If there’s one thing HGTV has taught us, it’s that interior designers can't get enough of one-of-a-kind boutique finds. (Oh, also: Tall man in tool belt = sexy.)
But in real life, sometimes an Eames-inspired rocker isn’t in the cards and you don’t live near any stores specializing in antique dressing tables. Sometimes you just want to shop at Crate & Barrel.
That’s where Roomations comes in.
This new website connects homeowners with accredited interior designers who are willing to work within your budget and guide you toward purchases at major big-box stores like Target, IKEA and Pier 1.
Begin by taking a quiz to uncover your style profile (we’re “hand-crafted comfort,” in case you were curious) and fill out a questionnaire about the room you’re looking to redecorate. Roomations then pairs you with a designer who will analyze your data and email you a handful of proposed 3-D redesign renderings ($250 to $540, depending on your needs). Once you’re satisfied, they’ll send a final shopping list (all from mass retailers) so you can put the whole look together.
Need further reassurance that you’re hanging your art correctly? Twenty dollars per month gets you a permanent design consultant on retainer.
As for the man with the tool belt, you’ll have to hire him yourself.