WHO IS JUSMINDA VELEZ
“Be your true self!”
Jusminda Velez is a 38 year old wife and mother of two beautiful children and one fur baby. She has been married to the love of her life for 20 years. Her favorite response when people ask about her is “I am just a regular girl from Brooklyn who moved to New Jersey.”
Jusminda’s inspiration to start her home decor and design Instagram page is purchasing her first home. Although friends, family, and followers from her personal Instagram page had encouraged her to start a home decor page for quite some time, she didn’t think people would engage or care about what she was posting. She found herself a little intimidated by other home decor and design pages with significant followers.
The Velez’s renovated the entire first floor of their home. That was the moment she realized she had to capture the transformation! In June 2019 she finally started her home decor and design page. Despite her eye for decor and design Jusminda hires a professional makeup artist when it’s time to get fancy. She often finds herself justifying spending thousands of dollars of furniture versus designer handbags when she’s out and about with her girlfriends!
HOME RENOVATION INSIGHTS
Home renovations are HARD! People do not realize how much money buying a home and renovations require. I wish there was a guide to surviving living in the home while it is being renovated. There were times we thought we were in way over our heads!
One of the many lessons learned was to know how to pivot. Before our renovation started I had a very clear vision of how I wanted everything to look- from the color scheme to what I wanted to put on the walls. Once the renovation began things certainly shifted a bit. The walls that I had plans for were no longer there. So be flexible and adapt!
CONTRACTOR LESSONS LEARNED
You have to trust the team you are paying! Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to oversell their abilities. Do the research before you hire! We had to terminate several contractors. Do not feel like you have to be hands off once you hire someone. Check in often to make sure they are delivering the services you are paying for.
Now that the majority of the house is done it is time for us to tackle the basement! My husband wants his garage back, but I don’t have anywhere to store all my decor. So just when he thought I was out of his hair… we are on to the next project! I am fully aware that Christmas is a little ways out, but it’s my favorite holiday and I will not be letting go of any of my decor!
WHERE CAN YOU FIND JUSMINDA?