by F.B . from Olivella
When looking for good content inspiration our team at Olivella searches the Instagram … Imagine if there was a way to find almost instant inspiration. Something that you simply had to open up and scroll to find something magical. We found @gingeriley and decided to interview Ginger Rose Riley the author of this feed.
How would you describe your Instagram account?
I would describe my instagram account as a mix of fashion, lifestyle and home decor. I try to share as much of my daily life with my audience as possible, and a lot of that has been the process of moving into and furnishing my new loft, as well as outfits I wear as a twenty-something girl living in a big city.
How did you develop an interest in fashion and home décor?
When I was little I always loved looking through magazines and choosing outfits or homes that were inspirational to me. I come from a family where no one cares about fashion or decor, so for me to be able to develop a sense of style on my own is a big accomplishment of mine. I always want to be the best version of myself, which for me means looking my best and creating a space where I can feel my best at home. As I got older and earned the money to get my “own space”, I finally had the freedom to do that!
Who is your fashion icon? How do you describe your fashion style?
I have many fashion icons but one of my current favorites is Hailey Bieber. She isn’t afraid to wear bold colors or prints, and always looks put together even if she’s wearing loungewear! I would describe my fashion style as a mix between casual chic and preppy. This spring I’m getting more into mixing patterns and wearing bolder colors like royal blue and orange, which is a trend I’ve loved to see emerge!
What is your favorite thing to do in Seattle?
Pre-covid, my favorite thing to do in Seattle was explore the city like a tourist, even though I was born and raised here! I love living walking distance to downtown and pike place market (their fresh flowers are the best!), and I also love trying new happy hour spots in Ballard, South Lake Union, Fremont, or anywhere with a good spicy margarita really! During the summer, there is no better place to live than Seattle. Last summer with Covid things were pretty shut down, so I fell in love with picniking. Seattle has so many hidden beaches and beautiful parks to go to for a sunset picnic.
Can you share any suggestion to someone who is just starting to décor his/her new home?
Don’t settle on a style for yourself or your home right away, and if you’re on a budget, don’t buy all your furniture all at once. I can’t stress this enough! When I got my first apartment I wanted it to just “be done already!” so I spent all my money on cheap furniture because I wanted everything at once. My place was furnished, but it didn’t look great. Saving your money and buying high quality furniture items one at a time (items that you really want) will make your space look so much more expensive and put together. Smaller items are fine to get at a bargain price. But when it comes to your couch, dining furniture, lounge chairs or any larger item that someone will see right when they walk in, invest in something quality that will last you a long time!