Enter Melanie Coddington?s brilliant 3-D renderings.
Known for her feminine yet modern aesthetic, the veteran interior designer says she made a change when her Bay Area clients began to expect more than traditional decorating tools (this is the tech capital of the country).
Here?s how her aptly named Room Service works: You fill out a detailed online questionnaire to explain your redecorating desires (e.g., ?I want a retro Mad Men vibe in my living room?). Send her photos and measurements of your space--a small powder room starts at $975. Within six weeks, Coddington will send a detailed floor plan, a digital furniture storyboard (with links to buy) and a photo-realistic 3-D rendering that shows you exactly what your room will look like when it?s complete.
Want to see how the walls would look painted Santorini Blue? Done. Don?t want to buy everything she recommends? No problem. You decide based on your own schedule and budget.
Plus, no more wondering how that tufted settee would look on top of that geometric-print rug.