This week, I had the wonderful opportunity of communicating with a very talented designer named Julissa Arias. The neat thing is that she started an online interior design studio which allows anyone to afford custom interior design services! She specialize in Nurseries, Play rooms, Children and Teen Rooms.
She sends a detailed Questionnaire which allows you to define your needs and preferences. You tell her what you already have and what you need as far as furniture and accessories. And you do your own measuring and photography. Then, based on the information you provide, she then creates your iBaby Custom Interior Design Planner. You implement the purchasing and installation process, with the aid of your iBaby Planner, under any budget you choose. Isn’t that awesome? Now anyone can afford a professional baby nursery designer!
Here are a few spaces that she has designed:
I have asked her a few questions so you can get to know her a little bit.
How did you get started?
I graduated from the University of Miami in 2003 and went on to work for high end Interior Design firms until 2007 when I had my son, Christopher. I became a SAHM and loved it but as the time went on I missed my work and thrill of designing beautiful spaces. In early 2009, a friend and former client called with the news that she was expecting! I was very excited for her, she was disappointed that I would not be able to design her nursery since I had moved away from NJ to Florida in early 2008. I had an AHA! moment, I thought about it for days and days, “What if? What IF I could design her nursery from Florida? What if there was an ONLINE Interior Design Studio?” Over the course of 3 weeks I had a complete custom interior design planned for her space!!! All she had to do was send me images and dimensions of her space and answer the same questions I would have asked her if I’d visited her home!!! iBaby Interiors was born!!!
What was your favorite nursery that you designed?
I have years of interior design experience, most of my work has been high end residential and commercial projects. When I was pregnant I loved designing my son’s room and still was able to stay within my budget! However I don’t have ton’s of nurseries designed as this is a new passion of mine. I don’t have a favorite yet….but I will include an image of the one that started it all. I have also included the images of a 15 year old boy’s room which I designed several years back but was a hit with my clients!!!
What inspires you when designing a nursery? Where do your ideas come from?
When designing any space I LISTEN to my clients. They inspire me, and before they even hire me they imagine and dream of what that space will be like. That is why my slogan is, “Inspired by you, Created by iBaby.”
My ideas can come from many places, usually with the direction my client leads me in, I will find a fabric or a painting that is usually where it all begins. When I am working on a project it becomes a part of my daily life, sometimes I even find myself waking in the middle of the night with an idea so good that I must jot it down and or draw it.
I am also a parent and I know how thrilling it is to walk by an empty room and dream of the little occupant that will soon reside there!
Also I really want to get across the great DEAL that my company offers. Custom Interior Design is expensive and not always accessible to everyone, however through iBaby anyone can have the luxury of having a custom designed space for their little one. Especially with this down economy it is a GREAT value and it’s an innovative way to have custom interiors. I also do Toddler, Children and Teen rooms.
How does this work?
1. Decide on what type of room you need designed. (Baby Nursery, Child’s Room, Play Room or Teen Room)
2. Place the deposit through PayPal on the Pricing & Order tab.
3. Email me at iBabyInteriors@gmail.com, once the order has been placed with your name and contact information.
4. I will contact you with your order information and iBaby Design Forms. (These forms have a questionnaire, measuring form, how to photograph the space form, they basically cover everything I need to know to design a beautiful space)
5. Once you email me at iBabyInteriors@gmail.com with this information I will commence work on your space. It will take approximately 10 business days to complete the project.
6. I will notify you of the completion of the project, on my website you pay the Balance and I will notify you mailing date of your iBaby Custom Interior Design.
My work comes in a beautiful portfolio that ties with a satin ribbon, and it will contain space plans, 3d images of the space, paint swatches, fabric swatches, furniture picks, window treatments picks and swatches, lighting and flooring recommendations, and a shopping guide that will list the pricing, where to buy and total cost of the space. ( the total cost will always be with in the budget the client specified in the questionnaire.
So, there ya have it! Isn’t she great? I just love her business and know that she is going to do really well. So, if any of you have a nursery that you need designed, be sure to contact her today!