Monday, March 26, 2012

Would You Ever Give E-Design A Try??

I have been thinking about this lately and was curious on your thoughts... have you ever tried/thought about using e-design? I started my own e-design business last year and have loved it so far! Every design and room is a unique challenge- like solving a puzzle. It consumes me (in a good way) until the project is complete. For me, there's nothing like it!
One of my first design boards for a client.

 I have yet to delve into the design world locally and plan to in the future. For now, this is a perfect fit!

But this question isn't just for potential clients. If you are already an interior designer, decorator, e-decorator... would you also give e-design a try as a client? I would! I have often wondered what some of my favorite e-design bloggers would do with a room in my home. If I told them my wishes, ideas and style- would they give me a totally different interpretation of what I was thinking? Maybe! Would they think of a layout I never thought of, colors I would have been afraid to try in my own home? Would they push me a little and get me to think outside my comfort zone? Probably! 



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No matter what your design background is, I think it's always useful to have outside opinions on your own space. It's that second set of eyes that can tell you what you didn't think about! Some may say that a negative to e-design is that the decorator is not able to see the space in person. I understand that criticism. On the other hand, it's an extremely affordable way to work with an interior decorator and get their view/outlook of your space. With the amazing internet, seeing multiple photos of the space, constant dialouge between client/decorator- you truly feel as if you are there in the space. I also love seeing the client take the design and run with it! They tweak it a bit and put their own spin on the decorator's ideas. It's a great partnership.

I would love to hear your thoughts! Have you tried it? Would you???

If you are an e-decorator, leave a comment with a link to you and your work!

11 comments:

Holly said...

I actually did a quick post today about an e-design project that I'm working on. And I did an e-design last year with Kirsten Krason as well and it was a really great learning experience, so I think anyone can benefit from working with a decorator/designer to get some new ideas for their home (aka another set of design eyes). E-design can be a challenge, but I think the positives outnumber the negatives. I think it's amazing that you can work with the designer of your choice from across the country (or globe for that matter) depending upon who you choose to work with - and that is just really a testament to modern technology. Love this post Amber!

Staci@asaltbox said...

Just came across your blog. I have always wanted to try doing e-design for a client but have yet to. I have designed locally for the past year. I would for sure give E-design a try especially if I loved the style of the designer. It for sure is a more affordable route. As a designer, I still feel like I need a second set of eyes for my space.

Ange said...

I have never tried e=design but I think it's a great option and I wouldn't mind trying it for my own home. Sometimes we can't see beyond our own walls if you know what I mean. Thanks for this great post!

Michelle said...

I have often thought about this! It is so hard to decorate my own home because I am attracted to so many different styles and pieces. I would love to see what some others would come up with!!

pam {simple details} said...

I've never thought of using e-design for myself! But now you have me totally curious, and wondering what some of my favorite designers would do!

(BAD) Blog About Design said...

Love the pink porter chair.

Cre8ive Motives said...

I would so love to try this some day. I am eager to see how it works out should you decide to go forward. Curiousity got the best of me!

Amy @ Five Kinds of Happy said...

I love the idea of E-Design and hope to get into someday - as a client tho I would only go for it if I knew I could have all the products etc sourced for me, which I can't from here in New Zealand as we have different stores etc! It would be fun to see someone else's perspective on a room tho!!!

christy said...

I haven't but my sister did last year and it actually was really successful, she was really thrilled with the results.

Tamara @ Go Fish Style said...

love the idea!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Yes, I would absolutely consider this. Mostly, I'd want a decorator to give me an unbiased opinion of what they'd do with my space. Sometimes I think my friends are being too kind when they hear my ideas.

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