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home decor questions.
I started thinking, “What can I offer up to you for being here and supporting MMDH?”
So, I asked the question in my newsletter…and many of you answered!!
Before I jump right into specific responses to your design questions rolling in, I’m going to throw a streamlined checklist your way.
Let’s not go crazy and overwhelm ourselves with action items just yet!
Ease into this series. Take a minute to respond with a question when you have one. The goal is that you start to feel a confidence boost and mindset shift when you think about your house.
You might be someone who already has your home design groove on and loves to get a hot tip to ramp it up here and there. I’m here for it!
Or you could be the homeowner that has always loved design and the idea of a complete feeling home, but wouldn’t know the first thing to do to achieve that for yourself. Yep, I’m here for this too!
That’s the beauty of me being able to share my top of mind design suggestions with you, right here, in a low key setting. Zero pressure to have it all together. 100% approachable interior design.
Anywho, below is a quick PDF download of the checklist that you can print and keep handy.
I honed in on this list, really thinking about the major impact each of these items can make if you take them on.
Some will take much more physical time and energy than others. Others will take a lot more mental strength to get through. The list is interesting that way.
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I have to ask… do you know your own style?
Or a better question, do you know you don’t need to have a style you can label?
For a long time, the concept of “trends” has bothered me. I’m slightly annoyed at myself for even talking about trends in this note, although I think I need to bring them up to get this point fully processed.
The hard truth is that, YOU DO NOT NEED TO LABEL YOUR STYLE !
Creating a home that is entirely YOU, is about letting go of trends. It’s about embracing who you are as a homeowner and human being.
Who actually are you? What brought you to this point of your life? What made you YOU?
Okay, I’m one to VERY RARELY actually “let it loose” (IYKYK), but I’m not sure if anyone has ever walked into a space I’ve lived in since freshman year of college and not gotten a really good handle on who I am as a human being… bright, bold, imperfect, eclectic, happy, welcoming — those aren’t decor styles, they are just who I am.
For example, we currently have a massive photo of pink tennis balls gracing our front entryway. I took tennis lessons through my entire childhood and have some incredible memories of my days on the tennis court.
I don’t play tennis regularly AT ALL now (I actually need a league stat. Who’s coming with me?!), but this photo by an incredible photographer spoke to me along with her entire collection.
Now, I’m making sure it speaks to every last person who walks through my front door, whether they stare at it blankly or not!
There is no doubt that there is a science to making a house feel like home, although before I let you in on the science, you NEED TO STOP overthinking every last dang candle you bring into your house. Praise all that is good, I said it!!
(I’m legitimately laughing out loud right now. Are you? Don’t answer that, again. I know how serious this stuff is for people to get through.)
I want you to start this home design process by wholeheartedly allowing yourself to make investments in the things that speak to you, and you haven’t necessarily already seen done before.
You have this in you, I PROMISE YOU! You might just have to dig a bit deeper than others to get a handle on it — I’ve got time.
I joke that these aren’t too serious, but man alive do the answers make ALL of the difference when you put them to work in your surroundings!
The goal is to just do it. It is the base of your thoughtfully designed home. Purging the excess and organizing the rest.
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INTERIOR DESIGNER, EDUCATOR, MOM OF 2, CURATOR, HOMEBODY, ANTHEM LOVER, OPEN-MINDED LEARNER, AND RESOURCE FOR YOU...
I love the hunt for diamonds in the rough, the art of styling unexpected combinations that speak to you, and the process of helping you curate a home that basically gives you a massive hug as you walk in the door.