by Sasha Milena
Moving into a new space and imagining all the possibilities can easily take you from a state of exhilaration to an anxiety attack. The shiny keys to my new apartment were placed in my hand less than a week ago and I could not wait to get started on my blank space. I flipped through magazines for wall color ideas and I scanned my current home desperately to see what was going to work in my new space and what I needed to get rid of.
For the kitchen, I used Benjamin Moore's Tequila Lime Green which I found in Sunset Magazine's Idea Houses. (pictured below)
After several hours of painting it dawned on me that all the incredible ideas that I had created in my head were going to take much longer than I had planned. I came to the realization that hiring someone to do what I simply do not have time for would be best.
I looked through the Shopper's Map stores and found a few designers that might be able to help.
Rumba in Santa Monica accelerates collaboration between client and designer with a unique service: Speed Design. Check out their website rumbastyle.com for shocking before and after photos.
Rumba also has quite an extensive art collection with over thirty artists featured in their store.
@Hom in Palm Springs has an amazing store and their design services are quite impressive to say the least. The guys from @Hom keep things fresh by mixing new with vintage inside their store and with their design concepts. Home Staging is their specialty and their designs help sell multi-million dollar homes.
Blogger and owner of Alchemy in Santa Ana, Deana has a knack for transforming old, beat up furniture into elegant timeless pieces. Not only is her store full of eclectic antique and vintage decor items she also offers custom sewing services right inside her shop.
I definitely need curtains for my new place and Deana seems like just the gal for the job! Designing for a new home is quite a task and tackling it alone is not necessary. Leave it to the professionals and have your vision come to life!