I am so pleased to announce a new series today called My Little Maison! This Q&A concept will be an introduction, in words and pictures, to some of the lovely people I’ve met during my blogging adventure.
The first feature of the series is Kelsey Cronkhite, whose blog Pinegate Road is a treat for the eyes. Kelsey’s graphic design background definitely inspires an exhilarating mix of style finds, art, photography and even the occasional calligraphy note. In short, Kelsey is simply charming and Pinegate Road is a must read.
Tell us about yourself and your inspiration behind starting the blog? When I started working my junior year of undergrad, my fellow design-mates and I became obsessed with scouring the internet for inspiration on blogs, etc. As these obsessions expanded (and my google reader grew) I wanted a little piece of the action. I started my blog the fall after I graduated undergrad, when I moved to Savannah to start my MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design. After a year passed, I’d had about twelve posts, and wasn’t feeling very fulfilled by the blogging process. Then August came, and I don’t know what it was, but I decided to get really serious about it. I wanted a place where I could start a vision, and really document the process of my design life. As I continued on in the MFA program, I decided on a thesis topic: self-curation. This is when I started to use my blog as a source of practice and research to inspire my studies, and vice versa. Pinegate Road, much like it’s name, is a constant journey through my practice as a creative.
How often do you post and what is the majority of your content about? I try to post about twice daily during the weekdays, and once daily on the weekends. As I work part-time, and am a full-time grad student, you can imagine this doesn’t always happen. A girl can dream, right? My content focuses on my interests in design, art, fashion, and food. I have a variety of weekly columns (like color studies, outfittings, and les choses — I’m a wannabe francophile), as well as interspersed inspirations.
What are your future plans for the blog? I really hope that this blog can continue on the track of research for my thesis (which I’ll be completing a year from now), and that it can serve as a source of inspiration for others. I don’t have any specific goals, but as it’s been growing, I’ve been loving the opportunities to connect with other bloggers and readers. I’ve even been in closer contact with friends and family through the blog — they like to comment and interject about content here and there, it’s been a great way to keep a link to them. The blog has also served as a kind of motivation to keep my life inspired — I really like this idea. You can get lazy as a creative, and Pinegate Road keeps me on my feet both professionally and in my life in general.
I asked Kelsey to share three favorite items from her home. I adore her selections!
Finally, I asked Kelsey to share a favorite spot in her Little Maison. The one word she used to describe it: REFLECTIVE.
I can’t thank Kelsey enough for sharing her Little Maison! Don’t forget to stop by Pinegate Road!