From the moment I met Abbey Moore, I knew she had her own unique style that was exactly her. And from the moment I walked into her Nashville loft she shares with her husband and two fur children, I saw that her style carried over into their home. And I swooned over every inch of it! While living briefly in Nashville, I learned that there is a term called “hipster” that describes a certain artsy breed. While not everyone is a music star (yet), there is the hipster breed that sacrifices everything to move to Nashville to pursue their dreams, or at least die trying. They are often found in local coffee shops (not franchises like Starbucks, no way!) working on “said” dream sipping their foam art and networking with other hipsters around them. And Abbey and her husband are this breed. While not rockstars (yet), they live out their passion in everything they do, from the way they look to the way they style their home.
I’ve learned you HAVE to continue to pursue your dreams, no matter what. My motto is to die trying. I’ve had so many doors slammed in my face, but I know I was created for this, so I can’t live life without trying.
They live the part, as if they are already on tour with millions of screaming fans and billboard charts. And though I might be biased because they are dear friends of mine, their music is amazing and so fun, and I truly believe their day is right around the corner.
In the meantime, Abbey has invited us in for a home tour of their loft. You have to check out their birdhouse wall! You’re gonna love it and will want to dare it yourself in your own home!
PHOTOGRAPHER: Samantha Bean
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DECORATING STYLE?
My style is colorful, no matter what. I want my house to be joyful, because I love happiness and fun things, so I try to mix that in. I’m also a mixture of traditional and modern. I have a TON of my Gram’s things (Gram is what she calls her Grandma) that she can’t use anymore, mixed with new things. I love it!
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE HOME DECOR STORES?
Some of my fave places are Target, World Market, IKEA, and my Grams’ house! I also love going to the flea market and making something fun out of something old. I love things that have a story.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE?
My favorite spot in the house is my living room. My wall is covered in bird houses and fake birds. I love birds and nature, so they just make me smile. I am most creative in this room.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT AWESOME BIRD WALL! WHAT DOES IT SYMBOLIZE FOR YOU?
We once saw something at Anthropologie that gave us the idea. But I love animals and would love to have a farm someday, so these little birds and their houses make me so happy.
WHEN IT COMES TO DECORATING, WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR GREATEST INSPIRATION?
I find inspiration everywhere. But I love Pinterest, and all the home decor magazines.
YOU’VE LIVED IN BIGGER SPACES, BUT I’VE HEARD YOU SAY YOU LOVE YOUR 900 SQ FT LOFT NOW, WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT A SMALLER SPACE?
Our loft feels big because the ceilings are like 30-40 ft., so that makes it feel really big too. I’ve had bigger homes, and I just fill it with more junk. Having a smaller space has made me keep the necessities and keep only what i really need (although my hubby says I’m a hoarder, and I am sometimes!) Also I live with my best friend, so that makes it easier to be content too.
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR ROCKSTAR-IN-THE-MAKING LIFE! WHERE CAN PEOPLE HEAR YOUR MUSIC?
My hubby and i are in a duo together called “The Perfect Couple”. We say our sound is a mix of Blink182 meets Katy Perry. We travel and play on the weekends for now, until we tour with Katy Perry, ha! I also have a life and style blog called “The Perfect Little Life” documenting our journey and all things stylish. I also love Instagram, and you can follow us @thperfectcouple.
WHAT IS THE GREATEST THING YOU’VE LEARNED PURSUING A CAREER AS A MUSIC ARTIST?
I’ve learned you HAVE to continue to pursue your dreams, no matter what. My motto is to die trying. I’ve had so many doors slammed in my face, but I know I was created for this, so I can’t live life without trying. It’s harder some days, but my hubby and I encourage each other.
WHAT’S THE GREATEST LIFE CHALLENGE YOU’VE OVERCOME AND HOW DID YOU CONQUER IT?
I help take care of my Gram full time while juggling married life and working on our music career. It was hard at first, but definitely one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done, and I’m so grateful for that and my time spent with her.
IN ADDITION TO YOUR HOME STYLE, I LOVE YOUR BOLD FASHION CHOICES. CAN YOU SHARE A FEW STYLE TIPS TO MY READERS?
I love fashion and style, and of course hair and makeup. I think God wants us to look our best, whatever that might mean for each of us. But I also think we try too hard sometimes (ME INCLUDED!) so I’ve learned, don’t try so hard! Just be you! And have fun! Wear what you like no matter what people say. Being you= being fashionable.
BETWEEN YOUR MUSIC, FASHION, HOME DECOR, MAKING JEWELRY, DOING HAIR AND MAKE UP, AND ROCKIN’ PINK HAIR, WHERE DOES YOUR CREATIVITY COMES FROM?
Creativity is what keeps me alive. God gives each one of us dreams and I for sure day dream ALOT. I have tried so many things, and I’m going to keep trying new things until one of them works.
YOU’VE BEEN MARRIED 10 YEARS TO YOUR “PERFECT” HUSBAND. WHAT IS THE GREATEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED ABOUT BUILDING A HOME TOGETHER WITH YOUR FUR CHILDREN?
Being married is awesome. It’s also hard at times. Living with another person can be challenging. But we put our faith in God first, and each other 2nd. We have learned over the years (from making lots of mistakes) that it takes SUPER hard work, dedication, communication, and honesty. And telling each other we love each other a lot. I have had to humble myself a lot, like learning I’m not always right, or I don’t always have to correct him. Or win. We also do nice things for each other, even if you don’t feel like it. And our family includes our fur babies Faith and Beastie Boy. Their life is just as “perfect.” You can follow them on Instagram at @thepawfectcouple.
And here’s a little behind the scenes action of Abbey and her husband’s rockstar-in-the-making lifestyle as “The Perfect Couple!” I’m so excited for these friends and all the future has in store for them! Purchase their album here!
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