DIY interior design:
You really can DIY your interior design and decorating (and a lot of the work along the way).
But first, what’s the difference between interior design and interior decorating?
I love the way Rocky Mountain College of Art put it:
While there is some overlap in interior design and interior decorating, they are fundamentally different. Interior design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavior to create functional spaces within a building, while interior decorating is the furnishing or adorning of a space with decorative elements to achieve a certain aesthetic. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design.
With a little self-education, and a lot of practice, you can do both in your own home and hopefully this blog can help you gain some education, some confidence and inspire you to practice.
So why is the blog called Little Victorian?
Little Victorian started way back in 2011 (pretty old in blog years). We had just purchased our first house after 5 rentals in 4 states. And it was…a little Victorian (take a tour here). The blog was updated on our renovations and DIY projects all along the way, but in 2016, we sold the little Victorian to start another adventure of moving to the midwest from the wonderful east coast.
We had a pretty cool MCM home that we got to work on a little during our rocky time out there.
Then we got to move “home” to the east coast again, this time to New England. We bought and DIYed a mid-century cape cod, and now we’re moving on to our next adventure: an off-grid cabin in the woods.
More personally, I’m Christina:
Being a homemaker allowed me to start and run my web development business years ago, so while that’s my full-time job now (from home of course).
I’ve always loved home design. I’ve been studying it and collecting books on it since my teens. (Vintage ones are the best, that’s where the real design foundations are, instead of just pretty pictures and “tips” like most modern ones have.)
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