Just what is it about peeking into other people’s homes that we find so fascinating? I have all the usual suspects bookmarked for a quick interiors hit (Lonny, Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, Emily Henderson‘s blog, The Design Files, Dwell – need I go on?) although lately I find myself gravitating towards smaller sites that show less but delve more.
Hilary is a Nashville-bred, Dallas-based interior designer who now photographs and writes about the homes of fellow creatives around her area. Her ‘manifesto’ really spoke to me: that the ‘Style Stories’ be about real people with distinct points of view; that they may be imperfect but at their core is a beating heart.
The profiles feature the personal style of the subject within the context of their home; Hilary selects a series of photos and then there is an accompanying podcast interview. The site also has a ‘Shop the Story’ section with pieces inspired by the fashion and interiors. It’s compiled into the categories of home, body, and heart (and actually feels like a thoughtful, natural extension of all this business, as opposed to a really in-your-face ‘buy me!’ round-up).
There are some unique places to browse through and I was particularly taken by the cheery home and bad-ass fashion sense of Christine and Steven Visneau, from whose Style Story Hilary has been kind enough to let me show a few photos.
But really… isn’t it always all about the shoes? Just kidding. See and hear more about the Visneau’s relaxed style, careers, and family here and here. All photographs by Hilary Walker for Our Style Stories.