Our Austin Casa || The Kitchen Reveal

When Aaron and I began the process of designing our home, or rather deciding what was important to us and then letting our architect (Sam Burch of Shiflet Group) design our home, we decided that we each could have three non-negotiables.  If you want to read all of them, they’re here, but my very first and most important design feature was a large open kitchen that was connected to our living space.  When you look at older houses, that hasn’t always been the case.  I’m not sure if it’s that the kitchen used to be …

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How to Style Kitchen Shelves

(This post is sponsored by Aera, a brand that is reinventing the way we experience scent at home!) 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 …

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Designers Tell All || Christine Turknett of Breathe Design Studio

Hey friends! It’s Sara here, sharing a fun new series I’ve been working on for you guys. See, back when I first chatted with Jen about being the Home Editor for this awesome blog, my biggest goal was to expose the internet world to amazing design and killer designers–beyond just the pages of Pinterest. As a designer, it is really easy for our hard work to get lost in a sea of dizzying images on Instagram, and even though I absolutely adore the likes of Emily Henderson, Nate Berkus and Joanna Gaines, I promise you, there are other …

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Before & After || A California Family’s mega kitchen overhaul

Hola! It’s Sara over here, sharing with you a dramatic before and after 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 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 smell of a good …

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