Atlanta photographer, Paige Molina, is sharing her adorable home with us today! It's always fun to see how artists express themselves through their own living space. We know you'll be as inspired by this eclectic home as we are!
Name: Paige Molina // Age: 27 // Profession/Title: Wedding + Portrait Photographer // City, State: Atlanta, GA // Months/Years Living There: My husband Blake + I moved into our first home 4 months ago! Can’t forget our Frenchie Judy. She lives with us too :) // Style of House: Comfy + Casual. Inspired by color, texture, and travel.
Your photography is so beautiful! When did you fall in love with the medium?
Such a compliment coming from TSOS! I have always loved photography. I remember saving for my first hot pink digital camera in middle school and running home to upload photos after..you know..a fun middle school sleepover. I have a degree in Art Education with a concentration in Photography. Hours were spent in college mastering my 35mm film + medium format camera, becoming confident in the dark room. Currently, I am an art teacher by day + a photographer by night/weekend. After our own wedding on Valentine’s Day 2015, I knew I could make photography a career. My sweet husband helped bring this dream to life and wrapped my first *serious* and perfect digital camera under the Christmas tree. The rest is history! With so many local supporters, encouragers, and creative wisdom sharers- I am here today! Ready to bring on my second year of business in 2017!
What advice can you give other entrepreneurs?
Stay true to you! Practice, practice, practice! Reach out to girl bosses you admire- I have learned so much from so many fabulous ladies in the ATL area. Pray, sleep, + wine.
Now on to your beautiful home. How would you describe your home’s aesthetic?
Earthy, eclectic,and happy. I love to use a piece of art, furniture, or knick knack with a good story behind it. I gravitate towards white with pops of color and a few plants here and there.
Where do you find inspiration? Do you have any dream homes or spaces that you have used as reference for yours?
I have been a frequent traveler to Italy + France the last few years of my life and have collected items to bring home from my travels. I have been so incredibly inspired by these magical countries and cities within them. If you haven’t been- GO! I collect maps, postcards, books, and corks and love to focus a room around them. Of course I am also inspired by Pinterest and Instagram on occasion but I am all about shopping and buying decor that just simply makes me happy and is fun!
Sometimes it can be overwhelming to think of getting from a new place to your dream abode. Can you give fellow homeowners advice for how to curate a well-designed home?
We have done SO much to our sweet little 1958 home in these short 4 months. There is nothing like a freshie white paint blast, refinished hardwood floors, and new light fixtures. That all made a world of difference to our home. Oh- and ripping out all of the blinds + window panes from the windows of course. We are big living room people (aren’t we all!?) so I knew I also wanted to get my fireplace how I wanted before we moved in. We took out the marble + gold and put in some subway tile and I love it! Simple and fresh! My advice for fellow homeowners is to be patient (still working on that one myself), save for what you actually need and want, and focus on one room at a time! :)
What is your go to shop for home goods or do you tend to collect pieces along the way?
My favorite store is Cost Plus! The best. And the best shopper rewards of all time. I love Crate + Barrel, Ikea, Sugarboo, Anthro, Paris on Ponce + an occasional Etsy purchase.
But major yes to collecting pieces along the way too!
What is your favorite spot in your house and why?
Currently the living room. It’s cozy, bright, and holds so many of my most cherished gifts + decor items that I love. I think someday down the road it might be a close battle with the kitchen though.
Just not quite yet. ;)
Do you have any future plans or dreams for your house?
YES! We recently had our kitchen cabinets painted two-toned with Benjamin Moore Simply White + Woodlawn Blue. I love it. Next on the list would be to put in some black + white checkered floors, replace the backsplash, and add some cement countertops. Someday!!
Until then, cheers + thank you so much for taking the time to read about our cutie new home! ♡
Currently shopping for: The most perfect pair of overalls that bring me back to 3rd grade. . .and 4th and 5th. ;)
Currently craving: When am I NOT craving a big bowl of guacamole + marg?
Currently reading/watching: Kathie + Hoda. Can every morning start off slow and with Kathie + Hoda?!