Hello friends! I’d love for you to meet KariAnne, our featured client for the month! KariAnne is the amazing woman behind the blog Thistlewood Farm. KariAnne blogs about her home and family, she says, “This is the journey of how a house became a home. These are the pages of our story. Pages filled with chalkboards and burlap and homemade bread and befores that become afters and an occasional dust bunny or two.”
KariAnne is an amazing interior designer and a lovely writer. Keep reading to find out more about her and her gorgeous farmhouse!
How long have you been blogging?
I started Thistlewood Farms in December of 2011.
What made you decide to start a blog/site?
We purchased our turn-of-the century farmhouse and had been working on a major re-model for about two years. I wanted to join a community where other people had similar experiences and ideas and inspiration for the rest of the renovation journey.
What was the biggest unexpected perk or bonus of your site and being online?
I think the generousity of other bloggers is what surprised me the most. As a new blogger I have been so fortunate to have met so many mentors and individuals who have inspired me and challenged me to reach for the stars. I have made so many friends in my short blogging journey and I am continually amazed at the creativity in this small corner of the blog world.
What other blogs or sites inspire you?
There are so many, but a few of my favorites are It All Started With Paint, Eclectically Vintage and The Space Between.
Tell us about the design makeover process? How did you choose the colors, fonts and ideas that inspire your personal brand?
I worked with Erin and she was incredible. I had an overall idea of what I wanted the blog to look like and I described it to Erin. I will never forget when she sent me the first piece of the blog design, my blog header, and it was as if she took my dreams and my vision and re-created them on the pages of my blog. The different fonts on the buttons was also her creation and one that people comment about all the time on my blog. I think the key to success with the design make-over process is to start with a designer with creative ideas and great communication, have a clear vision of what you want and then work through the design process together.
How did you find / hear about Designer Blogs?
A friend of mine, the incomparable Kara, from June and Bear, has a incredible website designed by Designer Blogs and I knew when I saw hers that I had found my design team.
Anything else you want people to know about you or your blog?
I feel so grateful and thankful to be blogging and doing something that I truly enjoy. I also want to personally thank Designer Blogs for giving me the tools and the inspiration to make my blog the very best it can be.
Thank you KariAnne!!
It was such a pleasure working with you and getting to know you better.
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