Uninviting interior design can depress residents, put off guests, and encourage hauntings by tacky ghosts. Attract the most stylish spirits with today's Groupon: for $75, you get one hour of interior-design consultation with Urban Elements Interior Space (a $175 value). Today's deal is valid for any residence within 20 miles of downtown Portland.
With 30 years of combined interior-design experience, Lisa Field and Michael Newsom of Urban Elements Interior Space carefully recraft residences into paragons of inviting, 21st century design. Over the course of a one-hour consultation, the team considers the function, color scheme, and layout of room after room, from cluttered kitchens to living rooms ruled by bands of wisecracking housecats. Based on their observations, they might offer suggestions for new paint colors, fresh arrangements of furniture, organizational solutions, or possible purchases. Urban Elements also turns a practiced eye toward outdoor areas, providing ideas for turning dingy patios and unkempt yards into beguiling, al fresco edens that foster summertime relaxation and draw the envy of truck-bound FBI surveillance teams.