Having moved to Texas for the fourth time in 2013, I am a Texan by choice! Originally from upstate New York, I went to school at Hope College in Holland Michigan. In addition to New York, Michigan and Texas, I have lived in Colorado, St. Louis and Chicago, with lots of time spent with family on the East Coast. All these experiences, as well as my frequent travel, have given me a great perspective on decorating trends around the country. Trends seem to land in our country on the West Coast, with quick migration to the East Coast, then the Midwest and lastly to Texas. The fresh and light interiors in fashion now suit me fine–I like a carefree and comfortable home, where having friends and family over is easy and using your home to bless others is the name of the game.