Ocean Wallcovering : References & Testimonials

"Ocean Wallcovering....definitely perfectionists. They are one of the few sub contractors that I never have to worry about, baby sit, or instruct how to. I know if I take them to the job, my worries are over, and I have perfectly happy customers."

Candy Bennett
Coastal Interiors

"Brian does a wonderful job with grasscloth papers. You can trust him to do an amazing job for your clients. I can count on the job to run smoothly when I hire Brian for a project.”

Tracey Morris
Tracey Morris Designs

"Brian does a wonderful job with grasscloth papers. You can trust him to do an amazing job for your clients. I can count on the job to run smoothly when I hire Brian for a project.”

Tracey Morris
Tracey Morris Designs

“Always beautiful work and very professional in every way! No job too small or too far away! Brian is truly the traveling paper hanger!“

Lynne Massey
Lynne Massey Interiors

“As designers, we find it crucial to our business to work with vendors who are reliable, communicative, and detail oriented. Brian is just that. He makes our customers happy, which helps our customer relationships".

Regan Billingsley
Regan Billingsley Home Design

“Brian is always a pleasure to work with! He always keeps me up to date with my projects. Brian has the highest standards that I have come across in the paper industry.”

Julie Metz
Mark Showell Interiors

“Brian Conn installed period wallcovering in our historic house museum in Berlin, MD in March 2011. We couldn't be more pleased with his installation or the finished result. Working with consultants we had just completed an historic paint finishes study and interior finishes plan and it was very important to us to restore this part of our historic house to its 1830s time period, starting with the installation of the Adelphi block paper and border in our stairwell and entry. Since we were also interested in having it installed "as it would have been," Brian coordinated with our historic interiors consultant on paper hanging specifications and provided us with a beautiful recreation of an historic interior. We are thrilled with our wallcovering and it continues to be a visitor highlight during our house tours. We would highly recommend Brian for any wallcovering project.”

Susan Taylor, Curator
Calvin B. Taylor House Museum
Berlin Heritage Foundation, Inc.

“Brian is an honest, proactive and result-oriented person. He delivers high quality work in a timely manner. Brian is one of the best when it comes to wallcovering installation at a very affordable price.”

Anthony E. Cannister

“Brian Conn was strongly recommended by Adelphi for both his experience in hanging their paper and for the quality of his work. Brian was fantastic – a great communicator, very professional yet very down to earth, patient, understanding, and a real pleasure to interact with. He did a superb job in hanging our special wall paper in 2014. Now, two years later it looks just as good as the day he finished. I would use him again for any future wallpaper installations we might do and would also recommend him to other house museums as well as private home owners.”

Ralph Prettyman
Milford Historical Society

“I have had the pleasure of working with Brian from Ocean Wallcovering for 8 years. As the owner of a high end furnishings and carpet store, I depend upon the good work of professionals who support what we are about. In fact, Brian is the only hanger that I recommend for grass cloth projects. He is meticulous, polite and organized….. a treasure in his field!”

M. Josephine Keir
Josephine Keir Ltd. At Home

“I have worked with Brian Conn several times, both in my home and on designer jobs. His work is exemplary. You couple that with his gracious demeanor and his neatness on the job, makes for a very pleasant experience. Plus, and this is a big factor, he will show up when he says he will.”

Amanda Cropper
Amanda Cropper Designs

“Brian was great to work with. He mapped out the project first, ensured our measurements were correct, then provided the appropriate estimates for wallpaper and overages. He communicated well and often, and the end result was spectacular. He made our client feel at ease, as well as us. When the job was remote, he promptly sent pictures for us to review. Great service!”

Jennifer Walter
Instagram: @foldingchairdesign

"With my interior design company, I always look for local businesses to work with. When I worked with Brian at one of my design jobs last summer, I knew he would get the job done in a timely and productive manner. Brian was very nice to work with and the quality of his work is great as well. "

Angie Gillis and Jordyn Figgs

“I have worked with Brian Conn at Ocean Wallcoverings for at least 10 years. He is simply "the best" when it comes to installing any kind of wallpaper, anywhere you want to put it! I always feel confident in recommending him to my clients because I know he will do a wonderful job and is a trustworthy man!”

Lisa S. Scott

J. Conn Scott "Showhouse"
27 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

“Brian Conn has wonderful customer service. He is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. The work is done well and on time. Not all of our jobs have been easy but Brian has made the installation of our wallpaper a breeze.”

Pamela Gaylin Ryder
Pamela Gaylin Ryder, Inc
5208 MacArthur Blvd, NW
Washington, DC 20016

“As a designer with J. Conn Scott Fine Furniture for the past 24 years, I have not ever encountered a more professional paper hanger who's talent goes far and above the job that he may be on. Always on time and always a gentleman, I would highly recommend his services to anyone wanting a job well done. For references, please feel free to call. Thanks”

Betz Moore-Ward
Selbyville location 1-302-436-8205

“The project was an important investment for us and before proceeding we hoped to find someone with experience in using historic Adelphi papers to do our installation. We learned of Brian after seeing his work with Adelphi papers at the Calvin B. Taylor House museum in Berlin Maryland. His prior experience and availability to work with us on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland gave us the confidence we needed to move forward with our project. We are pleased to recommend Brian to you and others - he proved to be highly skilled, professional, and timely in his work, and we would certainly call on him in the future should we have additional wallpapering projects.

As Brian noted, our project involved several rooms, and different Adelphi products and treatments, including seamed roll wallpapers (typical of papers pre-1840), friezes and borders: (custom colored “Plymouth Ashlar” in the entry hall, “Lion Frieze” and “Greek Key” border in the north Parlor, “Grapevine Frieze” and “Greek Key” border in the south Parlor, “Chevron and Laurel” wallpaper and Frieze in the dining room, and “Jefferson Trellis” wallpaper in the bedroom).

We provided Brian keys to our house and he worked independently, which was important for us since we do not reside full time in the home. He was also flexible in approaching the project as we expanded it to include additional rooms and treatments, and guided us in various decision points associated with the installations (including borders around complex fireplace mantles, quirky corners, and treatments involving air return vents). Brian also provided us with status reports during the course of the installation and contacted us as necessary with any questions he had. Brian worked cleanly and meticulously, and probably left our home cleaner than he found it.

Our Adelphi paper treatments are holding up well and we haven’t noticed any issue or defect associated with the installation. Our home was on the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage in 2013 and the Adelphi paper treatments were much commented on.”

Simonne and Jim Theiss
(917) 846 6342