Designer and author Amy Butler is known for her one-of-a-kind prints and smart style tips. We had a chance to talk to her about a few of her favorite things as well as what inspires her stunning designs. Read on for thoughts from Amy!
Day job: I am a designer in the home and fashion fields—fabric, home decor, sewing patterns, lifestyle and how-to books, stationery and craft products.
How would you describe your personal style? A fresh, modern take on vintage style. Sometimes romantic, always warm and always personal.
Style means: Being who you are and loving your life from a rich perspective, which is your own unique point of view.
Style advice: Dress yourself and your home from your heart.
Can’t live without: My iPhone & my cats.
What inspires you most? Witnessing love and passion in others.
If you could only shop in one store, what would it be? Anthropologie.
Favorite recent find: Geodes and quartz crystals from Illinois and Missouri.
Your soundtrack is: My own mix of alternative, soul, rock and dance music.
Best way to spend $100: At the farmer’s market.
Best way to spend $50: iTunes.
Every home/garden/kitchen/closet should have: Your favorite colors represented.
Coffee or tea? Coffee—dark and lovely.
Life wouldn’t be as much fun without: My husband and friends.
I’m happiest when: I’m creating and relaxing with my friends.
Pet peeve: None.
Rule that should be broken: I don’t have one in mind that I consciously am driven to break.
I start my day with: Meditation.
I end my day with: Journaling.
Secret passion: Reading historical fiction.
Hidden talent: I’m a great racquetball player.
Favorite escape: Lake Watauga, Tennessee.
Any parting style advice or wisdom? Be yourself fully in all things. Being who you really are is the greatest gift you can give the world.
Read more about Amy Butler in the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens on sale 8/21!
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