Hiring an interior designer is often considered a posh extravagance afforded to people with more money than taste. But, a few years back, the interior design industry was shaken by an internet upstart called Homepolish, which connected style-challenged homeowners with interior designers for a three-hour consultation at a comparative bargain price of $350, and $130 an hour thereafter. Now, the shaker is getting shaken.
Several interior design startups are offering similar services at even lower prices, providing design advice, shopping services and some project management. The catch is these companies work completely over the internet. See Saturday’s Style for one man’s experiment with three online decorating firms.
Read Saturday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.