Monday, April 21

Meet My New Contributor Sara Jane

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OK - I am SO excited to introduce you to my new contributor & darling friend Sara Jane. You are going to LOVE her! 

There are three things I want you to know right off the bat - 1) Sara has amazing taste, 2) She's so brilliantly creative, & 3) She's just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! 

Here are some questions I asked Sara Jane so that you could get to know her . . .  

*Would you consider yourself right-brained, left-brained or both?

I would consider myself right-brained. I am a "hands on" person who is constantly inspired and itchy to start a new project. I consider myself a visual learner who would much rather be spontaneous than calculated. I do however find it very gratifying to complete a project and have coined and labeled myself a "completionist" as opposed to a "perfectionist".

* You're obviously a creative person. Do you ever experience a drought of ideas? Where do you get your inspiration? Do you have any favorite magazines, websites, blogs? 

Thank you! When I have creative block I often find myself googling images in the given topic or searching Pinterest. The visual stimuli usually gets my creative wheels spinning in overdrive. I also love a good brainstorming session with my Aunt or Mom who always inspire me!  

* What's your design style in your home? And how do you find the courage to tackle ambitious projects? Have you ever had a failure? 

I would classify my style as Modern. I love the look of a clean, fresh, simple space. I can get behind any genre of modern; mid-century, rustic modern, mod, ultra-modern, minimalist, white purist… however, I appreciate many other styles especially when someone commits to their style and sees it thru. My husband would probably say I'm overly ambitious with projects! When tackling a project I like to do online research, google or Pinterest, and visually dissect the process then take bits of my findings and come up with a different way to achieve my goal. I never follow directions!!! I often cook this way too, it makes it impossible for me to share a recipe or duplicate a dish! I have had a few failures, I am learning my DIY limits. If a project, painting or design bombs, I like to take a breather from it and come back when I am feeling inspired. Sometimes it takes me a few minutes other times it’s a few months until I realize that I just needed to change directions.

*You also have a great sense of fashion style. How would you define it? Where do you like to shop? Are you more fearless with color in your dress than in your home?

Why, thank you! I would define my style as modern with an edge. My absolute favorite store to shop is Zara. I've been known to tear over when I walk into a store. I fell in love with Zara when I was 17 while traveling through Brazil. I love the style of clothes, the way they organize the store by color, the longer inseams and their kids clothes are to die for. I am more fearless when it comes to dressing with pops of color. It's much easier to commit to a magenta dress than a magenta over-dyed Persian rug. I'm inspired by Jonathan Alder's flawless Interior Design ability to incorporate color and working on my commitment issues one bold hued accent at a time!!!

*You have an Etsy shop - what do you sell?

In my etsy shop, sarajaneandco.etsy.com, I've collaborated with a talented seamstress friend of mine and we sell handmade bows, bow ties, and ties. I've recently reconnected with my passion for painting and I'm looking forward to adding some of my artwork to my shop this summer. 

Thank you Sara Jane! CLICK HERE for Sara's first post about how she transformed her 70's family room into a stylish space with a beautiful, updated vibe. 

5 comments:

  1. I LOVE that Sara is one of your contributors! Just as you said, she is beautiful inside and out. When I walked into her home for the first time, I was BLOWN away by how amazing it all looks! It belongs in a home decor magazine. She is so talented and creative! She also looks fab at all times. Can't wait to read her upcoming posts about her home remodel! Love you both! Becky McIllece

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    1. Darling Becky, Thanks so much for stopping by & leaving your sweet comment. I AGREE! Sara is awesome & I'm so thrilled to have her as a part of Honey I'm Home. Guess who else is the best? YOU! XOXO

      Love, Michelle

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  2. Sara Jane is amazing! Super talented, gorgeous and the most friendly person you will ever meet. Can't wait to see what she has in store for us.

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    1. Hi Jamie Lynn, Clearly you know Sara Jane! You are so right. Thanks so much for stopping by & leaving a comment.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  3. Go Sara!!! This girl has style and will be such a good contributor to your blog!!!

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