In this interview, we got together with Andrea from Pine and Prospect Home. She showed us how she renovated an old house in her hometown.
She bought and transformed this house she was inspired by during her childhood. Her blog is full of interesting decor tips, DIY projects and OMG delicious recipes (believe us, we saw the photos). So dive in and discover this incredible blogger.
1. How many years have you been blogging?
I started my blog at the very beginning of 2017, so a little over 2 years.
2. What is your favorite Interior Design project that you’ve ever done?
I’m actually not an Interior Designer, interior design/decor is just a passion of mine and I enjoy creating beautiful spaces in our own home.
3. Which project are you most proud of?
There are so many, our entire home is filled with projects that we’ve done completely ourselves. I would say maybe the DIY built-ins/stone makeover that we did on the fireplace wall. It’s such a beautiful focal point now and it was definitely a lot of work but so worth it!
4. What does a day in the life of an interior decor blogger look like?
Again, I’m not a designer – just a stay at home mom who happens to love home decor!
5. What kind of lighting do you have set up for your work?
Nothing fancy, a simple desk lamp is all I use!
6. What is your favorite lamp or string lights that you’ve used for a project?
Most of the lamps in my home are thrifted, so my favorite would probably be the $20 chandelier I scored at a Habitat for Humanity while on vacation! It now hangs in my dining room 🙂
7. What is the greatest tip that you could give to our readers?
That having a beautiful home doesn’t have to cost a fortune!
8. What is the hardest thing about interior design?
Fear of what people think. I know it’s silly, but I still struggle with it. I think it’s gotten better over the years and I’m more confident in my decisions now than I was two years ago even, but that fear still creeps in every now and then.
9. If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
I think that sometimes people rush to decorate a space just so that they don’t have bare walls or empty rooms. I made that mistake when we moved in, and I regret some of the things I purchased just because I “needed” certain things. It’s so important to decorate gradually and intentionally using pieces that have real meaning to you.
10. What do you think had the biggest impact on making your blog a success?
I’m not sure I would say it’s a success yet, ha! But my page views are growing and it’s exciting to see. I would say just be true to yourself, don’t try to be someone that you’re not. I know it sounds cliche, but there’s only one of you. If you are real and honest and open, eventually your readership will grow and they will keep coming back for more! 🙂
Interested in learning more about interior design? Check out our other article – 5 amazing tips to expand small spaces and 10 Perfect Ways to Decorate with String Lights All Year Long