Are you interiorly deranged?
Then, you are in luck. Move over interior designers with your fancy upholstery and crown moldings, interior re-arrangers are here to remedy the ill feelings and that reoccuring dream about your blue shag carpeting and country pine dining set.
Akin to home staging services, this new crop of interior specialists are rearranging furniture, introducing color paletes, and completing the look with bargain accessories and finishes. It's a complete package starting at $250 and up (suggested purchases not included). Some designers will offer their services for an hour with some fees as low as $50.
Here's some design professionals, who will come over and play in your living room for a little while, and cost you lots less than a full-scale interior designer:
As spotted in this month's issue of Chicago Home and Garden, REarrange (2064 N. Damen Ave., 773-904-8604, rearrangeyourhome.com) will bring a goodie bag of suggested new pieces, move furniture around and tell you what color to paint those white, boring walls.
Courtney Davis and Lauren Paradise, co-owners of Kelly + Olive, (kellyandolive.com) sound like inviting your best friends over-- you know, the ones who wearing the cutest dress and have the apartment you'd like to copy. They'll take a consult and then go to it: researching online, making magazine tear sheets and window shopping.
A magazine photo stylist for over 30 years, Joetta Moulden is a pro at primping up your living room through her company, Shelterstyle.com. The basic make-over includes furniture placement, hanging pictures and styling tabletops. Entertaining soon? She does this for parties, too.
Bossy Color Design is going to tell you what colors to paint your walls. Designer Annie Elliott will also help you figure out space issues, consult on upholstery, window treatments, rugs and art.