Repurposing our old furniture and accessories into our new house just doesn’t always work. That rug that was perfect in my old bedroom just doesn’t cut it in the new one, it turns out. And while I love interior design sites like nousDecor, sometimes I need serious professional help. So the timing was perfect for me to discover Decorist, an online interior design service for any project in your house.
I’d normally try to fix that rug situation on my own, because interior design services can be pricey. So I’m the perfect candidate for Decorist’s lower cost interior design consulting–also a great thing for families all over the country who may not have access to the range interior design experts that those of us outside NYC do.
I took their design survey, which gives them a feel for your taste and style choices, then chose from their four levels of service. The first level is simply asking one of their designers a question, and getting a personalized response which is free. (Awesome.)
If you need more help, the $69 Personal Shopper can help you locate the right item for your room, the Accessory Refresh updates any room’s look using its existing furniture for $99, and then there’s a Mini Makeover, for when you are open to changing the whole room, including furniture and paint at $169.
I tried the Mini Makeover, which entailed sending photos of my bedroom (because kids rooms aren’t the only ones that should make you happy) and telling them about my budget and what I wanted to accomplish, after which I had two completely beautiful designs within 5 days. Plus the design plans come with shopping links to all of the products for the proposed room.
Both of the design plans had unique accessories, window treatment suggestions, rug ideas, furniture choices, and little touches that I never would have figured out on my own. Decorist design experts scoured the internet to find perfect pillows from Etsy, a cute bench from Target, drapes from West Elm, and a beautiful chair (I want this chair!) from Overstock.com. It all came together perfectly–the obvious work of a professional decorator. And I love the fact that Etsy was in there because I love one-of-a-kind furnishings and design touches.
Even if you are not in active redecorating mode, the site gives you loads of ideas for the future and ways to save looks that you love. You can browse daily finds that they have curated from flash sales and great sites, and create your own boards, if you like putting rooms together yourself. As for me, I love that my design plan doesn’t require me to buy my products through the interior designer, which means much better prices and the ability to stage in my plan over time. At this price point, this is an interior design service that I will use many times over.