DESIGN TIPS | 4 STEPS TO BUILDING A DREAM HOME ON A BUDGET

DESIGN TIPS | 4 STEPS TO BUILDING A DREAM HOME ON A BUDGET

When it comes to building a custom home, there are plenty of horror stories about going over budget. It’s probably one of the most frustrating parts, and it can be a huge deterrent for people in the market for a new home.

But, luckily I’m here to show you that it doesn’t have to be that hard to get your custom dream home on a budget! in 4 simple steps, my goal is to show you affordable options to the industry’s traditional, more costly methods.

BEHIND THE SCENES | LOCALE "APARTHOTELS"

BEHIND THE SCENES | LOCALE "APARTHOTELS"

Who else loves to live like a local whenever they visit a new city?

Short-term, non-hotel rentals are becoming increasingly popular as we realize the benefits of immersing ourselves in the neighborhoods and communities locals frequent. In my opinion, it’s the best way to learn and explore a new place! And companies like, my client, Locale are working to create this opportunity for visitors and vacationers.

Check out a behind-the-scenes on the interior design and styling I did for their newest Austin rentals!

GENDER NEUTRAL NURSERY SPRUCE

GENDER NEUTRAL NURSERY SPRUCE

This was my very first nursery to design, and it’s safe to say that I’m feeling a little baby fever after finishing this calm, whimsical and oh-so cute room! I’ve done a few designs so far for kids and teens. But, this project in particular was a fun challenge, because my clients wanted to keep the gender of their new baby a complete surprise.

Check out the design reveal!

ALISON'S TEEN ROOM SPRUCE

ALISON'S TEEN ROOM SPRUCE

I was so excited when my cousin 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!