Gain the confidence and tools needed to hone in on your ideas and make your home complete.
Your professional designer BFF here to guide you through pulling together an entire home or a single room.
Pull up a kitchen stool and let's sip on some iced coffee while we work through all of your
home decor questions.
Is there anything that could use a bit more personality?
A refreshed vibe? Another layer?
We had a few people over this weekend, and before they arrived, we did an overall straightening session around here. You know, the sessions that everything gets put back in its place 🙌🏻
Getting to this point of your home design journey, is really just that, getting everything to feel intensional in its own place. The goal is to be able to take 10 minutes to an hour at any given time to get the bulk of your house in entertaining order.
Once everything you own has a place, it is WORLDS EASIER to determine what you need to layer in to make your surroundings feel really complete after each straightening session. It also becomes clear what needs to be removed to feel refreshed and cleansed.
Anyone is able to get a straightening routine down in their home. I have full faith that no matter what your home looks like, you can find a place for every purposeful item.
Maybe that’s the part that feels tricky to you?
I promise though, if you set out to purge through the excess and follow steps #1 through #6 on my list, you will feel an immediate sense of peace.
#7 Start a collection.
#8 Buy accessories that speak to you.
#9 Invest in coffee table books.
I know this is the most daunting part of home design for so many of you. Don’t worry, we’re going to talk it through 👌🏻
I am hired by homeowners to come in and make their home design come together. I love that my 1:1 clients have full faith in ME, although I have to be honest, every last one of you can make incredible styling happen if you have that same faith in YOURSELF!
Not much job security on the styling front when I am out here giving you all of the tools you need to do it yourself, but THIS is the part of my job that I LOVE!
You have been telling yourself for decades that you don’t have a “design eye”; or you need more help with this “home design” stuff than most; or you don’t even know what your style is 😭
We’re reversing this message you’ve made up for yourself. You have the eye that matters for your own home; this list is a challenge, but it is not impossible; you don’t need “a style” to bring your personality into a fully thought through home design… I repeat, you do not need to identify a style!
1. Buy items that put a smile on your face.
It could be a pig sculpture or a piece of art. It doesn’t matter, as long as it speaks to you and you love the vibe.
2. Just buy it.
Do me a favor and don’t force yourself to have a specific location in mind when you purchase an accessory you love… Okay, so everything DOES have to have its place; BUT if you love anything enough, rest assured, it will find its place.
3. When I say to start a collection, it doesn’t need to be a theme.
It’s okay to legitimately start a collection of similar items, but be careful not to overdo it. Add interest in your “collection” purchases. Think full color spectrum (warm tones ↔️ cool tones).
4. Buy books.
Similar to our “making the beds” step, “invest in coffee table books”. This is a general note for styling. Books are the number one most versatile styling items you can add to your home design, so take this step of buying them, and/or art, and/or throw pillows, etc. These are the layers that really make your house speak YOU!
5. Don’t limit yourself.
You can stick to your budget, but don’t ever limit yourself by aesthetic. If you are drawn to an odd trinket in a vintage shop, or you inherited a unique wall hanging from Grandma, it can ALWAYS work.
We made it to my favorite part, because MORE is, more often than not, MORE when it comes to a personality filled home.
This really is the part of the home design process to start having fun. Let loose and live a little. Don’t get hung up on trends or current home vibes. You do you, and your shopping finds will feel just that!
Don’t worry, I’m not leaving you hanging with this glorious carrot. We have a few weeks of taking your design somewhere. Stay tuned ☀️
SHOP THE MMDH LOOK
Lots of fresh home inspo and decorating tips are to be discovered on our Pinterest boards!
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.