Miranda Lambert is wearing her country cred on her sleeve. Well, she would if she had the t-shirt she wants.
“I’m inspired by the free-spirited decorating style of the Junk Gypsies,” she says, referencing the HGTV television show. “They’re about empowering women and being creative and embracing yourself. Sometimes I think people second-guess themselves, like ‘It’s too much color or it’s too big or too loud.’ They’re the queens of ‘It doesn’t have to match,’ and I love that. My decorating mantra is ‘What would the Gypsies do?’ I really need to put that on a T-shirt.”
Of course, all this decorating Miranda Lambert is talking about is for her new home she is building with hubby Blake Shelton.
“We’re building a new house, and I’ve been saving inspiration on Pinterest. A friend of mine recently said, ‘I can see your Pinterest boards, and all you have on there are dog rooms.’ My husband [singer Blake Shelton] and I have 15 rescue animals, and I spend way too much time planning our pets’ spaces. I’m like, okay, I probably need to move on to the laundry room!”
But back to decorating with junky odds and ends, Miranda Lambert admits that she has a collection of oddball items that will no doubt find a place of prominent display in her new home.
“I love all things vintage, and I have a growing collection of salt-and-pepper shakers. I have about 50 sets right now, and it’s getting out of control. My favorite—a ’55 Chevy with an Airstream—came from a fan.”
“Growing up, my house was basically condemned when we got it, but my mother was determined to make it awesome. It had mismatched carpet, and the halls were creaky. But those little things that were imperfect were what made it perfect. It’s funny, because I had friends with really nice houses—with pools!—and they always wanted to come to our house. I think our home just had love. I think that’s why country music resonates with so many people. It’s not about being perfect. It’s real.”
This house will have plenty of room for her and hubby Blake to do what country folks do best — raise their own garden.
“My dad taught me to live off the land. I now have my own garden, but Blake is really the gardener. This year, we’re planting tomatoes and strawberries to make jam. I have a little downtime this summer, so I’m looking forward to this task.”