At Floor Coverings International Huntsville we love bringing you creative tips, perspectives, and a bit of personal history from interior designers and DIY bloggers. Today we are very excited to be sharing an interview with Melissa of Polished Habitat, a wonderful organization and home décor blog!
Please tell us a little about yourself.
Hi all! I’m Melissa and you can normally find me over at PolishedHabitat.com where I love teaching readers how to combine beauty and function in their homes. I’m naturally a bit messy, but have discovered a unique skill for home organization that is sustainable long-term AND pretty. I’m passionate about making readers (and myself!) happier by removing small frustrations, like those cabinets under the sink that are often a mess.
In addition to sharing all my organizing tips, my husband and I are slowing working through our new-build home to add character and really make it our own. We’re self-taught DIYers, and have been able to create spaces that would have taken us much longer to save up for if there was a contractor involved.
Why did you decide to start a blog? What do you enjoy about blogging?
I’ve always dreamed of owning my own business, and one day I had the epiphany that all my random passions and skills could be combined into a blog/business.
My favorite part of blogging is when I hear from readers that they implemented my ideas and now their homes work better for their families. I love many aspects of blogging, from the wonderful friendships I’ve formed, to the joy that comes from making a living doing what you love. But at the end of the day, knowing I made a difference in someone’s home and life is the most rewarding.
How would you describe your design style?
Functional Fresh Modern with a dose of Glam and a nod to Traditional
I definitely don’t fit into a cookie cutter design style, but as crazy as my combo sounds, I feel like the rooms we create are still pretty accessible and not too “out there.”
Where do you find most of your inspiration?
Everywhere! I still love printed magazines and I can’t watch a TV show or movie without focusing on the sets. Pinterest can be great as well!
Tell us about a recent project you’re proud of.
Last fall, we found out how much we really could accomplish when we removed every single shelf in a large, but dysfunctional, walk-in closet to transform it into the glam space of my dreams. It was the biggest project we’ve tackled to date, and I still can’t believe we pulled it off. If closets aren’t your jam, we also completed an extreme garage makeover last spring!
Melissa is an inspiration and her projects and detailed how-to’s are fantastic.
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