Your house is full of one-of-a-kind pieces! Do you have advice on how to create a unique home on a budget (when sometimes our only options are big-box stores!)?
That’s the thing — one-of-a-kind pieces don’t necessarily need to cost a fortune. They just sometimes take a little extra effort to find. But marketplaces like Etsy make the world a much smaller place, and access to vintage treasures has become much easier. As for the big-box stores, you’d be surprised how much a shiny coat of paint and funky hardware can change a very plain Ikea dresser. The nice thing about Ikea is that it’s reasonably well made and very inexpensive. With a little creative inspiration and some DIY know-how, you can create a completely different piece than what you’d see on the floor of the showroom.
How long has it taken to get your home to look the way it does now? At one point do you feel like a room is "finished?"
Your home is never finished when you’re a designer! I am constantly finding amazing new pieces that I love, but they are not necessarily better, just different. I do think there is a point when you feel like a room works and you can move on to the next room or project in your home. I spent about 40-50 hours on my current home, over several months, but it was probably 90 percent done in the first 2-3 weeks, since then I have just been tinkering and adding interesting new pieces.