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One Of Our Characters,

Amanda

Follow Her On Instagram: @myfirst_farmhouse

Our Characters is our opportunity to feature the most valuable people in our business…you! While we take great pride in the product we make, it is nothing without the spaces that Our Characters are creating.

Tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Amanda Pudge, I’m married to my best friend, Tyler. We have two girls named Ava (12) and Addison (10). We have a boxer name Jagger and we have 19 chickens. We love to travel, going camp, hang out with family and friends and DIY in between!

What got you into interior design?

At a very young age, I was always decorating and redecorating my bedroom, I would convince my parents that my bedroom needed to be painted a different color (very often). I loved change. Since I couldn’t decorate their house, I would use my room as a way to express my design. During High School, I did reports on becoming an Interior Designer, then I went to a private college specifically for Interior Design. Years later, I graduated and got my degree. I thought work would be easy to come by, but it didn’t come as easy as I hoped. Years went by holding down small design jobs here and there, nothing too interesting or extremely fun. Then at 25 I became pregnant, had my first daughter, that’s when I decided to become a stay at home mom. Design has always been my passion but now I get to update and DIY projects on OUR home. Honestly, it’s the best for me because I get to do exactly what I like. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Which room of your house is your favorite, and why?

My favorite room is definitely our formal living room. We have a huge bay window that over looks trees, flowers, all kinds of plants and horses off in the distance. It has a large bench under the window that’s perfect to sit while reading. It’s a place full of sunlight and a place where we like to go to sit and just relax! It’s a place where it’s quiet and peaceful, but always a nice spot to hang out with friends to sit and chat. It’s also the room we fixed up first when we moved in. When we first bought this house, that room had white carpet, yellow walls, thick drapes on all the windows and a tile bench seat. We immediately changed that up! First, we ripped out that carpet, put hardwood floors in, then painted the walls a very soft white to open the room, added some shiplap on the walls for character, took down every drape that covered the windows. It completely changed the look of the room.

What’s your favorite part of working on a new project?

I absolutely love coming up with the design plans, figuring out everything and how I want things to work best for us. Making drawings and shopping is always my favorite. Then I like to just skip to the part when everything is done 😉 I don’t always like the in between. But whatever project we’re working on, it’s always worth the mess and the wait.

What made you choose Steel Lighting Co.?

I was shopping around for lighting because we were doing a huge remodel on the exterior of our house and I came across this company called Steel Lighting Co. I started browsing the website and immediately feel in love with multiple light fixtures! Then, I went on Instagram to check them out on IG, that’s where I got to see what the lights looked in our people’s homes and that made me love the lights even more.

Glad to have been featured in this AWESOME coffee bar that our friend, Michelle @thecozyfarmhouse created! Who else considers coffee a daily must?? ☕️⠀
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SO impressed by this kitchen design by @drivewaytodreams_crystal! Who else is decorating for Fall? ⠀
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It’s a pretty big deal to us to be chosen as a part of your story! Thankful for our amazing customers that use their design styles to create unique settings like this one 🙂 ⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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The Manhattan is our largest industrial pendant light that has a big presence that can make an even bigger statement when added to your story! As this light is generally used in a barn-style application, it's always fun to see how people get creative with where they choose to install these pendants 🙂 ⠀
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#farmhouse #interior #design #barnhouse #rustic #industrial #farm #farmlife #barnlight #instapic #familyoriented #home #homedesign #steellighting #steellightingco #picoftheday
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Thankful to have been chosen for this project by @jagcagdesign! Anyone else working on outdoor DIY projects before the weather changes?⠀
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Fall is right around the corner! Not going to lie, I'm excited about the decor, pumpkin pie and the leaves to change! Are you decorating for fall yet?⠀
Photo by: @farmhousefor8⠀
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#fall #falldecor #falldecorating #antiques #steellightingco #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #instapic #picoftheday #interiordesign #americanmade #barnlights #barnlighting #decorating
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SO impressed by this guest house design by @girlandgrey! How would you like to stay here?⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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We had the pleasure of getting to know a bit about @vinehillvintage! Kim does such a good job at styling products and she chose us for part of the process, so we wanted to ask her a few questions and posted it on our blog! Go check it out. Link in bio 🙂 ⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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Fall is right around the corner! Would love to relax on this porch by @stacey.athome 🙂 Are you still enjoying summer? ⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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Thrilled to be chosen for the exterior lighting in a place such as this! What an incredible venue by @edlynnfarm 😁 How would you like to go to a wedding here?⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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Love this setup by @draughn2asugarberry! Anyone else enjoying the weather before fall sets in? 🙂 ⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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SO thankful to have a place in this incredible kitchen by @thecozyfarmhouse! Michelle does such a good job with the color scheme and highlighting all of her decor 🙂 ⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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So impressed by this design by @industrialcharm! How would you like to have this layout?⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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We're so excited to be featuring @ourlakepointfarmhouse on the blog this week (and their two happy dogs 🙂)! Nicole has a wonderful design sense and it was so much fun getting to see a bit behind the scenes of her and her fiance's story. Go check it out! Link in bio. ...

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We were thrilled to be tagged in this photo! Very impressed by the red color accent and farmhouse feel 🙂 What do you think?⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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Loving the design of this home by @edbdesigns! Wouldn't mind relaxing here 🙂 What do you think? ⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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Welcome Home.⠀
Big fan of this porch by @thenunleys!⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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We're SO excited to announce a new product we'll have available on our website tomorrow! We've been hard at work to offer another option for our lights that adds a more rustic and old-fashioned appearance that goes so well with the modern-day farmhouse aesthetic 🙂 Stay tuned.⠀
Photo by @farmhousefor8⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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