Member Spotlight: Angiem

Meet member @angiem from South Carolina. Her flair for interior design is entirely self-taught. Read on to find out which HGTV personality inspires Angie!
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What’s your creative process on Polyvore? How do you begin creating a set?
These days I start with a room. When I find an empty room on Polyvore, I save it. Then, when it's time to sit down and start a set, I go to my empty-room file and flip through until I find something that jumps out at me. I then decide what this room looks like to me: bedroom, living room, dining room, etc. From there, I look for the most prominent item for the room: bed, sofa, dining set. The room determines the angles. The style of the prominent item determines the direction the room will go in, modern, rustic, traditional, etc. Then I start layering and filling in.
 
Are there any interior design professionals you are a fan of?
I watch a lot of HGTV so, yes, I have favorites from there. Sarah Richardson is my favorite. She most fits my style and aesthetic in decorating.
 
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I didn't study interior design. I'm self-taught, but would love to find a place in the world where I fit into interior design in some way. I have yet to find that place, but my eyes are wide open and I'm keeping all options open.
 
How has Polyvore affected your life?
GAH! Polyvore has helped me to be far more accepting of my own talent. I knew I enjoyed interior design in my own home. I knew I liked what I liked, and family and friends seemed to think it was good. I came here and everyone made me feel like I had something to offer. I've made amazing friends here. I love seeing what they create and how different, but equally good, each and every set is. I found it difficult to reach out to people when I first found Polyvore. Now, I don't ever think twice about commenting on sets. This also helped me when it came to my collaboration with cb-hula. I never would have reached out to her three years ago. It didn't occur to me not to when I actually did. I usually can't wait to get to my computer in the morning to see what is going on here at Polyvore.
 
What is your favorite Polyvore feature?
Being able to search for items by name and color. That was a brilliant advancement. Customizing is awesome too!
 
Got any requests for the Polyvore team?
There have been so many upgrades in the Home side of things, so I'm pretty happy. If I have to ask for one thing, this is it: I want the ability to fill out my set name and description in draft form. We can do this with collections. I so often have something in mind, then, for whatever reason, can't publish the set yet. By the time I come back to do it, I can't remember what I was going to say. My biggest request is: there is a lot of amazing talent on Polyvore in interiors. Please keep watching them and supporting them. That is all I ask.
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71 comments

k-schrager
Wrote one month ago
So cool! Glad I had found this…congrats! :D

nscooper
Wrote 5 months ago
Just now seeing this, Angie.Great spotlight on one of Polyvore's best.

lillibunneh
Wrote 7 months ago
Congrats !!

angiem
Wrote 7 months ago
Thank you very much @tanyaf1 and @dragonflyy86!

dragonflyy86
Wrote 7 months ago
@angiem Congrats!! I love all your sets!!! xxx

tanyaf1
Wrote 7 months ago
<3 It!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

angiem
Wrote 8 months ago
Thank you all so much!!! @jaclinartfan301 @ian-giw @constanceann @natsuko333 and @kurious!

kurious
Wrote 8 months ago
I didn't know about this awesome member spotlight until today! So cool! You deserve it! @angiem

natsuko333
Wrote 8 months ago
Fabulous!!!! Congrats on your member spotlight dear!!!!<3<3

constanceann
Wrote 8 months ago
Amazing talent! I always look forward to seeing your beautiful creations. Thanks too for all the support you have given me and others. That too makes you very special in my eyes :)

ian-giw
Wrote 9 months ago
ah this is so fantabulous!!! congrats @angiem...

jaclinartfan301
Wrote 9 months ago
Congratulations on your spotlight feature. It's so fun to look at all the beautiful little worlds you create!

angiem
Wrote 9 months ago
Thank you very much @gaburrus @passion-fashion-2 and @melissa-de-souza! I really appreciate all of your sweet comments.

melissa-de-souza
Wrote 9 months ago
Congrats @angiem . Truly well deserved :)

passion-fashion-2
Wrote 9 months ago
I was so excited to see this on FB too!! I think the world of you Angie!! Your designs are impeccable and you are the person I go to for design ideas!! CONGRATS!!!! So well deserved dear friend!!!!!!!! :)))

gaburrus
Wrote 9 months ago
I saw this on fb..screaming Congrats Angieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xoxoxo You are so humble yet so big on Polyvore girlie. You deserve this acknowledgement and more.

angiem
Wrote 9 months ago
Thank you very much @liliblue!

