tweak specializes in simple enhancements for the home and provides affordable decorating advice. Owner Tara Riceberg employs small changes, like rearranging accessories or creating new window treatments, to provide remarkable results. With the right design tricks, demolishing the kitchen or replacing the couch may not be necessary.
tweak works with a client’s existing style and then offers suggestions on how to fine-tune it. Tara suggests enlivening a home with complementary, but distinctive pieces to create a space that tells a story about the homeowner.
Advising clients is not new to Tara. For years she counseled customers on decorating and entertaining in her home decorating store, Tesoro, known for its uncommon, handcrafted items from around the world. Selections based on compelling colors, textures, materials, and artists’ techniques drew style mavens like renowned party planner Colin Cowie and Hollywood types like Paula Abdul, Meg Ryan, Halle Berry, and Jada Pinkett Smith to her store. Tara’s ability to arrange accessories in an artful and eye-catching manner prompted customers to request in-home design consulting. And thus Tesoro turned into tweak.
Initial one-hour consultation to create a design strategy based on the client’s preferences, budget and way the home functions best. $250
Advice on material and color selections, merchandising the home, sourcing accessories and custom furnishings, and installation of new pieces. $150/hr