Advertising works on me. I saw an ad for Havenly.com on Instagram and was intrigued. They’re an online design service. For $199, you get two design concepts, an initial design and a final layout for the room plus a shopping list. You pay them and they handle the rest. You can buy all or nothing. Check out their designers here.
Using photos I uploaded and my Pinterest page, my designer, Heather H., of Austin, Texas offered two concepts:
I made comments about what I liked and what I didn’t. I told Heather that Concept One was “sew sweet” and Concept Two was “sew cool” and I wanted to be COOL. That resulted in this concept:
I commented again and this was the final presentation:
I purchased the desk and the cutting table as well as a computer keyboard system from HumanScale.
The curtains were listed at $530 for the two panels and I knew I could make them myself. I contacted my friend Ana who works at U-Fab and is a fellow Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild member. She found me a great option, $12.99 a yard, and they made the curtains for $89 each, which is a great price, for a total of $300 for the two panels.
I painted the walls a light gray, Reflection, from Sherwin Williams.
I decided to wait to buy the rug since I had a rug I could use for now. After everything arrived I placed the furniture in different locations. The cutting table was bigger than I anticipated but I love the counter height and the extra space. I’m undecided about getting the chair — which I think is heavenly.
Now for the GRAND REVEAL. I don’t know how those magazines and design bloggers get such great wide views. You’ll see it got dark while I tried to get the perfect shot.
The design wall came with me from the apartment, and I’ve blogged about it previously.
That’s it — somewhere between Sew Sweet and Sew Cool.