Living Room Decor Refresh – Click and Shop

Living Room Decor Refresh – Click and Shop

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Have you thought about working with a virtual interior designer to refresh your living room decor?

I thought it would be fun to show you the process of a typical virtual interior design project for a living room!

 

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Recently, a client emailed me asking if I could help them and sent me a photo of their room. They moved into their new home – a year ago – and life has been so busy the living room is still just as it was the day they moved in.

Not bad at all but plain and unfinished. They want to know if we can possibly work together virtually online to design their living room space.

What is the next step?

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Booking a free discovery call is a great way to see if we are a good fit to work together. No pressure, just a chat to talk about what you are hoping to accomplish with your room design-wise and how my virtual interior design process works.

It is truly a collaboration process. We share inspiration decorating photos on Pinterest and then gather measurements for a floor plan. After a custom design questionnaire is completed, I deliver the Concept Board to show how all the selections will look in the room.

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A beautiful interior space is all about coordinating colors, shapes and textures. A beautiful rug, coordinated pillows, a pouf, lighting, art, a plant and a throw and the room comes to life!

 

AFTER!

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Want to SHOP this look?

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Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. Have a wonderful and beautiful day!!

 

 

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Maybe this room design is not your style? Message me and we can talk about a custom design with your colors and style!

I love creating rooms that are the style my client wants. I am creatively flexible.

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How Much Does It Cost To Decorate A Living Room?

How Much Does It Cost To Decorate A Living Room?

An important question to ask before starting a design project is, “What is the budget?” It can be a hard question to answer and many times my clients are not sure what a reasonable budget really is.

I thought this would be a good topic to blog about and explore a little bit deeper.

Before I begin designing for a client, I always ask about budget. A budget number lets me know where to shop for your items and where to trim back. This way, we can get the most “bang for your buck.”

 

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Of course, you could do it all DIY and garage sales and come in on a shoe string. However, I am going to discuss the costs for furnishing a room with new items. Most of my clients have not designed and decorated an entire room before – start to finish.

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One thing I know for sure is, things add up quickly! I can mention an average number and to most people it sounds high. But when you actually look at a list of items, it soon makes sense.

So, I went ahead and created 3 price points to consider: low, medium and high for an average sized living room.

How much does it cost to decorate a living room?

Decorating Budgets:

 

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See? That added up fast!

The Low Design Budget above is shopping places like Wayfair, Target, IKEA, World Market, etc. If you know what to look for, you can find some fun and interesting pieces without breaking the bank. Of course, it could be less if you already have a good quality sofa and just need to add other pieces.

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A Medium Design Budget means you want to invest a little more in the key pieces that get the most use, so a good quality sofa – maybe from a company like Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel.   shop where you like to shop, so let me know if there is a sofa you have in mind already. Maybe you want more art and accessories too.

 

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A High End Budget means you definitely want quality pieces and possibly something really on trend, like possibly a coffee table from Studio McGee, a sofa from Restoration Hardware or a rug from Serena and Lily. Overall, the room will be really well appointed from top to bottom with quality, designer look pieces. Of course, this number can go sky high easily but only if you give me the green light, haha!

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I hope this helps when you are considering how much to spend on your next decorating project.

Where I come in: I help you sort through all the options that are out there. (So many options!) I help you find a look that feels like you and is functional and on budget. I know where to find the look you want for a good price.

I am looking at all the details: scale, style, finishes, colors and then together we make smart decisions.

When I work with clients virtually, an important part of my process is a floor plan to make sure everything fits in your space. I also create a custom design questionnaire for every project to really dive deep to discover your true style.

Please read more about my virtual design services here:

 

Thank you for reading my blog post. If you have any questions, feel free to message me or set up a Discovery Call. I’d love to hear from you!

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Tips for Choosing The Perfect Area Rug

Tips for Choosing The Perfect Area Rug

Years ago I worked in an interior design showroom that sold rugs. All the rugs were hung on racks so they were easy to shop and we had TONS of them.

