As a small business owner, one of the main goals for me in 2018 was to introduce virtual staging to my clients. And I did that. If you don’t know much about virtual staging, just have a look at this post. It’s amazing what technology can do!
Goal for 2019
My goal for 2019 is to introduce e-decorating to my clients and I’m REALLY excited about this one!
How many of you would love to re-decorate a room in your home, but you don’t know where to start? Of course you can hire a professional decorator/designer, but how would you like to decorate your room yourself, with help from a virtual professional decorator? Well, the decorator is not exactly virtual (me!), but the process is virtual/digital.
Advantages for e-decorating
- The fees to the decorator will cost much less than an on-site decorator.
- E-decorating is accessible no matter where you live in the world!
- You can ‘see’ the finished room through a 3D image.
- You can try different furniture lay-outs and different paint colors before you make any final decisions.
I use a special software for this and it is very user friendly. I can walk you through it step by step. Basically, you will have to click on a link on my website, or on my Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin Ads which will bring you to a questionaire for you to complete. Don’t get too hung up on this, especially if you can’t answer a question. We will have lots of time to discuss it. Here is an example of the questionaire:
After you email the questionaire back to me you have to choose a package. I have 3 packages for 3 levels of service. https://designfiles.co/design-packages/homestyling-by-cathy.
Lots of help for you!
You will have direct messaging with me to help you through any hurdles. I will do up two ‘concept boards’ for each room, based on your questionaire and any conversations/messaging we may have had. The good thing about this software is that you can choose actual furniture that you can buy online at Wayfair. More vendors will be added soon.
If you can send me a good quality photo of your room vacant, I can do a 3D design of the chosen room so that you can see how it will actually look when it is all put together. If you cannot provide a photo, I can do a pretty close 3D design if you can give me a floor plan or just the room measurements.
Of course you are not obligated to buy the furniture we choose, but the software also tells you exactly how much it will cost if you decide to go that route.
Here is an example of a 2D concept board I designed:
Here is the same room in 3D:
The inventory list with the prices and the total cost is also included.
Notice that I can also pick the paint colors for you -depending what your color preferences are as you have listed on the questionaire.
So, give us a call if you would like to try this new service. I can’t wait to get started!