This past year I have started to take on more and more clients for a service called Decorator on Call for hourly design help. What’s decorator on call? Well it’s a service for one of two people. Person 1 loves design and enjoys decorating their home, but they want to talk with a professional and bounce off ideas. Do I agree with the lighting they picked out, what’s the ideal height for it, does everything else in the room make sense, etc. Person 2 typically already has their furniture and floor plan figured out, but they want help with the extras. So, accessorizing, pillows, artwork, styling. They have stuff in the space but it just isn’t finished and doesn’t feel cohesive or special enough. Many times people have rooms that look straight out of a catalog and while that is a great jumping off point for many people you want your room/home to feel like you not a catalog so, you need to add some details to really finish it off. Normally I’m with them 1-5 design hours so, it’s a short and sweet experience. Clients have found it really helpful, because many times they don’t know where to source certain items or how to get pillows or window treatments made. Yes, it’s extra money out of your budget, but it’s worth it, because you won’t be making costly mistakes and second guessing yourself.
I recently worked with someone on a master bedroom where they had all of the main pieces aka the furniture and a paint color, but it felt like a showroom to them and they wanted some character to finish it up! We discussed budget and some likes/dislikes and I put together a design plan to finish up the space and make it reflex their style.
No. 1 Custom Window treatments weren’t in the budget so, I went with the next best thing. Ready made curtains with a linen, tassel accent and back tab for installation. With back tab you get a pretty fold with your curtains just like you would with clips or a pinch pleat. Similar look but a fraction of the cost.
No. 2 These hand painted gingar jar lamps are little pieces of art. I thinking lighting is a place where it’s worth it to spend some money. They are like jewelry to a room and they make an impact.
No. 3 I’m loyal to Crane and Canopy. I have been using them for years and I get everyone hooked on them. Their bedding is chic and so soft! My favorite has to be their Linden border duvet. Loving it in this pretty shade of dove gray Plus they now have monogramming available, which means I will be personalizing all of my bedding!
No. 4 Now the prettiness to make it all come together. My jumping off point for this project with this amazing fabric. I love all of the pale blues, peeks of coral and the bold green! These pillows work perfectly on the bed.
No. 5 These tone on tone pillows are so pretty! Love the panel on them and mix of textures.
No. 6 Finish it off with a small tassel accent pillow. It brings all together and adds a little whimsy with the tassels.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting some help on a small design project and didn’t think you had the budget for full service interior design.