Uniquely Inspired

There is a lot to be said about the look and feel of a home. Some people think it’s vitally important to create something, others thing it should just be a hodge-podge of things that you’ve collected throughout your life and chose to hold on to. Whatever part of the spectrum you find yourself in, creating a home should feel like you. One of my favorite design quotes is from interior designer, Charlotte Moss:author You owe it to your hard work to create something out of your home that tells the story of your life and makes you happy when you come home after a long day’s work- reminding you why you do it all in the first place. Here are a few ways to let your home tell your story and have an organized collection of your life in your home.frames

  1. Pictures Galore- I love pictures! For many reasons; In this digital age there is something almost-dare I say- ‘retro’ about having hard, candid copies of you and your loved ones strewn about your home.
    • Pictures can be so much more than memories of people and fun times. They can represent the cities that have inspired you, places you’ve created memories and times that will remind you that those long days aren’t the majority.
    • AND you can do so many fun things with them: canvas them, frame them on the wall, create a wall of fame, make a timeline, the possibilities are endless.
  2. Make use of vintage pieces- Whether they’re from your grandmother, an old dress. from high school, collectible books, etc.
    • Any of these items make for a perfect addition to your home decor. You can create a solid base of your home with a stylish trend or furniture scheme then add your pieces to it, one at a time.
    • Use your old dress as a table cloth over your coffee table or cut it up into doilies. Drape your grandmother’s old necklace across your mantle. Or set books around the room, glue them into an end table, use them as coasters.
    • The possibilities really are endless, the main point is to make sure your home becomes a collection of you and who you are or where you want your life to be.
  3. uniqueUnique Pieces of furniture- I am clearly an advocate for re-using classics. But this especially stands out in larger pieces.
    • They don’t have to be vintage or anything necessarily but finding a larger piece, like a couch, table, tv stand- that is unique and unlike anything you’ve seen or had before makes your home that much more yours.
    • There isn’t really anywhere you can go wrong with your pieces as long as you fall in love with each and every one of them and know that it makes your decor into your own personal story of your life and who you are.




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-Mandy Adleman




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