For 37 years, Creative Wall Coverings & Interiors in New Providence has provided interior design services for homeowners up and down the East Coast—from Martha’s Vineyard to Florida. The company, headed by president and designer Rachel Kapner, strives for great results with each design. “Customer service is really what we pride ourselves on. We want to make sure the clients are happy and that we’ve fulfilled all of their needs,” says Kapner, 42, of Summit, whose husband, Gary, is the company’s vice president.
Kapner’s approach to each project includes meeting with clients to discuss their preferences, then choosing a single element, like a pillow, to begin the design process. She rarely uses the same fabrics twice, in an effort to give her clients’ designs individuality. “I love all my projects in different ways because I try to make everything so unique,” she says. Repeat business is frequent for the company’s six designers (including Kapner), with clients often calling on them for work on their second homes.
Kapner isn’t afraid to tackle a large assignment—on one project, she flew every piece of furniture from New Jersey to Florida for a house she was designing there. She’s worked on wine cellars, media rooms, and pool houses. At the end of the day, Kapner wants her customers to feel “like their house is their home,” she says.
Location: 560 Central Avenue
Contact: 908-665-7997; creativewallcoverings.com
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.