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// Imposter syndrome keeping you stuck?? How about Pinterest Paralysis? Instagram Comparison-itis? These 6 things can help you move out of stuck-ness and in to action!

// Imposter syndrome keeping you stuck?? How about Pinterest Paralysis? Instagram Comparison-itis? These 6 things can help you move out of stuck-ness and in to action!

June 2, 2022

"When I have my forever home, I'll..."

"I hate that piece, but I can't ..."

"But it won't look like that picture I saw..."

"If I paint my room this color, so and so won't like it..."

"I'll just wait to buy nice furniture when the kids are out of the house..."

 

Have you ever said one (or more) of these things? If you have, you may have Imposter Syndrome, Pinterest Paralysis, Instagram Comparison-itis or a combination of all three. 

In today's episode I share a little more about my own journey into podcasting and how I overcame the Imposter Syndrome that was keeping me stuck and out of action. I share the 6 questions I ask myself when I want to move in action, whether it's toward a dream I have, a scary goal or when it comes to making change in home decorating. 

1. Will it bring value and joy to your life (and that of your family or the people you share your life with)?

2. Are you making this choice for you or for them?

3. What if we fast forward ten years and took a peek back at today...what would you tell yourself?

4. Are you striving for perfection or progress?

5. What's the worst that can happen?

6. Prepare to be surprised!

 

// Links mentioned in show: //

Website: www.figandfarmathome.com

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

Book a FREE 15 minute discovery call: www.figandfarmathome.com/book-a-call

 

// BEFORE you buy curtains for your home, you need to do this ONE thing! A practical guide for picking curtains, rods and finials.

// BEFORE you buy curtains for your home, you need to do this ONE thing! A practical guide for picking curtains, rods and finials.

May 31, 2022

Today's Quick Tip comes from Tammie who wants to know what general guidelines she should follow when it comes to hanging curtains in her home. But BEFORE you buy curtains you need to choose a ROD and while you're choosing a rod you need to choose your FINIALS. 

THEN it's time to choose your curtains. 

Guidelines to follow:

* Choose your rod

* Finials have a lot of personality so choose wisely

* Hanging your curtain rod should start at 6" (out and up) from the corner edge of your window and can go up to 12"

* If you are going to choose hang them higher or lower, hang them higher

* Curtain rods should be hung at the same height even if the windows are at different heights

* Use the same curtain and rod if you're in the same room

* Curtains can brush the floor, pool on the floor or hang part way along the baseboard

* Curtains hanging too short instantly date your room

* SO much more... watch my video series on how to hang your curtains using the links below. 

// How to hang curtains video series: //

Part 1: https://youtu.be/r7WUT3ReBCM

Part 2: https://youtu.be/_YT7oquCcbs

Part 3: https://youtu.be/BvVHOOlGVIw

// Other links mentioned in show: //

Email: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

Instagram: @figandfarm

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

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

OR

Start with a FREE discovery call to learn how we can work together:

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

 

// The number ONE thing that is holding your home’s design back from being cohesive could be hiding in plain view! Do you have one? Learn how to identify the BULLY in the room and remediate it!

// The number ONE thing that is holding your home’s design back from being cohesive could be hiding in plain view! Do you have one? Learn how to identify the BULLY in the room and remediate it!

May 26, 2022

The number ONE thing that could be holding your home's design back from looking and feeling cohesive could be hiding in plain view! Do you know what it is or how to spot it? Or even what to look for?

In today's episode we're talking about BULLIES in home design.

If REPETITION is the key to having a cohesive looking home, BULLIES are the antithesis to that.

They sneak in, hiding in plain sight and can bring your home's aesthetics down. So, how do you identify them?

* Look at your room through the sense of a camera

* Sit and scan, noticing at least three of a similar design element

 

How do you remediate a bully WHEN YOU FIND ONE?

* Remove the object

* Replace the object

* Remediate the object by repeating the design elements elsewhere in the room

 

// Links mentioned in show: //

Email: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

Website: www.figandfarmathome.com

Book a call so YOU can get unstuck in your home's design: www.figandfarmathome.com/book-a-call

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

Facbook Community: https://bit.ly/design101group

 

Happy styling!

xo,

dani

 

 

 

 

// So, you have a small budget?! What can $300 get you if you want a living room refresh? You’d be SURPRISED! (part 3)//

// So, you have a small budget?! What can $300 get you if you want a living room refresh? You’d be SURPRISED! (part 3)//

May 24, 2022

Today's episode is Part 3 of our three part series of doing a living room re-fresh on a small budget. If you missed the first two episodes, go back and listen.

Part 1: What you can do with $100. Listen here!

Part 2: What you can do with $200. Listen here! 

 

In today's episode we conclude our mini-series, So, you have a small budget?! What can $xxx get you if you want a living room re-fresh? 

