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Featured Friday | Amanda Carol Interiors

02.07.14

TGIF!!  Welcome to Featured Friday!  Today I am featuring my favorite interior designer, Amanda, from Amanda Carol Interiors.

Amanda is an interior designer and blogger out of The Woodlands, Texas.  She is an absolute inspiration to me, as I have been following her blog for some time now.  Her home tour is to DIE for!!  Take a look!

Seriously, this is the living room/dining room of my dreams!!  Love the emerald!

Amanda calls this chic office her “mom cave”!  Beautiful!!

Her master bedroom is such a serene and peaceful room.  Isn’t this what we all hope to achieve in our bedroom?!

Amanda was so kind to answer a few questions about her personal experiences.

When did you start your blog and what inspired you to do so?

I started my blog in 2008 and it was called “The Eck Life”.  I mainly blogged about my kids and projects that I was doing in my own home.  In 2010 I launched my Interior Design Business and switched the name of my blog to Amanda Carol at Home, then I went through a re-branding early last year and again changed my name to Amanda Carol Interiors.


What is your favorite aspect of blogging?

I enjoy sharing information with my readers and I also LOVE it when readers comment and interact with me.  I enjoy the blogging community and have met many “online” friends and even some who have become dear “in real life” friends!

When was Amanda Carol Interiors born?  When did you know you wanted to become an interior designer?

I launched Amanda Carol Interiors in 2010.  Interior Design has been my passion since very early age.  I can remember painting and wallpapering my room when I was 15.  When I was 19 I enrolled in a local community college and took Interior Design classes and I was hooked!

Describe your design style.

I love mixing the old and the new and really enjoy the juxtaposition of something rustic with something glamourous.

Where do you find your inspiration?

Everywhere! From fashion to art to the outdoors.  I am always buried in a design magazine or perusing Pinterest for inspiration.  I never stop thinking about design.  It’s such a part of me that I cannot imagine my life without it.

What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

The paperwork!  All the office details and trying to stay organized – which I am terrible at!

What advice do you have for new bloggers who might want to pursue interior design in the future?

If you are young and just starting out go to school and get your design degree-even if it’s a 2 yr ID degree.  If you are older & have family responsibilities I suggest finding a local design firm that will hire you and have a designer take you under their wing.  If I could do this all over and was still in my 20’s or 30’s I would have definitely went to work for a larger design firm and learned all I could, especially the business side! 
A big thank you to Amanda for being featured today!  Be sure to check out Amanda’s blog here, and if you’re in the market for interior design help, check out her interior design website here.
Have a wonderful weekend, and stay warm!!
Xo,
Claire 





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1 comment on “Featured Friday | Amanda Carol Interiors”

  1. I adore Amanda and she too is one of my favorite designer's. So talented and I think the world of her. Thanks for featuring her!!

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