Our family decided to decorate for Christmas early this year. We usually decorate the day after Thanksgiving. But, this year we felt like we needed more than 25 days of Christmas Joy. we haven’t put our trees up yet but we are in full tinsel mode at the Kautz House.
We had the distinct pleasure of working with a young military family, on Ft Carson, to design their 4 year old’s pink and purple room with a nod to her love of snowboarding. This family was the winner of the @cospringsmoms 5K Giveaway. Stay tuned for photos of a custom rock wall, for the opposite side of this bedroom, that we are working on right now. Because the family lives on base the rock wall will be detachable so they can take it with them when they move.
I had the pleasure of designing the theme, color pallet and furnish this entire, newly built home. The homeowner was a dream to work with and is very happy with the look and feel of his new home. He wanted a Rustic, Modern Farmhouse with a touch of Industrial flair. I think we hit the mark.
Photography by AnnMarie Ortega with Ortega Photography
I have been working on a new project for a client building a large piece of natural wood and succulent wall art. Finally….we are completely finished and ready to deliver and mount on this baby on the wall. This succulent wall art is going to be the focal point on an accent wall in a new build I’ve been decorating for a bachelor. I like it so much I think I might make one for my own house.
I really, really love Carrara marble. I don’t love the price tag, but who does? I decided to try painting my existing countertop and using an Epoxy coating. I had a 90’s guest bathroom that I’ve hated since we moved into our house. I decided to take down the ginormous 90’s mirror, change the lighting and faucet and update the countertop. I’m not quite through with this mini renovation but it’s coming along nicely.
I love the onset of fall. It’s my favorite season…. sweater weather, boots, bon-fires, leaves changing, pumpkin spice everything, rich warm toned colors…. what’s not to love? I’ve started decorating my home and front porch for fall. I’m leaning toward the “less is more” simplicity this year. I feel like it gives touches of seasonal vibes while maintaining some elegance.
Somehow the subdued, monochromatic hues don’t feel like fall to me. We decided to plant some vibrant yellow mums in our porch planters and add some orange pumpkins and a touch of purple mums as well. Now our porch is starting to feel a little more “Autum-ish”. 🍁.
May your journey always lead you home. I loved these words so much I had to take this wooden sign home with me. These words are very fitting today…. my husband leaves for Korea this afternoon, where he will reside for the next year. This will be a tough day for the kids and I as we say goodbye to him. We will pray for his safe journey, over the next 12 months, and his safe return next August. Military families are very proud of their loved ones and are very strong….even on days like today.
This one won’t last long! Offered by Chilton Homes, KW.