It turns out...quite a lot. Knowing which changes should be made and where they appear on your timeline is a critical part of making home decorating decisions on a budget. Understanding the impact that is made to your home's design can save you time and money while also helping get you unstuck and out of overwhelm. 

So, what can you do with $300? 

1. Paint

2. Add bamboo shades

3. Buy an area rug

4. Buy paint and the paint class so you can learn to paint furniture

5. Buy the Bookshelf Style Guide so you can learn how to style all of the things you already own

6. Wallpaper a niche or a small area in your living room

So many more ideas, but none of these are specific to your home. Want ideas specific to your home? Book a call, so you can get suggestions with YOUR budget and YOUR home today. Book a call. 

Do you have a question that you'd like answered on the show? Ask here.

 

Happy styling!

xo,

dani

// Pinterest - do you love it or hate it? Learn how to pin with purpose so you can turn the home you’re dreaming of into reality!

// Pinterest - do you love it or hate it? Learn how to pin with purpose so you can turn the home you’re dreaming of into reality!

May 19, 2022

Pinterest can be:

* fun

* a nice distraction

* a source for inspiration

* a waste of time

Yes...I said it. Pinterest can be all of those things, but did you know...

Pinterest can be purposeful!

When used with purpose, Pinterest can be:

* resourceful

* inspirational

* educational

* the key to finally unlocking your design aesthetic

SO YOU CAN...

* get unstuck

* remove the overwhelm

* stop buying and returning

* finally invite your friends over because you're proud of your home!

 

In today's episode, I share five ways you can use Pinterest with purpose in order to turn your dream of a home you love into reality. 

 

// Links mentioned in show: //

Email: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

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

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

 

Happy styling!

xo,

dani

 

// Working with a $200 budget to refresh your living room? Where to spend your money when you have a small budget (part 2)!

// Working with a $200 budget to refresh your living room? Where to spend your money when you have a small budget (part 2)!

May 17, 2022

Continuing last week's conversation: if I only have $100 but want to do a living room re-fresh, is it better to save and wait or are there things I can change now within this budget? Part 2...what if my budget was $200?

$200...not much more than last week's $100, but definitely an improvement!

But when you're wanting BIG CHANGE in your living room and you have a tiny budget to start with, even with an extra $100 to spend it's not going to bring about big change...right? WRONG!

In today's episode I share two options for re-freshing your living room with a $200 budget. Option 1: a continuation of what we did for Sarah, last week. If you missed that episode, listen here: 

Option 2: spending $200 at once. What are good options for a living room re-fresh when you're working with that budget?

* Paint: but you need to start with a color palette (listen here for how to create one)

* Lighting: enhance the mood with some ambient lighting and ditch the builder grade overhead light fixtures to bring in lighting with your personality

* Small Anchor Pieces: not sure what those are? Go back and listen to the episode where I flip BUDGET on its head, making it not only imaginable but fully possible for you to create a home you love with the budget you have. Listen here.

// Links mentioned in show: //

* Feeling BRAVE? Post a picture of YOUR living room in the Facebook Community with the caption $200 and I'll suggest budget-friendly change specific to you (*I will do this for the first 5 people who comment with a picture. Offer expires 6/1/2022). https://bit.ly/design101group

* Work with me: www.figandfarmathome.com

* Email: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

 

Happy Styling!

xo,

dani

 

 

// Want to make BIG change in your home with a limited budget? Starting with these 5 things will help

// Want to make BIG change in your home with a limited budget? Starting with these 5 things will help

May 12, 2022

What happens when you are wanting to re-fresh a room in your house, but you are starting with a smaller than small budget?

 

* Do you wait and save?

* Do you throw in the towel because you think it's not worth it?

OR

* Do you start with these 5 things because they are bound to start you off on the right foot?

 

In today's episode we're talking about how you can make significant change in re-freshing a room in your home even when you budget is small. Start with these 5 things:

1. Setting the intention for the room and identifying why you want a re-fresh is a critical first step. 

2. Choosing an inspiration piece for your room will help you choose a color palette for your room.

3. Using what you have is critical for keeping costs low. Be creative, think outside the box and try to see a different use for the items you want to bring into the design.

4. Pick up the paintbrush and don't be afraid to paint. Painting is transformational and it doesn't always have to be paint on the walls. If you can't paint the walls, how about painting the furniture? 

5. Repetition is the key to a cohesive design. Look for design elements (colors, patterns, wood tones, metals) that are repeating throughout your room. Even better - make sure these design elements aren't clumped together in one area. Spread them out throughout your room to create balance. 

 

// Links mentioned in show: //

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

* Follow my $500 school office re-fresh journey: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/

* How to paint furniture: https://bit.ly/paintingfurniture101

 

Happy Styling!

xo,

dani

 

// If I only had $100 to spend in my living room, what would I do?! A specific guide to shopping for BIG impact change when you have a small budget!

// If I only had $100 to spend in my living room, what would I do?! A specific guide to shopping for BIG impact change when you have a small budget!

