How to Start with an Interior Decorator

Interior decorating is a fun process. It allows you to express ideas and themes throughout a space by simply moving a few pieces and choosing appropriate color schemes for the space. However, there is a science to it because not all designs work for others. If you are designing a place for yourself you can do whatever suites you but, for others you have to be able to create a space that will please every person walking in the room. Paula Hobbs is an Interior Decorator Austin expert. She has many years of experience that allow her to walk into a space and get a sense for the soul and potential of the room. This is where I recommend you begin. Before you make any major commitments she will come out to your location for a two hour consultation. She will be able to see the space and help you make the important decisions to make your space as visually appealing as possible. You better be ready to get some work done when she arrives because the moment she walks in the gears of design will be spinning in her head.

She respects all her customers and will not waste a moment of her time. Her years of experience allow her brain to produce ideas much quicker than others who are just entering the field of design. You may be asking what kind of work is she able to produce. I will tell you the same thing I tell others; just see for yourself. You can look at Interior Décor Pictures to get an idea of what your space can look like by the time she is done. It only takes a matter of hours to turn your house into a beautifully designed resort.

Dripping Springs TX Solar Screen Installation

110113z (3)This is an Austin Texas SOLAR WINDOW SCREEN installation that we did on a home in Dripping Springs, Texas. We installed a total of 32 solar screens on this home. This customer had quite a few half‑circles as you can tell by these pictures. We put solar screens on every window of this customer’s home, front, left, back, and right‑side.

110113z (4)The fabric color that we used is a black fabric with a white frame, and we used 80 percent solar screens all the way around the house.  This customer like all our customer was very happy with the installation and wrote us a happy solar screen customer review of which we posted on our website.

28 Window Solar Screen Installation

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This is an Austin Texas solar screen installation that we did for a customer in north Austin. We put solar screens on every window of this customer’s home, a total of 28 windows. We used a chocolate fabric with white frame.

110113y (10)The one window that we did not put a solar screen on is a back patio door. I would have liked to, for uniformity’s sake seen a solar screen on that back patio door. I think it looks odd to not have one on it.

Also, this customer had a pergola across his entire back patio. Pergolas make it very difficult for us to put solar screens on the second‑floor windows. However, we will do it and our solar screen pricing does not change. Just please be cognitive of knowing whether or not you have a stable pergola for us to be able to stand on it or not before you start your order.

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Quaint Austin Boutiques

Austin, Texas is a rich city full of life and spontaneity. Of all the cities you visit, Austin will be one of the most unique. The culture in the area is as elegant as the attractions in the city. On your next trip I urge you to consider one of the Austin Boutique Hotels as an alternative to your typical two bed room. Your standard hotel room is nothing to write home about. In fact I already have an image in my head of every hotel room I have ever visited. They are all the same and you deserve better on your next vacation. The very first, and best, Boutique Hotels Austin that I stayed at was the Austin Luxury Suite. It was the nicest place I ever stayed. It was much more unique than any other place I had been. To start off I walked in and was thrown back when I saw everything. After my busy day I was relieved to see a full bar to mix myself a drink quickly. After laying my bags down in the spacious bedroom I headed out to backyard to prepare some hamburgers to cook on the grill. The backyard has a fully stocked kitchen and grill. I wasn’t planning to entertain but, I could have cooked for a family reunion out there. If you are traveling with your family this luxury suite will have plenty of space to cook with the entire family. I have digressed a little bit but, the point is that no matter what your traveling plans are you will enjoy the luxury suite. Of all the boutiques in Austin it is the one I recommend the highest.

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Staying at the best vacation rental home in Austin

When looking at travel websites you will find that most have a few pictures of the place you are interested in staying. If you are lucky you may find a dozen or so. Now, how many times have you starred at a picture for a couple minutes trying to pick up all the details and dimensions? I know I have found myself in this exact spot several times. Pictures, if improperly taken, can be deceiving. Some people purposely do this to make the space look better than it is. It usually means  that the owner is either lazy or trying to hide something from you before you book your stay. Both of these options are setting your stay up for a disappointing start.

At the Austin Luxury Suite you will find only the best of everything during your stay but, how do you know that before booking? The owners have gone through great lengths to ensure you know exactly where you will be staying before you ever walk in. If you look at their site you will find a page fully devoted to displaying pictures and floor plans of the suite. This is an awesome floor plan and I urge you to spend a few minutes going through it. At the Austin Luxury suite there are no surprises, except for a few more smiles than you were expecting. They have nothing to hide and they post all these visuals on their site to aid in your decision process. Because they strive for 110% customer satisfaction they only want you to book a stay if the suite goes above and beyond your expectations. To stay at the best Austin Vacation Home Rental, contact them for yourself. They will be happy to answer and all questions before you book your future stay.

