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Angie Kraeske

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Angie graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in marketing and also studied Interior Design at Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville. She has been involved in the retail side of paints and patterns since she was a teenager beginning work in the family paint and wallpaper shop. For 13 years she and her husband owned their own paint and decorating shop in Nashville where she enjoyed working with paints, fabrics, wallpapers, and accessories on a daily basis with their customers. Currently she works part time in the family business, does design consulting, and shares projects, reviews, and design ideas on her blog Postcards from the Ridge.

 

Angie’s personal style and home decorating style

My personal style is casual. You’ll find me in comfy, lightweight dresses in the summer and cozy sweaters and jeans with boots in the colder months. For my home, I love so many styles that it’s difficult to pin down just one. It’s part vintage, a little bit retro, somewhat country,a small amount of romantic cottage, and a dash of traditional. Let’s just call it bohemian eclectic. I love items with character and would rather have something that’s old and worn than something that’s new and shiny any day of the week. Many of the items in our 1960’s ranch house are from estate sales, second hand shops, thrift stores and even yard sales.

My dream home would be a quiet house in the country filled with time-worn antiques and vintage finds with a few quirky, colorful, modern pieces thrown in for interest.

 

In another life Angie would have been… a professional photographer of nature or architecture. Getting out in nature or in a foreign city taking pictures is my favorite hobby and something I get totally lost in. There’s beauty everywhere if you just open your eyes to it, and capturing it with my camera brings such a sense of joy. My first camera was a Christmas gift when I was 12 and I’ve been hooked ever since.

 

Angie’s joys

The sound of sincere laughter, a cozy fire in the fireplace, the perfect cup of coffee, a great red wine, almost any dessert, spending quality time with my family. It’s the little things that make life enjoyable. But I also love it when I finish a project that transforms a sad, neglected piece of furniture or space into something dreamy. It’s the ultimate type of recycling.

 

A little about Angie’s life as an artist

As a little girl my mom allowed us to be creative and crafty. She made draperies so there were always scraps of fabric to play with. And she took art lessons so we had artist paints too. I remember making fabric flowers, doing decoupage projects, painting rocks to look like ladybugs, going to the local ceramics place and painting plaster pieces. My grandmothers were talented quilters and crocheters, so I inherited a few artistic genes from both sides of the family.

 

Angie’s dream home and home decor styles

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Favorite Quote

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will get you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein

 

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