Melissa George 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!

 

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Melissa is an inspiration and her projects and detailed how-to’s are fantastic.

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