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Room Edit: When you have the motivation, but you don’t quite know what to do in home design - a behind the scenes look at Aimee’s Room Edit

Room Edit: When you have the motivation, but you don’t quite know what to do in home design - a behind the scenes look at Aimee’s Room Edit

January 27, 2022

"My house looks stupid!" No one should ever say that or feel that way about their home, but that's exactly what Aimee said when she contacted me. 

A Room Edit is a designer's eye on your space identifying the parts of the room that don't quite feel right, as well as the parts that do - and steering you in the direction that you, the homeowner, want to go. You don't mind doing the work, in fact you WANT to do the work...you just don't know what to do. 

This episode is for you, a fly on the wall, as I walk Aimee through two rooms of her home instructing her on changes that she could make in order to achieve the look that she'd like. I share tips, tricks, product sources, general rules of thumb, and SO much more that you'll WANT to get out a notebook, a pen and a tub of popcorn as you listen to this room re-shaping take place. 

 

Book YOUR Room Edit here: https://figandfarmathome.com/room-edit

 

Important Links:

// Website: https://www.figandfarmathome.com

// Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/

// Join the community: https://bit.ly/design101group

// Book a Room Edit: https://figandfarmathome.com/room-edit

 

 

Quick Tip Tuesday: I need a new couch and I DON’T want to buy one on-line without sitting on it first. HELP!

Quick Tip Tuesday: I need a new couch and I DON’T want to buy one on-line without sitting on it first. HELP!

January 25, 2022

In 2022, shopping on-line for things has become the status-quo, but when it comes time to shop for a couch, Michelle didn't want to buy her couch without testing it out in person.

In today's Quick Tip, we chat about tips for making her in-store couch shopping experience efficient, productive and successful, but we do it starting with a little on-line homework!

I teach Michelle the steps I would use to first identify the purpose of the room she's placing the couch in, navigating its size using materials she has around her home and using Pinterest to understand her aesthetic. 

Helpful resources and links mentioned in the show:

>>Episode 6: Understanding the purpose of your room

https://figandfarmathome.podbean.com/e/6/

>>Back to Basics (a 5 day guide to getting started in the design process):

https://bit.ly/fandfb2b

>>Email: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

>>Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/

>>Book a call to get one-on-one help in YOUR home design decisions:

https://www.figandfarmathome.com/book-a-call

>>Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/design101group

 

 

10 Things that are ALWAYS on my list when I’m shopping at thrift stores and what to do with them once you get them home

10 Things that are ALWAYS on my list when I’m shopping at thrift stores and what to do with them once you get them home

January 20, 2022

So...we decided to follow the trend of DITCHING the cheap replicas and bringing in the GOOD OLD STUFF! We know we can find it thrifting, but how do you actually find the good stuff? 

 

It starts with identifying and understanding your aesthetic (you can listen to the episode about that here: https://figandfarmathome.podbean.com/e/7/). Once you have your home style identified keeping an eye out for home decor items with your aesthetic will help you be most successful so you can bring home the treasures! 

 

In today's episode I share with you my top 10 items that are always on my list when I go thrifting. Use these as a guide for the next time you go and be sure to tag me on Instagram @figandfarm or post in the Facebook Group (https://bit.ly/design101group).

 

And...what DO you do with the second hand furniture you brought home? You loved it when you saw it in the store, but now you see all the flaws. These 6 things are the most common ailments I find in second hand furniture, but don't worry...I don't leave you with the ailment, I teach you how to fix it too. Need help? Join the Facebook Group to ask all your questions!

 

Links mentioned in show:

Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/design101group

Painting Furniture Class: https://bit.ly/paintingfurniture101

Bookshelf Style Guide: https://bit.ly/bookstyleguide

Blog (thrifted vase to Pottery Barn replica): https://www.figandfarmathome.com/post/pottery-barn-knock-off

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/

 

 

 

Quick Tip Tuesday: Should I replace the bathroom vanity or will it be ok to paint it?

Quick Tip Tuesday: Should I replace the bathroom vanity or will it be ok to paint it?

January 18, 2022

"Will it look ok if I paint the bathroom vanity?"

 

That's the question on the table from Tammie in today's Quick Tip Tuesday and my short answer...it depends on how experienced of a painter you are! The answer, like most things in home design, is more nuanced than a simple yes or no. In today's episode, we talk about how important it is to know the end goal of the bathroom in order to make a decision to paint or replace. We also talk about how important research, correct tools and talking to the right people is in the journey of DIY projects like painting bathroom vanities. 

 

Do you love painting or just the idea of a fresh new look?

How do you know if you should use enamel, latex or chalk paint for the project?

