I was asked to decorate a corporate/residential apartment in downtown Houston with a modern look on a budget. It is a one bedroom, one bath, in a fabulous high rise. Although my client spends a few nights every few weeks there, it needed to serve as a multi functional space for out of town guests as well. All this being said, I needed to stay within my $5000 budget. So, I wanted to decorate a space that had a clean minimalistic hotel vibe, with modern elements, but with the comforts of home.
I decided to look at companies like Joss & Main, Dot & Bo, Wayfair and of course my favorites, Home Goods and Target. Decorating on a budget is actually one of my favorite ways to shop! I have to say that the easiest online shopping came from Joss and Main. They had excellent shipping times and the customer service was amazing to work with. You always have something that glitches, right? So, I had a few things that needed to be shipped again or returned and I found their process the easiest to work with.
When I travel, I love having everything at my fingertips, so I wanted the space to be stocked with all of the modern conveniences of a hotel. I created a kitchen that was ready for anyone… with a coffee station and a bar cart waiting to be used. I placed plush towels in the bathroom with loads of necessities in case something was forgotten at home. These are just some of the things that I appreciate when I travel.
Decorate a modern masculine feel
As far as the furniture, the owners told me I had carte blanche. They asked for a modern, masculine feel because that was not their norm at home. So, again, with a budget of 5K, I was able to transform the space in to what I hope was a little modern getaway with all the amenities anyone would ever need. I have to say, there is nothing more exciting to me than to see my image for the space come alive. It’s so personal when you decorate for someone else. It’s easy to get wrapped up in what you like and forget that it’s about what they like. With that said though, nothing compares to the big reveal day when they love the space you decorated for them. So, that’s why we continue to put ourselves out there. The happiness it evokes in others….
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