Simply put: This is a blog about Maximalism
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A writer friend of mine once told me “to write well, you have to write what you know.” Scratch that, my mistake; that was a Drew Barrymore line in Never Been Kissed. All the same, the advice was along the lines of writing like you speak, which is my only feigning hope of having a successful blog because I am NOT a writer (run on sentence). I am a storyteller, though, and a maximalist. I respond to the stories and history of the objects and people I surround myself with. One might call it sentimental or nostalgic, but as it has come into fruition in my own life, it’s maximalism.

Some people might assume that this blog is push-back on the rising popularity of minimalism, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. I actually like minimalism, but as I was looking at the design websites I frequent, it was hard to find homes that reflected my own. I’ve decided to start this blog to give insight into my own life and design esthetic and invite anyone else to chime in. It will be photo-driven (got to work to your strengths). You can expect home tours, DIY, thrifting and curating tips, plus things that have yet to enter my head.

I live in Omaha in a home from 1890 that my boyfriend and I are constantly working on. We have a dog named Pip and a cat named Ira who will both undoubtedly make appearances. I’d like to tell you that they are photobombing, but the reality is I will stalk them for the perfect gramable moment. Speaking of which, FOLLOW @mixandmaximal on Instagram for updates!

Without spoiling a future post, here are a few photos of collections I have:

 

And a glimpse into my maximalist home:

Don’t forget, we’re constantly making changes:

and lastly, those cute pets I mentioned:

 

 

 

 

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