Devon Liedtke is a mother, designer, and co-founder of Palomo & Co, a Houston-based concept store home to unique finds from across the globe. We're constantly inspired by her tabletop picks and her own home styling. We loved getting the chance to chat with Devon about her background, styling tips, and of course, pillows! Follow along to learn more!
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
In a nutshell! Mom of 3, CPA turned designer, entrepreneur.
What inspired you and Paloma Contreras to open Paloma & Co in 2019?
Friends with a love for design, we wanted to bring things we loved to the public. It’s been an inspiring ride and we have learned so much about business and, perhaps more importantly, friendship along the way.
How did your time studying design abroad influence your style and aesthetic?
It was absolutely transformative influencing my tastes from interiors to fashion. There is something about going and studying a subject you are truly passionate about after college- it made the experience all the more meaningful.
What does your home say about you?
It will tell you that I love art! (And, when you step on a puzzle piece, it will also scream three kids live here!)
Walk us through how you styled your girls’ room!
When I found out I was pregnant with my girls, I started thinking of their nursery immediately. The vintage Gracie panels behind their beds were the impetus, and set the tone for the room. I pulled all the colors from their new Pepper Home pillows from them!
Do you stick to any design rules when mixing and matching patterns?
What design advice do you have for first time home buyers?
For my first home, I shopped at thrift stores, used hand me downs, and did a lot of DIY projects. I actually miss those days! I would spend Friday night spray painting patio furniture, if that tells you anything! As for advice, I would tell people to save their money until they have a better idea of their style. Use your first home to experiment, have fun, and figure that out!
What tips do you have for transitioning your home from season to season?
I like to keep things neutral year round and change seasonally with natural elements. For example, since it is now winter, I am starting to incorporate paperwhites and pine in my decor.
Favorite design book?
Recently, AD at 100
Favorite project you’ve worked on?
My house because I get to experiment everyday.
Where do you find inspiration?
Nature, Instagram, Pinterest, and I still love Tumblr!
Color crush of the moment?
White is my forever crush. Wallpaper or paint?