We talk about all of these things, but mostly the thing that should NOT be skipped is PRACTICE. Practice, by its very nature, builds skill and confidence...both things you need if you're ready to paint a bathroom vanity! 

 

Are you ready to practice painting a piece of furniture? Head to my Painting Furniture 101 class: https://bit.ly/paintingfurniture101

And then, join the Facebook Group so you can get support while you practice: 

https://bit.ly/design101group

And...tag me on Instagram so I can see your project! @figandfarm

But follow me, so you can see my projects too: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/

Do YOU have a question that you want featured on Quick Tip Tuesday? Send me an email at: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

 

Quick Tip Tuesday, part 2: But where doI start in home decorating if I want to redecorate my entire house?

Quick Tip Tuesday, part 2: But where doI start in home decorating if I want to redecorate my entire house?

January 14, 2022

Sequels...do you love them?! Today's Quick Tip is a sequel to last week's question from Susan. The question was something like this:

I HATE my home...but where do I start in home decorating if I want to redecorate my entire house?! If you haven't listened to part one of that answer, I encourage you to go back and listen. You can hear it here: 

 

Why do you hate your home and what is keeping you stuck? Does your home serve you or do you serve your home? Those concepts were the focus of last week's answer, but Susan (and I believe that many of you can be 'Susan') needs more than that. Susan needs direction, actionable steps that help her move her design needle forward. 

 

So, as I sat and thought about Susan (and ALL OF YOU) I created a FREE five day mini-guide that includes resources and five minute power packed videos to help you get started! Each video steers you in the design direction that you could be headed as you begin your home decorating journey! You can access the five day FREE guide: Back to Basics here: bit.ly/fandf2b

 

Then, let's continue the conversation with my community of mamas just like you, over in my Facebook group: https://bit.ly/design101group

 

Other resources:

Website: figandfarmathome.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/

 

Do YOU want to be featured on the show with your question for Quick Tip Tuesday? I'd love to answer your question. Submit your question here: figandfarmathome@gmail.com 

Is thrifting right for you? 7 tips for thrifting efficiently as you hunt for home decor treasure

Is thrifting right for you? 7 tips for thrifting efficiently as you hunt for home decor treasure

January 13, 2022

It's in...the home decor/design trends of 2022...and the one we're talking about today:

Ditching the cheap replicas and bringing in the good ol' pieces! 

But how do you even begin to find them? Thrifting, second hand shopping, shopping Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, even hand-me-downs are all considered thrifting. The trend setters are saying that's where the home decor gold is this year, so that's why I should do it? Nope (and maybe)...four reasons why shopping second hand for home decor items is a good thing: 

1. Saves you money

2. You can find some pretty unique pieces

3. Reduces your carbon footprint

4. Treasure hunting is FUN!

 

But HOW do you do it in a way that is efficient? That's what we're talking about today and you're going to want to take some notes!

 

Links mentioned in show (and important places to check out!):

Facebook Group so you can share YOUR favorite finds: https://bit.ly/design101group

Blog (so you can see the pretty wood & glass bookcase I mentioned): https://www.figandfarmathome.com/post/mixing-old-and-new-is-it-possible-part-1

Instagram (so you can tag me with a picture of your favorite find and follow along as I go find MY treasures!): https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/

 

Happy treasure hunting!!!

Ep. 43: Home Design Trends for 2022: A new year means home design trends going out as new ones come in, so what are they?!

Ep. 43: Home Design Trends for 2022: A new year means home design trends going out as new ones come in, so what are they?!

January 6, 2022

The beginning of a new year always brings about CHANGE and that's no different in the home design world. With the welcoming of 2022, we are seeing some TRENDS exit while others enter. What are they and should you be getting out your sledge hammer to make all the changes? Home design trend forecasters are chatting about shiplap, gray interiors, Boho home style, greenery, home offices, cheap replicas and so much more!

 

One trend, ditching the cheap replicas, is leading to a mini-series for how to spot treasures while junking, thrifting, antiquing and more...tune back in next week to hear the details! 

 

Annnddd...THANKS SO MUCH for listening to the show - it lights up my day when I hear from you. If you haven't stopped and left a review, would you pretty please with sugar on top do that for me...it's one way you can thank me for showing up for you! :)

 

Links mentioned in show:

Class for how to paint furniture: https://bit.ly/paintingfurniture101

Mixing old and new (podcast episode part 1, episode 17):  https://figandfarmathome.podbean.com/e/17/

Mixing old and new (podcast episode part 2, episode 18): https://figandfarmathome.podbean.com/e/18/

10 Plants that are harder to kill than keep alive (blog post): https://www.figandfarmathome.com/post/10-plants-that-are-harder-to-kill-than-keep-alive

Community of design besties: https://bit.ly/design101group

Email: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

Website: http://www.figandfarmathome.com

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/figandfarm

 

 

Ep. 42: Quick Tip Tuesday: I HATE the way my home looks…but, where do I start in home decorating if I want to redecorate my entire house?

