Thank you for your interest in a decorating consult!  I began writing a lifestyle and design blog in 2010 and after much encouragement from many of you, in 2014, I decided it was a natural extension to begin offering decorating guidance and recommendations for readers who share a similar love for classic and cozy interiors.  Now in my 4th year, I'm proud this little business has grown to include clients across the country, from California to Massachusetts and many states in between.  

The greatest source of my inspiration comes from the beauty I find in older homes.  I have a design aesthetic that blends  timeless New England style with charming English country.    My goal is to help lay the foundation for timeless rooms that are as beautiful as they are comfortable to live in.  Decorating shouldn't be a serious or stressful endeavor, I'm here to be a sounding board, road map maker and enthusiastic partner that inspires you to create a home that will enhance your life and be a lovely backdrop for good living.

I offer services both locally and through e-design.  
The process is simple:

1. Contact me at: and tell me a little about yourself and your home!

2. I will send you a list of consult options, my fees, terms, and a detailed explanation of the process.  It is important for both of us to determine if we are the right fit for each other.  I want to make sure that my design aesthetic is what you are looking for and that the scope of the project is within my capacity.

3. For local clients, I will come to your home to discuss your project.  If you are outside the Cincinnati area, I will ask for lots of photos, room dimensions and inspiration images (if you have them) and we'll communicate via email.

4.  I create a custom inspiration board for each room, provide a detailed source list for where to buy suggested items, and a rendering of the room layout (if needed). All sent via email.

5.  After getting your feedback, I will make any necessary changes and email you a final board and source list.

While I do not offer full service design, I do suggest and will order to-trade items for you when needed.  Please note that I work part time and treat each and every project with the same attention to detail I would give my own home, so my calendar fills quickly - don't wait too long if you know there is a decorating project in your future that you could use a little help with.

Thank you for your interest!
Tessa Foley


  1. Love this Tessa! The new look for your blog is perfect, and I can't wait to read more of your design posts. You have a great eye and I am excited to follow along :)

  2. Hello,

    Congratulations and wish you the best...Love following your posts.You have beautiful taste!