Style Q&A: Prepford Wife
Preppy Stylings with Victoria Ford
How did you choose the hardware featured in this project? What attracted you to Nostalgic Warehouse?
The New York Collection is my favorite of the Nostalgic Warehouse collections. I enjoyed using it in our last home, so it was a no-brainer to use it again. It’s so classic and timeless while still fitting the style of our home. We’ll use this hardware throughout our home to tie it all together and create unity between spaces.
Did you learn any tips and tricks about door hardware you think would be beneficial for others?
Yes! Make sure you know what function your hardware needs to be (passage vs. privacy). It’s easy to accidentally buy a privacy set for a closet where you don’t necessarily need it.
Many people want to take on large remodeling projects. How do you go about choosing a house to buy and renovate?
We know what we can and cannot handle. For us, if a home needs aesthetic updates, it’s a viable option. If it needs foundation work or has significant issues, we tend to pass. For the most part, you can find many potential problems during the inspection. If you feel comfortable taking on what comes back from a completed inspection, go for it!
What are some tips for readers who want to take on anything from an extensive remodel to a small transformation?
Figure out what you genuinely don’t like. I think much of the time, when people are looking at a project that needs work, they aren’t able to analyze what bothers them about the space. But if you can catalog what needs changes, then you can systematically tackle them. Create a game plan for what you want to change and start with the lowest hanging fruit. The easiest and most impactful things that can be updated are hardware, light fixtures, paint, and rugs. They make a world of difference.
Thank you to Victoria for sharing your beautiful home with us!