liliblue
Wrote 9 months ago
Wonderful !!Congrats darling it's well deserved !! xoxo

angiem
Wrote 9 months ago
Thank you so much @bbbh!

bbbh
Wrote 9 months ago
Congrats dear!!!! @angiem

angiem
Wrote 9 months ago
Wow! Thank you all so much! @belive-happy-lover @joanneinwonderland @lois-boyce-flack @merlothues @retrocat1 @didesi @musho @yoshigirl28 @margaretferreira @kpopmom @deuxs

deuxs
Wrote 9 months ago
Yay @angiem! Congrats on the spotlight, it's well deserved! You are so so talented. I hope you find what you're looking for, because any client would be thrilled with your design ideas. :)

kpopmom
Wrote 9 months ago
@angiem BEAUTIFUL!! Your very talented!! : )

margaretferreira
Wrote 9 months ago
Wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!

yoshigirl28
Wrote 9 months ago
Sooo awesome!! You are so talented and kind and you really are part of what makes Polyvore wonderful!! Congratulations!!!

musho
Wrote 9 months ago
Wonderful! You are amazing! Loved reading this.

didesi
Wrote 9 months ago
Excellent! I am glad to read them all. You are a Polyvore gem!

retrocat1
Wrote 9 months ago
Congratulations! Not surprising that you are a Member Spotlight as your sets are always amazing. You can see you have a passion and an eye for interior design and I hope you can find a place where you can further your skills in the future and do something that your passionate about. You have made me feel very welcome and appreciated here on Polyvore so thank you and keep up the great work :) retrcocat!

merlothues
Wrote 9 months ago
Yay! Congrats on being in the spotlight! Well deserved:)

lois-boyce-flack
Wrote 9 months ago
Yea!!!! A wonderful piece and such a talented lady!! Congratulations on being in the Spotlight!!

joanneinwonderland
Wrote 9 months ago
Congratulations on a most well deserved spotlight! Your creative abilities are so over the top and incredible!

belive-happy-lover
Wrote 9 months ago
Lovely set
Please go check my profile and like, comment, follow or feel free to ask whatever or suggest anything If youd like a follow back just message me :) ♡♡♡

angiem
Wrote 9 months ago
Thank you so much for your sweet comments! @modestyfashions @k-hearts-a and @snje2105

snje2105
Wrote 9 months ago
Congratulation dear @angiem !!!!!!! Such a great collection ! I'm so happy for you, you really deserved this spotlight .I really love your sets. And I also want to thank you for all your lovely comments on my sets !!!

k-hearts-a
Wrote 9 months ago
This is awesome!!! Angie, congrats dear!!!! You are very talented and I'm glad you are being recognized for that!!!! I, personally, LOVE your sets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xo -Kerrie ( @angiem )

modestyfashions
Wrote 9 months ago
Go girl! Congrats @angie for the spotlight! I enjoyed reading about your creative process!

zeynep-germanotta
Wrote 9 months ago
IF YOU FOLLOW ME I FOLLOW YOU !!!

angiem
Wrote 9 months ago
Thank you all so much! @jaminerb @mikikikiriki @gagacouture @ansev and @designsbytraci

designsbytraci
Wrote 9 months ago
Congratulations sweetie! It's so nice to learn more about you. Happy New Year! :) @angiem

ansev
Wrote 9 months ago
Congrats dear!!!!!

gagacouture
Wrote 9 months ago
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Stunning spaces!! You are very talented!! @angiem

mikikikiriki
Wrote 9 months ago
Congrats! :) :)

jasminerb
Wrote 9 months ago
Congrats, sweetie! Love it! xx

angiem
Wrote 9 months ago
Thank you, thank you, thank you! @tbarnes63 @cb-hula @laonela @linea-prima @luckied99 @xdarkgothamx @helenevlacho @niwi @belive-happy-lover @thewondersoffashion @limass @mdesigns2012 and @rainbow4

monii-polyvore
Wrote 9 months ago
nice

jaclinartfan303
Wrote 9 months ago
nice

rainbow4
Wrote 9 months ago
Aw, congrats sweetie!!!!!! @angiem ;)))

mdesigns2012
Wrote 9 months ago
congrats @angiem No better person to spotlight.

limass
Wrote 9 months ago
nice to know you !!

thewondersoffashion
Wrote 9 months ago
Congrats!!!It's beautiful to know you better!!!

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