People would come all over the area to shop (bringing their fabric and paint samples) since they new we had a huge selection to choose from. I loved helping customers choose the perfect rug. I learned many things when I worked there but most importantly that the right rug can absolutely transform a room!

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The right colors in a rug can be a beautful thing. See how the rug in the above photo “talks” to the other colors in the room and ties everything together?

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The rug above really “grounds” the space. It ties in the colors of the woods and fabrics in the room and makes everything feel cohesive. A darker rug like this gives a cozy look but the vibrant color pops in it keep it from feeling heavy.

If you have children, pets or messy husbands (no judgement) then definitely consider an indoor / outdoor rug made of polypropelene. This fiber wears so well and many of them are relatively soft too. You can easily clean with a damp rag and literally, once in a while take them in the yard and hose them off!

As far as sizing, larger is usually better. I like at least the front feet of seating furniture to be on the rug. Leave some of the floor showing around the edges, at least 3 inches.

In a room with wall to wall carpet, almost always, you need an area rug. It will help to visually ground and “connect” the furniture. There are special rug pads for area rugs on wall to wall carpeting that help it stay in place.

 

Below are a few of my favorites from Boutique Rugs! As you know I often decorate in neutrals with pops of blue. It is one of my most requested color pallettes from clients.

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When I work with clients virtually, an important part of my process is a floor plan to make sure everything fits in your space. I also have a design questionnaire to make sure the design is not only your style but works functionally.

Read more about my virtual design services here:

Thank you for reading my blog post. If you have any questions, feel free to message me or set up a Discovery Call.

Take Care:)

Best, Claudia

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Everything You Need to Design Your New Home Office

Everything You Need to Design Your New Home Office

The year 2020 has made the home office one of the most important rooms in the house.

Most of us are working from home to some degree and chances are we are sharing the space with family members.

Sure, you can use your laptop on the dining table. However, now we are seeing that this working from home thing might go on a bit longer than we initially thought. A new office might be just what you need.

This blog post contains beautiful selections and affiliate links from one of my favorite companies, Ballard Designs. When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I make a small commission. This does not affect your purchase price in any way but it does support my creation of shoppable blog posts like this one. Thanks for your support.

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This desk above is perfect for creating a “pocket office”. It can easily fit in a living room or family room and when closed it looks like a pretty cabinet. Then when you are ready to work, flip the top down. The bottom drawer is a file cabinet.

Download the shopping list below.

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Bottom center drawer is a file cabinet!

 

Great news!

Everything you see above is available for purchase. Just click to download the shopping list below.

 

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By the way, this is exactly how virtual (edesign) projects work. All custom projects come with a concept board and clickable shopping list.

Below is a 3d rendering I created for a project.

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This is another office design using deeper blues and a larger desk and file cabinet. Such a calming color pallette. Shopping list can be downloaded below.

 

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When I work with clients virtually, an important part of my process is a floor plan to make sure everything fits in your space. I also have a design questionnaire to make sure the design is not only your style but works functionally.

Read more about my virtual design services here:

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Take Care:)

Best, Claudia

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Everything You Need To Create A Beautiful Fall Display In Your Foyer

Everything You Need To Create A Beautiful Fall Display In Your Foyer

Everything You Need To Create A Beautiful Fall Display In Your Foyer

 

I am excited to share this with you!

I have curated the perfect Fall decorating display for your entry table. Download the clickable shopping list below!

We all need a little happiness right now and adding decorative elements that represent the change of seasons definitely helps!

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This display is neutral and classic. Which means it will work in any foyer and with any style.

All you need is some sort of table space in your entry area. A few stacked books to add some height. Add a ribbon to hang the wreath on the mirror. Get creative and add your personal touches. See below where I added some velvet pumpkins for extra texture.

All the items are from Ballard Designs, a company I love to use because of the price point, quality and styles. All accessories are 20% off through 9-21-2020!

