but even if times are uncertain, we don't want our homes to look stupid too, do we? which is why decorators are MORE important than ever (really- swear on our sacred measuring tape). when money is tight, who wants to risk a costly mistake by ordering a sofa that doesn't fit? or a wallpaper that fights with the rest of the room? when one is dealing with purchases as important as those, it really doesn't pay to be penny-wise and pound foolish, especially if you aren't quite sure what you are doing...
(and yes, this post is BLATANT self-promotion. sorry, gotta look after the bottom line- we're a little freaked out by the current state of affairs too, you know).
lots of people think you have to have to be rich to hire a decorator, and that just ain't necessarily so- at least not in maison21land. recently, maison21 was hired to consult on a young client's new apartment. overwhelmed by options, and realizing their design vision needed a little more cohesion, the client employed m21 to draw up a floor plan with some furniture size and placement guidelines, as well as give some recommendations as to what decor issues should be addressed first, and what could wait, what could be bought at retail or should made custom, and what could be reused or purchased vintage to stretch the budget. paint colors, upholstery and window covering options were also discussed.
the client can then take the info maison21 has provided and proceed all on their on their own if they wish, or m21 can be involved in the process as little or as much as desired. the client gets some needed direction and inspiration, while also getting the benefit of masion21's experience- as m21 made all those expensive first-time decorator mistakes years ago... now, doesn't that sound like a good economic plan?