Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Decorating the Family Room

A couple weeks ago, Havenly sent me (and everyone else on their mailing list) a 20% discount code for design services. I had been thinking of giving them a try for a while because I've wasted far too much time agonizing over furniture catalogs without finding the motivation to move forward. The discount was the final little push I needed.

My goal is to update my current furnishings--a sofa, coffee table, wingback chair and media cabinet that I selected for my first apartment. My existing furniture has served me well over the years, but is very well worn after 13 years and six moves.

To start the process, I shared pictures of my family room and the floor plan, and my budget with the Havenly designer and asked for a new look with contemporary touches in a neutral palette with blue accents.

Within a week, the Havenly designer pulled together the two concepts below. These concepts are considered rough drafts. It's now up to me to rate the items the designer selected and provide feedback. (Helpfully, Havenly provides the price and source for each item in each concept.) Next, the designer will finalize one of the concepts and provide an updated rendering/floorplan.

It's been a fun experience so far. What do you think of the concepts Havenly pulled together? Specifically, do you think anyone would ever use the little poufs under the coffee table in the second concept? I see similar items in catalogs and have always wondered if they're functional.


Metal said...

This design service sounds amazing! I didn't know such a thing even existed!

FC from Houston said...

Well! I thought you were gone for good. For a while (days, weeks?) clicking on links to your site resulted in a message that said "this blog has been removed and the address is not available". I'm glad you're back. I might as well say what I was going to say anyway, but here instead of in a comment to your comment on Lag Liv's blog. See below. Obviously, some of it does not apply any more.
I'm sorry to see it looks like you've shut down your blog. I too am a single woman in my mid 30's, interested in the law field, but as a paralegal. I liked reading about your adventures as a new home owner, intent upon, and succeeding at paying off all your debt. It's inspirational. I sincerely hope that your ex has nothing to do with your decision to close the blog down.
I wish you joy and many adventures in the future, whether you blog about them or not. Keep dancing!