Colorful Foyer Makeover
Southern Living Executive Editor Rachel Hardage Barrett knew she wanted to update the entry of her Birmingham home to greet holiday guests, but with just weeks to go before Christmas, she didn't have much time. After reading about e-design services on a few blogs, she called on Arkansas interior designer Tobi Fairley and her InBox Interiors service to help devise a plan. Tobi's proposal, wrapped in a chic orange box and delivered to her door, was exactly what Rachel ordered—a personality-filled room that's durable and makes a style statement just inside the front door.
Solution: The blue tones of the paints, fabrics, and stair runner provide welcoming color.
First, Rachel specified a budget and submitted a profile to the design team, outlining her goals for the space. She included favorite design images and tear sheets, along with digital photos of her room and spatial measurements. A few weeks later, a bound book (including a floor plan, color renderings, shopping lists from online sources, instructions, and a flip-book of fabric and paint swatches) arrived at her front door perfectly wrapped. Once she opened her orange box, it was like Paint-By-Numbers for decorating. Rachel did the legwork and implemented the design using her own fabricators. Designs start at $1,350. For more information, visit inboxinteriors.com.