A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Newly Wife Header Interview

Hey all, I have a great Friday Guest Blog Interview for you today. Emily over at Newlywife shares her first years of marriage and all of the lessons, tips and triumphs that she and co-blogger Megan experience with their hubbies on their clever ‘Life after saying I do’ blog.

Their stories and posts are fresh and real, from a first home purchase to relationship woahs to design inspiration. Read on for Emily’s answers to PDB’s four interview questions and don’t forget to check out their blog!

(Love Emily’s custom mood boards)

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{PDB Interview with Emily of Newlywife}

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What inspires your design style?

I’m a story teller at heart and to me, design is all about telling a story. Incorporating classic styles with contemporary life and ideas makes a space feel more like home with history and personality. When visiting an inspired place, I like to step back, investigate the space and read the story behind the fabrics, textures, colors and shapes.

Vintage Scout

What do you love most about what you do?

Right now I blog about being a wife who also just so happens to love design. In both roles, I’m learning as I go. Making mood boards is a creative outlet that can take something like a favorite movie or recent vacation into an inspired living space. It’s how I continue to develop my personal style and design perspective. I also craft mood boards for others, too, because I love giving someone the vision to claim their space as their own. It sounds cheesy, but your home shouldn’t be just where you live, it should be a sanctuary for you and your family.

What are your favorite design trends?

I love how people are getting excited about giving new life to old furniture. Whether it’s a yellow chair with a graphic fabric cushion or a dark stained dresser turned bathroom vanity, there’s a beautiful history being recognized and re-established.

Pulp Design

What are three design suggestions that you would like to offer our readers?

{1} Little details can transform a space. For us, it was installing crown moulding, which is not as bad as you might think. I also love how sleek stencils are gaining popularity. It’s a lot of work, but can bring some real personality to a room.

Jones Design Company

{2} A little bling never hurt anyone! One of my design faves is Candace Olson, who often uses shiny and sparkly finishes that add an element of luxury to her spaces.

Candace Olson

{3} Lastly, remove any doubt or fear of failure. Mood boards help me collect inspiration to create look and feel that can be a jumping off point, instead of being caught in indecision. Sometimes, though, you just need to go for it!

MadeByGirl

Thank you, Emily!

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