Growing up, I spent my Friday nights at the auction house with my mom hunting for treasures to decorate our home with. Wide-eyed, I’d sit still as a statue and try to translate the “foreign language” the auctioneer rattled off and my mom magically understood. It was fascinating. At the time, I couldn’t see the lessons she was instilling in me… a gift that I wouldn’t realize until many years later as an adult during one of the most difficult seasons of my life.
In 2009, my husband and I were both laid off on the exact same day. We had a new baby and suddenly found ourselves losing sleep over things we never imagined we’d have to worry about. As everything seemed to crumble around us, my life and how I viewed what mattered most literally changed before my eyes. And, as a result, I found my passion and talent for reimagining forgotten items and transforming them into home decor.
My Decor Style
You’ll rarely find me at a retail store. Rather, my Saturdays are spent wandering garage sales, barn sales, and thrift stores.
I adore loved pieces and naturally gravitate towards anything that is cracked, rusty, broken, and chipped. All of which tell a story. My creativity soars when I embrace the beauty in the flaws of things and celebrate them rather than covering them up.
I speak through my home decor. It is my voice and a true reflection of who I am. I suppose you could compare it to the term “Wearing your heart on your sleeve.” My decor style is not perfect. In fact, I lovingly refer to it as perfectly imperfect.
With open arms, I welcome pieces into my home with history and traces of love written all over them. I enjoy mixing old and new seamlessly together to create a look and feel that is unique and unexpected.
My style is collected and authentic with a touch of sentiment and a solid base of love, family, and dreams.
I delight in looking at a piece and instantly being taken back to a moment in time that brings a smile to my face and happiness to my heart.
What empowers me?
I embrace my unique perspective and celebrate what sets me apart rather than comparing myself to others. I follow MY arrow, dream MY dreams, and work hard to turn those dreams into MY reality. I am proud of who I am and embrace all the qualities that make me stand out amongst a crowd. I like being different and creating my own path instead of following the crowd. To me, that is empowerment.
Blessings to you and your home,