Our living room underwent a mostly cosmetic transformation as part of our greater remodel project on the main floor. Giving this open concept area some much needed style was my top priority, and incorporating a modern marble fireplace design as the focal was the first thing I knew I wanted to do. We also added […]

Blog, My Home

January 18, 2022

Living Room

I knew from the start I wanted a warm, cozy Mediterranean primary bedroom design. Lots of earthy tones, rich textures, and nods to Mediterranean and Moroccan design influences. I’m bringing in a gorgeous geometric iron focal chandelier, faux olive tree, architectural artwork, and terra cotta tones anchored with a stunning Persian patterned rug. I searched […]

Blog, Design Boards, My Home

October 13, 2021

Cozy Mediterranean Primary Bedroom Design

You guys had such awesome feedback on my Kitchen Moodboards post on Instagram, and I’m excited to share our final kitchen design selections! I ultimately decided to go with the Elevated Natural vibe, bringing in lots of organic and natural finishes paired with more refined details. Marble slab backsplash, soapstone-looking quartz countertops, natural wood cabinets, […]

Blog, My Home

September 10, 2021

Our Final Kitchen Design Selections

I’ve finally wrapped my head around the design for our bathroom remodel, so I wanted to share this timeless, natural primary bathroom moodboard! I wanted to keep everything very neutral, with natural materials and warm, brass accents. A large, white oak double vanity with reeded drawer front detail, handmade Zellige tile backsplash, a large format […]

Blog, Design Boards, My Home

July 16, 2021

Primary Bathroom Moodboard

I’ve put a lot of thought into my dining room design aesthetic for the new house. When you have a separate, more “formal” dining space like I do, it can be a great space to interject a different feel since it’s not a part of another room. While my space does flow into my living […]

Blog, Design Boards, My Home

July 1, 2021

Dining Room Design Aesthetics

A dining room virtual design with dark walls, a long wood dining table, upholstered dining chairs and end chairs, a chandelier, sideboard, ornate brass mirror and brass wall scones.

I’ve been wanting to tackle refinishing this antique dresser for years. But having only lived in condos with no work space to do so, it sat in a storage unit. When we moved to Austin and finally had a garage and driveway (yay!), it was one of the first projects I took on. The whole […]

Blog, DIY

May 21, 2021

Refinishing An Antique Dresser

A couple weeks ago, after seeing some of my favorite accounts on Instagram doing the same, I was inspired to sign up for the One Room Challenge event and design my guest bedroom. Since we just moved in and the room wasn’t touched, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get motivated to finish […]

Blog, Decor & Styling, Design Boards, My Home

May 20, 2021

One Room Challenge: Guest Bedroom

When my husband, Greg, and I were considering moving to Austin, we knew our home buying experience would be unique. Austin is the fastest growing city in the country, which makes the real estate market hotter than ever. While this would be our third home we’ve purchased, the home buying experience in Austin would be […]

Blog, Lifestyle

April 21, 2021

Our Home Buying Experience In Austin

A girl standing in front of a home.

Let me tell you a story all about how… I gave our fireplace a little character with this DIY floating fireplace mantel! I had been wanting something to update our builder basic fireplace for quite some time, and the holidays were a catalyst to finally put something into motion (I needed somewhere to drape my […]

Blog, DIY

April 7, 2021

DIY Floating Fireplace Mantel

I love coming up with ideas for kitchen countertop styling, mostly because I gather ideas for what to style with from the kitchen itself! From cutting boards to serving pieces, flowers to cookbooks… I’ve rounded up a few fun ideas to style your kitchen counters using mostly what you might already have! Countertop Styling Ideas […]

Blog, Decor & Styling

April 2, 2021

Kitchen Countertop Styling Ideas

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