Ep. 42: Quick Tip Tuesday: I HATE the way my home looks…but, where do I start in home decorating if I want to redecorate my entire house?

January 4, 2022

"Where do I start when I want to (or need to) redecorate my entire home?" This is one of THE MOST ASKED QUESTIONS I receive and it's generally followed by overwhelm which leads to inaction. Not this year! This year, we are starting with reflections - asking ourselves why we hate out homes in the first place. What do we envision our homes to look and feel like and WHAT ARE THE BARRIERS to achieving that TODAY?

 

I'm hedging my bets and guessing that one of the most common barriers to TRULY loving your home is TOO MUCH STUFF...so that's what today's conversation is centered around. 

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF STUFF IS GETTING IN THE WAY:

* of joy

* of living a life of intention with the people you share your home with

* truly loving the house you call home

 

Action steps and links mentioned in show:

Take my QUIZ here to find out: https://bit.ly/bossofhome

Join the wait list for the spring session of the 10 week Design 101 session led by Dani: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

Join the community: https://bit.ly/design101group

Book a service: https://www.figandfarmathome.com/design-packages

Book a call: https://www.figandfarmathome.com/book-a-call

 

Let's be design besties! Stay in the loop with new courses, DIY tutorials and more:

https://figandfarmathome.com Scroll to the bottom of the page and SUBSCRIBE! See you on the inside, bestie!

 

 

 

 

Ep. 41 - Are there limiting beliefs holding you back from creating a home you love?

Ep. 41 - Are there limiting beliefs holding you back from creating a home you love?

December 23, 2021

If I were to ask you this question, what would your answer be? 

What is the ONE thing holding you back from creating a home you truly love? A home that tells your family's story with your style? A home that is a reflection of you? What is it? 

 

Would you say - money?

Would you say - time?

Would you say -  I don't know where to start?

Would you say - I don't know what my style is?

Would you say - I have kids and the kids are messy?

Would you say - my husband and I can never agree on style?

Would you say - I can't have nice things because they'll get ruined?

 

These are just a few of the most common limiting beliefs I hear about the reasons people don't invest in their homes, why their homes still look like they did the day they moved in ten years ago, why they aren't investing in the way their homes look and feel.

 

In today's episode, I address the most common limiting beliefs I've heard throughout the years as a home decorator and my rebuttal to them. Why these are limitations, but why they don't have to be. This is a repeated episode, from the beginning of the podcast in June 2021.

Enjoy, then take action (links in show):

Website: https://www.figandfarmathome.com

Email: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

Book a call: https://www.figandfarmathome.com/book-a-call

Join the community: https://bit.ly/design101group

Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/

 

Ep. 40: Six Month Podcast Review - What‘s been going great, what‘s been hard and where the podcast is going

Ep. 40: Six Month Podcast Review - What‘s been going great, what‘s been hard and where the podcast is going

December 16, 2021

This podcast, born from a calling on my heart, is six month's old! Making a decision to start a podcast was vulnerable, uncomfortable and has stretched me in ways that I didn't know were possible. Now at the six month mark, I'm sharing with you some of the growing pains, some of the successes and the projection for where I think the podcast is going in the new year, as well as questions I've received along the way!

A quick recap:

The Good:

*Knowing that I'm providing useful, practical, tactical information that has led to change within homes.

*Meeting peers in the on-line business, podcasting world and forming new relationships.

*Pushing myself to get outside of my comfort zone and learning new things.

 

The Hard: 

*Not always knowing who I'm talking to and how best to serve you.

*I'm my own boss...and sometimes I don't want to work. Pushing through for consistency has been my motivator.

*Working at home in a quiet house as an extrovert can sometimes be tricky.

 

Lots of links in the show:

Email (to get on the waitlist for the 10 week Design 101 group): figandfarmathome@gmail.com

Book a call and start the conversation: https://www.figandfarmathome.com/book-a-call

Join the Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/design101group

Painting 101 Course: https://bit.ly/paintingfurniture101

Bookshelf Styling Guide: https://bit.ly/bookstyleguide

Leave a review: If you've been hanging out with me for three or more episodes we're Design Besties! Yay! Now, Bestie, can you do me a favor and leave a review for the show so more mamas just like you can find it? It's like our secret code in order to beat the danged algorithm. xoxo

 

 

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