Since stepping away from e-design work a couple of years ago, I don’t talk about it much on the blog anymore, but I’m still a big fan of the concept. In case there are a few of you who are new to design blogs altogether, e-design (or virtual decorating) is the process of working with an interior decorator completely online, without them ever setting foot in your home. You send them the details, the measurements, your needs/wishes/etc., and they send you a plan for your room.
living room design by Amber B. Interiors
There are several reasons I love the idea of e-decorating:
1. It’s unintimidating.
You send them pictures of what space you want them to see. No one comes to your home which means you don’t have to clean up the other rooms, worry about them judging what you have/haven’t done to the other parts of your house, and they can’t hear your screaming kids through the computer.
2. It’s on your time frame—and budget.
Whether you plan to complete your room within two weeks, or two years, is totally up to you. Once you have your e-design plan to work off of, you can shop at your leisure or at a breakneck pace. And, you can buy exactly what’s suggested or just some of it and look for deals as you go. No pressure.
3. It’s affordable.
You’re paying for a custom plan for your room, but you’re not paying someone by the hour to do the legwork, the shopping, the part that I personally think is the most fun. I love that e-design makes professional decorating help affordable and available to those that never thought they could hire a designer.
Amber of Amber B. Interiors offers e-design, with a budget-friendly approach—which you know I like. She works with local and long-distance clients on both full design projects and those that just need a little tweaking here and there. After her clients fill out an initial design form, she provides a scaled floor plan, with specific, clickable source links to each product she recommends.
My friend, Katie, recently hired her to help with her son’s bedroom design, and I can tell you that this girl is thorough. Katie and I were both impressed at the options and details she provided in the plan. There was no guesswork involved!
Here’s a quick living room refresh for another one of Amber’s e-design clients. The before photo:
If you could use some help with a room in your home, Amber is offering my readers a special discount off of her complete room design package. (Could be the perfect suggestion, if your Valentine needs a gift idea. . . )
You can learn more about what’s included and get started here.
Amber documents her home and client projects on her blog, Simple Dwellings.
Thanks to Amber B. Interiors for sponsoring this post.