A Day With A Decorator: What Would You Do?

A Day With A Decorator: What Would You Do?

Catrin Morris
Jul 6, 2012

Maybe you don't want to hire an interior designer or decorator because you enjoy decorating your home yourself. Or, maybe you simply can't afford such a service. But what if you won a free day with a decorator of your choosing? How would you use the time? Shopping? Sketching layouts? Big picture or single project? Fabrics and paint or bathroom remodel? I know what mine would be: choosing rugs, paint colors, fabrics and lighting.

Some ideas:

• Tap into her (or his) access to "for the trade" furniture and accessories you spotted in a decor mag

• Tackle choices you find particularly difficult, such as window treatments, wall color, or fabric selection for upholstery

• Seek help with the "big picture" to come up with a game plan for furniture layout and continuity throughout the rooms

• Focus some of the hardest rooms to decorate (because decisions are harder to reverse!): the kitchen or bath, which require a lot of specialized knowledge and expertise

• Lighting

• Flooring and tiling

• Download the designer's lists of resources for shopping as well as contractors and service providers

What Would You Do With A Day With a Designer?

(Image: Bethany Nauert / Traci's Incredible South Pasadena Craftsman House Tour)

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