Hey Y’all! In the hopes you catch you up with everything that has been going on in the last 6 months or so and keep my promise to get back into blogging a little more, I thought I would start by sharing a few articles I wrote for Holl & Lane Magazine. Holl & Lane is a print and digital publication focused on telling real stories from real women. I was approached by the editor and asked to share some incite on interior design/home decor tips that their readers would be interested in. The two articles I wrote hold close to my heart since I decided to share my own living room and my personal family heirlooms as part of the stories. Now, you’ll have to subscribe or purchase an online copy to read the full articles, but here is a little snapshot:
I wrote in issue No. 9 about How To Make a Small Living Room Seem Larger. I talked about a handful of tips I used to make my small apartment living room feel a lot larger than it really is. The amazing Brooke Taelor Photography shot my living room and it was one of the most nerve-racking experiences Ive had on a photoshoot. As a designer, I am constantly changing up my living room (it doesn’t even look the same way it was shot for the magazine) so to commit to using it as an example for a “How To” was one of my hardest projects yet. You can see more from this shoot on my Americana Home Tour post.
In issue No. 10 I wrote about How To: Incorporating Heirlooms Into the Home. This would have to be my favorite! I love bringing in vintage or antique pieces into a design, especially when they are a family piece that has a special meaning to the homeowner. For this article I decided to stick with a few vignettes using the heirloom pieces I have and styling them to mix in modern materials and showcase easy ways you can blend them into your home. You can see more from this shoot on my Projects Page.