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Home away from home…on a serious budget

4 Jun

As my clients look for ways to cut cost with out compromising good design, I am constantly looking for better “budget” options.  It seams like the big trend in decorating/ design is getting “the look” for less.  And with HGTV and the Style network bringing so many fabulous designers and their unique shows for all of us to drool over…great design and fabulous rooms are no longer a dream. Right now I am working on a few bedrooms that require high style but come with tiny budget.  I love to shop for bargains and am  fortunate to be in the fabulous and resourceful city of Dallas, TX.  There are tons of budget friendly finds to be had at places like Ikea, Target, Walmart, TJ Maxx homegoods & Marshall’s just to name a few. Not to mention many of the high end “outlet” stores where fab pieces from last season go to be re-discovered again. Places like Horchow Finale, Last Call Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel outlet, the new Lam Lee outlet  and I could go on.

I was recently asked to create a room similar to the one my client gave me (below)..only on a budget. I wanted to stick with the budget friendly stores for the basics and I was able to find almost everything in the room at WAL-MART and Target!!  Getting great deals is great, but I do still believe that you need to invest in quality pieces that will be classics and be able to withstand a few relocations along with average wear and tear. Her is her letter

Hi Abbe,

I am a new college grad with my first place and am in serious need of new furniture in my bedroom. I have decided to sell most of my awful college furniture and replace it with a more chic grown up look for my first place. I have just moved into my new apartment and would love to get started on my bedroom right away. I have a brand new mattress set (queen size) and a few pieces of art that I love and would like to use in the space. I am including a picture of a bedroom that I totally LOVE and want for my new place. I have started to look at things similar to the items in the picture but am hitting a wall and have no idea how to pull it all together. My budget is small ($1,300), I have money stuck back from graduation gifts and would like to use that without dipping into my  new paycheck! Hopefully  you can help me find things to create the look, I am open to anything you suggest but my one request is to find the wallpaper. I know it’s an apartment and I shouldn’t put up wallpaper but I really think it will make the room. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks, Stephanie

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Stephanie has fabulous taste and I can see why she is not wanting to budge on the wallpaper! With a few clicks and free shipping as a bonus, Stephanie will be right on budget to create the look she wants. Now this college grad can come home and relax in style! Here is the finish board, I usually don’t get detailed on pricing and the location of the items I suggest but this is such a fabulous price!!

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Here is the run down on cost:

