How to Transform Your Space With E-Design

March 20, 2023 - Michelle Murphy

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through Pinterest, dreaming of a beautifully designed living space, only to be left feeling overwhelmed by the thought of tackling a project on your own with limited resources?

Fear not, friend!

E-design is here to save the day (and your design dreams).

E-design allows you to access professional interior design services from the comfort of your own home (yay pyjamas)! Whether you live in a rural area or simply don’t have the time to participate in a traditional interior design process, you can still create a space that is functional, beautiful, and tailored to your personal style with e-design.

We’re about to jump into things quickly here, so sit back, relax, and let’s explore the world of e-design together!

A rendering of a living room entryway

What is E-Design?

E-design, aka online or virtual interior design, is a fresh approach to traditional interior design services.

Unlike the conventional interior design process, e-design is done entirely online, allowing clients to work with professional designers remotely. Instead of a designer visiting your home in person, e-design service is conducted via email, phone, and video calls.

Is E-Design Right for Me?

The Where

E-design is a great option for anyone looking to transform their space without the limitations of location or time.

This approach provides clients with the flexibility to work with designers from anywhere in the world, making it especially suitable for those who live in rural areas, vacation homes, and remote cabins.

The Who

E-design is also ideal for those who prefer a more hands-on approach to their design project and want to be more involved in the process. Clients who choose e-design services should be prepared to take measurements, provide photos, and communicate their needs and preferences to their designer.

With e-design, individuals have the flexibility to work with a designer at their own pace, making it a perfect choice for those with busy schedules.

The What

E-design is perfect for a wide range of projects, including smaller-scale projects such as space planning and furniture selection. It can also be a great option for larger projects like refreshing a room or updating a kitchen.

Services usually include 3D renderings and clients can expect to receive design concepts, product suggestions, and other design-related information from their designer via email or video call.

Overall, e-design is an excellent option for anyone looking to create a beautiful, functional, and personalized living space without the restrictions of the traditional interior design process.

A cozy bedroom with a feature wall with intersecting colour blocks

Pros & Cons of E-Design

There are several advantages to using e-design services. However, there are some potential disadvantages that those thinking about e-design should consider.

Pro: Cost

Likely the most significant benefit of e-design is cost savings.

Because e-design reduces a designer’s time for certain tasks (measurements, etc) and completely omits other expenses (designer travel, etc), e-design services tend to be more affordable than traditional interior design services.

Pro: Accessibility

As mentioned, e-design gives people the flexibility to work with designers from anywhere at any time, which is especially helpful for those living in rural or remote areas or individuals with busy calendars.

(Potential) Con: Involvement

E-design usually requires a lot more involvement from clients, which may not be suitable for those who prefer a more hands-off approach.

(Potential) Con: Personal Touch

In some instances, clients may miss the personal touch of working with a designer in person.

That said, many designers who offer e-design services invest heavily in their initial discovery to not only make sure there’s a fit, but to also establish rapport and comfortability from the get-go.

Modern condo kitchen with oak cabinets and steel appliances with an open concept in SW Calgary interior design

Does MMID Offer E-Design Services?

That’s gonna be a yeah from me, dawg!

Michelle Murphy Interior Design (MMID) offers a variety of e-design services including:

All MMID e-design services start with a detailed questionnaire. MMID works closely with clients to create a space that meets their needs and reflects their personal style, providing ongoing support throughout the entire design process - no matter the distance!

Find your perfect MMID e-design service now!

Calgary interior designer Michelle Murphy selects paint samples for a client

To E-Design & Beyond!

E-design is a great option for transforming your space with the virtual help of a professional interior designer. It provides clients with flexibility and cost savings while still delivering high-quality design.

Isn’t it nice to know that you can work closely with an expert, regardless of where you live or how busy your schedule is?

So keep scrolling away on Pinterest, because even if you live far away, the interior of your dreams is closer than you think!

Interested in exploring e-design services further? Contact MMID today!

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