As a highly regarded blogger, professional designer and mother of six, Gabrielle Blair has made it her mission to live at the place where fashion meets family.
“From the minute [my first son] was born, I questioned the need for style in the midst of sleepless nights, baby blues, and lots of diapers, and made a decision to merge motherhood with smart design,” Blair has said. It’s this “merge” that is also the focus of her blog, Design Mom. The site’s mission? To explore “the intersection between design and motherhood.”
For example, while Blair’s home is still idol-worthy (that’s her living room, above), she admits that, these days, she is more likely to choose function over form, and the practical over the precious. “I like the people in my home to be the most prized things there, so I look for pieces that I love, but that I don’t treasure so much that I would be angry if something happened to them,” she says.
During a recent conversation with Blair, we got her to reveal three of her tried-and-true tips for building a space that the whole family will love. Here’s what she had to say.
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