Meet the other MML Contributors.
Thank you so much for having me, Jess! I love your blog and I’m honored to be a guest poster : )
First, I’ll tell you a little about myself. I have always been passionate about interior design and wanted to be a designer. However, at 18 and as a freshman in college, I wasn’t confident in myself enough to go for it (“You will never find a job after graduation!!!”, I would think to myself). I was also passionate about Advertising and Marketing, so that’s the road I went down. Fast forward a couple years.. I was living a life I didn’t love and to be honest I was miserable. I used my spare time to grow my passion for interior design through my blog, and with some time, hard work and a lot of luck I was able to leave my day job and do what I love full time.
When designing with intention, let’s first look at the big picture. This is one of my favorite quotes that I personally live by, and advise all my clients to live by as well:
You may be laughing at the use of the word “houses”… yes most of us only have one house. But putting that aside, take this quote and live by it. I am constantly asking my clients: “Do you love it? If you don’t love it, let’s move on.”
My husband and I purchased our first home in May 2010 and we still have rooms that are completely or half empty. This is because I will not bring anything into our home that I don’t love or find to be useful. So that means if I cannot afford something I love or have not found something I do not love, the space will be empty. (Sounds a bit strange for a decorator to be admitting this, right?) But this is the essence of designing with intention.
Here is what I mean…
No artwork on our wall yet! I am planning a large gallery wall, but I refuse to put up a “until then” piece of art only to fill space… I’d rather have a blank wall!
Our practically empty living room that is awaiting the perfect, meaningful pieces of furniture and art:
As I continue to blog as a guest here on Jess’s blog, I will dive deeper into what it means for me (and my clients) to design with intention. I can’t wait!!