Defining a section of the house

Connie Veneracion

Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

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  1. Lance says:

    Beautiful wallpaper. And I agree with you on the “stark contrasts.” I’m no interior designer, but your dining hall looks great to me!

    • Thanks, Lance. I really just want every part of the house to have that cozy, comfy feeling. :)

      • suefabia says:

        hi connie,

        a shade of orange would be a great! we recently painted our interiors and 3 rooms in our house are in different shades of orange… somewhat like melon, not quite like sunkist, and somewhat like papaya orange. it works well with yellow lampshade lighting, very warm and cozy. (by the way, i love your living room lamps…gorgeous.)

        though you have not decided yet, i am so excited if you ever decide to do it in orange. ewan ko ba, basta iba ang feeling when you are surrounded by orange. parang ‘energizing’ and ‘relaxing’ at the same time.

        thanks for your wonderful site. there is not a day that i do not visit it, just to check out what’s new.

        whatever you decide on your living room color, do share it with us as soon as you’re done. am excited to see how it goes. change is always exciting!

      • Nina Andaya says:

        what’s the name of the wall paper company? can i have their number, too?

    • trina says:

      Ms. Connie, I have been planning to either repaint or wallpaper my room. I’m just too busy nowadays. Where can I buy those lovely wallpapers? I want something radical or lively for my boring room. hehe

      • trina says:

        Too bad. Ortigas Home Depot is just across the street from my office. I will try to look in SM Homeworld if there’s any. Thanks Ms. Connie!

        • Dang, there was nothing wrong with the installation. It was the scheduling and the preparation that went all wrong. The guy you sent to measure the walls, Michael his name was, arrived without a measuring tape and no calculator. Not even a pen. Then, he overmeasured the walls. I told him we didn’t have a ladder (were we really supposed to provide that considering we were PAYING for full installation? Ain’t it part of your business to provide the equipment for installation?), the installer arrived BUT NO LADDER. I called up your office, was told that the ladder would arrive at 3 p.m. but it didn’t. I talked to your staff. There was a series of phone calls. If they didn’t tell you I complained about the mess, then, you know they’re hiding their mistakes from you. Instead of a half day installation, it stretched to two days because we had to wait for the availability of your ladder. It messed up my personal schedule, I missed appointments and all because the coordination went all wrong.

          ASk them about Camp Crame. I was told the ladder got stuck there on the day it was supposed to be brought over to my house. They couldn’t pull the ladder out of Crame because the installation there couldn’t be finished as scheduled because they messed up there too (blinds were the wrong size, as far as I know).

          • Dang Inciong says:

            with regards to measurement, we usually provide allowance on the quantity as final payment is based on actual quantity.

            My staff, Tata, as I was told, informed you of the arrival delay of the installer, Tony, as your location is considered as out-of-town.

            Reprimanded Tata, Bong and Michael, how come they did not include charges for use of aluminum ladder? Installation charge does only cover transportation and labor.

            should have canceled the transaction knowing we have to meet your tight deadline.

            Tata, as informed, only knew of your tight schedule when the installer is on transit to your location in antipolo. compounded further, when you demanded to be completed within the day.

            nevertheless, we fired mr. bong bengote for not fully facilitatting the delivery of the aluminum ladder.

    • There was no problem with the installer, like I said before. He arrived as scheduled. It was the ladder issue that messed up the schedule. In fact, after installing the wallpaper dining area, the installer STAYED AND WAITED because we were assured by your staff (over the phone) that the ladder would arrive. It was around 5 p.m. when we were told it was impossible and we would have to reschedule the installation on their stairwall for the next day.

      Re “Installation charge does only cover transportation and labor.”

      Then, we should have been told about that. What we were told was that the installation charges were “PER ROLL.” No one broke that down into transpo, labor, etc.

      Re “as your location is considered as out-of-town”

      Your Tata never said that the location was an issue. The only thing she said was that I’d have to pay P500 for the measurements and the P500 was deductible from the total amount but non-refundable in case the job did not push through.

      Re: “you demanded to be completed within the day”

      Excuse me, that was the result of me having been assured by the guy who did the measurements that it was just a small job and could be completed within HALF A DAY. Ergo, I was merely acting based on what I was promised.

      Your tone makes it appear that I was being overly demanding when, IN FACT, I merely FOLLOWED the schedule and charges that your people set. And the GLARING TRUTH is that you don’t really know what happened and you’re relying on what your people are telling you and, obviously, they ARE all washing their hands off to save their asses.

      Re “nevertheless, we fired mr. bong bengote for not fully facilitatting the delivery of the aluminum ladder.”

      I’ll take that as a personal apology from you to me.

  2. suefabia, melon — that’s it! That’s the shade I want. And I agree that it will go well with the warm white (yellowish) lights that we already use. Naks, lalo ako na-excite. Thanks for tip. Of course, there’ll be pictures galore when it’s done — soon, I hope.

  3. Onlooker, re the first pic. I like the yellow with white vines and the white one with light green print. The rest are too much color and print for me. :razz: Re the second pic. Nice but works only for very large rooms. If the room isn’t large, the dark wall will make the room appear to shrink more.

  4. Color Splash says:

    What a way to resolve issue with the supplier, online and published.

    I love watching interior design shows and well I was expecting a WOW effect with the wallpaper just like how everything looks in the TV. It looks bland, with cheeky flowers. Maybe aside from bad installation, Builders POint also didn’t have that much wallpaper patterns to choose from.

    • The installation wasn’t bad. The “cheeky” flower design which might look bland to you with your penchant for garishly WOW designs a la TV shows (yuck!) was my choice because it’s my dining room. And this isn’t TV where everything is made to look better than they really are.

  5. brangelina hehehe matutuwa na naman asawa ko hahahaha

  6. iluvgreen says:

    hi, im dropping by from witsandnuts blog. I love your wall paper and the dinning table, looks cozy and homy .

  7. Dang Inciong says:

    May we know the problem with the installation of wallpaper in Antipolo? Am checking with my staff & installer if we received a complaint from you.

    Builders Point

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