Dinah Wulf is a craft lover and stay at home mom, sharing her projects and craft ideas on her blog DIY Inspired. Dinah loves crafting, decorating and repurposing old materials to create new home accessories. DIY Inspired was established to encourage her to start new design projects, as well as an output for sharing her creations. She has also partnered with brands such as Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts, Home Depot and 3M DIY. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Dinah Wulf.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My style is definitely eclectic. I’d call it “industrial chic”. I like to mix metal, concrete, and black with wood, natural elements, and feminine upholstered fabrics.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process? It’s different every time, depending on the project. It starts with inspiration, which for me is omnipresent, and then I go from there.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
My whole family, but specifically I would have to say my brother. He is a creative genius, which I feel I have inherited only a small ounce. He sees things differently than most and can create and produce the most fantastic outcomes. I joke and tell him he is MacGyver’s (am I dating myself?) and Martha Stewart’s love child.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Inspiration is everywhere for me. Because being creative is part of my job, I’m always searching. I find it in nature, at flea markets and thrift stores, and at home.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Organization, persistence, time management, networking, and balance brought me here. My advice is to stay consistent. Being self-employed, there will be times of discouragement and even lapses in creativity with no one to tell you what to do, but take the time to regroup and push forward.