I was contacted a while ago by a lady who lives in Mission Viejo. She had been referred to me by someone who had seen our staging work and she wanted to know if I could assist her in decorating a few rooms in her house. She wanted to buy and keep the items, but had no idea where she wanted to start. Of course I said YES! (I love shopping, no matter if it’s for me or not!). We started with a consultation and I had already asked her to start pulling pages from magazines, looking online for inspiration and I set us up with a shared Pinterest Page. Before we even met for the consult, I pinned dozens of different ideas on the board so that we had a starting point! She also sent me photos of the spaces which assisted me in getting a feel for the size and type of pieces we would need to purchase.
Let me say at this point, I am NOT an interior designer and would never pretend to be, but I do enjoy decorating and helping clients with re-design. I also make sure to be very clear… I am a budget kind of a gal… I LOVE HomeGoods, Target, Marshalls, Hobby Lobby, AtHome and all the other great places where a deal can be had (and ideally, a coupon that can be used!!!).
I scheduled 3 hours with her and we only chatted for about 15 minutes while I looked again at the spaces before I suggested we just go and shop! You can talk about something for hours, but there is nothing like actually holding and seeing something first hand to know if you LOVE it or not!
We went to HomeGoods first, and piled up 3 carts of great stuff, followed by hobby lobby which always has the BEST greenery and silk flowers.
Once we got back to her home, I set about emptying off the shelves in her dining room and getting busy with the decorating.
We used a mixture of weathered woods, gray and black to complement her shelves and lighting, as well as mixing pieces to give some height and texture to the display.
She was absolutely thrilled with the result and I have to say, it was a very fun way to spend 3 hours on a Sunday morning!
Thanks as always to my clients for letting me do what I really LOVE!