For consultations, she charges $50 to $125 per room, and $175 per hour for those with special needs.
One reason art-installation firms started to rebound after the initial lockdown: Zoom meetings. “Clients were focused on their walls and what they looked like and everything that was behind them was in a Zoom call,” said David Castle, owner of Eye Level, based in Manhattan.
Mr. Castle said clients often contact Level I and ask for help grouping artwork or framed photos on the wall into a grid or free-form, salon-style arrangement. “They want all these different things to look good together,” he said, but he’s intimidated by the idea of tackling the job himself.
There have also been unusual requests, such as from a young couple who wanted to hang a painting on the ceiling over their bed – while hiding them, below, under the sheets.
The firm charges $295 per art handler for two hours of work, then $95 for each additional hour.
aromatherapy for home
Over the years, hotels and spas have carried signature scents. Now landlords can do the same.
These fragrances go beyond just smelling good, said Yael Alkley, founder and CEO of Red Flower, a New York-based company that makes personal care and home products from potent botanical extracts and other plant-derived ingredients. The company believes that the natural fragrances of its products can elevate your mood and help you work out and sleep better.
Rather than an overall scent that blankets an entire house or apartment, however, Alkley recommends local scents, which are used in various rooms in combination with Red Flower’s finished products. For a home office, she may develop an oil that can be rubbed into the wooden desk a client works at. “We can create a combination of cedarwood, lemon balm, frankincense and maybe a little bit of citrus—like grapefruit essential oil—it’s so awakening,” she said.