Our Austin Casa

Our Austin Casa || Parker’s Bedroom Reveal

A little back story on this room: Parker transitioned out of her crib on the early side, right as she turned two. She wasn’t climbing out of her crib yet, but she was screaming to get out of that wooden fortress and begging to sleep on the floor. When I would make her palette beds out of blankets and pillows on the floor, she would sleep great. When I would insist she sleep in her crib, not so much.  Which is how we ended up spontaneously buying an inexpensive toddler bed (which you can see here) just two months before we moved from …

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Our Austin Casa || A Dining Room Refresh

Just when I thought it wasn’t possible to love a room more, we went and refreshed it! Remember when we first put together our dining room in our rental last spring?  (You can see the full post here.)  I loved it!  We were fortunate because the room was about the same size as our current dining room that we moved into in December, so we knew whatever we did there we could just move into our new space.  Once we moved, we made a few tweaks—we loved the light fixture in our place, so we moved the lamp to the office and swapped out the rug …

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Parker’s Closet: How I Finally Organized It Once and For All

Somewhere in the process of permitting our plans here in Austin, we ran into an antiquated neighborhood zoning rule that mandated that your garage could not protrude closer to the street than the rest of the house.  In order to accommodate this and get the plans permitted the entire right side of the house was stretched and the person who came out the real winner in the whole thing was Parker Pinkston.  Her closet went from generous to begin with to downright luxurious, possibly the size of a small bedroom.  Amazing, right?  Kind of.  As …

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Our Austin Casa || Parker’s Bedroom Design

To design a house from scratch, it sometimes feels, is to be a fortune teller.  It’s to look into the distant and not-so-distant future and see what you will need from this space. In short, to ask not what you can do for this space, but what this space can do for you.  It’s to imagine the pitter patter of an exact amount of child-sized feet. To visualize how you will do your best work, host your best dinner parties, and entertain your favorite weekend guests. To envision where your kids will sleep, play, and do their homework. …

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