Gregory says the attention made the space welcoming and more useful.
“Doing a small space [like this] is something fun to do; it’s kind of a lark,” she says.
Ragland, who had worked with Gregory on painting and staining other floors in her house, said the two collaborated on the scale of the pattern, keeping in mind how it would work with the wallpaper. “You adjust the pattern to the space, within an incremental, to suit the customer,” he says.
Small projects have other benefits, too, he says: “You can do it yourself; you don’t need another pair of hands. That’s less people, less labor, less time, less material, so a lower cost for the customer.”
In the end, Ragland said, “She turned that closet into more than a closet.”
Suellen Gregory Interior Design, suellengregory.com