Step inside the home of Austin cool gal, Michelle Pimm & prepare to fall in love with her story-inspired style. Part time freelance writer & full-time host of the amazing podcast – I Was Just Saying That – you can’t help but love her vintage pieces, boss lady attitude, and penchant for a good time.
Check out Michelle’s home tour, learn a few things vintage collecting in the South, and learn about your new favorite podcast (seriously though, it’s hysterical).
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WHAT DO YOU DO?
Writer, Founder, & Host of I Was Just Saying That
TELL US ABOUT YOUR INTERIOR STYLE & WHAT INFLUENCED IT:
I think it would be considered eclectic, but honestly, I think I’m still figuring it out. I’m always drawn to vintage pieces or volunteer to take the piece that’s been in the family for years. I believe a home should remind you of where you came from, so I have old photos sprinkled around the house. If it has a story, I’ll take it.
YOU RUN A PODCAST! TELL US ALL ABOUT IT:
Growing up, I secretly wanted to be in radio, and I think that idea was fostered by the lovely compliments I’ve received over the years about my voice. And when podcasts became more popular, I dabbled with the idea. Then one day a friend told me she was on a run and thought she’d rather be listening to a show hosted by me. So I took that as a sign to just do it already.
The podcast is called I Was Just Saying That, and it’s basically me chatting with funny, talented women about everything from career to pop-culture. The show is for any gal that wants to just let loose and laugh a little. Think happy hour with your girlfriends, after one or two drinks… Needless to say, it’s a good time.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR SPACE?
I think I enjoy my vanity/reading nook. I intend to read many books there—even though my dog has claimed the chair has his own. The vanity was my Nana’s, and I have fond memories of her putting her makeup on there.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST DECORATING CHALLENGE?
Our home is a rental, which means we can only do so much to make it our own. It’s also so, so dark. Natural light? What’s that?
WHAT’S NEXT ON YOUR DECORATING LIST?
I’m not sure I’ll ever be 100% satisfied, but I’m currently working on making our guest room have a little space for me to work on iwasjustsayingthat.com. I feel like every boss lady needs her own command center.
WE LOVE A GOOD ENTERTAINING TIP, WHAT IS ONE YOU SWEAR BY?
I’m a novice home entertainer, but one thing I learned the hard way is that when someone asks you if they can help you prepare for your get-together, you say yes.