About Me – Ramblings

If you thought my boilerplate bio fell a little flat in the personality department, let me ramble on about myself some more.

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If you are looking for Martha Stewart perfection, this probably is not your site…I believe life is too short to sweat the small stuff. This is a philosophy I must constantly remind myself of.

I hate to cook, I am not the best entertainer and have yet to master the perfect tablescape.

I refuse to polish my Southern accent, and I am not your typical Southern Belle. I curse, I drink and have always felt more like one of the guys.

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I believe rules are meant to be broken and variety is the spice of life. You are telling me I can’t mix mirrored, Deco furniture with reclaimed wood? I’ll show you.

Travel, design, music and dance feed my soul. I will always be a weird art school kid at heart.

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I was raised on a farm and hope to one day move to the country and raise my boys on the farm as well. Although, my ideal home would not be a farmhouse, but a contemporary one level home with an excessive amount of windows. A bit of a dichotomy, huh?

I am a crazy contradiction. I love glam decor, but I love rustic accents. I love gangsta rap, but I also love Bossa Nova jazz. My friend once described me as “a hippie who gets Botox“…the ultimate paradox.

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I think interior design is a powerful art form that can create vibes and transform the human physche.

I was a bit of a wild child until I started a family of my own. Many say your home is your haven, and I say that is only half true. The people who inhabit your home are your true refuge. I would be lost without my spirituality, husband and boys.

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I believe anyone can regurgitate the designs they have seen in a magazine, but true talent is putting a piece of yourself and character into each room you design. Dare to be you…not some washed down version of a Pottery Barn catalog.

Don’t get me wrong…I love Pottery Barn but I┬álove to infuse many other forms of art and styling into my designs. Your home should reflect your lifestyle and personality.

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I love the culture and diversity of a big city, but my heart belongs to the charm of a sweet, southern town in East Tennessee.

I am the type of girl who would rather buy an original work of art than a pair of Louboutin’s- not that I can really afford either.

There is the right way to do things and then there is the “Erica” way.

I believe hair can never be too big and spray paint can fix about anything.

 

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I love so many genres and styles, I sometimes get lost in all of the possibilities.

I hate choosing paint colors…too much of a commitment.

I am obsessed with turquoise, fringe and feather jewelry-must be my Native American roots.

I spend all of my money at Home Goods, but am trying to learn how to thrift.

I feel weird being so candid out in the big, bad world of blogging, but hope to get more comfortable with you and myself as I continue on this journey.

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I hope you will follow along with me as I pursue my true passion for interior design.

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The world can be so cold at times, but I try my best to be a warm ray of light. I like to design good vibes wherever I go, and you can too!