About Me

Bev Owens Hi! I’m Bev Owens the sole proprietor and chief consultant here at The House of Rumpley. My decorating experience spans several decades and no I’m not going to say exactly how many multiples of 10 that involves. My interest in interior design began back when I was about ten years old and my Mom let me decorate my own bedroom. It took me quite a while to get it just the way I wanted but I learned so much in the process. I wish that I had taken some pictures back then but they would have been in black and white and the colors I chose would be hard to detect. There I go again hinting at an advanced age! But you can tell that by my photo on the left, anyway.

I do want to confess that I do not have a degree in interior design. What I have learned is from the actual doing it on my own. Let me tell you I have visited many a furniture store, paint shop and a variety of other places to decorate the rooms of ten different homes over the years and each had its unique style, color combinations and appeal. I hope that this is what you are looking for: advice from someone who has walked in your shoes and decorated homes without professional help. There were several homes that took me years to complete because the money was tight so I had to do it slowly. I understand working with a budget and creating rooms with what I could afford. I hope that you will find my experienced advice helpful and fun to follow.

My best advice to you would be to stay within what you love in design and do not fall into a trap of doing your rooms with what seems to be popular at the time. Remember, you will have to live with your choices every day so pick colors and styles that you will not tire of quickly. Take your time and be happy with your choices. It is your home and it should reflect your personality when people walk in. No one says that it all has to be done in a day. I know, we wish that we could snap our fingers and it is all done and money is no object but that isn’t the reality for most of us.

As the House of Rumpley has grown over the years, I have created sister sites to compliment my interests and ideas for both decorating and gift giving ideas. A sort of network if you will. I like to think of them as the different floors of the store as my vision for this site has always been a large department store of ideas. When I came up with the concept, I envisioned a quaint building sitting on a corner lot filled with products of all kinds. It was the building, or house if you will, of the family of Rumpley. The family name is fictitious in a way. You see when I was a young girl, no one ever got my surname correct. My name was Rumler but people would kind of butcher it and add letters that weren’t there, often saying Rumpley. ┬áHence the name of my little department store of ideas.

One of the floors that I created has to do with crafting, specifically my hobby of crocheting. You will find a link to the Crochet Lodge up the top of my pages which will take to up the elevator and onto the floor specializing in yarns, crochet tools and books.

While on the first floor of our virtual building, you might choose to look for gardening ideas. They are easy to find, just walk out through the back door and enter our lovely garden for ideas on plants and gardening in general at Indiana Garden.

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Beverly Owens

Bev has been decorating rooms and homes since she was a little kid, starting with her own bedroom. She loves to share ideas for decorating different rooms in the home along with some outstanding products that she finds from time to time. Join her on Google+