Every now and then I’m scrolling Pinterest and then I’ll run across a dream home photo and think “Gosh, that can’t be someone’s real home.” Then I discover it is and I just want to knock on the door and ask if I can move in. That’s basically what happened with Molly Osteen and I. Though I originally found her on Pinterest as I drooled over her glam hot pink home, we quickly became Facebook friends and I told her immediately that I wanted to feature her gorgeous home on the blog! I was excited when she agreed, and also inspired by all her personal training photos she posts regularly to help me want to get my booty in shape. With a passion for interior design and helping others get in their best shape through her career as a personal trainer, I knew she was a perfect example of a fabulous gal who had designed a life she loved! Molly has now invited you in to take a tour of her glam home! You have to see the amazing things she does with bold wallpaper! And if you look closely, you’ll see a lot of DIY projects such as her amazing cheetah print mantel, and hot pink dressers she painted herself. She had me at hot pink walls!
Follow your dreams and don’t let life’s challenges, tragedies, or circumstances stop you or hold you back. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR HOME STYLE & WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR IT?
I’d say my style is eclectic glam. My inspiration comes from various well known designers to style icons. I love the glam femininity of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn but the fun twists Jonathan Adler is so well known for.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Amy Clifton Keeley
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROOM IN YOUR HOME?
My favorite space in my house might be my home office or my living room. It’s a toss up! I enjoy the light pallets, patterns, and textures in those spaces the most. I am quite obsessed with my black modernized leather baroque chair and my crocodile like chair from Modshop (below). It was custom made but so worth the wait. I feel so fancy and sophisticated in either one of those chairs!
WHAT’S A PIECE OF DECORATING ADVICE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW?
Buy what you love, not something that you’re content with because because you’ll end up replacing it in the long run. Design with your full heart. Confidence is key when designing a magical space YOU love.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE HOME DECOR STORES YOU SHOP AT?
I have so many favorite sources! Anywhere from auctions, flea markets, consignment to designer pieces like Bernhardt, high end stores that feature custom made pieces such as Modshop. I love shopping online for unique things since I don’t live in a big city and its sort of limited here. I do shop at Marshalls though as well, I have been called a Marshall’s junkie several times, I kid you not!
YOU HAVE AN INCREDIBLE PASSION FOR INTERIOR DESIGN BUT YOU ALSO HAVE A PASSION FOR FITNESS. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER?
I’ve always had a passion for fitness and instructing. I enjoy learning holistic approaches to curing illnesses. I love helping people attain their fitness goals, because I see they’re happier every time they’re a step closer to where the want to be health and fitness wise.
WORKING OUT CAN FEEL LIKE SUCH A CHORE TO SOME. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO NEED MOTIVATION?
It can be a chore, but there hasn’t been a time I’ve finished a workout and regretted it. It enhances my mood. It promotes confidence and motivation for remaining tasks throughout the rest of the day.
THERE’S A LOT OF PARALLELS BETWEEN WORKING OUT AND FACING EVERYDAY LIFE CHALLENGES. WHAT THE BIGGEST LIFE LESSON THE GYM HAS TAUGHT YOU?
The gym gives me a better outlook on life and facing life’s challenges. It helps me clear my head and relieves stress.
YOU HAVE TWO BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRLS I’VE SEEN IN FACEBOOK PHOTOS. WHAT LEGACY DO YOU HOPE TO PASS DOWN TO THEM?
Follow your dreams and don’t let life’s challenges, tragedies, or circumstances stop you or hold you back. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t or that your dreams are silly. Follow your heart. And as my own mom always says, “Never never give up.”
LIKE WHAT YOU SEE & WANT IT IN YOUR HOME?
SHOP MOLLY’S HOME RIGHT HERE!