Our Austin Casa

Master Bedroom Update: A Meaningful Gallery Wall

(This post is sponsored by Framed and Matted, the most custom and most professional way to frame your photos and artwork. We had the best experience with them and can’t recommend them enough!) When we were building our home here in Austin, I always imagined that the day we got the keys would be the day we were done or at least very, very close. A couple months after move-in day, one of my dream publications reached out about publishing our home. It was an instant thrill, but as I sat at our dining room table and looked around I knew it …

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Our Austin Casa || The Living Room Reveal

It sounds strange, but I feel seriously weepy about publishing this last room in our series of room reveals. If you really want to go all the way back, the impetus of this home was us being in town for the 4th of July circa 2015 and visiting our cousins’ almost finished newly constructed home. The wheels started spinning and a couple days later we had decided to move to Austin. We still weren’t sure if we would build or renovate, but immediately started looking on Redfin on the regular. Now here we are a short (ha!) almost four …

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How to Collect and Display Art in Your Home on Any Budget

(This post is sponsored by Soraa Home, the only LED lighting on the market that shows light in it’s full spectrum of color.) I didn’t discover Basquiat until I was in my early twenties, decades after his name had become household among the world’s art elite. Living and working in LA, Aaron and I often times found ourselves in the homes of people whose living room art collections rivaled a gallery at the Guggenheim. On one such occasion, Aaron was shooting photos and was directed to “move his ladder further away from the Basquiat”. …

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Our Austin Casa || The Playroom Reveal

(This Mid Century Modern Playroom reveal is the latest in our series of room reveals from Our Austin Casa.) This room has been a long time coming. The long and meandering journey to this room goes back to sitting at our dining room table in Los Angeles circa 2015 with our initial architect and hearing myself explain my idea for a playroom. “I want it to be a space downstairs, that’s close to the kitchen and living areas, but also not like right in your face,” I said. The kids’ bedrooms were going to be upstairs, and I …

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