hi! i’m melanie biehle and i’m the writer, photographer, and designer for inward facing girl. i live in seattle with my husband and our 18-month-old son and document our life on my blog, along with my art, design, photography, travel, pinterest, and pop culture obsessions. i also sell some of my photography and artwork on society6.
i’m so excited to be part of sfgirlbybay. i’ve admired victoria’s impeccable sense of style for quite some time, so to be included here is…just wow! i hope you enjoy my photographic adventures in art, design, travel, and more. our first stop will be my most recent trip to visit family in louisiana. my mom and I have completely different styles when it comes to design. i’m a modern girl who dreams of living in a loft that todd selby would be compelled to photograph. she’s never heard of todd selby and owns a collection of ceramic roosters.
when i visited earlier this month, i noticed that my mom had some things in her collection that we could both appreciate – like vintage mason jars and metal cookie cutters, old sugar and creamer sets, and a ton of fiesta dinnerware that makes for cool photographs when you just have to shoot a bowl of eggs.
i tend to describe most things that are pre-1950 as “prairie.” it’s a long story with a complex classification system, but the term came from little house on the prairie and the lifestyle it represented. i completely surprised myself when i actually liked some of the “prairie” things i might have scoffed at in the past.
i never believed it would exist, but i think i have discovered “prairie chic.” what kind of design trends have you found that are different from your style but you still feel drawn to?
xo, inward facing girl