I am excited to write about a project that I have been working on in my mind for many years. While my husband Ben and I work on creating some pieces and building inventory, I thought I would start sharing some of the ideas and inspiration behind Story Design House. As long as I can remember I have loved to learn about the story behind things – songs, photographs, old houses, furniture. I hunt for unique items and Ben uses his creative skills to build and/or repurpose the cool stuff I find. Fun right?
A couple of years ago we relocated our family of six from our home state of Texas to Northern Virginia. We are situated between the bustle of the DC scene and the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Virginia Wine Country – and in the middle of the backdrop for much of our nation’s early history. We love the notion that things were made to last and created with quality craftsmanship and we hope to honor that tradition. Even though I grew up around antique collecting and selling, and making things has always been a part of my life, the cultural and natural beauty of our new home prompted me to merge my passions and share some of our finds and creations with you. Our aesthetic is eclectic, but leans toward industrial-classic-rustic. We like old wood, metal, typography, symbolism, and nature. If you’re interested, stay tuned for posts about my conquests of local barn sales, estate sales, and flea markets, and pics of some of the pieces in progress. We will also feature other independent makers and sellers whose stuff we think is cool – because there is just too much talent out there not to. Thanks for checking us out and following our Story.