Inspiring Home is a lifestyle blog about finding the inspiration to live your best life. It doesn’t matter if you live in a house, apartment, or a single bedroom. You should be able to create the atmosphere of your dreams, no matter how big or small it may be. On the blog, we’re hoping to offer the best tips and tricks to transform your life on any budget.
About the Founder
Hi! My name is Shannon Quinn, and I am the founder of Inspiring Home. The house I grew up in started out as a $20,000 fixer-upper. My parents bought the house in cash, so it was mortgage-free. And with every paycheck, they fixed something on their list. I witnessed first-hand how even the most ugly property can change into something beautiful. As a kid, I spent almost every weekend in Home Depot with my parents helping them to transform their home into the best house on the block. This takes a lot of hard work. Even 30 years later, the house is not completely finished.
My father also worked as a real estate development manager full-time. So I watched how he was able to give millionaires their dream homes within a matter of months, rather than years. For some people, it seemed so easy. Like they could get their dream home with the snap of their fingers. But for my family, we had to spend decades constantly working on the next project whenever we could afford to.
As a young adult, I struggled with justifying spending money on home decor. I had unrealistically high standards, giving myself the excuse that “I’ll do this when I get a house of my own.” Then it dawned on me- Everyone deserves to feel happy and comfortable, even if it’s just in a dorm room or bedroom.
Because of that realization, I gave the bedroom in my parent’s house a total makeover. Since then, people have admired my eye for design. I’ve moved on to designing larger projects since then. My goal is to keep improving my skills as an interior designer, and help giving advice to people as often as I can.
The Story of How Inspiring Home Came to Be
After working as a freelance writer for 7 years, I realized that there was so much potential to create a brand of my own. I’m incredibly happy to finally have a website where I can share my thoughts, ideas, tips, and tricks. Inspiring Home was originally created in 2019, but it was not until 2021 for me to truly get a groove going.