Here at Decoist, we’re continuing our new series where we ask interior designers, design bloggers, and design influencers about their stories, experiences, design philosophies, and more.
As much as we know you all love hearing from us about the latest trends and design ideas for your home, we want to feature people that we also look to for inspiration. This week we’re talking to Ashley Mayes, of “Bigger Than the Three of Us”. The Springfield, Missouri-based designer has built an impressive community sharing DIY projects, home design, home decor finds, and home improvement tutorials,. You can find Ashley on Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
We bought our current house in 2012 and it had great bones but was completely out of date. After some trial and error, I found that I really enjoyed designing. I started sharing that process on my website and that lead to where I’m at today.
Collected homes take time. To truly tell your story within your home, you have to buy pieces that connect with you. Don’t settle for less.
For me, I think the more natural light, the better. I’ve enlarged multiple windows within our home and it’s been the best investment.
I hate when i see people copy other rooms just so they have a room that looks designed. Find your own style, march to your own drum, and create a space that is truly you.
When it feels like home.
I think it’s definitely both for sure. Are there equations that generally make a space come together fluidly? Yes, for sure. But within those rules, there are also ways to design outside the box that creates a space that is visually interesting, functional, etc.
Are you a designer or an influencer in the design space and want to get on the series? Let’s talk. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.