Instagram star and founder of Inspire Me! Home Décor shares her creative and elegant interior design secrets so you can create a glamorous yet cozy home without spending a fortune.
Farah Merhi launched Inspire Me! Home Decor in 2012 as a creative outlet during a transitional time in her life. Farah was about to graduate college and planned to attend law school. Going through the motions and feeling unfulfilled in her career choice, she built up the courage to face her truth. Taking time off to figure herself out, Farah, through a remodel project in her home, had her “ah-ha” moment. The importance of taking care of your home, specifically in the way you clean, organize, and design, was instilled in her at a young age, but she didn’t realize how much of an impact her upbringing had until she owned her own home. Farah knew she had found her passion and calling, and was determined to inspire home owners to live their best lives in their homes.
Farah believes that taking care of your home is essential to your peace of mind. Her design style is elegant and glamorous but infused with warmth and coziness, creating a welcoming feel with neutral color palletes, soft and inviting fabrics, and exquisite design details that can work in any room. She believes you can make a statement without sacrificing an inviting feel to your rooms. There is no right and wrong when it comes to designing your home and Farah encourages you to focus on the overall look and feel you desire, and her tips and advice will help guide you through the process.
Starting with her most frequently asked questions about paint color versus wallpaper, lighting and rugs, home organization, and of course styling, Farah walks you through every room in the house from the mudroom to the kitchen and kids’ bedrooms. Along the way, she includes quick seasonal updates on a budget, suggested routines for maintaining your space, and her unique reward system, which includes small styling vignettes around your home.
Woven throughout are Farah’s personal stories that will feel like you’re getting design advice from a close friend. Everyone deserves to walk into a beautifully decorated home every day—now you can, with the inspiration and practical tips in Inspire Your Home.
Farah Merhi is the founder of Inspire Me! Home Décor, which began as an Instagram page in 2012 and is now the most followed interior design inspiration page on Instagram. Since then, she has launched a blog, YouTube channel, and home décor and furniture line. Farah is also a wife, a mother, an entrepreneur, and a social media influencer. The author of Inspire Your Home, she has appeared on E! News, the Hallmark Channel, and designs her own décor line for QVC. You can find more of her product line on Wayfair. Farah and her designs have been featured in Women’s Wear Daily, HelloGiggles, Domino, and elsewhere.
Part memoir, part how-to guide, Inspire Your Home breaks down topics like furniture arrangement and accessory pairing, all from Merhi's personal voice, which feels accessible and confident at once—appropriate given her attitude that, with the right nudging, anyone can create a home they love.”