Where do you get your interior inspiration from?

Where do you get inspiration for your interior style in your home? Lifestyle magazines, pinterest, or ‘influencers’ on social media showing you ideas from inside their own homes? Interior shops, antiques shops, or TV shows the lists are endless. You will find the right thing for you. Personally I get inspiration from more than one source. I prefer to see things in person, to be able to see and touch, but I also get inspiration from other people either seeing pictures or videos online. I love my home. It makes me feel happy restoring old things and personally styling it to our tastes.

I wanted to share a story with you in this blog about Sandra Czachur, she shares how she first started to get her home interior inspiration from instagram and how she is now inspiring others.

I first met Sandra online via social media. We have very similar tastes and I found watching her videos rather addictive. We were in similar networking groups and we finally met in person for the first time in Jan this year. She’s 63 years young from Home Sweet Holmedale. Over the years when Sandra has been renovating her homes she would get inspiration from places like pinterest and instagram, following accounts that had similar tastes and interior style to her. Fast forward to 2023 Sandra is now influencing homeowners herself with her own instagram account and business https://www.instagram.com/homesweetholmedale/

She didn’t set out to be an influencer, it almost happened by accident. She enjoyed sharing her home renovation and ideas on social media, she would receive messages from people saying that she was inspiring to watch and she has continued to grow her followers.

She engages her followers with inspirational videos showing her Victorian home renovation & beautiful interiors, as well as her love for fashion and plant based diet. Her home renovation also featured on BBC in 2022 when she won North West region of @waleshomeoftheyear.

In my previous homes I learnt to make curtains, it’s something I enjoyed doing. I also did simple upholstery projects like drop in seats for dining chairs. It was really easy to do, whilst giving a piece of furniture a whole new lease of life. I liked being able to make changes to my interior scheme by changing subtle changes to fabric or paint.

Sandra would describe her interior style as Eclectic! “I love the Victorian and Edwardian era.  When I saw our now home on rightmove I fell in love with the period details. I like dark interiors – you will see dark blues and greens. I find it very calming. I also love having living plants in the house”

“I love all things home decor and have often thought about upholstery and imagined I wasn’t skilled enough to do it. Meeting Emma a couple of times and discussing her online courses I was delighted when she offered to collaborate with me.”

Sandra left us a fabulous testimonial about the whole experience of the online upholstery course and framekit.

“I was so excited to receive the frame kit and loved choosing my own fabric. Everything was included in the kit and the supporting videos and worksheets were so easy to follow. Honestly, if I can do it, anyone can.

The whole process is step by step, it’s like having Emma in your own home. She was also available should you have any questions.

I’m so proud of myself and I now have a beautiful bench in my bedroom that fills me with joy when I look at it. I would highly recommend Emma’s online upholstery course and frame kits and wouldn’t hesitate to do another project. Watch the full video here from Sandra buying her fabric, making and styling it in her bedroom.”

We hope Sandra’s story has inspired you to try an interior project in your home – in her words “if I can do it, anyone can”. You can follow Sandra at https://www.instagram.com/homesweetholmedale/

If you would like to try out one of our online upholstery courses and frame kits check them out here.

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