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E-Decorators, new look without a high cost of decorator


The concept: a virtual service that democratizes home decorating and beautifies the world, one middle-class living room at a time.

Here’s how it works: Choose a package of services from one of several cyber-savvy design companies. Average prices range from $200 to $700 (although one “mini package” from e-decorator Havenly rings in at $79). Next, take an online quiz designed to reveal your style personality. Then upload digital images and measurements of your space to the website.

You’re then matched with a designer or short list of designers who suit your style. Communication is done through e-mail, Pinterest, phone calls, Skype or direct messaging. Designers never step foot in the room. Virtual concept or mood boards are delivered for review and revision. For the finale, you receive a final room design and layout along with a personalized shopping list. Who does the ordering and shipping depends on the company and the package, but for the most part, you’re on your own when it comes to installation.

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DIY Low Cost Decorating Tips



The living room is the first place guests see when they walk in the house, coming into our small entryway and looking throughout the whole first floor. Being a townhouse, the place is pretty skinny, so the living room is narrow, and I didn’t want the eye to miss it by looking past to the dining room and kitchen. We started the room with our dream sofa that we got at a good price (the Henry sofa from West Elm) and a statement rug from Overstock.com that ties in the dark gray couch and the pale gray walls (Sherwin-Williams “Snowfall”). Finding curtains was one of the biggest challenges, since I wanted to put the curtain rods up as high and as wide as possible — this really makes the windows look huge. I wound up making the 108-inch-high, 78-inch-wide curtains for the living room myself from pale pink crepe I found on clearance at Jo-Ann, combining it with curtain lining fabric. That’s 7 yards of fabric for each panel, by the way. Phew!

Will nice decor add value to your home?  Contact the appraisers at www.scappraisals.com for your value questions.

Sisal rug, $20
Round gold mirror, $40
Glass cake stand and bowl stand, $9 and $13
Pineapple cookie jar, $7
Hot pink picture frame, $6
White planter, $15
Banana leaf storage basket, $8
Gold vase, $4
Mercury glass candleholders (10 or so of them), $1-$4
Square gold metal frame mirror, $5
White circle mirror, $7, DIY project
White/gold zigzag lamp, $25
Pink velveteen ruched throw pillows, $4 each
Pink and aqua square painting, $10

Rectangle shade, $13
Gold candelabras, $5 each
Standing tripod lamp, $30 online
Turquoise cake stand, $5
White comforter cover/shams, $35
Matching white lamps, $20 each
Sunburst mirrors above beds, $9 and $6

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