Havenly is an online interior design firm that will totally design any room in your home for a very affordable $185. I am SO excited to share Havenly with you today! From initial consultation to the final delivery of your items they will hold your hand every single step of the way. Havenly’s room design service is perfect whether you are starting from scratch or just want a design update and they will work with your style, your budget, and your approach to designing your space. I highly recommend reading every word of my Havenly Review so you know exactly what you’re getting – the concepts, the room rendering, and the purchasing service. It’s an amazing service and I would totally personally purchase it for the next room I design. I have been thrilled with my Havenly experience.
I started working with Havenly (they provided the design services to me in exchange for a review) after I purchased my home. I won’t dazzle you with the granny style of the former owners, but you can see from my seafoam green walls to my “Brandy has moved all around the country and been a grad student for 6 of the 15 years since she left college” style that we were in need of SERIOUS assistance! We needed style from top to bottom without spending a fortune and to be honest – I didn’t know where to start. It’s totally overwhelming.
When you sign up for Havenly you fill out five questions, and then are matched with your designer. The questions are easy and if you don’t know, you just pick your favorite. I really had NO idea what I wanted my space to look like, but I had a nice half hour chat with my designer about my preferences (no white couches!), my budget (moderate), and needs for my space (kid friendly! matches my personal tastes, which I could not describe but somehow they nailed!).
As part of the design process you get two room concepts. These room concepts give you an idea of the design, but not how it will look in your space. It’s your opportunity to be able to more fully articulate what you love and what you don’t love. This is my space so we took some time to give some serious feedback!
My favorite part was the artwork in Concept 1. I love it – and I think my designer put together my love of purple, my modernish aesthetic (without being too 80s or too retro), and an offhand comment about having a giant Kandinsky in a former living room, to select it. I loved the warm wood accents, but not the bookshelves or the storageless cubes (I’m so pragmatic). The second design was a bit too sterile and industrial for me, though we loved the color scheme (my husband and best friend weighed in too). After giving feedback on perhaps half the items (look, I really let Havenly do the work on this – that’s what they’re for), it was time to upload 360 photos of my room and provide dimensions to get my room rendering so I could really see what it would look like!
This is my new living room, designed by Havenly! I couldn’t believe how awesome it was! It’s hard to articulate that this is your style even when you can’t show someone what you love. I had told my designer that I recently purchased a boatload of Jonathan Adler bedding and I liked CB2. That’s about it.
Absolutely gorgeous. But wait – I was NOT done with them. Then I asked Havenly all sorts of ridiculous questions – not really ridiculous, but as I started selecting everything I did want to change a few things and add a few things.
I also asked Shelby to find me beaver artwork (I have a beaver collection – it’s weird but totally me) and add a dog bed that matched the design. I think Lindy will LOVE the purple one, don’t you?
You can see that she also presented a different option for the accent wall. It’s the only wall in this room that I can really accent, because the other walls wrap all the way around the kitchen without a break. You might also note that the fireplace is white, on Shelby’s suggestion. We are working on getting everything painted now so I can put everything together. (This is a big job – the trim isn’t white – it’s a terrible pink buff color and it all needs to go away)
Speaking of getting everything together, Havenly lets you shop the designs – all of them – for exactly what you want.
Havenly also helped me select a stencil for the wall – they originally presented some FABULOUS designer wallpaper, which I really wanted to do, but my pragmatic heart said no wallpaper installation around a fireplace, as well as paint color suggestions. After going through this design process I am super confident my room is going to dazzle and be perfect when I complete it. I’m still deciding on some elements but checking out with Havenly is really easy – you just check the buttons, check out and they send you an invoice to confirm. Then they manage all the purchasing. Plus if an item is on sale or you have a coupon, you can provide that to Havenly and they will use it on your behalf.
One of the things I can’t decide on is the rug. We’re all leaning heavily towards the Zahra rug in teal.
I cannot wait to share our final results with you – they are going to be fabulous. By the way, beyond the room design, which would be an amazing holiday gift too, you’re not obligated to purchase anything. You do get a $50 credit against non-sale purchases of $200+. I decided that I didn’t want 100% white furniture and purchased almost exactly the same items from the same store in a different color (I would not have known where to start without Havenly – a blank canvas really stresses me out!). Unlike me, if you have existing pieces that you want to incorporate into your design, you just upload them right to the interface.
You can use your Havenly design as a starting point or an end-to-end interior design service. I love the flexibility of that. I already have some ideas for my kids’ craft/reading room, but I’m not sure how to put them together, so it would be great to get assistance with that too. This time I have an idea to start with and I’ve been putting together a secret pinboard of some inspiration for that.
Havenly Definitely check back in to find my updates on the room design! p.s. Here’s the gift card if you are looking to gift a room design! It’s pretty fabulous and you don’t have to lift a finger!