I’ve been waiting forever to tell you all about my living room design with Decorist! I have never had any talent for decor or interior design. So even though I might have loved the idea of getting something like these modern tv units with storage, I probably wouldn’t buy it as I have no clue what goes together, and when I try to actually decorate something, I’m totally tired of the design a month later and wonder what I was thinking! Of course I can appreciate luxury interior design, but I wouldn’t exactly call myself a connoisseur. Enter Decorist, an online interior design service that came to my rescue with my new living room…
After deciding which kind of design service fits your needs, you send them photos of your space, dimensions, inspiration photos of things you like, existing furniture you have to work with, etc. Then you’re matched with one of their professional interior designers, and they take it from there! I worked with Abbe Fenimore, she is one of their Elite designers meaning she has 5+ years experience. She went back and forth with me and helped address every little thing I wanted for the room, and fit my style perfectly!
Here is my initial design, we tweaked it a bit based on pieces that I could find and credits I wanted to use at certain stores:
Here are my BEFORE photos of the living room – SO sad I know.
We ended up with the PERFECT design for my husband and I. We didn’t have much space to work with in this tiny living room in our 1 bedroom apartment, but somehow with everything put together and a cohesive design, it feels twice as big and bright. I was also worried because my husband didn’t want anything too “girly” or feminine, we wanted a space that would work for both of us where we would feel comfortable. Maybe the next step for us would be to go through some energy comparison site to find the best deal to compliment our lovely little flat. Abbe totally nailed it!
Use code JULY40 to get 40% off the Classic or Elite design until the end of July, and then after that you can still use my code LittleJStyle20 to get 20% off!
Part of the service involves their shopping list. They give you lots of options for things that you need for your space, and then you just click boxes based on what you want and they ORDER IT FOR YOU. They apply a special discount they get with retailers, and any discounts or sales going on to so you get the absolute best prices. It saves SO much time, because you don’t have to worry about shopping around or anything. They have everything delivered right to you and then you put it all together – EASY!
^ This is Kittykins, she is also a big fan of the design.
Couch found on KSL (Utah’s version of Craigslist)
Target Windham Large TV Stand 60″ Black
Target Asmara Side Table
Rugs USA Diamond Rug c/o
Studio Ten 25 White Lamp c/o
Studio Ten 25 Gold Starburst Sculpture c/o
Target Globe Lamp
Avalon Storage Ottoman (love that the 3 sections flip over to hard surfaces for eating, and the inside is perfect for extra blankets!)
Target White Faux Fur Pillows
Target Gold Embroidered Pillows
Framed Art Prints c/o Minted: Let’s Get Lost, Birds, & Paris Skyline – Minted is awesome because you can order your prints framed and ready to go, but that was a little spendy for me so I just picked my frames up at Hobby Lobby 🙂
Bed Bath & Beyond Sheer Curtain Panels
Bed Bath & Beyond Curtain Rod & Brackets
Decorative Plants, Flowers, & Candles from Tai Pan Trading
I could just go on and on about this but I want you guys to know how thrilled I am. Abbe worked so hard with me to design the space exactly like I asked – without me really knowing what I wanted! I love this service and will probably do it again when we move into a house with my bedroom and kitchen.