A prodigal Pennsylvanian after starting married life outside of Seattle, I designed my parents’ kitchen addition at the age of 12 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 myself, I paired my lifelong passion for interiors with my design & marketing education to create Motif Motif, a digital scrapbook shop named for my love of pattern mixing.
What started as a digital scrapbook paper shop on Etsy soon thereafter grew into designing my own fabrics, since I couldn’t stop imagining my squares of patterns as pillow covers – and so Motif Motif textiles were born.
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. I’m recalibrating my East Coast design roots since returning to PA after 7 years in a very coastal contemporary Seattle suburb.
Before I settled into fabrics, I also developed brands on a consultant basis and designed websites, wedding invitations, and dog breed cameo art prints. Only the art prints have survived, and they now live at Bark & Burrow. You’ll probably hear about them from time to time here as well.