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3 Things you will definitely not find in Boreal Abode

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There are over 170 million blogs on the internet right now. That number keeps increasing every day. And those blogs publish over a million posts a day! Don’t you get stressed out by thinking about it?

Well, here I am. My name is Juan Sandiego, and this is my home decor and interiors blog. Today, I’m going to try to convince you to join the Boreal Abode family.

So, you’ve read the blog tagline above and you’re still here. I think you’ll like it. But just in case, I’ve highlighted the things that you will definitely not find in this blog.

Why should you care about yet another new home decor blog?

This is how I see it.

The blogosphere is a democratic world. Everybody has a chance. Everybody has a voice. This is my chance. This is my voice (hi). And at the end of the day, I’m here to help you.

Let’s set this straight from the very beginning. I’m not an expert. What I am is a serial learner. Wait! — don’t run away. It’s actually a good thing. It’s all about being perma-curious, going beyond experiences and exploring the unknown.

I want to share my mistakes with you. The things that inspire me. And, ultimately, everything I learn that can be useful to you.

What is Boreal Abode about then?

Boreal Abode is here to bring a bit of well-being spice into your home. It’s like oregano and pizza. They say a pizza is not a pizza without a sprinkle of oregano. I say a home is not a home without a touch of well-being or biophilic design. Before you say anything: yes, oregano is a herb, not a spice.

Now, back to home decor and interiors. It’s all covered in five neat categories. From the practical guides to the creative mood boards.

It doesn’t help that I’m addicted to mid-century modern design. And if you’re not, I’m going to make it my mission to infect you with the mid-century virus. From Wales to Scandinavia and everything in between. If you want to know more, you can have a look at my about page.

Three things you will not find in this blog

This blog is not for everybody. It’s true. I’m not going to pretend that I like A or B, when all I’m craving is pizza. So that’s why I’ve made this list. Read it and you’ll know what not to expect.

1. Big DIY projects

Let’s be honest here — I’m no DIY expert. I can put blinds up and the odd wall shelf. I enjoy assembling flat-pack furniture like LEGO. But I have zero interest in “proper” DIY. Why? Don’t know about you, but I don’t have the time. You can say I’m more of GSI (Get Someone In) guy than DIY guru.

Even so, you can find some helpful home renovation posts on the blog. You won’t see me sanding floorboards over the weekend though. Correction: I did sand floorboards over many weekends for my bedroom renovation makeover.

2. Opposite home decor styles

I’m looking at you shabby chic, French provincial, American transitional, English country, Victorian, etc.

Actually, stop right there. I love domestic Victorian architecture. Those beautiful “original features,” loved by homeowners and estate agents alike.

In fact, you may enjoy my period home conservation posts. Still, you won’t find a single pallet furniture tutorial in here. And I’m not even sorry, it’s a health and safety hazard!

3. Pets in styled interior shots

Unfortunately, I don’t own any pets yet. Hopefully, at some point, you will see a cute [enter dog breed, possibly a mongrel though] around the house. Gracefully napping on the sofa. Or begging for some Peperami in the kitchen. You get it.

It’s very likely that, eventually, every single photo in the blog will have a pet in the background. I will deliver — stay tuned.

What’s next?

You won’t be bombarded with daily blog posts. That is something I’m adamant about. The quality of the content would suffer. My mental health would suffer. Even the sparrows in the garden would suffer. And you don’t want to mess with the sparrows.

Mark this on your calendar. I post new content on the blog every other month. Usually, Thursdays at 7:00 am. So it’s ready for you when you check your phone in bed first thing in the morning. You know, with one eye closed hiding under the duvet.

Let’s start here!

You can follow the blog on Bloglovin or Feedly. But very often my posts get lost in a sea of images and catchy titles. Some blogs post six times a day. Others once a year! — it’s a noisy world.

Here’s a quick way to solve that problem.

It’s simple and easy. You can subscribe to the monthly newsletter for convenience. It’s packed with a subscriber-only design column and occasional freebies/giveaways. No more, no less, no spam. And you can unsubscribe anytime.

What I like the most about the newsletter is that it’s actually a two-way conversation. I send you my monthly email first. Then you can reply with a witty comment or home decor dilemma. Your email goes straight to my inbox. And voilà! I reply to all your emails. Always.

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Juan Sandiego

I’m an Interiors & Wellbeing Coach with a passion for design and the science of happiness. I help home renovators create their ideal home and lifestyle so they can live happy and stress-free. Want to try it? Book your free session today.

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  1. Sarah Vaz Te
    7 years ago

    Love this …. sounds right up my street !!!! Keep it coming

    1. Juan Sandiego
      7 years ago

      Thanks for your motivational comment, Sarah! Glad you like it ☺


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