Your style source for personalizing home décor projects by applying interior design principles.
Have you ever found yourself searching the web hour upon hour for inspiration that fits your needs AND your style? Have you ever worried that if you tried to change something up to make it ‘more you’ that it won’t quite look right anymore? We all want our spaces to reflect our personalities – we just don’t want them coming off like a hot mess!
DIY by Style not only provides tried and true interior design principles showing you the specifics of how to apply them, but it also goes one step further – by revealing how you can use key elements to transform any home design project into your style through a collection of posts focused on three specific series.
The You’re Invited series introduces key design principles and how I applied them to personalize our home as I designed it from the ground up. Seeing a DIY project over and over again on Pinterest or Instagram but all with a similar look? Trending DIY series will show how I’ve incorporated it into my own style (a mix of Simple and Global). I often tackle home and office decor projects to fulfill a very specific need and I’m always on the hunt for a starting piece that’s a good deal. Upcycled is a series that explains the choices I make using an existing piece to get the look and functionality I want. Best yet, ALL of these series will provide specific examples of using alternate elements to change things up to fit other styles – even those that lean more towards the Ornate (a style that I can appreciate but don’t often use in my personal spaces).
A chemical engineer by day, I spent more than two years researching (yup, self-proclaimed nerd here) and designing our home. I found that those same design principles applied to help friends with their own home decor projects as well as renovating a