One of the first things we ask every client before starting a home decorating project is: “What do you dislike about your current space?” It’s a simple question that’s not always simple to answer. From the basics of function to every nuance of style, identifying and cataloging what we dislike about a poorly-designed space can be a tough process. Then again, some folks are quicker at getting to the bottom of what they don’t like than others.

Enter Allie W. – a working mom with a new baby on the way. We were instantly smitten with Allie’s no-nonsense approach to getting stuff done. She’s not the kind of lady that might like a trundle bed, she’s the kind of lady that demands a trundle bed.

She cut straight to the chase when we got around to asking her what she didn’t like about her current living room: “Everything! The style is not me. It’s depressing and ugly and not functional… it isn’t comfortable to sit in.”

She’d won us over, so the least we could do was return the favor by pairing her with Havenly designer Shelby G. 🙂

Home Decorating Project Room Renderings

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Allie’s request for her living room was that Shelby help her design a beautiful space that would be comfortable for her family to spend time together in.

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Room to grow was the primary theme for the nursery design. When we asked Allie what she’d like to get out of her nursery home decorating project, she said: “I want Shelby’s amazing aesthetic to turn this disgusting guest room/messy office into a toddler room that my 13-month-old can grow with.”

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The Finished Living Room

How Havenly helped this working mom with her home decorating project

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The Finished Nursery

How Havenly helped this working mom with her home decorating project

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From Disliked To Delighted

For our final question, we asked Allie what her experience designing with Shelby was like: “Great! Shelby was on top of things and had great ideas. As a working mom with another baby on the way, I had no time to go to stores or search online to design my living room and daughter’s “big girl” room. Shelby made it so I could spend my weekends with my family, and not at stores looking for furniture. I walk into the rooms Shelby designed and I feel happy and uplifted.” 

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14 comments

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Hello. First, I want to say that both rooms turned out beautifully! I have a couple of questions. May I ask what the budget was for these two rooms? Also, whose idea was it to do the ottoman in blue?

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Hey Alex, thanks for the kind words! We’re thrilled with how this Havenly design turned out. The budget for both rooms was under $15k. And blue ottoman choice was a product of the design conversation between Allie and her designer Shelby G. 🙂

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Hi – love the living room! Can you share where the rug and the navy blue pillows came from? This came together so nicely.

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Hey Bethanie,

Glad you like the space!

The Pillows: https://app.havenly.com/products/view/5448430
The Rug: https://app.havenly.com/products/view/5438156

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Can you share where the ottoman is from?

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Rebecca, it’s a Hayes Round Tufted Ottoman from Ballard Design: https://app.havenly.com/products/view/5462614/

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can you tell me where to find that amazing blue lamp?

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You bethca, right here: https://app.havenly.com/products/view/5472477

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Any chance you can send the link for the leather chairs and the sofa? Thank you!

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Justin – Haven’t been able to track down the leather chairs, but here’s the sofa: https://app.havenly.com/products/view/5469427

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I’m in love with the etagere’s….. where are they from?

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That’s one of our favorite words! Here you go: https://app.havenly.com/products/view/5397990

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In love with this space. Would you be able to link the X-Bench Stools? Thank you!

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HI there! Can you please share where the blue and white benches are from?

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