a little can go a long way: local design board

Have you considered hiring a designer for an in-home consultation but wondered if it's really worth it?
Hiring a designer, even for a short amount of time, can be very helpful.

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting with Sandy, a new local client.
We decided ahead of time how much she was willing to spend on my services, and I promised to
 do what I could in that time frame.

Here is the space that needs attention:
She wanted to keep the wall color and the new sofa, but was willing to move the new leather chair to a different room.  The sofa is brown not black.

They just moved into this home in December and Sandy was 
feeling a little stuck on how to move forward.

We had a great time looking through fabrics and tossing out ideas.

She loved this floral fabric and it looks really great against her wall color.  We decided to use this on the windows, remove her current roman shade, and add sheers.  

I came home, watched the clock to be sure I wasn't going over her allotted time, and pulled together this inspiration board.  Obviously this isn't as detailed as it could be, but sets the tone and I hope 
this gives her a place to start.

This look really fits their family and their home.  
I look forward to showing you the updated pictures when the time comes!
I hope Sandy thinks hiring me, even for just a few hours, was worth it.

Have you been on the fence about asking a decorator for help?
What's holding you back?


  1. Fabulous board Abby and I couldn't agree more...hiring a fabulous designer is SO worth it!!!

  2. Love your mood board and your selections for Sandy's space! Those occasional chairs you picked has loads of character!


  3. Looks great, Abby! I'm sure your client is thrilled!

  4. What a great choice in fabrics and I like how what you chose will liven up that room a lot. Hiring a designer is such a smart decision - and Sandy I'm sure is so happy she hired you!

  5. This is very pretty! Those colors will add so much to the space. Well done!

  6. I'd say it was well worth it! Great job!

  7. Abby,
    Definitely worth it! You chose some beautiful things that will really lighten up the room. I just love that fabric!

  8. Fabulous fabric choices! You chose some beautiful pieces that are sure to transform that into a great space!

  9. That fabric looks great with the wall color and sofa! I'm adoring those lamps and those chairs are stunning! I'd love to get my hands on those!

  10. Oh wow, that space is going to look amazing!! The colors and textures are gorgeous!

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  11. Hi Abby.That fabric is great. I would think it would be fun to hire a decorator -- sometimes I'd like to do that!! lol!

  12. I love what you came up with! She is going to love her new space and love you for creating it for her!

  13. Your new board is fabulous Abby, I love the casual feel to your new concept. It is really going to make a huge difference in the space.

  14. Love this design...much more approachable and family oriented than their current set-up! Great job!

  15. The floral & striped fabric would be perfect for my bedroom. I want to sew my own window treatments & pillows. Would your client mind if you shared where they are from?


Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400


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