What's Ava Living?
Ava Living is an international community of people passionate about the design of living spaces. Consumers of design, design professionals, suppliers, educators, students, publishers, artists, authors, coaches, builders, and many others from all walks belong to Ava.
Ava Living was founded by accomplished internet experts and an interior design executive who has worked at one of the most prestigious design firms in the country.
We have used our expertise to simplify the process of home space design and make it accessible to everyone. Ava was created to fill the need of consumers of home products and services. We found that while many people have the need for design help, most of them don't know how or don't want to seek the help of a designer.
Whether you’re a true Do-it-Yourself Bob Villa type or the full service Do-It-For-Me Donald Trump type or anywhere in between, we are here to provide you with easy access to design resources to assist in your creation of the perfect room design. Most importantly, we are always thinking about you, our customer, and how to better serve your design needs.
Engage a Designer - “Help-Me-Do-It-Myself”
Designer Room Review – Our most popular FREE feature, used to choose your designers by giving you a taste of their services. You can select from among international and domestic designers, upload your room photos. They will then critique your room based on the five design principles, tell you what works and doesn't work in your room, all within 3 business days.
Concerns about costs is a major obstacle for individuals who think they would like to hire an interior designer but have reservations because so little information is available to help them make good decisions. Likewise, confusion about what designers do has created a fragmented view of the designer in the marketplace, making it difficult for designers to communicate effectively with potential clients.
Ava's Help-Me-Do-It-Myself approach solves both of these consumer concerns by providing a free taste of a designer’s capabilities, and also by packaging their services into easily understood products.
Online Designer Services – Get personalized designer recommendations from the designer of your choice. Our designer services are purchased and delivered 100% online for your convenience. Keep your personalized designer solutions on your refrigerator or in your purse for shopping trips. It is the professional touch of a designer you trust, the confidence and discretion to beautify your surroundings as your schedule and budget allows. Click here to learn more about our online designer services.
Use the Design Tools
Creating and sharing your designs with others is very fun. So to make your designs transcend the traditional boundaries of language and borders, we provide you the best tools to create and display your designs to the world. Use these three tools to display your designs and share the richness of you design intent.
Room and Inspiration Photos - Your imagination is unlimited, and so is the number of photos you can upload to your Ava profile. Upload your room photos. Save and collect your favorite design ideas and inspirations from Ava or the Web. Share your photos with your friends and designers for collaboration on your own room design.
Color Palettes – Color is the fourth dimension, so we have a color palette tool for you. Assign the colors of your design to your palette, whether wall, trim, carpet or even an accessory. You can search for designs by color to see what others have done with their color choices.
AvaVision – Our most popular design viewing tool. You can create 3D interactive photographic tours of your rooms with room photos. AvaVision automatically assembles your photos to create stunning panoramic movies up to 360°. It’s fast, fun and very easy.
Search for Your Favorite Designs
There are many more dimensions to design than just room type. Our unique room search allows you to search and then browse to find your favorite designs by accessing the many different design dimensions.
Room Type – The traditional search criteria, for example: living room, kitchen, or bedroom.
Color Palette – Using the color wheel, you can can search for rooms that have specific colors that you're looking for.
Style Tags – Keywords that describe the design style of a room, for example: Art Deco, Caribbean, or Neoclassical.
Mood Tags – Keywords that describe the emotional mood intended for the room design; for example: airy, comfortable, or elegant.
Room Ratings – Quickly find rooms as rated by the Ava Community.
You can also use the quick click searches throughout the site by clicking any words highlighted in blue.
Interact and Connect
On Ava, design is a participatory experience, so we have social networking features built right in.
Friends and Fans – Become friends with other members, or fans of your favorite designers.
My Ava – See what your friends and designers are up to every time you log in.
Groups – Create your own or join other groups of design minded members.
Blogs – Get your ideas known within the community.
Comments – Like a design? An article? A blog? A color palette? A designer? You can talk about most everything here.
Messages – Send and receive messages from other members, you circle of friends and your favorite designers.
Our community is rich in product and design resources. There are many paths to finding the specific resources you need.
Design Center - Our online design center contains directory listings for suppliers within the community. You’ll find 28 categories of suppliers which are further sorted by country, city and name.
Finding a Designer – Members can browse through hundreds of designer profiles, review professional portfolios and conduct searches to find designers based on color scheme, keyword/room or style.
Featured Designers - You can also select designers from this featured listing by country,city and last name.
Searching for Designer by name and/or location - The traditional method like using the yellow pages.
Create and Read Articles & Blogs in Our Forum
The community is filled with design professionals, suppliers, artists and others who contribute professional written content for the membership to enjoy.
Articles and blogs appear on the homepage and then are maintained within the Forum section, accessible from the main menu. Here you’ll find 26 topics filled with very rich and informative content from Ava’s talented and involved community members including Antiques, Tips & Tricks, and Video How To's.
All Ava members can contribute to the collective design intellect of our community.
Get StartedThe fastest way to understand Ava Living is to try it out. We've worked really hard to make it really easy for you. Just click one of the links below to become a part of our participatory design culture, in less than five minutes.
And remember Ava Living is fast, fun and FREE.
Consumers – Click here for your FREE Designer Room Review
Designers – Click here get your FREE professional profile
Industry Suppliers – Click here for your FREE supplier profile
Students of Design – Click here for your FREE student profile