...so you want a beautiful home
Life changes, so should your home decor
Life is moving so quickly with family, career, friends, volunteering, household stuff… It’s no wonder we don’t have time to think about upgrading the tired decor of our homes.
Often we don’t even notice when our homes become tired looking. It’s doesn’t happen suddenly like when the refrigerator died. When an appliance dies, it needs our immediate attention. We replace it. It’s a no-brainer.
It’s not the same with art. Art doesn’t suddenly die. As long as it doesn’t fall off the wall, it continues to fill what would otherwise be an empty space, and it slowly goes out of style without us even realizing it’s happening.
We just continue on with our busy lives, until something happens that makes us look around and realize our home looks tired, and it doesn’t make us happy.
That’s where I was a few years ago.
Now you’d think, being an artist and an interior designer, my home would be beautifully decorated and that I’d never get tired of it. Well, let me tell you… That ain’t true. My tastes change like everyone else’s.
That was certainly the case as I looked around our living room and realized we had a lot of stuff that no longer brought me joy and that definitely didn’t fit who my husband and I are as a couple and a family.
Granted, there were things that had sentimental value that I wanted to keep. But the rest? It was time for a refresh, an upgrade. Time to make our home feel like us.
Does any of that sound like where you’re coming from? Maybe a little?
One thing that’s true for all of us at this point is we know for sure is we want something special and unique. We don’t want the stuff they sell at the big box stores because that’s what everyone has. Sorry, Joanna, not all of us are into shiplap and word art, and some of us don’t want to DIY.
So where does that leave us?
Well, we could invest in an expensive piece of original art. I don’t know, maybe you’re like me and would rather spend your money on travel, time with your family and friend, or other home improvements.
We’ve all spent a lot of time at home recently, so maybe you’re in the same place. You’re ready to refresh your home and make it feel more like you and your family. You’re ready for something different.
That’s where buying art prints becomes an great option for getting something unique and special at an affordable price.
Keep scrolling if you want to know more about me.
I could write something really creative about myself, but I’m just going to lay it out there. I create beautiful art and beautiful homes for people just like you.
I’m an artist, an interior design and a philosopher. And, I’ve discovered the secret of life… Just kidding. I haven’t really found the secret of life.
But I do have a unique philosophy about life. It’s lived in the small moments. It’s those every day moments that we’ll look back on, so we have to embrace them. And home plays a huge part in that, because it’s where we live our lives.
I've always been an artist.
I drew my first charcoal drawing of a rose for my mom when I was six. After that, I always asked for art supplies for my birthdays and Christmas. To be honest, I wasn’t ever happy with that drawing, but my mom loved it and it hung in our living room for years. I’ve always been my own worst critic.
Decorating was the same.
I was about eight when I started rearranging my grandma’s guest bedroom and my parents’ living room whenever they’d let me. I reupholstered my headboard when I was 11 because I wanted a different style. By 13 I could identify architectural styles and eras, and I could identify load-bearing walls.
I didn't follow my bliss.
Because I thought it was sensible, I went to a private business college rather than following my bliss. Even though I viewed everything through the eyes of an artist and designer, I thought of them as hobbies. A part of me was afraid I’d stop loving those things if I did them for a living.
Boy was I wrong. Instead of financial security, I was always struggling. I wasted lots of time and money because I had chosen the wrong career. If I had started out in interior design, things would have been much easier, and I would have been much happier and healthier.
Eventually, after too many years of hating my job, I realized I needed to follow my bliss because I was happiest being an artist and an interior designer.
Like a lot of people, I made a foolish mistake and did what I thought was responsible. I accepted what I thought I could afford and thought that was good enough. Now I know I don’t have to settle, and I’m doing what I absolutely love doing.
A lot of people make the same mistake and settle when it comes to their home or art. Even if they want something different, they figure what they have is good enough or that they can’t afford anything different. It doesn’t have to be that way.
I learned I didn’t have to settle when I wanted something different, and neither do you. You deserve more than just existing in your home, and I can help.
Go to my studios to see samples of my art and interior design work.