The first step when decorating your home is to always set a budget. But that doesn’t mean when you fall hard for a sofa, you shouldn’t sink a few extra bucks into it. Giving into your desire to splurge happens — even to professionals. Want proof? We asked some of our go-to designers what they couldn’t resist purchasing for themselves.
“For my bedroom, I splurged on a custom velvet sea foam-hued bed frame with vertical channel tufting that I had dreamed up, because where do you even find that in a store?” says Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design, who paid around $3,100 for the custom creation. “After deciding on a dark blue-green for the walls, I just couldn’t get it out of my head.”
“I spent more than I normally would have on this dresser from Anthropologie, because I couldn’t resist how pretty the white lacquer would look against the pale peach walls in my guest bedroom,” says Murray, who shelled out around $2,500 for the piece. “The lucite and brass accents sealed the deal for me.”
“The nursery wallpaper I just fell in love with,” says interior designer Amy Berry. “It makes the room so happy and peaceful and it’s probably my favorite place to spend time in our house.” Typically, designer wallpaper can range anywhere from $60 to $250 or more per roll (way more than the price of paint!).
“You can make any basic room beautiful with the placement of a fine antique candelabra or a cabinet,” says interior designer Francesco Bilotto. Which is why he invested $1,300 into this vintage cabinet. Even better: “An antique will gain more respect and worth through time, but the same cannot be said for a sofa or window treatment.”
At Interior Preference, it’s our goal to create functional and beautiful spaces for our clients. We believe that our efforts should be all about the client, their lives, and how they desire to function. Our heartfelt intentions for our clients are to guide, educate, reassure, and bring their dreams to a higher plane than what they had originally considered, while keeping their budget in mind as we together follow their interior design journey.