my design obsession

10.09.2012


Four years ago, a random trip to a local fabric store ignited my passion for interior design. Coincidentally, around the same time, I stumbled upon my first design blog and my interest has not slowed down since. My trip to the fabric store opened my eyes to different colors, patterns and textures and how the right combination can instantly lift a room from ordinary to AMAZING.

Viewing pictures of great designs on my favorite blogs evoked feelings of calmness and inspiration. At that point, I GOT it. Good design can do for your state of mind what a great outfit can do for your confidence. Your home is your haven and it can be functional AND beautiful.

This had led to my love of DIY. There is nothing that brings me much joy than giving new life to forgotten or unwanted treasures, or taking a piece of furniture and adding your own special touch to it.

What is YOUR passion? How did you discover it?

Here are some projects I’ve completed over the last few months.




Have you done any fun projects lately?


16 comments:

  1. Hi, I found you through BYW, good job!

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  2. How cool :) Great before and afters. After seeing this , I clicked on your 'Tour my home' page but nothing there yet:( Bet your place is lovely with all these reconditioned furniture :) (BYW)

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    1. Thanks. I really enjoy doing it. My home is a work in progress. I promise some pictures soon. :)

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  3. Great DIY's! I also love your analogy about clothes = confidence/ good design = good state of mind.
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    1. Thanks for your kind comments Kathryn.

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  4. Hi Lola :) I'm Katia Artoleria from the "bootcamp" :D

    I love this kind of projects! Great job!

    have a blessed walk

    Kat

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  5. I love, love, love the white table and chairs. Your blog is beautiful and inspiring, and your pic is spot on (I'm struggling with getting a pic of myself I like and reworking the bio). Great work! I can't wait to read more.

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    1. Thanks Jonnie. You can send me a picture you like and I can "jazz" it up on Photoshop for you. :)

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    2. Haha. Nevermind...I just realized you are a photographer. You could probably teach me.

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  6. Absolutely amazing! I LOVE that desk..... the brass hardware.... spectacular!

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    1. Thanks Crissy. It was such a steal at $30 on Craiglist.

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  7. Love the minimal modern look of your blog. The transformation on the dining set is fantastic. I look forward to seeing your future projects. =)

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  8. Wow, you are talented! One thing I tend to steer away from is refinishing furniture, so I love seeing people's before and afters! Great to be in BYW class with you! ~Jodi

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  9. OMG Boi! You have truly inspired me. I look forward to seeing your future projects because everything so far is FAB!

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