Welcome to Maison Designs Home blog!
My name is Leasa. I live in the beautiful area of Northwest Arkansas, where we transplanted our family 8 years ago. I have a degree in Journalism and love to write. My passions are being a stay at home mom, decorating my home, and various DIY & Interior Design projects, which encompasses all of what this blog is about.
I have an obsession of designing spaces and find that my design style is French Country with some Industrial, Cottage and Farmhouse styles thrown in the mix. I am without a doubt addicted to Pinterest. You can follow me on Pinterest to see my decorating style and check out some of our DIY tutorials of building and refurbishing furniture.
I am married to my best friend and DIY partner, Garrett, who has supported me with every crazy project I dream up. We are your classic DIY'er's, willing to try anything, even if we have never done it before. We have built a deck, a 10 x 10 playhouse for the kids, remodeled a 100 year old house to flip and designed and built countless furniture projects. You can see some of our furniture and DIY projects in our Project Gallery and take a look inside our home on the Home Tour page. We have learned so much from our DIY Home projects. I always tell people who have never done DIY projects before that if I can do it, you can too!
I have worn various hats in my lifetime from journalist, teacher, real estate agent, home renovator and business owner, which has given me various skills that all contribute to writing this blog. For the past 7 years, I have been in the business of re-painting and refinishing furniture along with creating home decor for resell at our antique shop, craft fairs and Etsy. I started MD Home blog in October 2014 and it is one of the best things I can think of doing as a career.
In my personal life, my kids are my top priority and I do everything I can to be the best parent I can be! My hobbies outside of decorating are reading and gardening! My happy place is cuddled up at home with my family and a good mystery novel. I have to have my hot tea or coffee in the morning to get me going, as I'm not much of a morning person but rather a night owl at heart. I dream up my best designs and problem solve before drifting off to sleep. I'm still figuring out the blogging world but I do spend a lot of time in "Blogland" reading about others homes and styles.
I believe in working hard and dreaming big! I hope through this blog, I can help others find their design style, decorate their home, share some creative DIY projects and offer some good advice about refinishing furniture and designing on any budget. I believe that giving furniture a fresh new look can be an earth-friendly and budget-friendly option for making your home beautiful.
Thanks for joining me today and for taking the time to learn more about the face behind the blog! We love to hear from our readers and you can email us or comment on our blog pages.
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Chewy is often featured on the blog because once I get my camera and lighting out he sits and poses! He is 11 years old and loves long walks and cuddles on the couch! :)
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