Featured Contributors

Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole
A graduate of Kennesaw State University, Alyssa joined the Mohawk Home team in 2014 and is now a Marketing Communications Specialist for Mohawk Home. Her previous professional experience includes digital media marketing, public relations, blogging, creative design, social media and account management. When she’s not working, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her daughter, Makenna in her hometown of Cartersville, Ga., as well as reading, watching movies and hanging out with family and friends.

Jennifer Palmer

Jennifer Palmer
Jennifer has been in the floor covering industry since 2003. She started her career in Sales, moved to Product Management and Development of Printed & Imported rugs and rug pads, and now is the Vice President of eCommerce for Mohawk Home. Her love for fashion and home design is a perfect fit for the exciting world of floor coverings where the patterns often mirror fashion trends that many wear each day. As a graduate from the University of Arizona, she focused on retailing trends and the consumer marketplace. She is formerly from Southern California, but now resides in North Georgia with her husband Kevin and their two wonderful kids.

Karen Cooper

Karen Cooper
My name is Karen Cooper, and I’m a DIY’er, mother, wife, gardener, and cook. I have four children – two with two legs and two with four legs. I also teach writing, research, and advocacy to first-year law students. (I like to say that I’m a “recovering lawyer.”) When I’m not teaching, I blog at thediybungalow.com about the DIY projects I’m taking on to improve our home and our family’s life. You can find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thediybungalow; on Twitter @thediybungalow; and on Pinterest.com/thediybungalow.

Heidi Milton

Heidi Milton
Heidi is a DIY and home décor blogger, in addition to her roles as wife, mother of three, step-mother of two, and teacher. She loves all things home and design and believes that the most beautiful rooms are those that are collected over time and inspire peace and happiness within the home. Her background in art history and home décor sales and lifelong love of art and design is fuels her home projects, her antique booth, and her blog at heidimilton.com. You can find her on Facebook ( Décor & More with Heidi Milton), Twitter ( @heidimilton), Pinterest ( heidiopia ), Instagram ( heidiopia ), and HomeTalk (Décor & More).

Rachel Weems

Rachel Weems
Rachel Weems is currently an Online Content Management Specialist for American Rug Craftsmen. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Rachel is a proud alumni of the University of Tennessee, where she studied Journalism and Electronic Media. After graduation, Rachel initially pursued a career in the field of communications and marketing before relocating a little further South to join the American Rug Craftsmen e-Commerce team in 2014. Attracted to the high energy and creative environment of American Rug Craftsmen, Rachel is loving life in the fast lane of home fashion. Recent transplants to Ringgold, Georgia, Rachel and her husband, Matt, enjoy exploring their newfound community and navigating farm life with their golden retriever “fur baby”, Tucker. Her love of lake life, fitness, Southern style and adventures in the pursuit of modern domestication inspire her posts.

Shira Zwebner

Shira Zwebner
An avid blogger and social media guru, Shira is a Hipster Mom with an affinity for Brit pop and black and white decor by MacKenzie-Childs. A native New Yorker, she loves September's Vogue, furniture shopping in Soho, vintage t-shirts, and spending quality time with her husband and three children.

Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller
Barbara Miller is out to bring style, functionality and custom-tailored design solutions into every family home. A mother of 5 and professional interior designer, she knows the value of making a room beautiful, and family friendly. Whether she is working with a client, writing for YES Spaces or adding to her YES Spaces YouTube series, Barbara strives to make design achievable for everyone. Visit her this year on her YouTube channel where she is creating 52 DIY projects in 52 weeks for $52 or less!

Colleen Gass

Colleen Gass
Colleen is crazy about period homes and furnishings. Her home is a thick-walled 1885 school house replete with wide plank floors, original blackboard and outhouse. When she's not hunting down vintage light fixtures and switch plates, she photographs and writes about rural life in a small Amish farming community.

Erin Spain

Erin Spain
Erin Spain is a mom of 3 boys, blogger, and freelance writer who is passionate about DIY and interior design. She believes anyone can create a home they love without spending a lot of money, and she is passionate about trying new things and inspiring her readers to do the same. Erin writes about home decor, DIY, crafts, and more on her blog, ErinSpain.com.