Create the Style You Crave on a Budget You Can Afford: The Sweet Spot Guide to Home Decor
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Create the Style You Crave is different from most decorating books. While filled with visual eye candy, it also explores how creatively expressing yourself in your home and gardens helps you create the life you really want to live. No matter your budget or style, you’ll be inspired by stories of everyday women with busy lives and limited budgets who have infused personal values, meaning, and style into making their own “sweet spot” homes. Instead of feeling overwhelmed you will feel inspired as you see how other women like you have done it. You will develop your own sense of style by making a mood board and will have access to loads of resources, both online and off, so that you can create an environment that reflects who you are and what you want, so you can draw more of that into your life.
much as I do? You and your husband both used to live and work in NYC and now you both work from home in rural Vermont. How does your current work and home life feed your Sweet Spot? I always knew I would be an entrepreneur. I started my first fashion design company when I was eighteen and for the next several years was always running a business out of a series of small, dark, cramped apartments, my sewing machines and rolls of fabric usually fighting for space with my bed! So working from home
you wait until all the conditions are perfect, you will never get anywhere. But if you are on a budget you must be willing to take several years to reach your goal. Remember that everything costs twice what you think it will. Be prepared to do a lot of research and hard work and you may even really struggle to create your beautiful home. But great things in life are not always easy! Have faith that it will all work out in the end. Also, do not make the mistake I did—remember that landscaping
and frills of the city. We can always visit the city! Somehow we managed to find this special space in which to live and grow together. The older parts of the house are my favorite. I love the massive railroad ties that construct the cabin. They create a warm and protective shelter, which insulates our dreamy mellow lifestyle. How does your home make you feel like you are thriving in your Sweet Spot? I know I’ve chosen the right space to live in when I’m thoroughly excited to be home. I want to
located at the Kramer School, situated in the historic urban area of downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. As a multi-passionate creative, how does your space influence or contribute to these passions? This is the perfect space for me. It’s on the corner of the building and has two full walls of tall windows, awesome light, high ceilings, and wide-open space. It is filled with objects from my family, friends, travels, art supplies, inspiration sketches, quotes, photographs, and color. I love color.
them once in awhile. Lots of stylists will tell you to change such accessories as pillows and curtains for the season, but it’s also nice to freshen up your space by changing the art around, whether it’s moving it to a new location in your home or slipping something new in a frame. Make your own curtains If you can sew a straight line, you can make curtains. Isn’t that cool? I think it’s the best news ever. Does it mean I make all of my curtains? Heck no. But, I have made a few. My favorite