Our home, which was designed by Brandon & Anissa Allen of Allen Architecture, is featured in the current issue of 360 West, Tarrant County’s lifestyle magazine. It’s a dream come true for a few reasons, but mostly it serves as a reminder that we are thankful for those who helped us through this process.
I’m so proud of what we’ve done thus far (we’ve had a lot of help!), and we are honored to be featured in a magazine that we read and enjoy. Our home is, of course, a work in progress — we will continue to adjust and tweak our current set up, but that’s the fun part!
The Allens were instrumental in establishing a cohesive midcentury modern aesthetic, which streamlined the decorating process. We stuck to our budget since I was able to shop at places like West Elm, World Market, IKEA, and Target.
The waxed concrete floors are one of my favorite design choices. Surprisingly, they’ve turned out to be semi-controversial (we’ve been asked, “When are you putting in carpet?” 😂), but they’ve allowed us to add many natural wood pieces without overwhelming the space. They are also durable and easy to clean.
Our kitchen is the heart of our home. We love the open-concept that connects our living, dining, and outdoor spaces and creates a cohesive color scheme. We decided on KitchenAid appliances, and I love them so much. Our countertops are white quartz and our island is the IKEA walnut butcher block.
A lot of the smaller purchases I made, like our glassware and dishes, are in this post from a few months ago.
Project 62 Glasgow Metal Console Table, from Target
Since our large windows bring in so much light, plants were an inexpensive and easy choice for decor. I bought our orchids and a lot of our succulents at Trader Joe’s. We have an adorable plant shop named GROW in our neighborhood that I shop frequently, and my good friend is also a wholesale florist who “buys” for me when she sees something too good to pass up at our neighborhood’s wholesale plant shop.
Baxton Studio Leyton Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Platform Bed, from Target
Gray Linen Blend Quilt, from Target
White Raw Edge Quilt, from Target
Dot Woven Matelasse Sham, from Target
Vintage Wash Sheet Set, from Target
Boho Throw Pillows, from Target
Project 62 Brass Globe Sconces, from Target
Project 62 Guthrie Two-Tone Nightstands, from Target
STOCKHOLM 2017 Rattan Coffee Table (used as bench), from IKEA
RENS Sheepskin, from IKEA
LOHALS Jute Rug, from IKEA
TUPPLUR Blackout Roller Shades, from IKEA
Project 62 Pomeroy Barrel Chairs, from Target
SVALSTA Nesting Tables, from IKEA
TÖRSLEV Flat-Woven Rugs, from IKEA
Our bedroom is our haven. We’ve often compared it to our favorite hotel experiences since we have incredible light from our large windows, a pillow-soft bed, a walk-in shower, and a Nespresso coffee maker tucked away in our closet. It’s pretty hard to leave, especially on weekends.
Our reading nook is a cozy space on our landing to the second floor. An Elfa shelving system was the perfect way to transform a blank wall into a tiny library.
We still have so much we want to do (more art!), but we love our home so much. This was a sweet way to commemorate this time in our lives.