When it comes to decorating, your eyes are bigger than your wallet. Bridge the gap with help from budget-conscious design pro Kristin Tavrides, the Harrington College of Design grad behind Bien Living Design.
Her genius service, Long Distance Design, makes the process scarily simple: All you need is a computer, camera, tape measure, and an open mind.
To begin, chat with Tavrides about style and budget. Then send her pics and dimensions of the room(s) you want to revamp. She’ll scan the Web for inspiration (wedding blogs are her favorite) and deals (she likes Crate & Barrel, West Elm, Chiasso, and Pier 1) and e-mail you visuals for your room via two design boards: a layout and a collage of purchasable items.
Expect a color scheme, furniture, accessories (down to pillows, flowers, and artwork), and a shopping list with links and prices for $250. Want multiple themes? Additional boards are just $100.
Available online at bienlivingdesign.com.
Photos: Courtesy of Bien Living Design