Updated: Mar 31
I started Danielle Grace Home with the idea of offering readers a glimpse into my thoughts and home. I recently left my career and am taking a huge leap of faith by pursuing my passion for design and styling. Plus, I have over 10 years of travel industry experience which I'd love to share!I'm hoping my page will provide you with a source of inspiration for home decor and styling tips, travel advice and more.
It can definitely be a little nerve-wracking to put yourself out there for the world to see and judge you. And if you think about all the reasons why you shouldn't start your own blog (or whatever it is you want to do) for too long- you might just get caught up in all the"what-ifs" and never do it. As hard as it is - I will not let fear run my life. I've talked about starting a blog for years and honestly just had the courage to go for it now!
I've always loved home decor and styling, but it wasn't until recently that I actually knew what I wanted to do. My family and friends would always say "you're so good at making things pretty!" And even though I knew I was good at styling - it just never resonated with me. I always thought - is it really that big of a deal- no way?!?!
It never phased me that I could walk into a home decor store and buy items to style without putting much effort into it. I just thought isn't that what everyone does?? I always have ideas swirling around in my head about how I could style or re-purpose home decor. For me, styling is more of an intuitive feeling. If one look doesn't work, just move on to the next- until it comes out the way you envisioned it or better!
Styling may come easy for me, but there are lots of things that do not! For one thing, I am not organized at all. Seriously- I try so hard but I can't seem to organize anything. I get overwhelmed, work myself up into a panic attack and then just give up! My husband literally has to tell me to take deep breaths, to calm down. I kind of work and create in an unorganized chaos- I know that sounds aweful, but I can explain... Say your going start a puzzle, you dump all the pieces out, so its very messy with the pieces scattered all over! Now, you have to try and make the picture by placing the pieces in the right spots until it looks exactly like the picture on the box. Thats kind of how I like to do things. I like to spread and dump everything out and then put it back togther until it looks how I want it! So, its a little messy- I'm okay with that- but I always end up making thing pretty! And then it's neat again-lol!
Recently, I was watching some storage organization hacks on t.v. (a show that is very good at convincing you, that you desperately need those items in your life) and thats where I realized, I need someone to show me exactly what to do and how to do it. I may be creative, but I'm truly not capable of being organized on my own. I literally need that visual cue and video to help me learn to be better organized. It was nice to see some useful information and ideas on how to organize. I felt like I could do this myself- I can try and organize using these tools. I'm thankful I watched t.v. that day for more reasons than one!!
Not long after watching that show, I guess some would say, I experienced that mind blowing epiphany I waited years for lol! It dawned on me that I could help others who might need a little guidance on styling. I can provide visual cues and videos too. I may not be changing your life with organizational skills, but I can offer styling tips that might make your life a little bit easier! Isn't that what we all need anyway - for life to be less complicated...I know I do! Making things pretty helps you feel good about your space and thats what I intend to do.
I will give you my all and be as transparent as I can in this journey. I will never promise perfection - because that's a recipe for failure. I can only hope to give you some inspiration - you take it from there!
Making things pretty 💗