Darlene Weir has been a member of the Allume community from the earliest days when Sarah Mae hosted the very first conference back in 2010. She is an extraordinarily talented interior designer who sees the creativity of the Lord in every texture, color combination, and visually stunning display both inside the home and in the earth at large. She brings an expert eye for design which translates into more than just how we arrange our furniture. The same principles that apply to interior design, also apply to how we present ourselves and our online personas as we seek to create spaces that welcome.
Please meet Allume Speaker and friend, Darlene Weir
1. What chore do you despise the most?
Unloading the dishwasher. Because my favorite thing about cleaning is watching the clutter slowly but surely get hidden… and unloading the dishwasher feels like you are unearthing the already perfectly-hidden clutter!
2. What sound do you love?
The sound of my loved ones laughing – big belly laughs, of course. Currently, my daughter wins first place, because what is better than the giggles of a baby?
3. If you could learn to do anything what would it be?
I want to learn how to knock down a full grown man with a wheel kick – defensively, of course 😉 . Oh, and speak Italian fluently. Possibly both at the same time.
4. If you could pick anyone as a mentor who would you pick?
Design mentor? Katie Ridder, because she is brilliant and her designs sing of pattern and richness and beauty. Life mentor, Sally Clarkson, because her books keep me sane and give me hope, and I wish she would come over for tea, already.
5. What would the dream birthday present be?
A villa of my own in Italy, with a full time garden staff and masseuse. Of course.
6. What is something new you learned last week?
That the flagellum of a cell is so complex, it cannot be explained by science, points to our Creator, and behaves like the most finely tuned motor to ever exist.
7. What do you miss most about being a kid?
Running around outside with my sisters in Wonder Woman underoos, and catching butterflies in the meadow.
8. What’s in your purse?
A lot of lipliner. And a lot of lipstick. An eyelash curler and mascara, for emergencies. And any other emergency item one might need. My phone. My crazy, obsessed collection of essential oils. My sunglasses. Ten pairs of earrings I can’t find anywhere.