Mothers can rejoice and finally exhale! HGTV.com and Rebecca Woolf are bringing back simplicity to the life of Moms who want to create beautiful and unique rooms for their children without breaking the budget.
The newest HGTV.com five-episode video series, “ChildStyle” with Rebecca Woolf was officially launched on July 12, 2012. Rebecca visits and showcases various children’s rooms, from a nursery (which happens to belong to her twin girls) to a teen’s room inspired by Hollywood glamour.
During my interview with Rebecca, her passion for what she is doing, and more importantly how she is doing it, was amazingly clear. She is a woman who is forthright and real, no artificiality at all; the perfect combination needed for hosting this popular new video series. Her intention for the www.HGTV.com/childstyle video series is to “explore” children’s spaces and present ideas on how to…as she says, “work with what you have.”
She is creative in her own right yet obviously gifted with genes from Frances, her great-grandmother who married into the famous Wright family. Rebecca described Frances as a wonderfully eccentric and creative genius, “She was such a strong woman. She made things happen.” And in my opinion, so is her great-granddaughter, a modern-day wife, mom, blogger and business owner.
There is no doubt about it, Rebecca is an advocate for the empowerment of women and moms who live their lives under daily pressure. She is genuinely eager to share with HGTV.com viewers what she has learned about creating an authentic lifestyle and environment for her family.
Rebecca began her interest in design with the nursery. She was inspired to create a space for her twins that would foster a “nesting ritual.” In fact, this was the first time her family had enough space to make a nursery possible. You can see the results of her decor choices for the nursery at www.HGTV.com/childstyle.
“ChildStyle” with Rebecca Woolf, is a decorating series which as Rebecca puts it, in 3-4 minutes viewers can appreciate small spaces; they can relate to them, be inspired by and then apply some of the ideas shown. The spaces are all designed by parents of the children and we’re given a tour by Rebecca as she introduces us to their small space solutions, their design creativity and yes…their real lives.
For aspiring bloggers, this award-winning Mom blogger has the best advice ever. Rebecca says choose whether you write for inspiration or aspiration. She chose inspiration and her readers love her for it. Rebecca said about her online following, “My readers are incredibly supportive!” Visit her blog, www.girlsgonechild.net/ for inspiring posts about mom-hood. Also, look for her husband’s latest post, his first and who knows, will more be forthcoming? And of course, look for her grandmother’s regular postings.
Rebecca’s popularity as a blogger evolved from her ability to inspire women and moms to live their best life. The www.HGTV.com video series, “ChildStyle” is literally an insider view of real people making affordable decor choices for their children. Rebecca puts it simply as,”inspiration on a limited budget.” Her own home was decorated with items not purchased new, but reclaimed. She told me unabashedly, “I furnished my whole house from the swap meet!” You picked a winner HGTV.com, as Rebecca Woolf represents the new age of moms and women who believe in thrift, beauty and function.
The final episode in the first series will highlight the decor of her 7-year old son’s room, seen as it truly is…designed around his interests with creativity and yes, done affordably. What is Rebecca Woolf’s wise “Mom” advice regarding everyday life? Simply this: “Surround yourself with good people and good design. Good design is accessible to everybody.”
View current and new episodes of “ChildStyle” with Rebecca Woolf at www.HGTV.com/childstyle. We expect to hear more in 2013 about HGTV.com and Rebecca’s collaboration, as more “ChildStyle” video episodes are filmed. You can also follow Rebecca on Facebook and Twitter, @GirlsGoneChild.