Paige Morse is a creative entrepreneur whose interior styling chops have earned her a national stage. (She was a finalist in HGTV’s Fresh Faces of Design contest last year.) She is passionate about supporting a community of creative women, artists and small business owners — which is why you’ll find her at the Flea Style Summit. (Plus, she’s just a really cool lady.)
Here, the 38-year-old owner and head designer of Paige Morse Creative/Paige Morse Designs/Next Stage Designs shows us around her Dallas home and backyard studio, which she shares with her three rescues: poodle-shih tzu mix Bob, Lab mix Maizie and a striped cat named Miles.
Describe your home style in three words: Personal. Collected. Comfortable.
Favorite room in the house? The casita.
Favorite thing in that room? If I have to pick one thing about the casita, it’s the way the light comes in and moves through the room. It’s beautiful. But pretty much every single thing in the casita is my favorite, and I love all the details, from the salvaged arches and planked walls to the mini kitchen and salvaged sink in the bathroom.
What’s the most surprising thing we’d find in your space? I think what’s the most surprising is how much I paid (or didn’t pay) for the majority of my pieces. I’m a thrifter, junker, flea marketer, and bulk-trash-day diver. I also don’t own a clock besides the digital one on my stove that is always wrong. That surprises people sometimes. I’m not a big fan of knowing what time it is.
Do you have any collections? So many! I used to joke that I collect everything. I’m actually trying to edit down and and really focus on collections instead of just collecting everything I see that I love. I’m currently obsessed with handmade pottery and dishware, and I will always be on the hunt for beautiful textiles from all over the globe.
Dream décor item? This sectional from 1stdibs.com.
What’s on your bedside table? A lamp, a cup of water, my cell phone and laptop charger.
How do you relax and unwind? I adore hanging on my huge covered front porch, chatting with friends and neighbors.
If you were a piece of furniture, what would you be? A chair. It would have to be a chair. A cool, one-off, odd and random chair. I can never pass those up.
Meet Morse later this month at our Summit and find her online at www.paigemorsecreative.com.