Bring it Home

Bring it Home :: Elizabeth Street Cafe

We really are spoiled with choices here in Austin. When I was searching for inspiration for today’s Bring it Home post it was hard to settle on just one Austin interior to feature. There was the effortlessly cool styling of hotels like the St. Cecilia and San Jose, gorgeous restaurants like Josephine House and Hillside Farmacy,… read more


Bring it Home :: A Home Full of Stories

Unhung art leaning on the walls, stacks of books with dog-eared pages—to me, these details are what make a home look lived in and full of stories (literally). I love to imagine living in an all-white apartment with not a thing out of place (ok, I want to be Olivia Pope), but let’s get real.… read more


Bring it Home:: If Your House Were A Person

Do you ever watch design shows in which the designer’s first task is to identify the homeowner’s personal taste? The wife will proclaim “I love bold reds and leopard” and the husband says “I can only live with neutrals” and chaos ensues from there. Often people use colors, places, or time periods to describe their… read more


Bring It Home :: Being Open to Change

Happy New Year lovely readers! In addition to my resolution to try the 5-Piece French Wardrobe this year, I’ve been thinking about making some changes in my home. When I moved into my apartment I gave my best guess as to what layout would work best for me, and it can be very easy to… read more


Bring It Home :: Christmas Brunch

Christmas mornings can sometimes feel a little… frenzied. So as I brace myself for the chaos of the holiday with young children, the laid back vibe of this space is really speaking to me. With its cozy sheepskins, unfussy airplant centerpiece and a stack of logs ready to go, this is my ideal setting for… read more


Bring It Home :: Technicolor Dream Couch

Let me first say what we’re all thinking: that COUCH! It’s as if it came to me in a dream. In case you’re wondering how such a couch came to be (I know I was), Jessica Helgerson Interior Design had it upholstered in 18 different Peruvian blankets. If you don’t happen to have 18 Peruvian blankets… read more


Bring It Home :: Design Within Reach

In my last edition of Bring it Home I featured a standard Ikea kitchen and a budget friendly DIY, but this room is slightly less attainable (unless a kitchen renovation is in your realm of possibility). But no matter, there are always ways to incorporate elements from an inspirational image into your home. It’s simply… read more


Bring It Home :: A Personal Touch

At first glance, you’d never guess this was a standard Ikea kitchen. The space feels warm, aged, and filled with personal touches… most notably those leather drawer pulls. Owner Kristan Cunningham replaced their aluminum handles with strips of leather (only 39 cents each) and rivets to keep them in place. In my opinion this is… read more


Bring It Home :: For the Love of Clawfoot Tubs

It’s always been my dream to own a clawfoot bathtub. And ever since seeing Jenna Lyons’ home in Domino magazine it became my dream to have a black clawfoot bathtub. This week’s edition of Bring it Home is in celebration of the return of Domino (yipee!), and an ode to beautiful dark clawfoot tubs. I recently… read more