Because I never went to design school, I am certain I missed a very important class on what not to say about design. But I don’t care. After decorating three homes of my own and helping hundreds with their rooms and decorating styles, I am comfortable saying things like this:
- “I don’t believe in trends.”
- “Decorating rules are really formulas with different variables you have to plug in.”
- “I just belched in my mouth.” (That one made the blooper reel.)
I don’t believe what most interior designers believe, that decorating is an art. It’s a science, too.
I don’t use intimidating interior design jargon. (Instead I make up my own, like “triangulation” as an easy way to remember to stagger similar elements.)
I think hands-down how your home works for you is more important than how it looks.
When I started conducting interviews for Décorography over the summer, I discovered how much I love coming up with interview questions. I definitely enjoy being the interviewer more than the interviewee, but I also thought it would be fun to let my audience interview me.
Am I the right teacher for you?
I wanted to create a getting-to-know-you type interview for Décorography, appropriately named “Meet Your Teacher”. If you’re wondering if a decorator that dismisses trends, talks about formulas instead of rules, and politely burps under her breath can teach you to decorate your home, then this interview will clear that right up.
Over the summer, the members of my Décorography Facebook Study Group submitted their questions for this interview. I enlisted my sister’s help to choose the best questions and conduct the interview. I didn’t prepare any answers in advance, so you’re getting my real, honest, raw perspective on decorating and creating a home.
In this special Décorography interview I share:
- How to make sure your decor is “timeless” and won’t “go out of style”
- How I handle work/life balance
- What I really think about home design and real estate TV shows
Watch it now:
If you love my perspective on decorating (reminder: I think it’s both an art and a science) and want to learn more about decorating for yourself, I have a library of decorating classes waiting for you. Hop over to the Décorography admissions office to learn more.