Time. The oxford dictionary defines it as ‘the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole’, yet the Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines it as ‘the measured or measurable period during which an action, process or condition exists or continues’.
However you describe it… I have none.
Working full time, raising children, keep the house clean and tidy with dinners on the table, taking a child to all her hospital appointments and therapies, not even to mention the fact she doesn’t sleep through the night… when the hell do I have the time to get out the bloody paint brushes and redecorate and redesign my lounge.
I’ve been eyeing up getting someone in to do it for me and that is where St Josephs Interiors have been a god send.
This is their ‘Room in a Box.’
St Josephs Interiors visit your home (if local) or correspond via phone or email to go through which room it is you require a restyle. From the details you provide she sources various samples and swatches with your room or house in mind and puts together a box. Inside the box you will find wall paper samples, fabric swatches and paint charts.
They also provide images and details of various furnishings that would fit perfectly into said room all at the budget you have selected.
A little bit like a inspirational mood board but in a bespoke box.
I think we all have secret mood boards, that we often keep in our heads, that have never come to fruition. We all, well mostly women, often going out and head to the home ware isle where we ponder over the grey or beige ridiculously over priced sofa, that we most definitely cannot afford and either end up with a cheaper not so nice one or nothing in the hope one day we will win the lottery and would be able to not have to choose and buy both.
That is why investing in St Josephs eradicates the need to go to said shops and spend hours or days wallowing in self pity.
As an ex-estate agent it is fair to say the CEO Martine Skinner has seen her fair share of homes. During her time in the field she spent plenty an afternoon talking furnishings with clients and helping them redesign, restyle or offer ideas of redecoration.
I think you have to have a certain eye to be able to see past what a persons current home looks like and envisage what it could be like and St Josephs Interiors to this incredibly well.
On average this sort of service costs around £150. St Josephs only charge £50 which is pretty amazing considering the time and effort they go to to find the items and colours that are going to compliment your home and personality.
They items sourced are of the best quality for the money. For example my budget for our lounge was £2000 and this is what they have come back with, which includes paint from Farrow and Ball.
For me, I like quality at the best possible price. I am a right bargain hunter for starters but still like to use something I know is good, such as the paint. Don’t get my wrong products like Dulux are pretty good but Farrow and Ball just seems to be more durable, better quality and definitely lasts longer.
I really cant recommend St Josephs Interiors enough. They make the whole process effortless and the most stress free experience I have ever encountered when it comes to home restyles and renovations. They are a relatively new company on the block that are just finding their feet but are doing so very well.
The box itself is perfectly put together although the furnishings sheet could do with having a little more shine to it.