Sunday, May 1, 2011

Interior Design Online

Affordable interior design services is becoming a growing request. With traditional interior design, hourly service fees add up quickly but there are new methods of execution that designers are making available for the do-it-yourselfer on a budget. 

Online Interior Design works by maximizing the designers time by walking the client through the steps to begin and complete the design process, that way, you are paying your designer for what you really hired them to do - design your space. 

When you go to the website, you are given instructions for measuring your space, taking pictures and gathering other information needed for the room. Then you fill out a questionnaire that asks questions about style and color preferences, existing furniture and accessories, budget, lifestyle, hobbies and any other information that you can provide so that the designer can create a space to your taste. They also ask that you send in pictures of rooms that you like and where you shop for furniture. All the information can be sent via e-mail or regular mail. Then, in a few weeks, you will receive a design packet and samples needed to execute the design. Questions can be addressed over the phone or e-mail and a visit to the home can be arranged for additional service fee if needed. 

If you are wanting great design on a budget or and like being involved in the process, check out my new service at

Feel free to call 417.840.6003 or e-mail if you have any questions. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Outdoor Living article from 417 HOME Magazine

Summer is almost here! Time to pull out that outdoor furniture and fire up the grill! Last summer, I took on a major outdoor living space makeover with my boyfriend, which includes a lounge area with gas fire-pit, dining table and bars with umbrellas, chaise lounges, a hammock and lots of planters filled with flowers and grasses. We went a little overboard, so much that it was featured in 417 Home Magazine. They took great pictures and I added some of my own.                                                
Lake house view from the back, colors are light and beachy
Brad just had to do this pose to show off how much he has been working out. I would like to point out the aqua umbrellas in the background, they coordinate with the chaise lounges. The existing blue tile here is inspiration for the furnishings. 

The blue lounge area with pit is great, a long flame comes out of the blue glass pebbles. No logs here! 
Dining table for dinner parties and bar tables for party animals. 

Chaise lounges are on the kiddy side of the pool so the moms can watch their kiddos. If you want to see more, view the article by clicking here and here.
The living Room inside has a nautical feel - fresh and fun (different from all the dead animal heads on walls at Table Rock Lake here in Missouri)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Window Display: 5 Pound apparel

2010 "Springfield on Display" window contest winner: 5 Pound Apparel
Designed by: Rebecca Elliott Interior Design

The peace sign is made of peanut butter jars filled with red & green fabric suspended by fishing line. The humanitarian clothing store, 5 Pound Apparel, donates five pounds of peanut butter for every shirt sold to feed starving children in developing countries.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Beautiful bathroom design ideas

What a elegant little powder room! The wallpaper just does it and the pedestal by American Standard is simple enough to let it stand out.

A large scale pattern fabric in the walls bring excitement to a bathroom. Wallpaper by Michael Divine and tub by Kohler.

Looking for something different?

a little wallpaper goes a long way

white bathroom

wall paneling and mirror unite!

Now isn't Pottery Barn just a genius! Red vanity and random mirrors. Oh, I'm in love.

Make flea market style blue! Gotta love the claw foot tub in color!

powder room with vibrant walls

Pottery Barn again, so smart!

What, another colorful claw foot tub?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Color the Kitchen

Adding a splash of color to the kitchen can brighten dreary mornings and create a fun atmosphere for entertaining. Here are some great exmaples, from brave and bold to suttle and timeless...

an all white background and the soft blue stands out

green and white - tile adds a pop of color

opposite - green cabinets, white tile

the soft sea green is so soothing but check out those refrigerator panels -
who ever thought a fridge could be so beautiful!

keeping the color just on a few elements - a red island stands out

another soft blue and white

soft colors and coordinating dinnerware on display

blue countertops...  now that's bold

 pillows and bar stools are a less permanent source of color

a pop of color with plates for a timeless look

another timeless colorful kitchen

be brave and cheerful

or just be brave with reptile skin cabinets... can you tell this room is a kitchen? See more from Elle Decor

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2011 color trends

Sherwin Williams colormix 2011 shows us how the environment, travel, economy and media effect the world of design... see which one is more you...

1. The disorganized traveler - people who love to travel and collect unique crafts and works of art, I see it all the time, usually these fabulous things are hidden away in a dusty box. Pull out that eclectic mix because the color trends are all over the place too - bright and bold and muddy, oh my!...


2. The flea market shopper - Soft, refreshing neutrals soothe the mind during hard times. Remember grandmothers house, cake frosting, old books, maps and anything vintage...

3. The spontaneous self-expressionist - inspired by the art of graffiti, big city living, technology and entertainment (especially Alice in Wonderland and Avatar)...


4. Love of Luxury. It is becoming more soft, elegant, comfortable rather than over-polished and glitzy. Things that are handmade, hand-painted and linen...

Find out more about the Sherwin Williams 2011 color forecast here