Our Story

We're two sisters who grew up in Southern California and come from a family of five girls and one boy!  We have always loved design and we each have our own styles.  Teri loves the French country look with a modern twist, while Sue has vintage collections and redecorates her home often. Although we do not have degrees in interior design, it is something that we have always been passionate about. Over the years we have styled our own homes and others as well, including staging homes for sellers. Teri is also a full-time licensed realtor in California which keeps her busy.

How did Wool + Vine begin? 
S: We started out in 2016 when Teri was enrolled in a web based business course. One of the requirements was to create a web based business. Teri decided to make mini wool felt garlands and market them online. She created an Instagram and instantly fell in love with the decor community! I remember one particular weekend, her family took a trip to the river. Teri called me and asked if I could take pictures for her Instagram because she didn't have anything to post that day. I was already into staging and home decor, so I was happy to do that. She asked me to join Wool + Vine shortly after, and I was happy to accept!
T: We always say we can't imagine doing this whole thing alone. It's so nice to have another opinion, another eye for design, and even another house to style! We live in the same town about 10 minutes away from each other, and it's fun to be able to share this journey together. We love creating and designing functional, affordable, and most importantly, beautiful spaces! 

Where do you find everything? 
S:  Estate sales, yard sales, thrift shops, and antique stores.  I love a bargain.
T: Sue is very good at couponing and loves the finds and the good deals. I go for convenience. If it's going on sale in three days, Sue will leave it and come back, but I will get it.

Where do you find inspiration/ideas?
S: Instagram & Pinterest inspires me. I can go on Pinterest and see a picture and it will spark something in me. I'll be in an antique mall and see a piece of pottery or something else and it will inspire me to change a whole room around just that one piece that I have found. 
T: I love some of the beautiful pictures on Instagram and Pinterest. It could be anything—different things inspire me at different moments. 

What's your favorite part about the design community on Instagram?
S: Everybody is so nice and all-encompassing and wonderful to you, they just embrace you and really love you. I feel really included in the community and everyone is so supportive. 
T: I like the ideas and I like the camaraderie and getting to know people. It always interests me when we meet people in real life, they are always as nice and kind, no one has ever been fake. 

Favorite room to style?
S: Any room! I like anything. 
T: I like entryways and dining rooms! Sue can style anything
S: So can you! 

What do you learn from each other? 
S: I learn to look at things differently with Teri.
T: And you make me look at things differently!
S: Because I'll style it, and then she'll style it a different way, in a good way. She's very patient, more patient than I am. It really takes two people to do this, it floors me that one person can do this Instagram and decor world.
T: I learn to be more detail-oriented from Sue. Because she says, "No, we're not doing it that way, we're doing it this way!"

This is just a little bit about us and we look forward to sharing more with you in the future.


2 comments

  1. Teri and Sue, I love your About! Such different personalities, but bring out the best in each other. :-) I love your blog!

    - Rebekah Polder | Old World Kitchen

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    1. Thank you Rebekah! We love home decor and it has been so fun to be able to go on this journey together as sisters. We have different opinions and different styles but it all works out in the end. Thanks for stopping by our blog!
      Teri & Sue

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