For this interview, we got together with Tiffany from Joyfully Rooted who is an amazing home decor blogger and interior designer. She actually did pottery for her degree, which is super cool and unique! She has a really incredible looking home, both inside and outside. We posted some exterior shots and you can see the incredible entrance, it really floored us when we saw it. However, inside, the home looks totally different. It has sort of a mix of rustic and farmhouse elements, and it all goes together so well.

Anyway, read the interview to learn about her projects, what inspires her every day, and how her blog came about.

1. How many years have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging for 4 years.

2. What is your favorite Interior Design project that you’ve ever done?

My favorite projects are the spaces I get to style on a more limited budget. I love the challenge of thinking through function, style, and affordability based on each client’s specific family needs. I find it to be very rewarding when I can come alongside a client and help them update and transform their living spaces without going over-the-top. I LOVE it when a client is proud of their home. For me, it isn’t only about the visual appeal of an interior project, but the connections made with people throughout the process that may lead to a project I consider to be a “favorite.”
Amazing dining room makeover + simple Thanksgiving tablescape idea. Need a tablescape in a hurry? The grocery store will be your best friend! #tablescape #diningroommakeover #tablesetting
source: https://joyfullyrooted.com/dining-room-makeover-simple-thanksgiving-tablescape/

3. Which project are you most proud of?

The projects I consider most successful seem to be the projects where I have made a true connection with my clients or readers. I love designing, updating, and refreshing spaces, it’s all about how I can serve people using my life experiences, interior design elements, and budget-friendly tips that result in growth.

4. What does a day in the life of an interior decor blogger look like?

A day in the life of an interior decor blogger may vary. For me, I tend to focus most of my time on my family and local interior clients, but when I am preparing for a blog post or a social media collaboration, I like to plan, style, and photograph a space, then edit all of my photos before I begin writing a post. This process may take anywhere from 3 days to two weeks depending on the level of involvement or the content needed for the post. I also like to take my time connecting with readers through storytelling, and conversation. It is the people reading my blog and the people I’m collaborating with that continue inspiring me to share. 

 

Bridal-Shower-Bush-and-Blue joyfully rooted
https://joyfullyrooted.com/summer-blush-and-blue-bridal-shower-for-my-sister/

5. What kind of lighting do you have set up for your work?

I use several umbrella lights for photoshoots. My light kit is a simple, inexpensive one from Amazon. Natural lighting is my favorite when it comes to photographing though.
Fall Home Tour 2017-3 farmhouse decor style dining room vintage chandelier

6. What is your favorite lamp or string lights that you’ve used for a project?

I love mixing metals and softer textures, so any lamp that gives that extra polished shine is my favorite way to dress up a space and add finishing touches. Pair that with a classic white drum shade and it’s my go-to combination for an updated, timeless look.

7. What is the greatest tip that you could give to our readers? 

It’s easy to sometimes get swept up in the trends or want to be like other people but when all is said and done, we each have unique gifts and talents and everyone has something different to offer. Stay true to who God made you to be and you will SHINE while you share.

 

8. What is the hardest thing about interior design?

The lie we sometimes tell ourselves, that interior design needs to be new, expensive, and completely revamped. There is nothing wrong with updates, refreshes, or redesigns but to me, it makes more sense in the whole scheme of our real day-to-day lives to add in fresh design elements gradually over time. Blending the new with the old. This perspective helps me keep things more realistic when it comes to design expectations.

9. If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?

I would more frequently put on what I like to call my “horse blinders.” You know those side patches they put on horses who pull carriages of people in some little downtown cities? The blinders are given to the horses so they don’t get spooked or distracted from what they are meant to be doing which is focusing on what is right in front of them. Sometimes I need the peripheral “noise” blocked out a bit more so I don’t look from side to side too much. 

Fall Tour 2017-3 vintage farmhouse style decor

10. What do you think had the biggest impact on making your blog a success?

I think vulnerability and community might tend to make blogs and social media pages more appealing. I have been incredibly blessed by some wildly talented encouragers in my life who have walked alongside me, been patient with me, and helped guide me when I had questions. I think anytime we can be vulnerable with people and have an end goal of serving them while giving them a little piece of what we have to offer, is often well-received no matter what it is we are doing with our lives. 

 

tifanny from joyfully rooted

We hope that you enjoyed this awesome interview. If you want to read about other really cool interior designers check out our interview with Michele that bought and renovated her own farmhouse and Christina’s dream of becoming an interior designer.