New York mom-and daughter decorating duo Suzanne and Lauren McGrath’s blog is a gold mine for free decor advice. It’s also a shopping portal for their current home-related obsessions from sources like Ballard Designs and Jonathan Adler, giving readers access to pro-endorsed finds without the typical markups.
Enlisting professional decorating help just got easier-and more affordable. Answer online questions about your interior design needs and this site will hook you up with three design aces. Pick your preferred pro and after several phone consults, you’ll get a custom design kit. This service starts at around $1,000 per room, which represents about 80 hours of work and includes a floor plan, shopping list, fabric swatches, and paint colors.
Stunning, silky-soft 300-plus thread-count sheets at hard-to-believe prices. The secret? This site works directly with manufacturers. We love the $99 duvets in breezy botanical prints with decorator-worthy details like edge piping.
Blogger turned designer Logan Hendrickson, whose workshop is located in Henderson, Nev., keeps prices affordable on elegant handmade pendant lamps and bent-plywood chairs. To wit: a sculptural brass swing-arm lamp for just $95.