Lynn Spencer is a self-described “habitual crafter” who lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. She loves to create anything from meals to paintings and knitting projects, always opting for asymmetry over symmetry. Her blog gives tips on various DIY, needlework, upcycling and painting projects that she has tried, as well as tips on gardening and organizing your home. We are proud to present the designer insights of Lynn Spencer.
Image Credit: 1) Dove Studios 2) Silverton Homes 3) Atlanta Home and Living Magazine 4) West Elm 5) Houzz
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I don’t adhere to any one ‘style’, but stay close to enduring, timeless style with injections of whimsy, personality and color. I do avoid decorating my home by following ‘trends’, opting for more solid bones.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
My creations usually result from identifying a space in my home that needs a ‘little something’ or by being inspired by something I see in nature, in a store or a magazine. It’s a rare outing where I don’t spy something that starts my mind whirring. The Santa painting that I did this past Christmas was the result of looking at my mantel when I began decorating for the holidays and realizing I needed ‘something’…hence…Santa!
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I admire artisans who have turned their passion into their livelihood, be it painters, potters, gardeners, bakers or the like.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I love to travel to see different styles and materials and to see ‘how things are done’ in different cities or countries and bring home and incorporate those ideas into our home and lifestyle.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Despite my degree in Finance, creating and making are in my bones. After being a stay at home mom to raise my family, the time finally came when I was able to really spend more time creating and making. My advice…’do what’s in your bones.’