For those of us who believe that our homes are our sanctuary, it matters a lot what home looks like. Home is where you go when work day is done. Home is where you can hide out from all the noise, the crazy and the busy parts of life. Home is a place of celebration. So, for us, home wears better clothes than we do at times.
It is for you that I write this blog post. Stop throwing your money away. What do I mean? Are you shocked at the amount that a sofa costs? Well, don’t be surprised when you are buying a new one every 5 years from a store like (fictitious) Breathing Places. If you plan on sitting on said sofa on a regular basis, you will need to replace it on a regular basis.
What we, as design professionals do, is help you find the right size, style and fabric in your upholstery piece that fits within your budget and function. One that is going to last long enough to get reupholstered maybe when you want it to have a different color.
Ok, maybe it’s not to the extreme of pulling two chairs together like the lady in the picture above. But you might be fighting over who gets to stretch out to watch TV and who has to make it work wherever they sit. Let’s say you need to make that purchase. It’s the weekend. After a long work week, weekend activities, and errands, the last thing you want is to hunt for the right sized sofa, pick out a durable and attractive fabric and still wonder if it will go with all of the other pieces in your home.
You’ve lost precious time, brain cells, rest you thought you would get in on your weekend off. And quite honestly, you’ve probably spent more money on a lesser quality product than you would with an interior designer. Our job as design professionals is to present you with the right proportioned pieces that coordinate with your style and will function for the purpose that you say that you want. You may as well save money: hire an interior designer.
weigh the tradeoff
When people learn that I decorate for a living, their eyes light up and they smile. And they say, “how fun!” I love what I do. But it is a job, a service that I provide for people who treasure their personal spaces. People trust that I will do the research for them. They trust me with finding a quality product that fits the bill to the best that their budget will allow. It is serious enough work when people trust that their hard-earned dollars will be spent and that the final effect is what we together determine that it will be. It is hard work. I gladly to my job so that you can do yours and not worry about the details until it is time for decisions to be made.
I save you time, angst over what works best, and where to find the pieces for the room you want to decorate. As a specialist in window treatments and interior decorating, I attend the same market shows on the west coast as well as High Point Market in North Carolina. This is where new pieces are being introduced to all buyers in the design world. I am right there with reps from furniture stores and other interior designers. It is my job to advise you on how far into the trend a color or metal finish is when you are ready to buy. It is my job to make sure that your home doesn’t look outdated as soon as you buy it. These are not everyday purchases so that is important to you.
save money: hire an interior designer
At Mary Etta Designs, we have a variety of ways that you can take advantage of our services. Do you need help getting started? Then our Design Consultations will get you going in the right direction. We recently introduced our new, online design consultation services so that we can help our clients who live anywhere in the country. As a certified trained Marie Killiam True Color Expert, Mary Etta specifies paint colors for the interior or exterior of you homes(on line or in person in the Orange County, California). And, if you need help selecting furniture, fabrics, draperies, or finishes for any room, that is an area in which we excel.
So Save Money: Hire An Interior Designer – Mary Etta Designs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or schedule a consultation on our online booking system here.