American Farmhouse Style
Our Vintage Nest
Learn about the style evolution of this blog and social media diva.
Alicia Armstrong is a wife, mom and the blogger behind Our Vintage Nest. She and her family live in Arkansas, and over the course of the last five years, she’s grown both in her savvy as a blogger and social media influencer, and in the style of her home.
American Farmhouse Style: How did you get involved in the online décor community?
Alicia: My journey started in February 2015 as a way to share my love of home décor with like-minded people. I had heard of Instagram being a great outlet for this, and after a few days of exploring, I was instantly hooked! It’s resulted in wonderful friendships, business opportunities and added income for my family.
AFS: Why did you choose the name Our Vintage Nest?
Alicia: I wanted a name that was all encompassing. I’ve always loved vintage, so that part of my name was a given. I chose “Our” because it’s a welcoming word and draws people in and hopefully makes them feel comfortable. “Nest” represents a place you go to feel safe. Little did I know at the time that it’s also a very marketable name and has helped to grow my brand to what it is today.
AFS: How would you describe your home’s style?
Alicia: My home’s style has definitely evolved over the years. At the start of my journey, I had a very chippy, distressed farmhouse style. While I love the old and distressed look of vintage, I wanted to refine it. Over the past year and a half, I’ve leaned more towards a minimalist look. I’m also more careful in choosing what I use in our home. Decorating with less brings a peace to our home and lends itself to giving each piece its own spotlight.
AFS: Do you have any upcoming projects that are exciting?
We are currently adding to our kitchen and breakfast nook spaces! We’ve hired a custom cabinetry company and have designed a space that adds character and storage. Phase two includes taking our cabinets to the ceiling in the kitchen, which we’ve always wanted to do. The reveal and blog post for this project is coming in January 2021.