About Me

Hey, guys! My name is Sara. I live just south of Nashville, Tennessee with my husband, 3 rescue dogs, and a cantankerous cat. I’m also a step-mama to an amazing little middle-school dude who just happens to be an awesome photographer, so you may see some of his work featured here. 
Launching a lifestyle blog was something that had been on my heart awhile, but I honestly didn’t know where to start. I was at a dead-end job and not super happy with where I was, career-wise. Then, in late 2019, my dad died. It was sudden. It was unexpected. He was only 63 years old.
His passing was the single, greatest loss I had ever experienced up to that point in my life. And I realized — life is too short to spend it doing something other than what you love. We have to do today what will make us happy today. Because we aren’t promised tomorrow. 
So, Designed & Styled was born. It’s a place for me to combine and share my love for all things design — interior design, web design, graphic design, fashion design. I’m obsessed with all of it! 
I know my little slice of the internet won’t change the world, but if nothing else, I hope my story inspires someone to seek out what inspires them.