Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Delightful Design

I decided to enlist some help in decorating our new living room space.  I have always wanted to hire a decorator, mainly because I don't trust my own style.  I've always been happy with my end result but always wondered what someone else would have come up with.

There are some design dilemmas in the new house that I knew I wouldn't want to tackle with everything else going on.  It had been so comforting knowing that someone else is handling that room and I haven't had to stress about it.  You know, marking something off the ever growing list?! 

I follow quite a few design blogs and several of them offer online design services.  That may seem impossible to accomplish without seeing the space but with the internet, online shopping, and a handy dandy camera, it's very possible and quite easy - easy for me to say, I'm not the one doing the design! 

I ended up selecting Abby at A Delightful Design.  Our styles seemed to mesh well and I couldn't be more pleased with my selection.  We've had several phone conversations and I've uploaded a ton of pictures to her.  I told her I wanted to keep the main furniture from our old house but I wanted it to feel different, more grown-up if you will.  She posted a little introduction to our space today on her blog and I wanted to show you that as a "Before".  Hopefully soon I'll be able to get her design plan in play and post some "Afters".


  1. Congrats on your new home, and SO exciting that you get to have some help decorating! Can't wait to see everything!

  2. Danielle, This is so neat! I am so excited to see how it turns out.

  3. Great idea to use an online service! I would never have thought of this, but I'll bet it was a great way to save some money.

  4. Can't wait to see what she does... love all those built-ins!

  5. Danielle- How did I not know you have a blog?! You and your family are gorgeous. Thanks for the shout out! ;-) It's going to be beautiful.