May 10, 2022

"I only have $100 to spend on my living room upgrade. Is it worth it? Should I make any changes at all or save it for later?"

Those were the questions I received from Sara when she approached me with questions about using her small budget. Sara was in for a BIG surprise when I mentioned how I would spend every penny in order to make mighty change in her living room. 

          Step 1: ditch the pillows that came with the couch

          Step 2: purchase new pillows

          Step 3: use left over money to buy plants because plants go with   

          everything

 

When listening to this episode, you may want to grab a notebook and pen because I not only tell Sara how I would make BIG impact change in her living room, I tell her where I would source the products in order to honor her $100 budget. 

 

// Links mentioned in show: //

Website: www.figandfarmathome.com

Ask your question: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

Join the FREE community (this month we're taking a deep dive into how you can create a cohesive home): www.bit.ly/design101group

Follow along on Instagram as I work with a client to re-fresh an entire room for just $500: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/

Want to be design besties? Subscribe to the newsletter: www.figandfarmathome.com

 

Happy styling!

xo,

Dani

Want to make a great FIRST IMPRESSION in your home’s design? Don’t forget the front porch! 5 ways you can refresh your front porch this weekend!

Want to make a great FIRST IMPRESSION in your home’s design? Don’t forget the front porch! 5 ways you can refresh your front porch this weekend!

May 5, 2022

Your front porch is the first impression someone gets when they visit your home and we learned waaaaaay back in middle school that first impressions matter...a lot! Often times your front porch acts as a preview for what your guests will find inside and now that winter's over, it's time to pay a little more attention to the first impression. 

When you design outside with the same attention to detail and intention as you do inside, you can create the atmosphere that you want. Playful, cozy, inviting, whimsical. Whatever you want your home's design to say, you can allude to it by giving your guests a peek-a-boo as to what's to come once they open the front door. 

5 ways to refresh your front porch this weekend:

1. Start with a blank slate: clearing everything off the front porch so you can start with a blank slate allows you to do two things - deep clean and think creatively.

2. Choose a color formula: YES, even outside - choose a color formula you want to work with in your outdoor area. Sometimes it can be a replica of what's happening inside. Other times you may want to treat it as its own mini-design habitat. Choosing a color formula helps you make intentional choices when you begin gathering your items.

3. Work from bottom to top: think in layers starting at the foundation - your porch's floor. Layer, add height, texture and depth. And be sure to check for repetition...are design elements (colors, woods, metals, etc.) repeating themselves throughout the front porch design in an effort to create a cohesive look?

4. Design with your senses: Look around at your from porch's design...do you see elements that add to the overall experience? Do you have a variety of textures you can touch, smells you can smell, elements you can hear, like wind chimes. Leaving out the sense of taste but replacing it with feeling - ask yourself how your front porch feels

5. Add whimsical touches: In this small area, don't be afraid to play! Experiment with design and have fun. Think vertically as well as in layers. Can you hang things on the siding or from the eaves? Think about ambience - do you have lighting other than the overhead porch light? Think 'out of the box' ideas - like teacups as planters, birdcages as vestibules for holding plants. Take risks and have fun!

 

// Links mentioned in show: //

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

Website: www.figandfarmathome.com

Work with me: www.figandfarmathome.com/book-a-call

 

Happy styling!

xo,

dani

 

 

 

 

Before you ask ALL your friends on social media for advice on how to decorate your home, you need to consider these three things!

Before you ask ALL your friends on social media for advice on how to decorate your home, you need to consider these three things!

May 3, 2022

Cousin Larry will say he has the same problem decorating his house.

Susan down the street will give you advice about using traditional design elements like Tiffany lamps and doilies.

Rhonda across town will tell you everything looks better in purple and lime green. 

 

Asking your 500 friends on social media for design advice is basically inviting:

* a headache

* confusion

* indecision

* frustration

* overwhelm

 

Not only that, making a public declaration that you are accepting the opinion of 500 people will likely mean that you'll be receiving the opinion of 500 people! If you don't already have a grasp of your design aesthetic before placing your all-call, imagine the work you'll need to do to comb through 500 opinions just to try to BEGIN to see your own. 

IT'S JUST NOT WORTH IT! 

In today's episode I share three reasons why casting a wide net of design advice is a BAD idea and what you could do instead. The number ONE thing you can do? Learn your aesthetic. Becoming a student of design allows you the freedom to learn your aesthetic, and sister friend, your aesthetic is as unique to you as your fingerprints. Learning your aesthetic allows you to:

* make design decisions with confidence

* get out of the overwhelm in home design

* stop the cycle of buying and returning because you're not sure once you get it home

* appreciate different styles in the store without making the mistake of buying them and bringing them home

 

// Links mentioned in show: //

Email your questions: figandfarmathome@gmail.com

Join the waitlist (Learning your aesthetic using Pinterest course): 

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

 

Happy styling!

xo,

dani

 

 

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