Hey I’m Vivien – creator of posh pennies

I Love Beautiful Things… But I Also Like To Save Money!

If you’re looking for incredible home decor finds along with helpful tips, guides, and DIYs that show you how you can create your dream home without spending a fortune…

hello 🙂 you’re in the right place!

I created Posh Pennies to share incredibly stylish, yet incredibly budget-friendly decorating ideas with others. I’m also passionate about simplifying design so that it feels accessible to everyone.

How It All Began

After getting my art degree at an Italian Academy of Fine Arts, I spent years working in the film industry. I worked on movie sets, in post production doing visual effects and in 3D animation.

You might think that sounds like a fun job (and it can be), but it also comes with a lot of stress, long hours, and sleepless nights!

One summer day in 2017 on the spur of the moment, I walked into my boss’s office and I resigned. It was liberating, yet scary because I had no clue what I was going to do next.

Figuring Out My Next Move

I started selling things on Etsy; paintings, prints, vintage items I found around town. I even got into manufacturing products and selling them on Amazon! While these attempts worked, it never quite felt right.

One day, a friend of mine told me how she had created a lifestyle blog and was starting to make a living off it. As she was sharing with me, I got instant clarity and knew I could do this too!

This Was My Chance!

I had always spent so much time finding deals for myself and even my friends, scouring interior design websites to learn new trends and to look for ideas that I could turn into DIY projects. I had also been upcycling and flipping antique furniture pieces (sometimes even for a profit!) for close to 20 years.

I Realized…

… I could combine my art background, my passion for home decor and my obsession for finding good deals and turn it into an actual income! I was going to make a website about how to achieve a luxurious, chic look for a bargain. Basically, you get posh… for pennies.

After a lot of hard work, this little ol’ website is finally starting to take shape! To try and help even more people, I also started a YouTube channel – over the years we’ve been able to inspire hundreds of thousands of people to create beautiful homes without breaking the bank.

My goal was always to get to a point where my husband would also be able to quit his day job. In 2020, that became a reality. It didn’t come without sacrifices and hard work, but we are so grateful every day to be able to do what we do.

Here’s How I Can Help You

Staying on top of home decor trends and avoiding spending too much money is time-consuming and can be difficult if you don’t do it a lot.

Fortunately, that’s where I come in! On this blog, you’ll find:

  • Helpful in-depth guides on how to decorate in your favorite style
  • Advice on how to style your home
  • Tips on where to shop for chic but affordable decor
  • Curated collections of all my personal favorite items

I post articles like how to ease anxiety and depression through home decor, how to decorate in a certain style, where to shop for affordable versions of high-end pieces of furniture and decor (for example check out all these McGee & Co dupes), and many more.

Come Hang On YouTube!

And if reading is boring, then check out my YouTube channel, where you will find a community of over 200,000 people!

I share decorating advice, my opinions (sometimes there is drama, lol) and do my best to help and inspire you with every video I make.

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