Design Inspirations has easily become one of my favorite posts to write because I love taking a deeper look at some of my “friends” (and people I want to get to know) on Instagram! I notice that I consistently really like certain people’s photos but I don’t often take a ton of time to look intensely at a person’s feed. But Design Inspirations lets me dive deeper and really take the time to look at and love so many images that I know we obsess about!
With that said, today’s post is all about heather of @Heatherbuglane! Perhaps I fell in love with her account because her dog looks so much like Sport- ha! But besides that, her home is so bright, fresh and white! Oh yeah, and symmetrical! Symmetry is so often overlooked these days so I love when Heather’s home pops up in my feed as it always seems to be in balance!
I mean… how gorgeous is her living room? It’s simple. It’s cozy. It’s all white everything! I particularly love her chandelier. I feel like this isn’t something that dominates my feed too much and the fact that she has incorporated a less traditional farmhouse item into her home really excites me! My home is similar in the aspect that we renovated so long before farmhouse style was a thing and my style before was on the traditional side. I too am finding a balance between my old style and new. Anywho… back to Heather!
Heather was sweet enough to answer a few questions for us to give us a better glimpse into why she started on Instagram, what her favorite aspect of IG is and of course, what her unicorn Rae Dunn piece is! Thanks, Heather!
Q U E S T I O N S
Leslie Saeta: What made you decide to go on IG and share your farmhouse with others?
Heather Lane: I started my IG as a decor/fashion/product IG because I didn’t want to flood my personal IG with my latest shoes, purses, or decor and wanted to organize my accounts. I have 3 IG’s! LOL! A personal one, a decor one, and a dog one (of course)! The decor/fashion/product IG obviously turned into a decor only account.
LS: What was the single best thing you did to gain meaningful followers?
HL: I actually was pretty clueless about the IG decor community and didn’t know much about gaining followers but I got them because I had two close friends who wanted me to be a part of their Arkansas hashtag #designdiamonds. I was all in but had NO idea what I was doing! When I got in that hashtag, I hadn’t even posted on my decor account in 5 weeks. Once I started that hashtag, I started learning about the whole IG community and was hooked. I have ALWAYS had a passion for decorating and this was right up my alley! After that I got asked to do two other hashtags #wordsindecor and #decorate4theseason (which is on a summer break) and gained followers. I was contacted by one sign maker who asked me to do a giveaway and I gained followers that way. I also have noticed that I have added followers when big accounts have featured one of my pictures. It’s been a slow and gradual gain for me but I have loved it!
LS: What’s been your favorite DIY project that you’ve featured?
HL: I’ve got several DIY on my IG…mostly painted furniture but definitely the most meaningful one is the recipes I framed of my late grandmothers that are hanging in my dining room.
LS: What’s your favorite farmhouse decor item?
HL: My favorite farmhouse decor items are all my handmade signs that my best friend Hope made for me. I have one that is just words of all my favorite things! I love that piece!
(pssst…you can see the sign in the first photo!)
LS: What’s been the most rewarding part of being on IG?
HL: Definitely the most rewarding thing about being on IG is the friends I’ve made! I am so thankful for all the wonderful people I’ve met. Such a blessing!!
LS: My Rae Dunn unicorn….?
HL: My Rae Dunn unicorn piece (HAHA! I love this one) is my sugar and creamer set that is red inside. That set is so much fun for Christmas and Valentine’s Day!!