Do you want a space you can be proud to show off?
Just like you, I’m a busy mom with young kids.
I know that function is just as important as form when it comes to decorating your home.
I also know that feeling as though you’re living in a space that’s mismatched and halfway finished bothers you a little bit more every day.
Ready to ditch the chaos?
Ready to create a space that’s not just beautiful but is designed for the way you and your crew actually live?
REFRESH MY SPACE
Single room e-design services
(living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, playrooms)
Is your room ready for a whole new look? You give us room dimensions, and we’ll give you everything you need to totally refresh your space, to include paint color recommendations, light fixtures, furniture, rugs, window treatments and decorative accessories, along with a proposed room layout and a full shopping list of everything to purchase to give your room a face lift. Also includes a 30-minute kickoff consultation via phone or Skype.
Turnaround time after initial consult: 3-4 weeks
DECORATING DILEMMAS, SOLVED
“Ask the decorator” 60-minute session
Need a second opinion on that paint color? Want some help selecting new light fixtures? Then an “ask the decorator” consult is exactly what you need. We’ll do a 60-minute phone or Skype session (yes, you can break this into two 30-minute consults if you’d like) to answer all your burning home decorating questions. No follow-up items or plans are sent, but we’re happy to answer as many questions as you want during your session!
“When our family of four moved into a new home, we owned lots of furniture and décor but didn’t know how to make it all work together.
Kate was a godsend! She recommended some new, budget-conscious pieces to update our family room and also made lots of décor we already owned feel new again.
The best thing about working with Kate is that she really considers your lifestyle. We have two toddlers and several pets and needed our home to be aesthetically appealing AND functional. She delivered exactly that. We can’t wait to work with her again.”
“We recently moved into our forever home and needed to update our living room décor. Kate found gorgeous furniture for us that fit our style and budget … and so much of what she chose looks far more expensive than it actually was! She was great to work with and delivered our design quickly. We get compliments all the time about our living room, and everyone’s always asking, “Where did you buy that?” Kate really helped us create the perfect space.”
“I approached Kate for help with designing my daughter’s bedroom. I chose the wallpaper and a few other decorative items I liked, but wasn’t sure how to pull all of it together. Kate not only created a fun, colorful space for my daughter that reflects her spunky personality, but she pushed me (nicely!) outside my comfort zone. We wound up incorporating some colors and patterns that I wouldn’t have thought of, and the final design plan exceeded my expectations.”
How It Works
We’ll kick off your design work with a video chat. You’ll show me the space we’ll be working on, we’ll talk about how you use the space, any “must haves,” and more. You’ll then send me measurements of the room itself along with measurements of any existing décor you want to keep and use in that space so that I can get started working some decorating magic.
Receive Design Boards
Within two weeks, I’ll send you two “sneak peeks” to choose from. This is a great opportunity for us to check in and to make sure I’m bringing your design needs to life in exactly the way you’d hoped! Once you choose the sneak peek you love best and provide some initial feedback, I’ll take another one to two weeks to produce your final design plan, which includes a more complete mood board, a floor plan, and a shopping list so that you can buy every single item proposed for your space.
Now that you’ve got your decorating plan, it’s time to shop and set up all your new pieces! Have fun, enjoy the process and take lots of photos along the way.
What to Expect
What is Virtual Design?
Virtual design is just what it sounds like – I help you decorate your home virtually, without stepping into your home! It’s a great way to get professional design help while saving some money and gaining more confidence when it comes to arranging items in your own home.
Traditional, in-person interior design services often cost tens of thousands of dollars by the time you add up designer consulting fees, furniture and décor purchases, and the cost of installing all your new items.
Virtual design services are a great way to get design guidance from a professional while cutting out the fees you’d typically pay for a designer to source items for you and arrange everything in your space.
What exactly do I get from you since the work is done virtually?
The final deliverable you’ll receive from me consists of four things:
- a design board that shows you images of the décor and accessories so you can get a sense of how everything will look together
- an explanation of why I chose certain items for your room, and how to set them up
- a suggested floor plan; and
- a full shopping list with links to every single item I chose for your room.
Do you offer in-person decorating consults?
If you live in the greater Washington, DC area, I’m happy to come to your home to conduct our first consult for an additional fee. Just send me a note and we’ll set it up!
I have furniture and décor I own that I want to reuse. Will you work with those existing pieces?
Absolutely! Just take photos and measurements of any furniture or décor you want to incorporate into your space. We’ll make it work.
Do I have to purchase all my furniture and décor through you?
Nope! In fact, with my virtual decorating services there is no middle(wo)man – along with your completed design board, I deliver you a full shopping list with links to every single item you’ll need to purchase for your new space. You do all the shopping and ordering yourself.
Do you offer a discount for clients who want help designing multiple spaces?
I do offer a discount for clients who want to work on multiple spaces with me. Just send me a note to discuss.
What if I don’t like something in the design that you proposed?
No problem! I fully expect some back and forth once the initial design is proposed. I’ll revise your design up to two times, working with you to make sure you absolutely love your new decorating plan.
I’d love to work with you. Fill out the form to get started!