Home Tours

Home Tour: Lauren’s Warm and Modern Austin Kitchen

While Lauren Cunningham describes her chic, neutral kitchen as “warm modern”, we all describe it, as the kitchen we wish we came home to each night.  The white oak plank floors and milky marble countertops (that were sourced in China with her designer, Claire Zinnecker, no less) in this undeniably warm modern kitchen seem to instantly lift your mood and put you at ease.  The strategically placed appliance pantry keeps the room feeling uncluttered and airy while still practical for the needs of every day life. Not to even make …

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10 Things You Can Do with Paint

You might recall that prior to us buying a house, there was almost zero home content on this site.  It wasn’t that I wasn’t interested, but renovations aren’t cheap and neither is (most) furniture, so as long as we were living like nomads hopping from one apartment to the next, I didn’t see a reason to really commit and invest.  That all changed when we bought our first place, though.  We did small updates like the kitchen and big renovations like our bathroom and some rooms that just needed new furniture… …

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Before & After || A California Family’s Beachside Chic Kitchen Renovation

Hola! It’s Sara over here, sharing with you a dramatic kitchen renovation that you need to see to believe. I was first connected with Mindy Laven through a mutual design buddy and let me tell you, her remodel work is the stuff dreams are made of. When she first shared this beachside chic project with me, I thought she was trying to pull a fast one on me because I honestly couldn’t see how it could possibly be the same house. She assured me she wasn’t a schemer…she’s just got a thing for full home renovations and excited by the …

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8 Majorly Inspiring Closet Before and Afters

While tackling my own closet organization remains still on the to do list, I’m taking notes from these inspiring before and after closet makeovers!  Allow me to take a quick minute and dispel a common myth. Just because a closet is organized once, doesn’t mean it will always stay that way. It won’t. We can all attest to that right? Every drawer and space will eventually need revisiting. It could be because things don’t get put away properly or because you accumulate more things or because life circumstances or seasons …

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