Our Austin Casa

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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Our Austin Casa || Parker and Ever’s Pink Bathroom Reveal

As soon as the question left his lips, I stiffened and unconsciously held my breath for the answer.  I was already troubleshooting how I would take her answer and wield it into what I imagined for this space. “I want my bedroom to be pink… and my bathroom, too!”, she responded. Instantly visions of the pink and maroon ceramic tiles that had neatly decorated our guest bathroom of our first home in Southern California since the fifties danced in my head.  Yikes. I exhaled, finally, but still wasn’t sure what I would do …

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Our Austin Casa || Mid-Century Modern Master Bedroom Reveal

Every room needs a goal, a vision.  Some rooms are harder than others. Our office for example: I spent just about the entire time the house was under construction trying to figure out what that space looked like. Is it an office with a pull-out guest bed or a guest bedroom with a desk in it? Will the kids use it or is it a totally off limits adults-only space?  Our master bedroom did not have that identity crisis. My goal for it has always been for it to be a retreat for us.  A place where we can say peace out to everything that has gone …

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Our Austin Casa || The Terrazzo Guest Bathroom Reveal

I asked and you answered loud and clear that you would like rooms revealed as we shoot them– in other words, as soon as possible, please and thank you!  We were actually in touch with two publications earlier in the year that were interested in shooting and publishing our home, but as I scrambled to find the right furnishings and finishes, I realized I was rushing the process.  As we reveal the rooms here on the blog, they feel complete to me and I love them so much, but in a lot of ways they’re still the first draft. …

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