Numerous reasons to stage a home

There are numerous reasons to stage a home. You most likely know already that staging an empty home can make it more appealing. It gives it a “home” feeling that draws the buyer in to make an offer on the home. However, there is the added benefit that when the buyer is focused on the design he or she will be overlooking other things on the home.

For example, let’s say your house is 20 years old. There is absolutely nothing wrong with an older home. However, with today’s housing market it can be difficult to sell an older home when dozens of brand new houses are sitting vacant just waiting to be picked up. There is no way to turn an older home into a brand new one but, by properly staging the home you can distract him or her from the fact that you home is older. Instead you will have the buyer focused on the designs and space that are available in your home.

Now to be clear, I am not suggesting that you hide information. That is wrong and you should always disclose and known problems with the house before signing contracts. I want you to be honest with your buyers but, by highlighting the best parts you can overshadow the bad. When you see a commercial on television for a product you are being told the best qualities of the product. Now if you go the store and view the actual item you can see the small print about the negatives. However, when selling and advertising they are focusing on the best parts. This is the exact same thing you should do when selling your home. You can simply think of home staging as a high end marketing technique.

When you list an empty house for sale you are advertising a 2000 square foot building with walls and a roof. When you list a staged home for sale you are selling a house that a family with their children can call home. I will be the first to tell you that the house will bring in a much better offer than the building with walls and a roof. Many buyers base decisions off of emotions and impulse. If you can create the dream home for the buyer to walk through you will have captured the sale. Do this with multiple buyers and you can receive multiple offers leading to a bidding war for you home. Not only will you sell your home but, with the proper home staging, you could even get more than you initially asked for.

Things to consider when looking for a place to stay in Austin TX

When looking for a place to stay you have to consider many things. The first and often driving force, for many decisions is the price. Everyone has a budget to follow and taking a trip shouldn’t have to blow it. When booking a stay at a normal hotel many people fall for the low advertising trap. When you look on the page you see bright colorful letters and numbers that advertise a reasonable nightly rate. However, these are advertising and marketing traps to get you in. Many times the place you stay will be full of surcharges and upsells that are intended to get extra money out of you every day.

As a consumer who has fallen for this trap before I understand that feeling of being deceived and tricked. This is why the Austin Luxury suite focuses on being clear and forward with every part of the price. They, just as much as you, do not want any surprises when the bill comes. You can easily check out the pricing for a great hotel but, keep in mind that at the Austin Luxury Suite that the price you see is the price you pay.

There are no secrets or schemes at the suite to get extra money out of you. The only games you will run across are those that are included with your stay. If you check out the Amenities of the best luxury hotel suite you will find the largest collection of board and video games that any rental will have. This suite was designed for the kids as well as the adults. Now you will not have to worry about bringing your children’s games to entertain them. However, if you are like me and a child at heart, you can sit down after a busy day and relax over the games yourself.

Buda, TX solar window screen blinds

Buda TX Solar Window Screen Blinds

This solar window screen blinds installation that we did on this Buda, Texas home is one whereby we’re using chocolate blind fabric with tan frame. We put the solar window screen blinds on every window of this customer’s home to exclude their back patio door. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a solar window screen blind on their back patio door.

By means of this picture here, you will see what it looks like when you leave one of these solar window screen blinds off of a window, like the back patio door, what it looks like. To me, it’s an unfinished look. Since you’re spending the money to do the solar window screen blind installation, you might as well just spend a few dollars more and just go ahead and make the installation look clean and consistent.

What Makes A Good Interior Decorator

An interior decorator is a great career for the creative person with an eye for detail. If you enjoy creating artistic atmospheres and environments, it may be a career for you. Like any profession, however, there are good interior decorators and run-of-the mill interior decorators. If you want to have a successful career, you should do your best to become the best interior decorator you can be.

A successful interior decorator like Paula Hobbs has to do more than pick colors, choose fabrics, and create a beautiful living space. A designer has to make the sale and satisfy all of the customer’s whims and desires. You have to negotiate with furniture manufacturers, know how to keep accurate documents, bills, and receipts, stay up to date on business codes and requirements, and generally have the ability to keep things operating smoothly and on time. A good interior decorator, consequently, has to be creative and business savvy.


There is no one path to becoming a good interior decorator. Interior decorators pursue different paths and journeys towards their career. It is not necessary to have a degree or license to work as an interior decorator, but it doesn’t hurt either. Some interior decorators carve their own path and create a special niche out of their own resources. An interior decorator acquires their skills, knowledge, and expertise in multiple ways.

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