Designer Workshop: Selling your Client

A challenge for interior designers is to communicate how a feature such as Nautical Chart Wallpaper will look on a wall. Here is how you can help us help you do just that.

The waiting room. Needs to be brighter don’t you think?

The waiting room. Needs to be brighter don’t you think?

You will need your smartphone and a tape measure.

Stand in front of the wall onto which you want your mural, turn your smartphone sideways, and after centering your camera as much as possible, take a picture or two.

You can email this picture to skippersteve@gmail.com or text the picture to 801-367-7945.

Next, using your tape measure (don’t take the word of blueprints or the clients), find the height and width of the mural area and text or email that information to me using the contact information in the previous paragraph.

Next we make the wall transparent. We made the six pictures transparent too.

Next we make the wall transparent. We made the six pictures transparent too.

What I will do is take your photo and using our graphic software, I’ll create whatever image you want into the wall. I’ll email that new image to you and can paste the image into a short presentation piece for your client to see, including pricing if you like.

Pricing is easy to figure. All our murals require a $170 set up and printing prep fee. To that, add $10 per square foot.

The formula for square feet is: Height in inches X Width in inches ÷ 144 = square feet.

Here is an example of a presentation I recently made myself. My dentist’s office has a waiting room with pictures of aspen trees in several small frames. I took a picture of the wall and dropped a bright, cheerful picture of aspens in the fall with their yellow leaves. Needless to say, it made for a colorful presentation.

Ta-Da! Now waiting for your dentist is as restful as a walk in the woods!

Ta-Da! Now waiting for your dentist is as restful as a walk in the woods!

Finally here is a tip on how to obtain quality, high-resolution photos that can be used for murals at no royalty charge. Go to: unsplash.com . You can find just about any picture you like. Send us the link for your photo and we will be delighted to make your unsplash image into wallpaper for you or your clients.

Want more details? Call or text me anytime at 801-367-7945, or email to: skippersteve@gmail.com.