Hi Lori, I don't see why you couldn't find a local designer to assist you. There are some limitations, of course, with an apartment, so you can't be moving walls and renovating the kitchen.
But if you are looking for assistance with color, furniture selection and placement, absolutely.
As a design consultant (as well as a realtor), my decorating services are offered by the hour, based on what the clients needs and what their overall budget is. Perhaps you can find someone in your area who works with clients in the same manner.
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