- Location: New York, NY and online
- Website: azrdesigngroup.com
- Founded: 1998
- Founded by: Anastasia Zhe & Rashid Akmanov
- Headquarters: NYC Studio
We stopped in at Tipre Hardware for paint chips and wandered into the far end of the shop, where Kim Tipre runs her design business, Finishing Touches. We asked about her selection of wallpaper books and as we chatted she said some magic words: "If you know what you want, you can just give me the information. I'm happy to order you any wallpaper whether it is one I normally carry or not". So, if you've done your research and have made a decision on "to the trade" wallpaper, Kim's shop is definitely another good resource as a spot to scoop it up.
Kim was very friendly and has tons of experience. Over the years she and her husband have done all sorts of design and renovation jobs throughout Chicago. She says that they have done it all from big to small. There is no web presence for the business yet - Kim joked that she's too busy keeping up with her clients. Here are her hours: Monday and Tuesday, by appointment Thursday and Friday, 10 - 6 Saturday 10 - 4 (Wallpapers shown: Top - Cole and Son, Bottom - Fromental)