Beth Tidwell is a blogger and founder of Farm Fresh Vintage Finds, a DIY and home decor blog she writes from Fairview, Tennessee. Beth is a self confessed restless spirit, hence why she loves DIY and interior design. She is a thrift shopper extraordinaire, regularly looking for new finds. She loves painting and repurposing, and is absolutely obsessed with kitchen design and remodelling. She also has a partner in design and diy crime, her husband. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Beth Tidwell.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My style is a mix of several different styles. I love French country, farmhouse and cottage styles. I also love decorating with anything vintage or antique.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I usually try to find one piece or color that I or my client love and build the room around it. Most times the project evolves from there and throughout the process.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I have such admiration for my late grandfather. He built dollhouses for local children. He took such great care in putting them together and the attention to detail was incredible. There are so many creative people in the world. We can all learn from each other. I have great respect for the diy’ers that are “in the trenches” with me. We all work really hard and put our hearts into our work.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I usually discuss everything with my husband. He is an engineer, is so creative and has such amazing ideas. I think this works because he balances me. I have a tendency to try anything, twice. My husband is a great “voice of reason” and helps me realize what will and will not work.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Hands down…HARD WORK. I work continually perfecting my skills. I am always researching and discovering. My advice to anyone wanting to start a creative business is to be prepared to work very hard and see little fruit, initially. It takes time to build a creative business.