Starcat’s Favorites: Interior Design

Because I’m putting together a new home office, I’ve recently been diving into the world of interior home design. I’m fascinated and delighted!

At the same time, I’m not the type to go for a particular style simply because it’s trendy. I like to put my own spin on my spaces.

In the past, I did this to the best of my ability while raising two kids on a very limited budget. The vast majority of our furniture up until now has been thrifted or free. There’s nothing wrong with that – I like the idea of reusing items that others are done with.

It did, however, limit how I could decorate my home. I would say that our style over the years has been kind of a hippie homeschool aesthetic.

Again, I’m not knocking it. But I’m excited to move into a new realm of designing my spaces more deliberately.

It must be my Libra moon, but I’m endlessly inspired by beautiful, color-coordinated, uncluttered spaces. The office I’m designing will showcase this (I hope!).

I’m already thinking about things I can do to upgrade our other spaces, like the living room.

My Virgo sun side is addicted to The Home Edit and their way of organizing items to be both useful and beautiful. I’m making plans to reorganize the bathroom shelves, and have started using words like “back stock” and “zones.”

I think I’m starting to annoy the guys I live with. Luckily, my daughter-in-love is just as into this stuff as I am! She and I have already made one pilgrimage to Ikea and The Container Store, and we have plans for other excursions.

As I write this, Quester is finishing up the flooring and installing trim boards (that I painted white) in the office. I can’t wait to get my furniture in there! My fancy new standing-or-sitting desk has been ordered.

In the meantime, here are some interesting things I’ve discovered on the web recently. I hope you enjoy them!

Simple self-care practices – including de-cluttering, one of my favorites!

This article is so empowering. “You are worthy.”

As a recovering people-pleaser, I appreciate this article. A good reminder. On a similar note, have you ever been told you’re “too much?” Here’s a song to celebrate it, for kids of all ages!

My friend Joan O’Hara, who is part of a Pagan women’s group I’m involved in, was just recognized for some of her life’s work. Congratulations!

Ready for a little magickal instruction? Here’s an article on how to use a pendulum and another one on making sigils. Oh, and should you make your way to the witchy town of Salem, Massachusetts, here’s where to eat.

I love this interview with Cree Summer. Inspiring stuff about authentic style, creativity, motherhood, and more. Also this one with the amazing musician Lizzo, on self-acceptance. (Not safe for work!)

I haven’t played this game yet, but it sounds amazing.

Unforgettable descriptions of food in literature.

Let me know if you’re interested in upgrading and organizing your spaces. What cool design ideas are lighting you up?

Tell me what you think!

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