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Where to Start on Your Design Project

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUL 22, 2019

Hi Rebecca,

Replacing furniture can be quite a daunting task especially when you aren't sure of the direction you want to go or even where things should be layed out! I think a Decorist Room Makeover would help you in your space.

Our online interior design process is designed to help you maximize your decorating budget. With one flat fee you won’t g...

Hi Kathy,

Coordinating rugs in an open floor plan is key to keeping a cohesive feel in the space. You are thinking in the right direction on how to tie the spaces t...

Hi Sherry,

Vaulted ceilings are rare in a kitchen but really give a grand feel to the space. With the loftiness it can feel like something is missing, but since you have a shiplap wall treatment I would suggest to keep it simple. I've thought of a few ideas you could consider to add a more fin...

Hi Amanda,

You have got a great open space with plenty of natural light with those big windows. However if you want to make sure it fills light and airy I would sug...

Hi Jeremy,

Leopard print is quite a bold design choice so instead of leaning for a safe choice of a neutral rug, you could play off the statement pattern with a bri...

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Tips on Creating a Furniture Layout that Flows

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUN 19, 2019

Hi Joanne,

With multiple focal points and an open concept it can be hard to figure out how to best layout a space. I've got some tips to help you create a layout the flows while keeping the space open.

  • Use rugs to ground the space
  • Furniture can be use to define an area
  • Design around a focal point like a tv, fireplace or even windows

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Hi Tracy,

Painted your walls white will be a great way to keep the space feeling bright and open and not broken up like it currently feels with the tray ceiling white and the lower half a beige. But painting the entire space the same color brings in a nice flow. With the extra height...

Hi Shannon,

To add the rustic farmhouse style to your modern home, I would recommend a few things:

 

  • Open shelving in your kitchen or living room woul...

Hi Maryann,

Loving all the updates you have been making to the space. I actually like the look of no mantle in your space, it gives a more modern look that goes wit...

Hi Emily,

You have got a great room that is well put together! Updating your rug is a great way to refresh the space. You've also selected some great rugs for the s...

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Accessory Help

Need help picking accessories to give your room a new look? Our interior designers can help with pillows, tabletop or mantle decor, lighting and lamps, art, rugs, and more. Examples of Accessory Help questions include help on creating a gallery wall of art an pictures in your living room, finding new bed linen and lighting to update your bedroom, decorating a nursery with wallpaper, or giving your family room a new look by adding new pillows and a new rug in a fresh color.

Design Dilemma

If you need help with a tricky floor plan, decorating a tiny space, or ways to mix two different design styles, our interior designers can give you professional advice to find a design solution. Examples of Design Dilemma questions include help on creating different functional areas within an open concept floor plan, making a tiny bathroom feel larger, or finding ways to mix traditional furniture in a modern style space.

Paint Color

Our interior designers have decorated thousands of rooms between them and have worked with the whole spectrum of color. If you're trying to decide on a paint color for any room in your home, or to do a little DIY transformation of an item of furniture, our designers can help. Want the perfect shade of blue for your bedroom or a bold accent wall in yellow for your living room that won't look too glaring? Submit a Paint Color question and get your answer in 24 hours.

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If you're having trouble finding that one item of furniture, our designers can provide you with options personalized for your space. Looking for the perfect sofa that will work in a traditional style room? Need a small-scale armchair to fit into a cozy corner? Our designers have access to special brands and are up to date with the latest design and decorating trends in the marketplace. The interior design who answers your design question can provide you with options that you might not have thought of, from brands you may not be as familiar with.

Choosing Art

Finding art is one of the most frequently submitted questions our interior designers get. Art can help transform a space and is one of the hardest things to find. Great art also doesn't have to be expensive and our interior designers are great at finding options at every decorating budget level. The most interesting and dynamic designs also mix art from different styles and our designers can help you put together different pieces of art in your room.

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