September 23, 2009 at 10:14 am , by Sonia Harmon
“Refining your home for authentic living” is the tag line of Melissa Michaels’ interior decorating and lifestyle blog, The Inspired Room. Her home decor ideas are fabulous, but she writes about more than just paint and fabric. Her readers love the way she combines tips and techniques with ways to become inspired by your surroundings, which she says can encourage you to live your most authentic life. Sounds good to us!
What makes me a lady: I ventured out of my comfort zone and started The Inspired Room two years ago, and I found I was stronger and more confident than I ever thought I could be! Each time I try something new, I grow in confidence and find I enjoy the challenge.
Favorite guilty pleasure: I would say chocolate but I seem to have no guilt about indulging in it, so I think I need to find a new, more guilty pleasure.
Three things on my life list: Starting my own interior decorating business, which I finally did at age 40! I really want to learn to embroider. I also want to start an interior decorating outreach program for low income women. Everyone deserves to have a home they love and are proud of.
If I could have a superpower, it would be: I’d be just like I Dream of Jeannie and be able to blink my eyes and appear somewhere else.
Ladies I admire: I admire any lady who is willing to accomplish great things in her world while keeping her family a priority.
Do you know a woman who deserves some of the spotlight? Tell us about her! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and she could be featured in a future post.