Hey Friends!! Mallory here! An interior designer with a profound love of traveling; with way too many years of Art and Design classes (seriously I could have been a doctor!)
Heavily influenced in the design world from a young age. Growing up with a Developer, Builder, and General Contractor, Art History Professor, and Interior Designer; I come from a long line of design- and thanks to my family interior design runs through my veins. Being enveloped in the design world it was easy to grow a love for all things design. I worked at my craft and learned fundamentals of good design shadowing and working alongside my sweet Grandpa and Uncles. In 2015 I decided it was time to work on my formal education career and attended Interior Designer’s Institute in Newport Beach, California studying Interior Design and Home Staging later obtaining a degree in Art and Design from Utah Valley University. After a four year break from school (to be a disney princess because when that opportunity presents its self you definitely take it!) I’m finishing up a double major degree in Interior Design and Professional Sales (with a minor in Construction Management) from Weber State University. Told you I could have been a doctor by now!! Really though, there is no stopping my love for learning and perfecting my skills!
I loves projects and millwork and I’m always up for a DIY challenge to help transform spaces and make unique pieces which I then integrate into my designs. 2019’s new year’s resolution was to become my own boss lady, TIMBER+twill was born to create affordably curated home decor which when I’m not busy designing and making peoples homes beautiful, I’m lovingly making these creations.
With an aesthetic eye for high-end furnishings, textiles, woods, metals, bright whites and an impeccable attention to detail- this combination is what creates her beautifully clean, sophisticated, and eclectic design style. Along with design, Mallory has a fond love of traveling and photography and m. Often her designs are inspired from the influence of other cultures she has visited. She tries to incorporate those inspirations into her designs as much as possible.
Mallory recently has gained national recognition and awards, placing third, for her innovative resimertial (residential/commercial) designs with Formica's FORM Competition. She also will appear as a designer for a design challenge competition airing this spring.
Excuses of not having enough time or money often drove me away from the thought of actually getting to see the cool places that are on my bucket list. Until one day I decided to stop making excuses and just go!! Through trial and error I have figured out a way to have the most fun, and get the most out of my trips the most affordable way, and it works really well for me!! Since my first international trip to Europe in 2011, I worked hard and made a bucket list of places I wanted to see before I die. In 2015 I began crossing those places off one at a time.
Flash forward down the road and I was grateful enough to land a job as a Travel Agent and learn the ins and outs to what makes a great agent and to learn even more about the travel industry. The travel bug is a real thing my friends, and I think everyone should travel as often as possible and not have to break their bank. I truly believe that experience is more important that expense. So, let me be your guide (or guiniea pig rather) in affordable traveling!
I was strong enough to move my bedroom furniture to redesign my bedroom growing up. With a divided love for the mountains and the beach, I gather my design inspiration by immersing myself in both climates. And my color and decor inspiration by traveling all over the world. I love the challenge of combining costal and rustic into a beautiful transitional, modern, contemporary, or eclectic space.
all that was on my mind was getting over a break up by filling my time up with decorating my college apartment with cheap and thrifted furniture; but let's take a second and go back even further....
Ever since I can remember I was rearranging my room every month or doing some sort of arts & crafts thing. I grew up taking sewing lessons (which is still a favorite past time) and in a family that is heavily influenced in Interior Design- so I like to think it is just in my blood. I love looking at something and figuring out how to recreate it, or make it better, or give it new life. As I grew up my budget couldn't quite afford the nice furniture or fashion designs and trends I was seeing (probably due to all my traveling) so I learned how to do all sorts of hacks. You know the saying "Monkey see, monkey do"?? Well, consider me the monkey. My passion continued into an education where I obtained an A.A. in Art and Design from Utah Valley University and a B.S. in Interior Design fromWeber State University.
From arts and crafts, fashion, sewing projects, and home decor-- this Do It Yourself Blog has anything your heart could desire when it comes to getting crafty!
So, that is basically me, in a nut shell! If you haven't gathered by now; I'm a bit of a wandering soul. If my stack of certificates I've earned over the years from trade schools to degrees from Universities wasn't telling enough, then I'm sure my blog is! Stay awhile and get inspired in one way or another- diy projects, interior design, or traveling! Thanks for stopping by!