Amy Geib is a home decor blogger, as well as garage-sale maniac, sharing her projects and ideas on her blog Always Never Done. Amy loves all things to do with the home, especially when she gets to turn the old into something new. She adores thrift shops, auctions and even upcycling things found in the trash. She also prides herself on her ability to make her home look beautiful on a budget. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Amy Geib.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My DIY approach to style is a little rustic farmhouse mixed with traditional lines and an industrial flair all in one package. The key component to my style is functionality meets beauty.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
Whether it be a chair makeover or a room redesign, I decide what is the purpose of the project/space and then figure out how to achieve that goal on a budget.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I call myself a very lucky lady to have a father in law as patient and as talented as one can be. I truly admire him as a human being as well as an excellent carpenter and DIY’er. There is also something to be said for someone who has an eye for the little details. The OCD in me loves someone who pays attention to the small things.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I head out to my local thrift stores and auctions. My inspiration comes from finding things that no one else wants and turning them into beautiful functional components once again.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
My thrifty style started out of necessity. I couldn’t afford to decorate like I wanted to at first, so I had to make it work by repurposing items. I now do it for the love of it and to show people that you don’t “need” to buy everything new. Get creative. Get a little dirty. It’s ok!
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