Hey my name’s Hannah Michelle Lambert!
Here’s the rapid fire about me: live in Atlanta, 23 years old, career marketing/event coordinator, freelance event planner, and interior design hobbyist. I also love anything entertainment, am extremely impulsive, have been a lifelong writer and tech splurger, and am obsessed with my rescue pitbull. That’s the short of it, but if you feel compelled to learn more, feel free to check out by About page or snoop a lil on social media.
So, this being the first post and all, you may be wondering wtf is this and why tf should you care?
I’ll give you a little bit of my thinking behind the blog and where I plan to go with it, which may be subject to change slightly as I get my footing. But just be patient with me.
As I mentioned above, I’m currently a full-time marketing/event coordinator for a tech startup, but I decided, hey, 3 hours of free time each weeknight is just too much, I should pick up a hobby, let’s do a blog!
I exaggerate, of course. Kinda.
I’ve always had a huge passion for well-designed spaces since I was a kid. That’s part of the reason I got into event planning, because it’s essentially just interior design for social situations. But this design interest really just exploded into a full-on beast once I moved to Atlanta and started living alone. The freedom to have complete say on decoration in a whole apartment was a luxury I was not allowed throughout college with 3-5 roommates every year. My stomach still drops a little when I think about how much money I spent furnishing this place the first 6 weeks I was here (unemployed).
But once I had a meeting with myself about budget and got that shit in check, I really went back to the roots I was raised on of affordable, accessible, DIY-able home decoration. As I was going through my early decoration journey here, I was constantly sharing all of the projects I was doing in my home on my Instagram story. And from there, the @homeyhomies Instagram was born as a place to post more permanent content and share my ideas and inspiration with other people who care. As for the name, who knows? It came to me at 1am one night when I was considering creating the account, and I liked something about it. It seemed just cute and unpretentious enough.
And turns out I really like sharing, so here we are. Starting a blog so I can do more of it.
As of now, my plan is to basically just make the blog a long-form version of what I post on the Instagram, with maybe a little bit of lifestyle content thrown in. I want this to be your reference for accessible interior design. I think most of the time, on interior design blogs, you see these huge houses that are so big and bright and feminine, and the voice you hear it from also seems very peppy and aspirational. Which is great, we need that. But people also need tips of things they can do right now to make their home somewhere they love, not just a pin on a “house inspo” board that they can look forward to using in 5-15 years.
So here, we’re gonna keep it caaasual. And we’re also gonna try to keep it cheap. I’m a sucker for DIYs, I love color and pattern, functional decor, and mixing parts of my personality into my design scheme. I love staying informed on all the current trends (my inbox is terrifyingly full with all my interior design blog subscriptions), but I think it’s important to take just want you want from them and twist them to fit yourself. And if your version of the trend ends up being unrecognizable, fuck it, you just came up with something new. That’s my philosophy.
And that’s basically the plan. I’m not sure if that makes it any clearer on wtf this is, but feel free to stick around and get a feel for yourself.
Thanks for listening, and
keep it homey, homies