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Now if you are wanting more color, add velvet pumpkins. I found these beauties on Etsy.com. Just type in velvet pumpkins and they will come right up!

Since this display uses dried elements, I suggest battery operated candles!

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Along with Fall decorating, I look forward to enjoying all things Pumpkin. Pumpkin Spice lattes especially. How about you?

Nest Obsessed Interior Design is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. I’m a virtual interior designer (online interior designer). I work with clients all over the US. Right now, I have clients in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia and California and Nevada. It is so cool to me that the internet enables me to help people add beauty to their homes, even if they live far away.

I love helping clients refine their personal style. I design rooms that are beautiful, functional and reflect my client’s taste and lifestyle.

Let’s design your space together. Check out my Full Service Package Page here https://nestobsessed.com/e-design-services/e-design-full-service/

Let me know if you have any questions about how I can help you. I also do Discovery Calls if you would rather have a quick chat on the phone. Here is the link for that: https://calendly.com/nestobsessed/15min?month=2020-08

Take care and be safe!

 

Best,

Claudia

 

 

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Virtual Design – Can Pinterest Help You Create A Beautiful Home?

Virtual Design – Can Pinterest Help You Create A Beautiful Home?

I am guessing that when you are looking at interior design photos, you probably know what you like when you see it.

If you are like most people (including me) – you have collected lots of interior design inspiration photos on Pinterest, Instagram, Houzz, etc. Pinterest is my favorite and it is definitely a wonderful tool for designing your home.

However, what I often hear from my clients is that now that they have all these pretty decorating pictures, they feel overwhelmed as to where to start.

So many ideas! What works best? How in the heck do I pull this all together into one cohesive design look?

Actually, this is a large part of what I do as a virtual interior designer. I really enjoy looking at my client’s inspiration photos to  design a room.

As I sort through them, I am also considering their responses to the interior design questionnaire I send them. (All my clients get a customized design questionnaire to complete at the beginning of a project.)

Creating a room for an interior design client is like working on a fun art puzzle. I sift through all these photo ideas and figure out what works best.

Another part is working with couples and blending both their decorating tastes. It can take some compromise but it is possible. I enjoy helping couples navigate this design journey.

My goal is to design a beautiful space, but also one that makes sense for how my clients live and also considering the house they are in. This process takes a good amount of time and effort, but this is how we get to a design that “feels just right”.

A well-designed space is also about color and balance. While I am looking at colors, I am also balancing and considering your surrounding details. There could be big details that matter, but that you might be stuck with for now, like flooring, cabinets, stone, counter tops, etc. If you don’t like them (or can’t afford to change them) then we must incorporate them into the design.

Basically, you can’t ignore the elephant (big, fixed design elements) in a room and have a good result…they must be designed into the room. Of course, if you want ideas for changing those big ticket items, I can help with that too!

The internet is the most amazing resource for interior design. We have so many options!

As a virtual interior design, it is my main resource to help my clients all over the US. Finding things on the internet takes time, even for me, but I am probably faster than most:)

It takes experience to know where to find the perfect pieces for the right price and not spend all day looking. Most of my design clients are just too busy to be spending two hours looking for the perfect rug, etc. and that is why they need me.

Oh, and of course, your floorplan. Last to be discussed here but a must.

After I gather measurements for my client’s room, I create furniture floor plans to see what fits best.

If I can, I like to show options for different pieces and layouts. Then my client can move ahead knowing they have the ideal layout and order knowing the pieces fit.

I live in Florida but I work with clients all over the US. Right now, I have clients in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia and California. It is so cool to me that the internet allows me to help so many people.

If you are thinking you might want to re-do a room in your home, check out my Full Service Interior Design Package – link below.

Let me know if you have any questions about how I can help you. I also do Discovery Calls if you would rather have a quick chat on the phone.

Take care and be safe!

 

Best,

Claudia

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