Happy Tuesday friends! If you were around for this post
, you know I made the big life decision a year ago to make interior design my full time gig and leave my corporate 9-5 job. This was by far the scariest move I’ve ever made. I’m a planner, who doesn’t like the unknown, doesn’t like to be spontaneous, and has never not known stability. I knew I’d be up against established interior designers like, clairedaviesinteriors.co.uk
and other great interior fashion houses. A year later I can confidently say that I am a happier, more fulfilled person.
As with anything, making a transition like this can be daunting, but when you love something as much as I love interior design, I knew it would all be worth it. One other reason that I wanted to purse this industry, other than it being my passion, is that when a friend of mine had her blinds replaced by a professional company like Shuttercraft, who did the most amazing job. She was so happy with the result and you could see how much it lifted the atmosphere of the house too. Seeing how happy someone can be after simple renovations to their home makes all the difference and something that was one of my goals when I finally jumped into this profession.
While every day is different and sometimes a roller-coaster, I am confident that this is the direction I need to be going.
I am so lucky to have this blog to allow me to start a business from scratch, and do what I love. While Spruce Interiors
is my baby, I’ve been eager to accept any and every design opportunity that has come my way — which is where SwatchPop!
comes into the picture.
I realize not everyone can afford to hire an interior designer who might need help with their space. That’s not to say you won’t need one – think about the hours you could spend in the black hole of endless furniture sites trying to find something that will fit your space – only to find it doesn’t work and you have to return it (sound familar?) While there are a ton of furniture sites out there, finding something that fits your style can be difficult especially if it doesn’t fit your king size mattress
(Example of some recommendations from a bedroom design I did for a SwatchPop! client)
There are a lot of online design sources out there to choose from, and obviously I’m partial to SwatchPop! — but here are some reasons I think it’s so great:
1. The a la carte service menu allows you to seek professional design advice
for projects big AND small. (Sometimes all you need is help choosing a
new lighting fixture for the dining room or styling your coffee table). You get the freedom & flexibility to customize your own
project whether you simply need a small refresh or a total overhaul — all online.
2. Projects start at only $49.95 making it really affordable and
accessible for all! The a la carte pricing allows you to determine how
much help they want and what they’re willing to spend.
3. The turnaround time is only 3 business days! It’s interior design on demand!
The process is super easy. You fill out a design questionnaire, submit photos of your space and the design dilemma you have, along with your Pinterest
board or any inspiration images, and in 3 business days you’ll get recommendations, instructions for implementing the design in your space, and a clickable shopping list of the products that were handpicked for your style and budget.
I have absolutely loved being a part of the SwatchPop! team this year and helping people bring their spaces to life. It is truly a joy and they are an amazing company run by amazing women.
[BTW If you are interested, you can request me specifically by asking for designer Hannah Hagler in your notes – I would love to help you with your space! 🙂 ]
Onto even more good news… I love giveaways so I hope you do too. SwatchPop! has teamed up with global lifestyle brand Dear Keaton
for a super amazing giveaway — a total prize worth $500! The winner gets $350 worth of Dear Keaton goodies and $150 in services from SwatchPop! — a dream (honestly I wish I could enter myself)!
I hadn’t heard of Dear Keaton before I got news of this giveaway and after over an hour of perusing the site, it’s safe to say I’m a big fan. The collection is inspired by beautiful resorts and the spirit of traveling — something I love to incorporate in all of my designs. I love for my rooms to look collected and not curated, and globally inspired pieces help bring that idea to life.
Enter using the widget below, and good luck!
Never heard of this site before. Going to have to check it out.
Yes! It really is so awesome. 🙂
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Incredible story! Way to go! Hoping you all the best with your new venture! SwatchPop is new to me, but I just discovered Laurel & Wolf, I'm thinking they are very similar!? Excited to explore SwatchPop 🙂
Thanks so much Lisa! I think the concept of online interior design is very similar. I think the main difference is that at SwatchPop! you don't have to buy a full design package – you can buy based on what you need help with (i.e. if you need help with curtains and artwork only… you only have to pay for those two things!)
Wow! What a great service! I've never heard of this before and can't wait to check it out. 3 business days? That's incredible! Thanks for sharing and best of luck with everything!
Thanks Lindsey! And yes! It really is so great for those on a time crunch! 🙂