But First, We Must Meet

Let me begin my introducing myself.  I am Natasha Williams: former graphic designer, turned teacher, turned stay at home mom, turned teacher again, turned marketer, turned blogger/designer.  I haven't been able to figure out what I want to be when I grow up – so it just seemed natural to do what I love – all things home and design.

What is Linenwood Home?  Linenwood Home is a design consulting service and lifestyle blog.  After years of going through many different career paths, I decided it was time to do something I am truly passionate about - creating comfortable, functional and beautiful spaces.  Most of all, I really just want to inspire others to live life beautifully.  I believe that our surroundings affect our mood, so if you always have something pretty to look at, you'll always be smiling. ;-)

In 2009, my home decorating and interior design dreams came true when my husband and I stumbled upon a house {ca. 1908} for sale in the North Hill Historical District of Pensacola.  It was in pretty rough shape and needed a tremendous amount of work, as you can see in the pictures above. We did a lot of the work ourselves.  I remember walking into the house and my husband literally looked at me as if to say, you’re crazy if you think I’m buying this.  Long story short, I fell in love with the house, and somehow talked him into buying it.  Together, we made it into the wonderful home we live in today.

How do I describe my style? I love comfortable and inviting spaces, spaces where guests don't want to leave.  I love a home that looks pretty.  I love decorating with a neutral palette and then adding splashes of color.  {I also have recently realized that I have a weird obsession with quirky animal accents, but I’ll save that for a later post.}

Linenwood Home is the result of many years of being passionate about home design and decorating.  Since I owned my first home, I fell in love with decorating.  My first condo was painted all sorts of different colors – a red bedroom, a black and silver swirly painted bathroom, and I even applied a faux finish on the living room walls.  Yikes - you live and you learn, right?         

I  have been inspired by so many other design blogs including: Dear Lillie and Studio McGee, just to name a few {if you haven't already, you should really check those out}.

I can't wait to share my new adventure with you!  To start this journey, here is a fun before and after of the exterior of our home:

 The day we closed on the house in 2009

The day we closed on the house in 2009

 Soon after we completed renovations in 2010

Soon after we completed renovations in 2010