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FEATURE | We Love Your Style

WeLove YourStyle


By Amber Bouthot

Welcome to our new feature. Each month, we will highlight someone whose style we admire. This month, it’s Mariah Knight. Mariah is a fulltime freelance graphic designer and art director. She’s an avid cook, reader, plant-collector, gardener and dog mom to Moxi and Lego.

Tell us a little about each of the areas you chose to highlight. Why did you choose them? What makes them your faves? I chose to highlight my living room/library, sunroom and a mural I painted in my hallway. My living room features my library, a collection of over 700 books, large windows and a fun blue couch. It is a great place to go and relax or take a nap. Books are very important to me, and this room is a great place to display them, as well as the perfect place to read. My sunroom is an open white space, and in the summertime, it is full of plants. It’s the first thing people see when they come over. It is a magical place to be when it is raining; it is very loud on the clear paneled roof. Finally, I chose to include the mural I painted in my hallway. The back part of our home is very clean and white compared to the deep wood paneling that covers the rest of the house. It needed something fun, modern and mid-century to tie it all together. The mural was a blast to paint and will not be going away anytime soon.

When you think of your home, what’s the feeling you hope your family and visitors have?

How would you describe your style? The architecture of my house is definitely mid-century modern-inspired, and I attempt to buy a few things that fit with that. Other than that, it’s mostly eclectic, bright and minimal. I purchase and decorate with what I want around and what I enjoy, rather than a specific style. Books, plants, fun rugs, colorful art and dog hair are my go-tos. 22


Comfort, relaxation and inspiration are definitely comments I like to receive about our home. We joke that it is our vacation home and have decided that it is most likely our forever home. Because of that, we try to make it feel like our personalities — laid back but unique and unexpected.

What’s your favorite color? I’m an artist — I like all colors for different reasons and applications. But when it comes to design and decor, a deep emerald green is always a front runner. a

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Fort Wayne's Glo February 2021  

Bold, bright, beautiful - inspiring today's woman.

Fort Wayne's Glo February 2021  

Bold, bright, beautiful - inspiring today's woman.