Not all of you have been to our home. I cannot tell you how many times people have said, "You should be a decorator" or "I love your house, can I look around." or "I need you to decorate my home."
Our house is not special, in fact it is pretty modest, kind of old and still pretty in need of repair in places. We have worked on it in stages through many years but I am kind of the nesting type. Put me in a mansion or a trailer and I am going to make it all it can be to reflect who we are and to be welcoming and comfortable to viisitors not who House Beautiful says we should be.
My husband, being the entrepreneur that he is, has said on several occasions, "You should be a decorator" along with many other people who have been to our home. I have no interest in going back to school and learning the finer points of design. I worked with a decorator when I was younger whom I admired very much. She said to me one day when I was thinking about future career and college that you can have all the school in the world of design and decorating and if you do not have "the eye" you will not get very far.
I never did go to college. I got married and pursued my own personal career of design on all the homes we have lived in.
If any of you are serious and really do want me to come into your home and share some ideas and encouragement on how to make it a stylish reflection of you I really would love to. It will cost you a cup of coffee, maybe two. :) I first will ask you to describe yourself to me and, what do you like or dislike when you go into someone else's home or see a photo in a magazine and what are the specific needs of your family when it comes to home life and lastly how can we create that feel to your home but stay within your budget. I can maybe help you define your taste and get started with what you already have.
I am not a professional and I happen to know a lot of you are very talented when it comes to your own nesting and you know already what you want your home to be and feel like and how to get there, and to some it is not even important to you. For as we all know home decor consists of the "stuff of life" not life itself.
I have told so many friends already that, yes, I would love to come and share ideas with you. call me whenever, but this is my formal invitation and feels a little bit awkward to do it via this venue but there you have it. My girls are grown and now I have the time.
Now you feel like you have just read People magazine and Better Homes and Gardens.