Scoop | 09/27/12
A Before & After, Using an Online Design Service
For some homeowners, an empty room is a blank slate to fill with beautiful furniture and artwork. But for others (me included!), it can be completely overwhelming. That was the case for this Lake View couple with a ho-hum living room and a $15,000 budget. To solve their woes, they turned to roomations.com, the brainchild of Oak Parker Lakshmi Bhargave and her two partners. The clients filled out an online questionnaire (about budget, style preferences, etc.). Then they got matched up with a designer, who created this rendering of what the room could look like, complete with shopping info for where to buy every item shown. The finished room (the rendering is shown here, along with the before photo) cost $9,400. That price includes all the furniture, accessories, paint, and fabrics (installation labor not included)—and it clocked in at well below the client’s budget. Have you had experience with online decorating services? We’d love to know. Check out some other online designers here and here.
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