My name is Dana Ruprecht and I love houses.

I am a self-confessed bookworm and lover of all that is vintage. I’m a tea-drinking, blanket-knitting, candle-lighting, domestic goddess who decided to turn her love of HOME into both a blog and a business, Hearth & Gable Interiors.

Inspired by nature, I enjoy everything textured, tactile, scented, and hued. I love decorating spaces and creating vignettes that make me feel surrounded by beauty, every day.

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Interiors and aesthetics have a powerful influence on quality of life, and attractive surroundings do in fact inspire us to live our lives to the fullest. Above all, home is where we relax, re-charge, and build memories for the future. This is certainly true for me! A stay-at-home mum for six years, I spent a lot of time managing the household and coordinating its function, appearance, and general evolution.

After leaving an unfulfilling job in my mid-30s to start a family, I realized the trajectory of my life had completely changed, and that this was a good thing! I knew I wanted to continue moving forward in a new direction, so I returned to school at the age of 39 to pursue my reigning passion: interior decorating. My son was still a toddler, which made attending classes, studying for tests, and doing homework quite a challenge, but also an inspiration and an escape.

For three years, I took courses and dreamed of starting my own business, Hearth & Gable Interiors.ย The name Hearth & Gable represents for me the two greatest symbols of home: the fireside where we gather for warmth, and the roof under which we find shelter and safety.ย ย My goal is to create interiors that are attractive, comfortable, and practical… where every day living is blended with style. I want to decorate spaces people will feel cozy in and happy to escape to, as well as proud to share and entertain in.

In three months, I graduate and will officially be a certified interiors consultant. It has been an amazing journey so far! And with this blog, I hope to lay the groundwork for my consulting business by sharing decorating insight and information that is both helpful and inspiring.

I hope you enjoy my blog and will continue to follow my progress! Feel free to comment and/or contact me with questions or ideas you would like to share. I’d love to hear from you!