Where do you start when decorating a room?

Where do you start when decorating a room?

Interior by Contented Interiors Step 0: PURGE! There is no point in creating a design for a space when you have items within it that are no longer serving you and are taking up valuable space. Make a list of the feelings you want to feel in the room. If you want to...

Chic, Kid-Proof Rooms Series

If you follow me on social media (@ContentedInteriors and facebook.com/ContentedInteriors) you might know about my online, video course called Chic, Kid-Proof Living Rooms. In it, I teach people how to create their own beautiful, kid-friendly interiors following the...

Overwhelmed by redecorating or renovating your house?

Overwhelmed by redecorating or renovating your house?

“I am truly not happy when I look at many areas of my home, but I have no idea what to do or where to start. I want my home to bring me joy!” Interior design by Contented Interiors. Renovating? Calling in a professional designer will help establish a good foundational...

How Do Flat Fee Interior Design Projects Work?

How Do Flat Fee Interior Design Projects Work?

This is an updated post regarding our contemporary flat fee structure for our Comprehensive Interior Design Projects. Full home designs, as well as kitchen and bathroom projects are still billed hourly. Our 10-step DESIGN DICTATE is Your Roadmap to a Contented...

Remote Interior Design Service: Dining Room

Remote Interior Design Service: Dining Room

Enjoy this video of our first Foundational Design Plan package--a remote interior design service from Contented Interiors. This dining room package was for a client inheriting a beautiful hardwood suite. The goal was to balance these beautiful pieces with a...

Why Good Sofas are Expensive

Why Good Sofas are Expensive

why are sofas so expensive? Do you own a sofa? Of course you do--you're not an animal! Whether or not you're happy with the price paid for and quality of your sofa, at the time of purchase I bet you felt like you paid a lot for it. It turns out that people don't like...

Introducing the Foundational Design Plan Package

Introducing the Foundational Design Plan Package

Get a customized design plan for your interior. Design by Contented Interiors and photographed by Gordon Gregory. Do you want an interior design plan for your space, but don’t know where to begin? You might enjoy decorating but worry about selecting appropriately...

Hanging Art in Relation to Below Furniture

Hanging Art in Relation to Below Furniture

Never hang artwork higher than 25% of the height of the object below it. For example: If a dresser is 36" tall, don't hang anything on the wall above it higher than 9". (36" x .25 = 9"). The art print in this picture is hung WAY TOO HIGH over the dresser and it just...

Design in the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19 Update)

Design in the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19 Update)

Our thoughts are with anyone who has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). We’re adjusting our services in these unusual times to allow us to continue serving our clients, long-timers and new alike. Please find our current service offerings by clicking the...

A Colorful, Charming Entry

A Colorful, Charming Entry

Design by Contented Interiors. Photography by Khand Tenney. Your entryway is the first impression made upon your guests. What is yours saying about you? We're loving the personality and pizzaz shown in this #KidsLiveHereCI #entry with its painted green ceiling and...

Hanging Artwork in a Bathroom

Hanging Artwork in a Bathroom

Design by Contented Interiors. This is just an iPhone photo of a powder room at #ExhaleCI, but I wanted to point out the alignment of the mirror and the hung art print--they were intentionally hung at the same height to create a natural transition as our eye sweeps...

What To Do When Stuck At Home During Coronavirus

What To Do When Stuck At Home During Coronavirus

Like the majority of the US, I'm homebound for two weeks due to coronavirus social distancing precautions. And I don't know if this will enrage you or give you hope, but I'm secretly liking it and thought I might share what I’m doing to survive thrive while working...

A rustic, chic mountain dining room

A rustic, chic mountain dining room

Photography by Lindsay Salazar This dining room has been at the core of many fond memories over the years. It is from the #MountainRetreatCI project and you can see more by clicking the photo. We cozied up this getaway home just as we would a primary residence. Its...

Is Your Home Wrecking Your Health?

Is Your Home Wrecking Your Health?

Everyone loathes going to the DMV. Between the undetermined wait times, lackluster interiors, uncomfortable seating, and the grumpy customers (and sometimes staff), what's there to enjoy? A typical DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). Can you imagine how different the...

How Can Your Home Reflect You?

How Can Your Home Reflect You?

A detailed description of a home's environment in a book, and the visual portrayal of such on screen, has always been so enticing to me. These setting details convey much about the inhabitants, and satisfy me on an embarrassing level when the homes reflect the...

Are You Scared to Have Someone to Your House?

Are You Scared to Have Someone to Your House?

A couple years ago my life changed. Yes, I'd just had my third child, but I also read a somewhat small and incredibly interesting book called The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well. If you're wondering, 'hygge' is pronounced 'hue-ga'. I was generally...