• Bernau Designs

    Michigan’s Professional Wallpaper Hanger

  • Bernau Designs

    Michigan’s Professional Wallpaper Hanger

Barry Bernau and Son

My two most important jobs in life – craftsman by day & Dad by night. I never sleep… almost.

About Bernau Designs

Your Wallpaper Installation Experts!

At Bernau Designs, we take pride in being the go-to professionals for all your wall covering installation and wallpaper removal needs. We are located in Troy, proudly serving a wide range of areas, including Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Metamora, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Grosse Pointe, Northville, Romeo, Plymouth, Shelby, Washington Township and West Bloomfield, as well as the surrounding Detroit, Michigan.



A Passionate Wallpaper Installer

I started my career as a wallpaper installer, also known as a ‘wallpaper hanger’, at the age of 12, working summers for my dad pasting wallpaper and matching light switch plates. Shortly after those summers, I ventured out to start my own business, Bernau Designs, in 1990.

My career has taken me from hanging wallpaper to faux finishing to working as a scenic artist on a movie set, to working on the Nuclear Cowboyz and Disney on Ice shows for Feld Entertainment, to writing my first iOS app that made The UK Telegraph’s ‘The 30 best property apps‘ – all the way to doing the finest wallpaper installation you will ever see!”

Through the years, I have worked with many talented people, from designers to builders to those who were constantly perfecting their craft or trade.

Someone once asked me, ‘What does it take to do a good wallpaper job?’ My response was, ‘Pride… pride and a love or passion for what you do.’ Pride because my name is associated with my work. My work reflects who I am. Love because that is what drives you to work late nights and get up early in the morning.

I believe there is a common thread among those who are successful and the best in their respective industries. What distinguishes those people from the rest is pride in oneself and a love or passion for what they do.

I have learned something from them all!


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21. Wallcoverings

iPhone, iPad, £1.49

Equally useful is this “simplified wallpaper estimator” by decorator Barry Bernau. It lets you calculate the wall space to be covered, then tells you how many rolls you need.

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Call us to install your next wallpaper project.

Wallpaper removal

Our wallpaper removal service includes:

  • Removing wallpaper and glue from the wall
  • Light drywall repair
  • Priming the new clean wall with  Sherwin Williams Multi-purpose primer

Easy Pay with Square

We now take credit cards as payment.

State-of-the-art wallpaper smoothing tool

Introducing Liscia ® – Patented

Liscia, the revolutionary wallpaper smoothing tool, promises to transform your home improvement experience. Perfect for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike, Liscia features an ergonomic design and innovative functionality. Its unique curved edge glides effortlessly across surfaces, eliminating bubbles and wrinkles for a flawless finish.Liscia_wallpaper_smoothing_tool

Lightweight and durable, Liscia ensures an efficient and comfortable experience for both first-time decorators and seasoned experts. Say goodbye to imperfections and welcome a new era of precision and ease with Liscia.

24/7 Support

Personalized wallpaper installation and removal estimates provided by the owner, as well as work performed by the owner.

Call Us

(248) 924-8944

Contact Us (248) 924-8944

Online Wallpaper Installation Quote

Most wallpaper installation estimates can be done via email. For example, if you have a focal wall that you want to have done, please email your location (city), a few pictures of the whole wall along with its height and width, and attach a URL or link to the wallpaper that you are going to use. I can provide you with a quote very quickly.

    Introducing focal wall

    Free Calculator App

    We are excited to offer you a free download of our innovative app, “focal wall.” Designed by a professional paper hanger, this tool simplifies measuring walls and rooms for wallpaper. One can easily measure your walls, choose your design, and calculate the approximate number of rolls needed for your project.


    • Simplified calculator for quick, approximate takeoffs
    • User-friendly interface
    • Support for both Imperial and Metric units
    • Choose from your favorite manufacturers: Cole & Son, Farrow & Ball, Graham & Brown, Rifle Paper Co., York Wallcoverings, Milton & King, and more to come

    Get your free download now and make your next project a breeze!

    focal wall

    Download on the App Store

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