ALISON'S TEEN ROOM SPRUCE

ALISON'S TEEN ROOM SPRUCE

I was so excited when my cousin, XX, called me up to ask me to help with her 12-year-old daughter Alison's bedroom. They were already planning to update the space, but Allison was adamant about switching things up from the rest of the home's shabby chic style. You know teenagers—always wanting to follow in the opposite footsteps as their parents. 😂

Check out the final fun + modern design!

1 STYLE 3 BUDGETS | BACKYARD ENTERTAINING

1 STYLE 3 BUDGETS | BACKYARD ENTERTAINING

Want to recreate this stunning patio design for less? While Chris + Julia's completed backyard design probably cost them more than $20k (including the custom deck and D.I.Y. fireplace), I wanted to show you that your favorite designs don’t have to break the bank! Here are a few budget-friendly options that achieve the same look, all for under $5k.

SIMPLE OUTDOOR LIVING

SIMPLE OUTDOOR LIVING

Despite the triple-digits, summer has always been one my favorite times of the year to host outdoor gatherings (admittedly, usually in the evening and with sufficient bug spray). From wine + cheese on the patio, to backyard game nights, I've been recently plotting a few upcoming events... perhaps slightly motivated by me wanting to get my backyard patio in better shape!

Check out a few of the links I’m loving right now…

THE SILAPACHAI SPRUCE

THE SILAPACHAI SPRUCE

After moving from an apartment to a quaint duplex in the gorgeous Zilker neighborhood, the Silapachai's needed some help getting re-inspired by their new (and smaller) living room. The original footprint of their furniture just didn't quite transition into the new space as well as they were hoping... So, they enlisted my help and we went to work to develop a Spruce Kit design that would create a functional space for entertaining! Check it out!

INTRODUCING ASK DING!

INTRODUCING ASK DING!

Having trouble choosing a paint color for an accent wall? Need advice on a sofa style and brand that best fits your needs? Or maybe you've been looking for easy-to-shop options and installation instructions for that Pinterest-inspired gallery wall you keep eyeing on Pinterest...

Does any of this sound familiar? 
If so, check out this quick introduction to my Ask Ding services.

MODERN MANTLE | 3 WAYS

MODERN MANTLE | 3 WAYS

Fireplaces are such a focal point of any home! Not only are they traditionally the marker of where a family gathers, over time their presence has sort of evolved into this pedestal where homeowners can show off their unique personalities through their favorite knick-knacks, collections and photos. Check out this recent ‘Sneak Peek’ transformation I did for this couple’s modern mantle!

SUES PLAYROOM SPRUCE

SUES PLAYROOM SPRUCE

Get ready for a whole lot of cuteness with this behind the scenes reveal of a playroom spruce for a growing Austin-based family! The Sues family dreamed of this room becoming a family gathering place to spend quality time together with their children. It previously functioned as a reading room for mom, Kaileen. But, the original design grew outdated as the Sues began transitioning their life to a family of four. 

SMALL BIZ LOVE

SMALL BIZ LOVE

I couldn't have gotten to where I am today without the support of the local community. So I always try to make a conscious effort to show my support to other small businesses! I love browsing local shops because, in a way, I feel like I get a glimpse into the owner's mind—who they are, their style, their passions. So, I thought I'd take a quick moment to pay it forward a little on this edition of Links I Love. This post features great products I've discovered recently from a few of my favorite small businesses! 

PATTERN PLAY | HAPPY HYGGE

PATTERN PLAY | HAPPY HYGGE

The art of hygge is largely about learning to live more intentionally—all in an effort to bring more warmth and happiness to our emotional well-being. So I thought: why not bring a little bit of hygge and happiness to the things we spend so much time staring at day-in and day-out? Our screens!I partnered up with The Paper + Craft Pantry to style a series of digital wallpapers full of cozy textures, happy patterns and all things hygge as a special surprise gift just for you! 

THE MARTELL SPRUCE

THE MARTELL SPRUCE

Right before the holidays I finished an exciting Spruce Kit for a sweet client, and thought it would be fun to share the design with y'all! I'm calling this living and dining room transformation the "Eclectic Marfa Retreat," based on the bold mix of colors and natural finishes! One of the first things my client mentioned to me when we sat down to chat was how much she loved color. She was also inspired to incorporate collections from her travels and to create an overall cozy feeling to her open-plan living space.