The weeks have flown by, and we are now on our last week of the Home Décor blog series. Today’s post profiles an amazingly talented woman and scrapbooker, Maggie Holmes. Maggie creates beautiful layouts, and applies her signature style to her home décor. In fact, it was an image of Maggie’s home that first led me to notice the many correlations between scrapbooking and home décor.
Maggie answered some questions about her home décor and scrapbooking life:
1. How would you describe your scrapbooking style?
I would definitely say my style is collage based and eclectic. Another word that would describe my style is colorful! I have always loved color and pattern. Mixing and matching is what I do best and I love to combine lots of different things on my layouts -- different product lines, unexpected colors, layers, and lots of dimension!
2. What is your creative process for decorating? Is it similar or different to your process for scrapbooking?
My process for decorating is very similar to my scrapbooking process. I like to start with a neutral background and then I layer on top of that. I use lots of bright colors and fun patterns as accents. As in my scrapbooking style I also mix and match within my home. For example, I love to put old vintage items or items that are more frilly and feminine on top of a modern sleek white table. You will also rarely see me purchase a whole matching line of something (like bedding).... Rather, I will buy bits and pieces from here and there to make a more eclectic look that feels like it has been added to over the years.
3. How do you transfer design concepts in scrapbooking to home décor?
I don't know that I do this consciously, but I think that my design concepts definitely transfer back and forth between my home décor and my scrapbooking. For example, I will use small bits of an accent color and scatter it in a few different places throughout a room or on a scrapbook page to make sure it all ties in. I am also not afraid of mixing patterns (even if they don't seem like they "go" together) but I do it in small doses so that it doesn't overpower a room or scrapbook page.
4. Are there any items you’re coveting in home décor? How about scrapbooking?
I am definitely wanting a new couch! The one we have is not my first choice but it is definitely super comfy so it is hard to give up! I would love something a little more sleek and more grey in color tone. My dream is to have white couches but that would probably not work well with all of our kiddos! Maybe someday when we have a separate and more formal living room so I would know it wouldn't get used as much! :) And while we are on the subject of white, Z Gallerie has some amazing white dining chairs that would be soooo cool! Again not very practical but I just love how white looks with all of the bright colors in my home. In scrapbooking the one thing I have had my eyes on for a long time but just haven't bought yet is a Silhouette machine. They look so fun and amazing! It's definitely one of those things that I don't "need" but would be a lot of fun to play with!!
Here are some layouts that show off Maggie’s fun, fresh style:
And if you like her scrapbook layouts, check out Maggie’s amazing home décor:
How beautiful are those frames and the pops of pink?
Love the lime green touches here.
More color, and beautiful details.
I love the “H” collection!
How gorgeous was that? Thank you, Maggie, for sharing your gorgeous house with us!
A little bit about Maggie
I am a photographer, scrapbooker, workshop leader, mom and wife. We have 4 kiddos that we adore and another one on the way!! I can't wait! I love to be creative while at the same time preserving our memories and recording the stories of my family. One of my biggest focuses recently is teaching my online photography workshops. I love seeing my students grow & progress so much in just a few short weeks! It is really rewarding & lots of fun! Design teams that I am currently on include Studio Calico, American Crafts, Girls' Paperie, the Creating Keepsakes Dream Team and Making Memories. I feel extremely blessed every day that I get paid to do what I love!! How could I be so lucky?