Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Video of me on Nate

Hey guys. Thanks so much to all of you that reached out after watching my segment on The Nate Berkus show. What an honor, and I still am so very excited! In case you missed it, here it is. If you get a chance be sure to leave comment, letting Nate know that you enjoyed it! I know photos of my home is nothing new to you guys since they are always on GIGS, but its great to show America that decorating on a budget, with time, and affordable pieces is possible.

When we first had our home built I was 24, and had no clue. Yeah we made choices regarding brick, counters, cabinets, etc.…but decorating was not at the top of my list. I think I bought things like glass frames. We didn’t want to buy major furniture just because we had a house. My Aunt gave me the best advice ever after we moved in. She sat me down and said “Don’t feel like you have decorate it all at once.  You have all the time you’ll need. The main thing is that you have the house.”  That stayed with me, and saved us a lot of money that we could not waste. We were just happy to have a house that our children could call home, and that we actually loved from top to bottom.







High Fives & Hugs,

Tamara Styles


Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Wow- congratulations!! That is so exciting. I can definitely see why you're on the show. Your home is stunning, creative and fun! I love the chevron rug and all of the personal, unique touches in your home! I also have a dress form! I love the look of them. :)

avant garde design said...

holy cow! you go girl ;) love all of the video and you sounded so comfortable and professional. your home is sophisticated glam for sure! great job tamara!!

GFS said...

I'm smiling so big right now! Like your are my real sister or something!

Big things in the D!
Thank you for posting the link!


helen tilston said...

Congratulations and well deserved. You have marvelous taste and your home shows the love you have instilled in it.
I love that you have created all of this on a shoestring.
Helen xx

Anonymous said...

I feel like I was watching an old friend on TV... so happy for you!!! Congrats!

Baby Shopaholic said...

Congrats again! This is so awesome!

Sing of Singature Style said...

You did really well. So composed. I want to see you with all this makeup on you talked about.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

The video was great and your home looks beautiful! Congrats :) :) :)

Joi said...

You sounded great, Tam!! So happy for you!

House of Brooke said...

Congrats again and again!
Luv'd it.
Your home is beaUtifUl!

This is so well deserved.

G.I.G.S. is on the map folks!
So when will you get your own show!

Continued blessings,

Erika Ward said...

You look and sound great on camera! What an honor to share your home and creativity with the world! Congrats Hunny!

Anonymous said...

We already know you have great style and fabulous taste.
What impressed me the most is that you were only 24 years old when `you had your home built. I've been working since I am 15, started having kids when I was 21, make a great salary and at the age of 40 still do not own my own HOUSE!!! I own a Coop, but I would advise anyone and everyone never ever ever ever ever buy into a Coop.

You are doing a phenomenal job. Keep pursuing your dream. Never give up no matter how discouraged you may become by lifes ups and downs.


(JIN) Love, Loss & Lacquer said...

congrats - you did an amazing job!

Pink Inc. said...

HOWDY...I'm so happy for you !!! You finally made it on The Nate Show.Girl you were in your comfort zone you made Texas proud .GET IT GIRL...

court. said...

Oh. Em. Geeee!!!!!

you're a camera natural!

La'Tonya Richardson said...

Wow That was awesome! I really love your photo wall. I started something like that on our stair case, but I've been wanting to revamp it.

You have a beautiful home!

Anonymous said...

Yay!! I finally got a chance to watch. Your house looks fantastic and I really love what you did to your dinging room wall =)

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

hey that was so nice to see you on Nate...and my little print in your office... :) so sweet of you! Enjoy everything that comes your way, you deserve it!

A Vintage Vine said...

Love your style! Nate made a great choice in having you on his show!