Design Dilemma

Today I am happy to introduce a NEW FEATURE to the SBD site!!

Design Dilemma

a.k.a Design Help


What it is:

If you are wanting some help or advice on a decorating project I am here to help! Consider this a for of E-design if you will. I want to hear about the projects or plans you have going on and help in any way I can.

How it works:

Simply click on the Design Help tab at the top of the screen and then answer a few basic questions in the contact form. Then I will review your "Design Dilemma" and get back to you with advice, resources, measurements, links, pictures, whatever is needed to best answer your questions.

What's in it for you:

This is an open form for design questions. I like hearing about other people's ideas and projects as much as I like doing my own. You will have the opportunity to ask me (an interior designer) about your specific home or project. I will provide an answer to your questions in the best way I can and provide you with specific details as needed. Sound fun? It is... trust me.


Here is a little example of  a reader that I helped solve a design dilemma for a while ago.... you might remember this from my post about Flush Mounts.

Hi Sarah!

We live in a town home in downtown Charleston that was originally built around the 1930s, then renovated in the 1950s. There are lots of lovely vintage touches around our home that we love, however one we DETEST is the terrible light fixture above our stairs. It provided basically no light in addition to being the ugliest light fixture I have ever seen. 

We had been looking for a flush mount fixture to replace it since we moved it. However, most flush mounts I liked were out of my budget. You identified the perfect replacement for us and we installed it this weekend. Not only does the new fixture fit the space better, it gives off twice as much light making our stairway much safer. It is the first thing I see every morning when I leave our bedroom and it puts a huge smile on my face!
 Thank you so much for your help!
I did a little research and sent Abbie some links for different light fixtures that might work well in her space and fit within her price range. She bought one of the fixtures that I found for her and look how great the result was:
Design Advice | Sarah Barksdale Design
So go ahead and pop on over to the Design Help page and send me your questions. I cant wait to hear what you have to ask!