Home renovation and decoration can bring joy and satisfaction to homeowners. From minor updates to complete overhauls, there's always a way to make your living space more comfortable and personalized. In this blog, we're excited to interview the multi-talented Lex Pyfrom, the founder of J'adore Lexie Couture. We'll learn about her journey into the fashion and home décor industry, how she developed her style, and what inspired her to partner with Grandeur Hardware for her latest home renovation project.
How did you develop J'Adore Lexi Couture, what sets it apart, and how has it evolved?
J'adore Lexie Couture began as an Etsy Shop that I started in 2013. It was created and driven by a passion for making beautiful women's accessories. Quickly, a desire began for me to expand it from accessories to fashion. However, plans with that came to a halt. I became pregnant with my second child and, at that time, thought it wasn't possible to be a "good" mother while also maintaining a business. I couldn't see how I could make that happen.
I still had a following that I had built with my social channels. After my second daughter was born, I planned on launching a fashion blog and going in that direction. My second daughter sadly passed away as a baby. Naturally, I became a bit lost as to what to do next. Still, in time, I found that focusing on a blog with fashion was something positive that helped me to move forward.
What led you to choose this style of hardware for your home?
The Windsor style of hardware that I chose is elevated and timeless. That combination is a theme that I desire to carry out throughout our home, and beginning with hardware is a perfect way to do that.
You have previously worked with our sister brand, Nostalgic Warehouse. What are some differences you noticed between Grandeur Hardware and Nostalgic Warehouse?
Both brands provide quality pieces that anyone would happily feature in their home. When it comes to Grandeur Hardware, I noticed much more weight to the pieces. Also, with Grandeur, you really feel that you're buying luxury pieces for your home.
How long did this project take to complete?
When it came to installing the door hardware, it truly was a quick and simple project to do. However, replacing our doors with new ones took us some time. We had to cut them down, cut the holes, and add the hinges ourselves, which took a while. We added crown molding, wallpaper, and new trims for this space, where I feature the hardware. We also redid our bathroom and closet in the primary suite. The hardware installation took us just a few hours, but the overall space has taken months to finish.
What is your current favorite room in your home and why?
That is so hard to choose! I would have to say our living space because that is where we all gather as a family.
What is your favorite part about doing home updates and renovations?
My favorite part is visualizing the end result and making it happen. There's something satisfying about making changes for the better and seeing it come to life.
What is your least favorite part about doing home updates and renovations?
Some projects can really be tedious and painful to do at times. I am a bit of an instant gratification person, but to do a job right, you have to take your time and do all the steps correctly.
What have been some of the highlights of your career so far?
There are so many highlights that it's hard to pick, but the largest one of all is having the ability to do what I do, to share it with others, and to connect with others. The people you meet along your journey are amazing, which is truly wonderful.
What have been some of the biggest challenges so far?
Since my daughter passed, I have had three more children. I never thought I would have had so many; they are such gifts. I am so thankful to know them and be their mother, but as I'm sure other parents can relate, it is challenging.
Each time I've become pregnant and started down that path again, it's like starting over with my personal goals and aspirations because everything changes. I find it challenging to figure out how to pick back up and where to go from there.
Anything else you would like to share?
I am such an advocate for tailoring your personal space to something you genuinely love. I know there are limitations for people who rent or cannot make changes. We've been there for many years as well. But there are still ways to customize things to fit you.
The space that you live in is your sanctuary. The people who live inside are the ones that matter the most, above all else. Show the place that holds you all inside some love, too, and it'll love you back.
Thanks to Lex for sharing her home and story with us!