You may have already started to think of your next personal goals for this upcoming new year 2020. But have you achieved the goals to complete the small projects in your home before the fast approaching new year? Are there areas in your home that need some sprucing up to feel more completed and put together? Here are some tips:

HOW TO STYLE AN OPEN CONSOLE TABLE

HOW TO ARRANGE SOFA PILLOWS

HOW TO STYLE A BUFFET

HOW TO PAIR RUGS IN OPEN CONCEPT SPACES

HOW TO STYLE BATHROOM SHELVING

HOW TO STYLE A NIGHTSTAND

Coming up with a design for the look and feel of your home can be exciting, but let’s be honest, it can also be intimidating. When you’re indecisive and worried about buyers remorse, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged. Perhaps you know what you want, but you just need some extra reassurance and advice. Don’t waste any more time – collaborate with Nature's Interior and get used to having a professional interior designer on speed dial!  Learn how this works by clicking HERE!

Updated: Sep 2

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your shelves? Do you enjoy dreaming about the potential of how it can look but struggle with actually getting it there? Accessorizing open shelves doesn't have to be dreadful, take months to get it just right or call for multiple trial and error trips to Home Goods. With just a few secret touches, practice, and the right accessories, anyone can create the shelves of their dreams, unique and tailored to their life and style!

Tip #1: Don't be Afraid to Layer Items and to Stack Them

The purpose of layering and stacking is to add depth and dimension which in return creates visual interest. Creating visual interest through height is a specific benefit from layering and stacking.

Break the rule of storing your cutting boards in a cabinet and let them lean. Same thing goes for any artwork that you just don't have the wall space to hang. When layering, the bigger item can lean in the back and the smaller item can sit in the front.

An opportunity to create the perfect height comes from stacking plates and bowls or even the books that don't have a place on your bookshelf.

Tip #2: You Must Not Forget Pops of Greenery and Intriguing Textures

One of the seven design elements is texture. Texture can be visual or tactile. When accessorizing shelves, aim to achieve both. Come on... Are your guest really not going to touch anything on your perfectly styled shelf?

And nothing adds life to a room like a flora! A few plants can wake up an entire space. I always recommend real because fresh flowers smell lovely and certain plants help purify the air, however if you don't have a green thumb, the realest looking fake plants will do.

Tip #3: Use the Power of Neutrals When Everything Else is Colorful

If you are styling shelves in a room with a bright paint color or colored accent furniture, tone done the color palette by using neutral accessories. This creates balance and ensures that your shelves don’t look too overbearing and mismatched. Our eyes are lazy and sometimes needs relief, so using neutrals and leaving some open space won't steer your guest away! You can even try styling entirely in neutrals for a look that feels sophisticated and timeless.

Continuing to decorate below and/or around your shelves is important and will give you a totally completed feel.

Evolve and don't stop when you're done. Let the space work as a living museum. Add new items and let go of others. And it may sound obvious, but the most important thing really is to display the pieces that you love most. Nothing is better than filling your shelves with the things that are important to you. Show off treasures brought back from recent travels, display your accomplishments, and finish it off with a bunch of things that you just plain like.

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Updated: Apr 25

Online interior design, or e-design, is a newish concept in the design world. For years, interior design was always super expensive and for full-service projects that were starting from complete scratch. It wasn’t very attainable and certainly not for your average family. Traditional full-service interior design refers to the white-glove experience where you don’t have to lift a finger while the designer and team handles everything from room measurements, sources and plans out all the new pieces for the room, using finding really unique custom pieces that give your home that “wow, I’ve never seen anything like it before” factor.

When the Internet became more prevalent, e-design became a thing, and I’m so glad it did! It made e-design available to the masses and an attainable service that more people can take advantage of. I believe everyone’s home should be a place where you feel inspired and excited to take on life. After all, it’s the foreground for your families memories. I think if you’re going to spend the time and money decorating your home, you might as well do it right.

E-design meant anyone can get help decorating and create a home you love and are truly excited about because it’s all done online. You don’t have to live near your favorite designer, and it doesn’t mean you have to have an absurd budget either. So if you’re a creative who appreciates good design and aesthetics and you want a home that inspires you, but you just need some help bringing that vision that life, e-design might be a good fit for you!

3 Major Differences Between E-Design and Traditional Full-Service Design

FULL-SERVICE DESIGN

Full-service interior design includes everything in the design process from start to finish. You work with a local designer to decorate your home, but since it’s in-person and a much longer timeline and usually custom pieces, the cost is higher. It’s the white glove service where the client doesn’t have to lift a finger or execute anything. The designer arrives at your home to take all the room measurements, comes up with design boards for inspiration to propose to the client, creates the floor plan with space planning and lighting plans and more. Each and every new piece is sourced by the designer, usually selecting unique and one-of-a kind pieces to give your home a custom look no one else has. Because of the unique and custom pieces that are made to order, the lead time is much longer, often weeks to months before a single piece arrives. It’s the nature of the business when working with full-service projects or when working with renovations.

During the course of the design project, there are several in-person design meetings where the designer will share progress and get the client’s approval on items. Since it’s a white glove approach, the client doesn’t want much involvement with the process and wants to just rely on the designer. Once the designs are approved, the designer then orders the items and has them shipped and installs every piece in your home for you, coordinating painters, electricians, etc.

Full-service is a great option for you if you don’t want to be involved in the design process at all and don’t want to deal with ordering furniture and decor yourself, you’d rather leave that to the designer. If you don’t enjoy decorating but want a beautifully decorated home, full-service may be a good option for you.

E-DESIGN

E-design services still include the same deliverables as full-service design such as an inspiration board, design board with 3D renderings, and a floor plan, but the process is different.

First off, you are still working with a professional designer and have their guidance as they work with you to create the overall design concept, but everything is done online through email or video calls. The designer will source items for your home just as a full-service designer would, but it will be retail items and not super custom pieces. This means the timeline is quicker because most retail items are in stock and ready to ship right away. The major plus to e-design is there isn’t a need to meet in person, which means you can work with an e-designer no matter your location. So if you have a designer you love following on Instagram and she offers e-design services, but you live on the other side of the US, you can still work with her!

Second, the e-design process is usually much faster than full-service and often takes just a few weeks. My design package for a single room is structured as a 3-week timeline. If you want fast results that aren’t drug out for months, e-design is definitely the way to go!

The third major difference between full-service design and e-design is installation. Since the designer works virtually with you, the client orders the furniture and decor online and installs the new items in their home. As long as you like ordering online, this isn’t a big deal to e-design clients!

E-design is very much a collaboration between the client and I. I encourage the client’s feedback and want to know what ideas they have in mind, if they have specific pieces they want incorporated, etc. If you want to bring ideas for a rug you saw and love or a sofa you think you want, that’s great and I will definitely work with that!

E-design is a great option for you if you know what you like but just need some help knowing what looks good and pulling it all together in your home so it looks cohesive. You still want to be involved with the process and order the items online yourself, but you need the guidance of a professional to make final decisions.

So to sum it up, the 3 major differences between full-service design and e-design is the length of time for a project, the cost, and the fact that installation is done by the client, not the designer. But if you don’t mind ordering online and unboxing, e-design can be a great option for you to get that room decorated you’ve been wanting to finish!

I love that e-design makes interior design services available to everyone and in a much more approachable way. Decorating your home doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful if you have a little help. It will be so worth it in the end when you come home after a long day and can just RELAX in your beautiful, cozy living room, wine in hand of course ;)

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