At WallsNeedLove, we love engaging and collaborating with influencers within the digital space. They help to bring new perspectives to our brand. But, it’s far more than just the awareness they help raise for our brand. It’s about building relationships too.
A few months ago we had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth from Oak + Oats to help makeover her hallway. Her dedication to community, passionate spirit and daily doses of encouragement–not to mention her adorable DIYs–are what make her an authentic voice in the blogosphere. With nearly six years of blogging under her belt, she’s become a blogging and design pro. We couldn’t resist asking her just a few questions.
Get to know Elizabeth Mayberry, the face and voice behind Oak + Oats.
WNL: With so many new trends on Pinterest it’s hard to pick just one, but which interior design trend are you currently crushing on?
EM: Bright & White! I am loving all the natural lighting, bright spaces, and white spaces! I’m trying to figure out how to save up for a Kitchen remodel – I’m crushing on all those white kitchens.
WNL: When doing these projects around your home, what is your go-to interior design style?
EM: I’ve gone through a couple phases & styles trying to figure out what fits me best. I’ve recently started to fall into my grove. It is a little bit of a Scandinavian style with lots of art on my walls, fun pops of bright color in pillows & throws, and clutter free spaces.
WNL: Walk me through you process when coming up with content and DIY and design projects for your blog?
EM: I usually start by identifying a problem (ex. that wall looks boring, the windows need curtains, the laundry room needs to be more effective & cute..) Then I start brainstorming what could fit there and what I would like the space to look like. During this time is when I read all the blogs & pin all the things on Pinterest! I make decisions, purchase items, and get set creating the space! I make sure to find a time where my husband and I can do it together so that he can help me with all the heavy things & also help with the photo taking for the blog!
WNL: Trendy home decorating can be expensive. What’s the best advice you can give someone who wants to incorporate stylish design trends on a budget?
EM: Do one room at a time. It is so easy to get caught up in the pressure to do everything at once. We have lived in our house almost 4 years and there is still one room that we haven’t really started. I encourage you to make your entertaining spaces the top priority and let other rooms wait their turn! Be realistic with your budget and see what you can do within that to create a space – I find adding some paint on the walls, throwing new pillows on the couch, and adding a piece of art or a focal wallpapered wall can make a huge statement without attacking your pocket book!
Shop Elizabeth’s WNL Top Picks
1. Lightning Bolt Mini-Pack Wall Decals
2. Emma Trithart’s Fleurs Bleu Poster
3. Emma Trithart’s Good Vibes Poster
4. Leah Flores’ Wild Things Wall Decal
5. Watercolor Cactus Removable Wallpaper
6. Emma Trithart’s Good Morning Poster
7. Afternoon Blooms Patterned Letter Wall Decals