Now that the guests are gone, and your house (and hopefully your nerves) have returned to post-holiday calm, you might find yourself taking a look around and making some mental notes on how to give your space a makeover for the new year. (Or, if a sprucing up of your joint is on your 2014 resolution list, even better.)
If you overspent a bit on holiday gifts, don't worry. You can afford a little house-lift AND get a custom look without the cost of an interior decorator. A new website called uneekee.com will bring that look straight to your door/inbox. uneekee.com offers designs, prints and patterns from a variety of sources–community graphic designers, artists, and computer-generated patterns to bring you just about any print, color, or design for a variety of home items. Shop by product, pattern, or artist.
You-nique: From Dull to Designer
“Every good decorator knows the least expensive way to remodel a bathroom is to drop in a new shower curtain, some fresh towels and a fun bathmat to match,” says Kara Parsons, uneekee.com CEO and founder. After several years in retail and ecommerce, Parsons has figured out a "unique" way to combine home decorating and print on demand. Not only can a shopper choose from seven exclusive artists on the site, but uneekee.com hosts a cool pattern tool that allows a user to choose from over 225 patterns and actually size and color them to match exact specifications. If that sounds too overwhelming–as it does someone like me, an interior decorator noob–the uneekee team of designers can make recommendations for you–and do the ordering, as well. Then, all you have to do is sit back and wait for your custom room-in-a-box. No longer are you beholden to the retailer’s taste or champagne budget–you get what you want in your colors on beautiful, quality items that will get used every day.
Think Outside the Bath, too
uneekee.com can outfit bedroom or spruce up your windows with linens, too, and your dinner parties can have custom table linens, placemats, and napkins. For those of you frustrated by the lack of large tablecloths–uneekee has them in common and hard to lengths, up to 156”. You can match the trim on your china or your wainscoting with the click of a mouse. And most uneekee products go right in the wash and dry cycle, eliminating costly, time-consuming dry cleaning. A touch of polyester holds the color forever and eliminates ironing. Pillows, blankets, shams and cases round out the bed assortment.
Interior Decorators Not Left Out to Dry
Interior decorators take note–uneekee offers a discount for you too–help your clients find exact fabric, pattern and color matches without the usual 10-week wait or (the more than usual) exorbitant prices.