how to work with a virtual designer

  1. This is BRILLIANT! Laurel is so awesome, she brings such great insight into comments at my blog and it’s so cool to see you two collaborating. I love her ideas, and this room is utterly gorgeous!

    • beth djalali says:

      i agree that laurel is brilliant especially with her design expertise. lucky me that she graciously shared her design knowledge with me. xo

  2. Imastounded says:

    A lot of us have spaces that aren’t working for us, and frankly life has changed in recent decades. More of us are working remotely and telecommuting. Formal dinners happen when — a couple of times a year? And yet, house design has not changed.

    Our formal dining area is serving as a home office, although not one as elegant as your YouTube room. It’s time to reimagine a lot of things, including tired and worn furniture. New ideas flow when there’s space.

    • beth djalali says:

      it’s so refreshing to see how rooms can be repurposed from their original use. even my mother’s generation only used their formal dining rooms several times a year. i always used to ask her why we only ate there on special occasions? it never made sense. xo

  3. Rebecca Saffer says:

    I am so impressed with the beautiful way Laurel Bledsoe worked with you on this decorating process. The room is absolutely stunning and perfect for your u-tube and other blog related posts. Now if I could only create a few more rooms for my studio apartment in NYC, I would be so tempted to redecorate as well. I can’t wait to see more updates on the transformation of your lovely home!

    • beth djalali says:

      hi rebecca! if only NYC had more space for its many inhabitants. but i’m certain your studio apartment looks amazing. but isn’t laurel such a talented designer? so happy i was able to pick her design brains. xo

  4. Susan Thompson says:

    I love the indigo blue with the white! Is it Sherwin Williams, or a different brand of paint?

  5. Sue Smith says:

    It looks great! I love the muted shades of the rug under the glass table. Very nice! I also like the idea of scaling back and slowly adding what you like. Good for you! And kudos to Laurel Bledsoe!

  6. Sharon Woryn says:

    Your home is stunning! I just re-did my dining room and so I have been shopping for a new light fixture and just shopping my home for fresh ways to display things. I repurposed the buffet half of a hutch that belonged to my aunt. I just knew she was smiling from heaven that the piece was staying in the family. So I haven’t been doing much wardrobe shopping. It is also hot here and so I am enjoying wearing summery clothes.

    • beth djalali says:

      hi sharon,
      i missed this comment! and thank you for the compliment. the house is coming together slowly but surely. isn’t it fun to shop for your home for a little refresh? secretly, i love home design more than fashion but don’t tell anyone.

  7. donnanance says:

    Love your home and what Laurel has done with it! She was right about the desk and it looks great on that fabulous rug. Looking forward to seeing more of your home. Also subscribed to your YouTube channel. xoxo

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