We’ve been in our house for more than ten years. It’s crazy to think we’ve been here so long (my mom bought her house when I was in 9th grade and I didn’t live in it for this long!) Over the past two months I realized that some parts of our home have never been touched/updated. The previous owners painted everything beige. We’ve painted the three bedrooms, the kitchen (twice) and one bathroom. The dining room, living room and hallway remain beige.
And that describes much of my decorating style over the past ten years. Very beige. And it’s boring.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I started working on a list of home things we want to do over the next year, and one of my biggest things is to paint and do something with our living spaces. (We have a downstairs room that is – wait for it – wood paneling and blue carpet.)
Aside from Pinterest, I wasn’t sure where to turn for inspiration until I found Havenly – an online interior design website. (This is where I’m going to let you know that my links are affiliate links. I’m really digging this website.) I signed up and took their quiz to figure out what type of design I gravitate more towards. Surprising to me, I am a Rustic with a touch of Traditional kind of girl. I let that sit in a while and came back to the site to figure out a designer that can help me with my living room.
I really love that they described this as “Classic meets contemporary but remixed.” THAT sounds like me.
You then go through the process of selecting a designer. You are matched with a lot of designers who are available to take on jobs at the moment, and even see their mood boards. You can select multiple boards, and view profiles of the designers before finally selecting one designer to work with.
Then you can select the package you want with Havenly. A mini package is just $69, which is an update to your space. It includes a conversation with your designer (via text or phone) and three ideas sent to you within two days. That’s a fairly quick turnaround.
Finally, if you love the pieces they’ve selected, you can make purchases through the Havenly website. (Early in the process, you select what your pricing might be – I’m more on the thrifty/frugal side myself. Kids are not kind to our furniture.)
Havenly has been around for five years, and I’m excited to see the transformation in my home this year!
Have you ever used a designer to help with your home?