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instant space


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instant space


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Started by Betsy Burnham in 2005, Instant Space offers custom interiors--in the clean, colorful aesthetic of Burnham Design--one room at a time for a flat fee. Send us the details of your space (or spaces), give us some sense of your taste, lifestyle and design goals and we'll provide you with a custom furniture plan, color palette, fabric selection and all purchasing information. Working long-distance with our clients, we've designed rooms, and entire houses, in cities across the U.S. and abroad.

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about instant space

  • Instant Space is adaptable to the needs of each client: projects have ranged from studio apartments to a room or two, and we’ve even done entire homes.
  • Instant Space is perfect for clients who want to be actively involved in the design process and who want to guide the follow-through.
  • Each project is custom; no two are ever the same.
  • Betsy Burnham personally leads the design process for every Instant Space project.
  • We pull from the same marketplace resources--from retail and "to the trade", from traditional to on-trend, quick-ship to one of a kind--as we do with our full service clients.
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you send us


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you send us:

  • Measurements of your room, ceiling to floor and each wall indicating any windows, doors or built-in features.
  • Notes about your taste, your likes and dislikes and the ways the room is going to be used, i.e., "This is an office that sometimes doubles as a guest room" or "Our living room needs to accommodate a crowd because we love to entertain."
  • Digital photos of the room(s) from every relevant angle plus an image or two of your home's exterior (feel free to include a shot of you and/or your family and definitely any pets!).
  • Inspiration: anything you've seen that you've loved.  Magazine tear sheets, Pinterest Boards, photos of a friend’s place, the website of a favorite hotel or destination--the more information you provide, the better we'll be able to interpret your taste, and the better your design will be.
  • A completed Instant Space questionnaire and payment.
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we send you


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we send you:

  • A scaled furniture plan, fabric swatches and paint chips plus detailed information about the specific pieces selected for your project.
  • Samples of any building materials, like tile and cabinet hardware, that may go with your design.
  • A couple of options for bigger furniture pieces (and we’ll happily send some alternate ideas after the fact if any piece in the initial design isn't working for you).
  • You'll have your Instant Space design within 6 weeks of ordering; if there's a waitlist for Instant Space, we'll let you know in advance what the wait will be (typically a week or two at the most).
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pricing


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pricing


 

pricing

Hallways, Entryways - $1500

Powder Rooms - $1800

Dining Rooms - $2750

Bedrooms - $2750

Home Offices - $2500

Bathrooms - $2200

Living Rooms - $3200

Kitchens - $2500

Family Rooms, Great Rooms - $3200

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client testimonials


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client testimonials


 

recent instant spaces

Map of Recent Instant Space Projects
Betsy Burnham and Instant Space helped make our house a home. She empowered us with the creativity and resources to infuse a polished, personal style that’s totally us. We first used Instant Space 7 years ago when we lived in Atlanta and we loved it so much we used it again recently for our kitchen in the suburbs of NYC. Her California Bungalow style is fresh, light and fun - even for us east coasters! Who knew that peacock blue cabinets, black plaid, walnut accents and a silly little hedgehog print were exactly the right mix to bring our bland white kitchen to life? Betsy knew....and we couldn’t be happier!
— Erika M, New York, NY
As a native Californian now living in Connecticut, having Betsy infuse some California freshness into my traditional CT home was perfect. With a really busy lifestyle, I’ve enjoyed how the Instant Space process allowed me to complete many spaces in my home at my own pace and budget. The package the Burnham design team gives is meticulous and ultra-professional and everything is done for the ease and benefit of the client. She mixes trade with retail and it is so much fun seeing the rooms come to life with their design! What I especially love about Betsy and her team and the I/S process is them. If I have a question, or want another option, they are quick and happy to respond. It has been a true pleasure working with all her team and BTW, my house looks fabulous and is so organized! No detail is spared. I/S is the real deal and a real deal!
— Lisa P, Greenwich, CT
It was the perfect choice for us and I am a huge fan!

I was excited to decorate our formal living room and master bedroom but a little overwhelmed by the size of the rooms. Betsy and her team did an excellent job with the design and the best part of receiving our Instant Space box was how user friendly it was. There was no rush in ordering things, we could pick and chose what we liked, and if there was something we weren’t sure about they gave us other suggestions. We’ve had great communication with Betsy and her team throughout the process and I highly recommend Instant Space if you need help finding furniture to fit a space, want a creative and fun room that tells a story and want a hands-on role in the decorating process.
— Nicole S, La Cañada, CA
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press & media


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