At Floor Coverings International Waukesha we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from successful design bloggers across the globe. Our latest interview features DIY and home design blogger Danielle of Storypiece. You can follow Danielle on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and BlogLovin.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a Jesus loving, California girl, living in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been married to my husband for almost 23 years and we have two amazing kids. I’ve always had a creative bent and I’m blessed to have married an illustrator so there is usually something artistic happening in our home.
Why did you decide to start a blog? What do you enjoy about blogging?
Storypiece began in the winter of 2012 as a way of capturing the story behind the pieces in our home. We all have items (furniture, art, décor) that have significant meaning that not everyone may know just by looking at it. People light up when they tell how something came into their lives. I love hearing those stories and why a piece is special to someone.
Over the years, the blog has evolved, but my favorite thing about it is connecting with readers and hearing their story about a particular project they found on Storypiece.
How would you describe your design style?
My design style is pretty traditional with a playful twist. I like pieces that are classic, but I don’t believe that home décor should ever taken too seriously. And being a family of artists, there is always A LOT of creative input from everyone about the decorating and design decisions being made. Ultimately our home style is a reflection of our entire family and I love that about our space.
Where do you find most of your inspiration?
Inspiration is all around us. Although I’m a huge fan of highly visual social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram, I find the best inspiration offline… getting out and observing the world around me. You just never know what you’ll find.
Tell us about a recent project you’re proud of.
My favorite projects are ones that are quick and simple… something that you can easily put together for your home or to make as a thoughtful and unique gift for someone else. I’m also very partial to hand lettering. In a digital age, there’s something so beautiful about hand written art.
However, the project that I’m currently most proud of is a vintage sign that I hand lettered for my husband’s art studio. This was a labor of love. I’m still so happy with the visual results, but it also taught me so much about having a vision for something and being willing to work hard for it… even in those moments when you are afraid that it will all fall apart.