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5 Questions With Katie Rosenfeld + VIP Tour Of The New Boston Showroom​

The best designs start with wallcovering

5 Questions With Katie Rosenfeld + VIP Tour Of The New Boston Showroom​

Working with incredible interior designers and principals is not only a source of inspiration for us at Phillip Jeffries, but also a source of great joy. And this Fall, we were lucky enough to get to catch up with one of our favorites, Katie Rosenfeld during Boston Design Center’s Fall Market (scroll to the bottom for a behind the scenes tour of the stunning new Boston Showroom!).

Katie-HeadshotKatie Rosenfeld and Company is a Massachusettes-based full-service interior design company known for their uniquely fresh, eclectic, and colorful approach. With an eye for quirky fun, Katie designs with sophistication and loads of character.  For insights into home building and remodeling, read Katie's expert tips for decorating with character in a new construction home.  

Q. Let’s talk about designing a new build. Can you share your process and a little bit about the way you choose elements of a design plan?

KATIE: In a new build it’s imperative to have plans with accurate measurements. First, we have a team kickoff with the client, builder, and architect to make sure we are all communicating and also to ensure all the design elements are in sync. This is when we all schedule what we need and when. Then, based on the construction schedule, we will plan buying trips for plumbing, appliances and tile first. Then we’ll move onto the lighting plan and simultaneously drop furniture into a plan. And finally work on the design for the kitchen and baths.

3293-ChevronChic-KatieRosenfeld-ReadMcKendreeQ. Are wallcoverings chosen at the beginning or end of the design process?
KATIE: In a project such as a new build, I would say the middle- after hard finishes and furniture.

That being said, I am a wallpaper fanatic! I love how it tightens the rooms and creates texture, or pattern (if needed). It creates such a cozy backdrop for furnishings. It really dresses the room, in my opinion, more than paint.

Q. Are there any design challenges with new build homes?
KATIE: To me, the challenge is creating warmth and character often found in old homes.

Q. Have you worked with Phillip Jeffries’s wallcovering before? How has your experience been?
KATIE: Of course! Duh! We are big fans around here!

Q. How was your ordering process? Did you go to the showroom or have samples sent?

KATIE: Both- everything always runs smoothly and service is always A++

In Case You Missed It
We've got you covered! Catch up with designer Katie Rosenfeld on PJ’s IG Live below. Tune in to hear insider insights, enjoy a virtual tour of the new PJ 2nd floor space, learn about the hottest trends, and see highlights from PJ’s new Fall 2021 collection.

Phillip Jefferies' new 1,900-square-foot Boston showroom is designed to WOW the designer with a combination of inspirational design and innovative new technology.  Dramatic wallcovering installations, 350 display boards, and intimate work areas enable designers to view PJ’s extensive collection of wallcoverings.  Cutting edge sampling technology paired with an experienced concierge sales team allows our Boston designers to experience the Phillip Jeffries brand in a whole new way, making shopping a dream.  

Now located on the 2nd floor, Suite 232 of the Boston Design Center – it is the perfect showcase for the wallcovering specialist where designers are welcome to shop, sample, and meet the PJ team. Experience the brand and explore our collections in all directions.

Looking for something specific? Our representatives are pros at product selection, sampling, and solving design dilemmas. Simply tell us about your project or schedule a showroom appointment. We look forward to working with you!

PHILLIP JEFFRIES @ Boston Design Center 
1 Design Center Place, Suite 232 
Boston, MA 02210 

Telephone: 857-250-4340

Come shop PJ in the new showroom today – inspiration awaits! Tammy, Edwin, Allie and Aji are your go-to resources when in the showroom.

And for those who cannot come by the Boston showroom, our outside sales representatives are always standing by ready to help bring your vision to life. Please reach out today! Meghan, Lisa, and Sirena look forward to hearing from you. 

About Phillip Jeffries:

Now in its fourth decade, Phillip Jeffries has emerged as the industry leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcoverings. A manufacturer and importer of unique and fine quality textured wallcoverings, the company was founded in 1976 with just 10 grasscloths. From the humble beginnings of the family garage, Phillip Jeffries now stocks more than 1,000 ready-to-ship wallcoverings in their 60,000+ square foot headquarters. Working hand-in-hand with skilled artisans, Phillip Jeffries creates the design world's most beautiful and sought-after wallcoverings. For more information,