If you follow design in Atlanta at all, you've probably already heard of Paige Minear. She writes the design blog, "the pink clutch" which is a great read and you should definitely subscribe now! Paige has a style that cannot be denied in all of her work. It's colorful, vibrant, bold, and inspiring! We have the joy of taking a peek into the perfect reflection of Paige's design style--her own home! And we're bringing you with us!
Join us as we turn the spotlight on Paige Minear!
Define your personal design style and perspective.
I am most definitely a preppy chic girl. Most everything I am drawn to in fashion leans toward traditional with an edge. It is the same in my style for our home. Very classic and preppy with an edge. Lots of color with texture and pattern.
Which of your career milestones make you most proud?
The past year has been out of control. My brand has tripled and the opportunities that have been offered to me blow me away. Being an invited participant in the One Room Challenge was the biggest opportunity so far and definitely the one I am most proud of. Growing my Instagram following has really been exciting. I love my followers and their incredible support!
How did you become a design blogger and where did you learn your skills?
My passion and background is fashion. For me I see our home as an outfit needing to be put together. You start with a piece that inspires you and you grow from there. In our dining room it was the pink walls and an antique table that my in laws received as a wedding present. The table provided the traditional and the pink the edge and it just grew. I don't think it is hard to transition from fashion to design, it just seemed to be an easy transition. I have been blogging since 2007 and love the creative outlet it provides. I get to write about all the things that inspire me.
What's your secret for running a business and maintaining your personal life?
I have learned in the last six months to pick and chose projects. I say no a lot and I am good with that. Saying no also allows me to pick the right projects and opportunities for me. I can't do everything and when the day is done I have to be true to me. My family always comes first and that gives me the greatest comfort and joy.
What's your guilty pleasure?
My love language is quality time. Any time given to me by those I love fills my soul. All my best friends know that I love their time and of course a fabulous meal!
What's your favorite destination?
New York and Palm Beach. I think I was meant to live in both. I could have an apartment in the city and a home in Palm Beach. It might be the perfect combination!