I recently learned of a new service being offered by Heather Cote of Stylish Solutions via Etsy. Heather is an interior decorator who has been in business since 2004 doing colour consultations, complete interiors, online consultations, workshops, home staging and more. She recently expanded her business to include an Etsy shop as a venue for online room reviews and handmade home decor items.
For just $10, you can purchase a Virtual Room Review from her Etsy shop. Here's how it works...after you purchase the Virtual Room Review, you will send Heather up to four pictures of your room. Then, within 48 hours she will provide you with a short list of easy-to-implement tips and suggestions – what to move, rearrange, add or take away to make your room look its best. These are straightforward, quick and easy changes that you can make right now.
I had the opportunity to try out this Virtual Room Review. After sending Heather some photos of our family room, she gave me some really useful and do-able tips for updating our space.
For example, here's one of the photos that I sent Heather. We have this huge wall in our family room that I've never really known what to do with.
She offered several suggestions, one of which was to do a photo gallery in this space. I love this idea! It would be so easy and the perfect thing for a family room. I never even thought of doing something like this even though I'm always drawn to family photo galleries when I've seen them in magazines or pictured on blogs. Heather gave me detailed instructions on different ways that I could create a photo gallery. She even provided sample layouts to show me exactly how I could arrange the frames.
Some of Heather's other recommendations for our family room included bringing in an accent color by replacing some of our sofa pillows, using a throw with the love seat to add color, and utilizing a decorative tray on the ottoman to display some colorful accessories and magazines. All of the tips she gave were fairly simple and could be easily accomplished without spending a lot of money. I love the precise and detailed list and diagram that she sent me to outline her ideas.
I'm very pleased with my Virtual Room Review outcome. Getting professional yet easy-to-implement solutions for only $10 is a terrific value. If you're in need of some decorating advice and inspiration, check out Stylish Solutions and let Heather help you out.
Heather has generously offered to provide a Virtual Room Review to one of my lucky blog readers. To enter, you may do any or each of the following (please leave separate comment for each):
1) Follow @StylishHeather on Twitter (leave your twitter name in comment)
2) Follow @alas3lads on Twitter (leave your twitter name in comment)
3) Follow Stylish Solutions blog
4) Follow Alas 3 Lads blog via GFC
5) Tweet this giveaway using Retweet button 1x daily (leave tweet link in comment)
Giveaway will end at 10:00 pm EST on August 13, 2011. One random winner will be chosen and notified via email. Please make sure you provide valid contact information in case you are the giveaway winner.
*Heather Cote from Stylish Solutions provided me with a free virtual room review. She is also providing a free room review for giveaway to one of my blog readers. No monetary exchange took place and all opinions are my own.