Holla! Yes, I still use that word. I.LOVE.It!


Welcome to Embrace My Space.  I’m Sara Bates and this is me on my favorite day – my wedding day!  I was in Key West, about to marry my best friend and enjoying some champagne.  Can you say life is good?

While I adore Key West, my husband and, of course, delicious libations, my passion for interior design is what keeps me going from day to day.  I’m a recovering lawyer who’s addicted to junk stores, shelter magazines, design blogs, HomeGoods, David Bromstad (who isn’t?), Etsy, turquoise, peacocks, capiz shells and spray paint!  Seriously, I will spray paint anything.  Don’t stand still for too long in my presence…

I created Embrace My Space so that I can blab about interior design the way only a blogger can and to share my own design and DIY tips with anyone who cares to listen!  I’m just learning, but I hope that by sharing my design experiences I can help YOU to embrace your space, and shake what your mama gave ya, and all that kinda stuff that cool people say.  Really, I just want you to think about spray painting your junk before you throw it away or sell it for $1 at a yard sale…to me, who will spray paint it anyway.

For the full story behind Embrace My Space hop on over to this post.

Until we meet again.


12 thoughts on “About”

  1. yay! i’m very excited to follow your ideas which i’m hoping will inspire some of my own. i have a whole storage unit of furniture/home things that need updated (aka spray painted) once i move into my next home. i need to start pinning some things on pintrest and getting my own design groove going.

  2. They have come along way with spray paint. I just sprayed a switch plate with sandstone…looks so cool!

  3. the absolute BEST way to get your home feeling collected at the beginning is to work with what you have to make it all make sense together! A little paint can go a long way!

  4. S.B., Finally had time to go over every inch of your website and I love it. I am so happy for you and the work you do is amazing. I wish I had one ounce of the talent that you have for decorating!

  5. Nice blog!!! Kisses

  6. Hi there! I really appreciate your support and your subscribing to my blog! I have recently made the switch to a self hosting site, and unfortunately my followers did not make the switch with me 😦 I’d love it if you could visit my new site and follow me! Thank you for supporting Domestic Superhero! http://www.domesticsuperhero.com

  7. Hi Sara,
    We really love your blog! We were just nominated for the Liebster Blog Award and so we get to nominate some other blogs we really like. We think this is a really cool way to pass on the blog love to other upcoming blogs.Your blog is awesome and we look forward to seeing what you come up with 🙂 you can check out the nomination here if you would like to participate http://popsiclesandpinatas.com/2012/11/01/liebster-blog-award-nomination/ – Michelle & Melissa

  8. Life is good. Yeaaahhhhh! Cheers!!!

  9. The wallpaper took my breath away….so daunting. I have a room I have been working on for months! So enjoy your posts.

  10. Hello there Sara! I have been reading your blog for the past couple weeks and nominated you for The Liebster Award. (I see you were nominated back in November too!) Here is a link to the rules and questions 🙂 http://thellblog.com/2014/04/03/liebster-award/
    I can’t wait to see more of your posts! Happy blogging.

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