We all occasionally need a little help, and when it comes to decor, sometimes getting a professional opinion can really make the difference. But a full blown professional interior decorator's fees is not always in the realm of reason for those of us on more nominal budgets. An inbetween solution is to seek an online consultation...
Former ATLA editor Vanessa De Vargas operates an E-Decorating service (think of it as a personalized AT Roundup service) which bridges the gap between a traditional consultation and online advice. She's recently posted a project for a Houston client's dining room:
Above are images from one of the E-Decorating projects I just completed for a client in Houston. I loved the inspiration photos and the "Bohemian Chic" look she was looking to create for her dining room. To keep within her budget I pulled items from discounted online stores and Ebay. Above are images of the dining room table, two different types of dining chairs, console table, lamps, mirror, chandelier, sconces, fabric selections for drapes and upholstery for the dining chairs, rug options, included were paint colors and extra accessory options.
Prices for rooms vary with further details here and consultation is available to anywhere.