1.King Ivory Tufted Headboard: Walmart $269.00

2.Netural Bedding: Walmart $49.99

3.Faux Silk Pillows: Walmart $12.88 each

4.Chrysanthemum Wallpaper: Target $74.99 double roll

5.Black Nightstands: Walmart $104.75 each

6.Glass Base Table Lamps: Walmart $76.00

7.Pinch Pleat Drapery Panels: Walmart $31.88 each

8.Canary print Chair: Target $299.99

9.Blue Accent Pillow: Target $24.99

Total approximate cost: $1093.9

Home Away From Home / Online Design Services

21 Jan

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Let us design your home….
away from home
Like what you see on our website but don’t live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area?  No problem, our home away from one e-design services provide you with everything you need to complete your space online.
…Does the thought of hiring a designer overwhelm you a bit?
…Do you know your style & what you like but not sure how to pull it all     together?
…Do you doubt yourself while shopping for furniture, draperies or even    when selecting a paint color for your home?
Our home away from home packages will allow you to sit back, take it all in and finally get excited about completing your space on your time & budget!
What comes with each home away from home package?
You will receive a custom finish board, floor plan and shopping list which details step-by-step exactly what needs to be done to complete your room. Just send us a few pictures of your room and we’ll provide a personalized finish board with color scheme solutions, affordable furniture and accessory suggestions as well as other design solutions for the space.  We consider your style, color choices, budget and lifestyle when selecting items for the room. Maybe you want to work with what you have, we can do that too by suggesting items that pull everything together. You will also receive a “Shopping List” of links to purchase the recommended products.  Everything you need to create your room will be emailed to you along with instructions on implementing these items in your space.
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Getting Started
1.  Submit Payment through PayPal (link provided by each package)
2. Fill out & submit the Design Questionnaire
3.  Email Photos, questionnaire & measurements of your room to abbe@studioten25.com Then What?When we have received your Questionnaire, payment, room measurements and low-resolution photos, we will begin the Design Process.  Studio Ten 25 will pull together your finish board along with all the detail you need to complete your space.
All information is sent electronically.
Rates
Living / Family Rooms, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Home Offices & Media Rooms
$450
Dining / Breakfast Rooms, Entryways, Hallways & Bathrooms
$350
Trade-Only Furnishings & Fabrics
Sometime you have your heart set on a special fabric, furniture line or lighting fixture that is only sold to the trade.We can provide you with trade-only furnishings & Fabrics, so please let us know if you are interested when you submit your questionnaire  email so we will know to include these items in our shopping list.  If this is the case, we will order the items for you & have them shipped toyou for a small mark-up.
Questions
If you have any questions before you begin the process, please don’t hesitate to email Abbe@studioten25.com TermsAll designs are non-refundable, but if you have any questions and need any extra help within the first two weeks after you’ve received your Design Plan, please let us know.  If you need more guided assistance throughout the project, you can hire us on for an hourly fee of $100 for phone calls, emails & extra research.
Here is what we will need:
* 4-5 pictures of your room
* Overall dimensions of the room along with a drawing of each wall.
Please show wall height, location of doors and windows locations.
* Provide 4-5 images or links of inspirational rooms
Check out some of our previous projects
We look forward to hearing from you!us design your home….
away from home
Like what you see on our website but don’t live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area?  No problem, our home away from one e-design services provide you with everything you need to complete your space on line.
…Does the thought of hiring a designer overwhelm you a bit?
…Do you know your style & what you like but not sure how to pull it all     together?
…Do you doubt yourself while shopping for furniture, draperies or even    when selecting a paint color for your home?
Our home away from home packages will allow you to sit back, take it all in and finally get excited about completing your space on your time & budget!
What comes with each home away from home package?
You will receive a custom finish board, floor plan and shopping list which details step-by-step exactly what needs to be done to complete your room. Just send us a few pictures of your room and we’ll provide a personalized finish board with color scheme solutions, affordable furniture and accessory suggestions as well as other design solutions for the space.  We consider your style, color choices, budget and lifestyle when selecting items for the room. Maybe you want to work with what you have, we can do that too by suggesting items that pull everything together. You will also receive a “Shopping List” of links to purchase the recommended products.  Everything you need to create your room will be emailed to you along with instructions on implementing these items in your space.
………………………………….
Getting Started
1.  Submit Payment through PayPal (link provided by each package)
2. Fill out & submit the Design Questionnaire
3.  Email Photos, questionnaire & measurements of your room to abbe@studioten25.com
Then What?
When we have received your Questionnaire, payment, room measurements and low-resolution photos, we will begin the Design Process.  Studio Ten 25 will pull together your finish board along with all the detail you need to complete your space.   All information is sent electronically.
Rates
Living / Family Rooms, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Home Offices & Media Rooms
$450
Dining / Breakfast Rooms, Entryways, Hallways & Bathrooms
$350
Trade-Only Furnishings & Fabrics
Sometime you have your heart set on a special fabric, furniture line or lighting fixture that is only sold to the trade.
We can provide you with trade-only furnishings & Fabrics, so please let us know if you are interested when you submit your questionnaire  email so we will know to include these items in our shopping list.  If this is the case, we will order the items for you & have them shipped to you for a small mark-up.
Questions
If you have any questions before you begin the process, please don’t hesitate to email Abbe@studioten25.com
Terms
All designs are non-refundable, but if you have any questions and need any extra help within the first two weeks after you’ve received your Design Plan, please let us know.  If you need more guided assistance throughout the project, you can hire us on for an hourly fee of $100 for phone calls, emails & extra research.
Here is what we will need:
* 4-5 pictures of your room
* Overall dimensions of the room along with a drawing of each wall.
Please show wall height, location of doors and windows locations.
* Provide 4-5 images or links of inspirational rooms
We look forward to hearing from you!
us design your home….
away from home
Like what you see on our website but don’t live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area?  No problem, our home away from one e-design services provide you with everything you need to complete your space on line.
…Does the thought of hiring a designer overwhelm you a bit?
…Do you know your style & what you like but not sure how to pull it all     together?
…Do you doubt yourself while shopping for furniture, draperies or even    when selecting a paint color for your home?
Our home away from home packages will allow you to sit back, take it all in and finally get excited about completing your space on your time & budget!
What comes with each home away from home package?
You will receive a custom finish board, floor plan and shopping list which details step-by-step exactly what needs to be done to complete your room. Just send us a few pictures of your room and we’ll provide a personalized finish board with color scheme solutions, affordable furniture and accessory suggestions as well as other design solutions for the space.  We consider your style, color choices, budget and lifestyle when selecting items for the room. Maybe you want to work with what you have, we can do that too by suggesting items that pull everything together. You will also receive a “Shopping List” of links to purchase the recommended products.  Everything you need to create your room will be emailed to you along with instructions on implementing these items in your space.
………………………………….
Getting Started
1.  Submit Payment through PayPal (link provided by each package)
2. Fill out & submit the Design Questionnaire
3.  Email Photos, questionnaire & measurements of your room to abbe@studioten25.com
Then What?
When we have received your Questionnaire, payment, room measurements and low-resolution photos, we will begin the Design Process.  Studio Ten 25 will pull together your finish board along with all the detail you need to complete your space.   All information is sent electronically.
Rates
Living / Family Rooms, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Home Offices & Media Rooms
$450
Dining / Breakfast Rooms, Entryways, Hallways & Bathrooms
$350
Trade-Only Furnishings & Fabrics
Sometime you have your heart set on a special fabric, furniture line or lighting fixture that is only sold to the trade.
We can provide you with trade-only furnishings & Fabrics, so please let us know if you are interested when you submit your questionnaire  email so we will know to include these items in our shopping list.  If this is the case, we will order the items for you & have them shipped to you for a small mark-up.
Questions
If you have any questions before you begin the process, please don’t hesitate to email Abbe@studioten25.com
Terms
All designs are non-refundable, but if you have any questions and need any extra help within the first two weeks after you’ve received your Design Plan, please let us know.  If you need more guided assistance throughout the project, you can hire us on for an hourly fee of $100 for phone calls, emails & extra research.
Here is what we will need:
* 4-5 pictures of your room
* Overall dimensions of the room along with a drawing of each wall.
Please show wall height, location of doors and windows locations.
* Provide 4-5 images or links of inspirational rooms
We look forward to hearing from you!