Kitchens

Cool Hunting || 80 of Our Favorite Pieces for Styling Shelves

I needed this post twelve months ago. We moved into Our Austin Casa December of 2017 with plenty of boxes and unpacking to do, but oddly enough very little in the way of furniture or rugs or decor or even art. We had moved three times in 18 months and had shed items in each of these categories with each new residence we took up in. It was intentional. Many things we had were items that we didn’t really love anymore or maybe had never really loved that much to begin with but had acquired when our budgets were much leaner and our taste …

read more

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 …

read more

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 …

read more

Styling Our Rental Kitchen Two Ways : Color vs Neutrals

When we moved into our rental in January, we’ve always known it was temporary.  While we count down the days until Our Austin Casa is complete, we’ve been settling in and making our current digs feel as much like home as possible, without investing too much in a space that we know isn’t for forever.  (We aren’t even hanging curtains or art here because I just can’t justify it for 5 months and hours spent patching holes and touching up paint.)  As Aaron and I slowly select a piece here and there that we know …

read more