother’s Laura Ashley wallpaper of the 80’s. We are seeing greater advancements in digital printing leading to increased popularity with wallcoverings and wallpaper used in interior designs. Here’s the latest in digital printing technology for wallpaper. Benefits of Digital Printing for Wallpaper No More Repeats: Digital printing […]

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Associate Member Spotlight: How Bradbury Benefits from Membership

Long-time associate member, Lisa Bauer, Chief Financial Officer, of Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers shares their story about their background in the wallcovering business and how the Wallcovering Installers Association has helped her organization. Associate membership is available as one of the Wallcovering Installers Association packages full of member benefits for suppliers and manufacturers such […]

Growing Your Wallcovering Installation Business With Instagram

Whether you are a sole operator starting out or a seasoned professional that never got around to creating a website, we have a guide for you to capitalize on the visual platform that is Instagram to help sell and market your business. Instagram may be the gateway to a digital portfolio for the wallcovering installer. […]