Our personal spaces, whether it’s our home
or office, are where we spend the vast majority of our time. So, customizing those spaces
to reflect our own style and personality is important to us. Here on Designing Spaces,
we’re always on the hunt for the latest trends to help make those spaces our own, and do
it easily and affordably. Hi, I’m Debi Marie. On this episode of Designing
Spaces, we’re going to introduce you to the latest trend in customized and personalized
wall decor. Our guest today is Jennifer Castoldi from Trendease International, an online design
and fashion publication. Jennifer, so good to have you on Designing Spaces.
Thank you for having me. So, this sounds so exciting. Tell me more.
I want to hear more about what the latest trends are with HP WallArt.
Well, my team and I from Trendease, we travel all around the world to the latest design
events, over 100 a year. Okay. Busy girl.
Oh yes. And, it’s safe to say that digital is here to stay.
Okay. It’s a revolution and it’s changing the market
as we know it. Oh, yeah. The design world is like, “Wow!”
you know? It’s very different, and I love that.
What your viewers may not realize is there’s a whole library of images that they can use
to decorate their wall with. Okay.
They can scale it to any size. They can change the color. They can even individualize it,
so they don’t have to work with the library. Okay.
As long as it’s high rise. Okay.
Say you’re out on holiday and you see this wonderful flower. You can supersize that and
suddenly it can be your bathroom wall. Okay. See, I love that idea.
I had the pleasure of going to the HP Demo Center is Barcelona, and they are really working
with lots of different innovations, and your viewers can access this innovation by working
with interior designers or print service providers. There is a whole library of different substrates
to work with. So, for example, they could print on sparkly paper, magnetic paper so
the children can have little cutouts that they can interact with and play with.
That’s very good because different rooms are going to call for different materials.
Yeah. It is not our grandmother’s wallpaper anymore.
Good. Let’s just get that out there. It’s not. You can have fun with it. You play
with it. You can change it, and it’s even eco-friendly.
So, let me ask you something. We hear a lot about VOC’s. So, how has HP happened that?
We don’t like VOC’s. No, we don’t like those.
Basically, these are the chemicals that you smell and inhale that aren’t so healthy, and
with HP latex you don’t have any of this. So, once you put it up, you can actually be
in the room? Immediately.
Okay. That is really special with the HP digitally
printed wallpaper because they use latex ink. And that stands out above the rest?
Well, it’s not solvent based. It’s water based. Basically, after you’ve put it up, you can
go right back to living. You can put your children to bed in their room. You can exercise.
You can even use it in a hospital. Really? Wow! That’s great. Well, I have to
tell you. We found someone who loves this idea just as much as we do, and she wanted
to decorate a couple walls in this lovely home. And she did just that a couple weeks
ago. So, I would love for you to meet her. Oh, fantastic!
Okay. Let’s go. Well, Jennifer, I would like you to meet Jennifer.
Great name! (laughter).
Well, why don’t you both show our viewers how easy it was to order HP WallArt online
from your own computer? So, WallArt is a great communication tool
when you’re working with the people who are actually going to print the paper. So, you
would work with an interior designer or a print service provider. Think of someone who
would print your business cards. They can also print your wallpaper.
Okay. Wow. So, Jennifer, what did you choose, by the
way, for the walls? I chose personal family photos to create two
murals in our home office and in our family room upstairs.
Oh, that’s great. I like that idea. So, what should we do? This is a great example
of how you can use WallArt. She would upload her high resolution image, and then we play
with the dimensions and obstructions to make sure that she has the wall exactly the way
she wants it. Got it. And then the photo fits perfectly
on it. Yes.
Okay. So, the first thing that we need to consider
about your room is the layout. So, once we’ve entered the size of the room and we’ve put
in wall color, we can add in little obstructions so we can make sure your image will work in
that space the way that you want it to. And then you will upload the image that you’ve
selected, and the software that you’re working with here, the WallArt, will tell you if the
resolution is too small because you wouldn’t want to print something that’s blurry.
Right. So, once you’ve figured out where everything
is, where you want to the layout to be, you just save it and you send it off to the printer.
Okay. And the WallArt already arrived, correct? Yes. I can’t wait to see.
Okay. Do you want to show us how easy it is to put it up in the room?
Yes. Alright. Let’s go.
Alright. Well, installation is complete. Looks beautiful. Alright, now for the big reveal.
Should we call them in? The big reveal. Yes.
Alright, Jennifer and the kids, come on in! Yeah. Keep those eyes closed. We don’t want
you to see it just yet. Mom’s almost in. Okay. Ready? Open your eyes!
Oh my gosh! That’s amazing!
Cool! So, why did you choose this photo?
This was from one of our favorite family vacations, and it was just a really special memory for
us. So, we figured what could be better than having it up on the wall so we could see it
every time we came into our home office. It’s like you’re reliving that vacation over
and over. Now, the Canter’s have, obviously, a home office. But, you could also use HP
WallArt for commercial use, right? The HP digital wall covering can also be used
in contract settings, so hospitals, restaurants, hotels. There’s something quite special that’s
innovative on the market. It’s Type 2 Standard is already built in to the paper which is
great for high traffic areas. Okay. Well, we have the playroom all done.
Should we go see what that looks like? Definitely.
Yeah. Okay, let’s go. Are you excited to see the playroom?
Yeah. This looks fantastic. I love this. Look at
that. Oh, they are going to flip over this. They’re going to love it.
Alright, let’s bring the family. You guys, come on in. Keep your eyes closed. Don’t trip
over anything. (laughter).
Okay, are you ready? Open your eyes. Wow.
Cool! It’s amazing.
You guys made the wall. So, what inspired these photos?
These were some of our favorite vacation family memories and just some of our favorite memories
that we’ve experienced over the last few years. I love this idea. It really just changed the
whole look of this room, too. It’s amazing. We love it.
Well, I have to thank you for allowing us into your beautiful home. And you guys got
a new playroom. What do you think? It’s great.
You’re happy? Yeah. It’s awesome.
So, thank you so much. And thanks to Jennifer and Trendease for showing us the latest trends
in HP wall coverings. This is amazing. So, thank you so much.
Thank you for having us. Appreciate it. And I’m Debi Marie for Designing
Spaces. Thanks so much for joining us today, and we’ll see you next time. Bye bye.
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