Kitchens

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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How to Style Your Kitchen Shelves Like a Pro

If you’ve been a part of this community for awhile, then you’ve definitely heard me wax poetic about how I want our house to feel.  There’s something about the long, sometimes arduous process of building from scratch that gives you plenty of time to think about things like how you want your house to look and feel and smell even.  What’s the vibe?  I’ve always wanted our house to feel like a retreat, a place of calm… which is sometimes easier said than done with two little kids. I’m embracing simplicity more than ever as we …

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Before and After || Jen’s Mega Kitchen Overhaul

Today I’m so excited to introduce you guys to Sara Barney.  She’s an austin-native who spent time in LA before coming back here 8 years ago, so we have similar stories in that respect.  She is also an incredible interior designer and I’m so excited for her to share her expertise with us!  So without further ado, I’ll let her take it away!  I hope you enjoy her as much as I do! Hi everyone! Let me just start by saying I am so thrilled to hanging out over here at The Effortless Chic! As an interior designer (and a …

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7 Dreamy Kitchen Before and Afters

It’s easy to brush off design and styling as trivial, an unnecessary expense of time and money.  After all, laminate countertops from the eighties function much in the same way as our favorite quartz ones.  But I beg to differ.  Whether it’s a simple coat of paint, an updated backsplash, or a major overhaul like these projects, being surrounded in your daily life by colors, textures, and objects that make you happy has an actual physical effect on you.  Science has shown that homes with more natural light help combat …

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