*photos by Molly Culver
I’ve felt like such a tease these last few weeks as we’ve shown you guys little glimpses of different spaces in the new studio (check out the kitchen, bathroom, and craft room.) But we wanted to wait until it was really and truly done before giving the full tour… and these things take time, people! Although I’m sure it’ll always be a work in progress (as all house projects are), the bungalow is finally at a place where we were ready to have our friend Molly come by and take shots of the entire space. Today is the big reveal, and we couldn’t be happier to invite y’all to step inside the #CSBungalow.
*special thanks to our builder Monte Goertz and our architects at Low Design Office for their partnership on our office renovation project*
As many of you know, we spent all of last year renovating a 100-year-old bungalow in downtown Austin. We searched for the right space for almost 2 years, and finally stumbled upon our dilapidated house that had plenty of charm, but needed a complete gut renovation — don’t take our word for it, you can see the “before” photos here. The process was intense, but also ridiculously fun and such an incredible bonding experience for our team as we made plans for our dream space together.
First up in the studio tour is our sweet little front porch. We knew this area would be perfect for relaxing in our Serena & Lily rattan porch swing, but it’s also turned out to be an amazing place to take work calls and zone in to our laptops.
Perhaps the toughest decision was settling on a front door color. Fun fact: we actually painted it a pale peachy pink at first, but after much deliberation, pivoted to this sagey green. Paired with our oil rubbed bronze hardware from Trinity Building Projects, we think it’s the perfect serene shade for our bungalow’s facade.
As soon as you walk through the front door, you’re able to see our full living space. Our floors are San Marco Oak c/o PERGO and they’re actually laminate! With the amount of furniture-moving and photo-shooting that we do, it’s so nice to have flooring that is beautiful, and also, virtually indestructible!
How great is our area rug? It’s the Ludlow from Loloi, and we love the subtle texture it ads to the living room area.
This is one of our favorite shots from the day. Flowers just make everything better, and thankfully for us, we always seem to have blooms around the office from upcoming or past photo shoots.
Our goal for the living room was to create a space that’s simple and versatile to shoot in, yet cozy enough to hang out in. And of course, we hoped to create the perfect place to have laid back meetings and impromptu happy hours.
Now, about this sofa. Pulling the trigger on such an important piece of furniture is so tough, but when we discovered Maiden Home, we knew we didn’t need to look any further. We went with The Ludlow, and not only is it gorgeous, but it’s so insanely comfy and durable. Working on this puppy is way better than working at a desk.
This opening was original to the house, but it was square before. We made it into an archway, and just made it a few feet wider to really open up the space.
This original fireplace and mantle were major “pros” of this house. You wouldn’t believe how often we need a fireplace for fall and winter photoshoots, plus, it’s such a treat to turn it on and work fireside this time of year.
Did you catch our full kitchen reveal last week? The space is a total dream.
You’ll probably be seeing a lot of this dining space. It works quadruple duty as a workspace, meeting room, photo shoot area, and, our lunchtime break room.
Around the corner is our super handy butler’s pantry — or in other words, the area where we stash all our pretty tabletop styling props. See the full space here!
Across from the kitchen is this pretty banquette. This windowed nook already existed in the house, so we decided to embrace it with this fun seating solution.
The natural light in the space is amazing thanks to our beautiful windows c/o Pella, which we don’t hesitate to open on a beautiful day.
We are so grateful to The Shade Store for being amazing partners in outfitting all those big windows. Their team was so helpful in finding the perfect solution for our needs, and in the end these custom light-filtering roller shades are the perfect fit for our space.
Don’t miss a complete look at our studio powder room here, featuring Popham Design’s amazing Hexagon Tile from ANN SACKS.
Our studio office is where the magic happens. We have four desks in here, and since it’s where we spend the majority of the work day, it’s nice to have such a light-filled space. With two full wall of windows, our blinds from The Shade Store are truly the hero of this room!
pictured: The Array Pendant from Bend Goods
You might be wondering about all that shiplap. It was all original to the home, and we love the subtle character and texture it adds whenever it makes an appearance.
And lastly! California Closets helped us create this incredible craft room. Read all about it here.
Thanks for following along, friends! And keep an eye on the blog this coming spring and summer, when we’ll be unveiling the in-progress exterior and outdoor areas of #CSBungalow!