Décor matters in my life because it helped me create a sense of ‘home’. It doesn’t sound like that big of a deal at first but I moved to the Pacific Northwest in July, after having lived in a rural southern town for my entire life. Moving to Seattle was one of the most frightening things I’ve done in my 25 years. I didn’t know a single person on the west coast except for my military other half, and it was worrisome at first glance. I used the four walls of my apartment to create a comfortable nest for my life. Seattle is known for its cramped quarters and the square footage of our new home was no exception.


I designed a home from a shoe box size floor plan AND budget and that was a big deal for a homebody who had never flew the nest. I used the décor in our home to open up our tiny space and give us somewhere to relax and complain about the outside world. I’m an artist at heart and being able to cover the walls in my own artwork and the artwork of those who inspired me was an amazing feeling. In all honesty being able to relax period knowing every other person, I knew as 3000 miles away was the most amazing part, being able to decorate my apartment was the biggest factor. Being able to make a home out of a shoe box was wonderful.