What a remarkable honor to be included in the company of wallcovering industry giants in Design New Jersey’s blog post 7 Wallpaper Favorites.
I was certainly surprised when Ren Miller, editor-in-chief of the highly regarded interior design magazine Design New Jersey [Design NJ], contacted me to participate in his blog post about wallcovering company executives’ favorite designs. “I know that’s like asking a parent to name a favorite child,” he said. I had to laugh, because he was so right. It is difficult for any designer to pick their favorite single design — so much goes into creating all the artwork. The production can be laborious and lengthy, especially for a small company like Casart Coverings.
Design NJ included a total of seven executives, three heading up top New Jersey wallcovering companies: Philip Bershad of Phillip Jeffries in Fairfield and sisters Jennifer Matthews and Julie Au from Tempaper in Brick. In addition to including me, Design NJ also included three wallcovering industry giants in the project: Sir Peter Osborne, of the venerable Osborne & Little; Gina Shaw of York Wallcoverings; and DeAnna Hain of Carlisle and Co.
I’ve been admiring all of these stars, some since well before the humble beginnings of Casart Coverings over thirteen years ago. I’m honored to have been mentioned in their company. Also, I’m fascinated to learn about what other leading designers use as their inspiration for their creative process.
Ren MIller asked us to name our favorite design and then explain in a sentence or two why it was our favorite. Describing favorites could easily have ended up as lengthy descriptions from everyone, but it was understandable why he was trying to keep the post to a manageable size.
For me, this was a challenge. Even though Casart designs are printed on wallcovering, they don’t fit the typical pattern design. Each is an individual art piece, or in the case of Nature Noticed, many individual art illustrations that were all produced during the two years of Covid. Like any artist’s creation, they hold special memories of places, time, and experiences, which is hard to describe in just a few words.
Besides offering a one-of-a-kind, unique collection of designs with Nature Noticed, I’ve always been a fan of multi-function. Nature Noticed serves this purpose of being the most flexible, interchangeable, and completely multi-changeable design collection that we offer. Not only can individual panels be arranged in any combination but they can be personalized with one’s own drawings by actually pinning them to the non-illustrated Architectural Panels that make up the background of this collection.
And, purchase Casart Decor to complete the look.
Many thanks to Ren and Design NJ for including Casart Coverings in their blog of leading wallcovering executives and their favorite designs — such and interesting and insightful read.