I’m Maura, a prodigal Pennsylvanian returned home after starting married life outside of Seattle. I’m recalibrating my East Coast design roots since returning to PA after 7 years in a very coastal contemporary Seattle suburb.
I landed my first design gig planning my parents’ kitchen addition at the age of 12 – all while still in the midst of receiving a formal education in interior design from HGTV and spontaneous furniture rearranging with my mom. I knew from an early age that I wanted to work in a creative field and not sit behind a desk all day.
Before becoming a stay-at-home mom of 2 myself, I earned degrees in both marketing and graphic design, discovered a love for branding and web development, and met my computer engineer husband along the way.
After several years as a freelance web and brand developer and consultant with a side gig in wedding invitation and digital scrapbook paper design, I began envisioning my coordinated scrapbook paper sets as throw pillow collections, and thus made my foray into fabric design with Motif Motif.
I’m a bit
obsessive passionate in deciding what I want my home to feel and look like, and this blog is my learn-as-I-go chronicle of what we do in our home, interior design tips & tricks, and is really a place where I can talk about it all to someone else aside from my exceedingly patient husband – and share things I’ve learned that I hope will be helpful to you.
The look is layered, collected and traditional. Basically I like a little bit of everything design-wise, and I’m working it all into our “forever” home. I believe in buying only what you love, designing as you go, and love the hunt for a good thrifted piece of furniture.
Welcome, and thanks for visiting!
PS. If you found me via my cameo art prints, they now live at Bark & Burrow. You’ll probably hear about them from time to time here as well.