Welcome to Simply Turquoise, a space dedicated to creativity, beautiful spaces, and design. This blog was started with a coffee high and a really good night’s sleep. Also, it was an assignment from my therapist.
My husband and I have lived all over the United States and one of my favorite places is Lynchburg, Virginia. It is full of character, buildings tangled up in vines, industrial spaces and southern charm. We would walk along the James River and think about which abandoned building we would like to live in. What if we could trade our life and hide out by the river? Then a big old train would rumble past and I would say, “No thanks, I prefer my house on the hill.”
Lynchburg, Virginia. Armory Doors.
I still have that house in Virginia, even though I do not live in it anymore. It taught me to love history and to regard the style and scale of the space I am decorating. Even now, I feel claustrophobic in a house with eight foot ceilings. I love the charm and craftsmanship of that house, built in 1880. I miss the staircase.
Come in to Simply Turquoise and stay awhile. If you were in my living room, I would offer you coffee and tell you that I learned to decorate through trial and error, by making my husband and eldest child rearrange the furniture 500 ways to Sunday. By trying that paint color I was not too sure about and by taking risks.
You do not have to spend a lot of money to add charm to your space. You only need to think outside the box a little, use some old-fashioned elbow grease and be inspired. That is what we hope to do for you.
Contact Simply Turquoise at firstname.lastname@example.org if you live in the DC metropolitan area for design services, to bounce ideas around, or just to chat. We would love to meet you!
Mariam d’Eustachio is a musician by training and a designer by accident. She has followed her husband and his career as a Coast Guard lawyer and helicopter pilot, all over the country. They have settled in Beltsville, Maryland where they live with their three children and dog. Mariam d’Eustachio is the author and creator of Simply Turquoise.
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