Kacey has wedding bells in her VERY near future and so helping her to create a cozy space for she and Ruston to enjoy when they aren’t touring was really special. For most of this past year, Kacey was working on a major home renovation, planning a wedding AND writing a record. For someone so busy, she has a shocking ability to stay involved in every tiny detail.
She’s a true gem and I am excited for you to see the room we created today!
I am so, so excited with how the room turned out! First, Kacey chose some vintage rugs to layer from Apple & Oak in Nashville. Apple & Oak has a service where they bring a truck full of vintage rugs to your house and you can test them out in your actual space before you purchase, which is incredibly helpful when buying vintage rugs! Kacey had her stairway exposed (there used to be a wall there) and it’s so beautiful! We added a few unique plants to the edges of the stairway in a mixture of baskets and planters.
After our previous tour, Kacey decided to move her record console into the dining room area, which makes a lot of sense because listening to records while you’re cooking dinner is pretty much the best thing ever.
The dining room table is from West Elm. It was the first piece Kacey fell in love with, so we built the rest of the room around it. The live edge benches were a lucky find … they are so unique and even prettier in person!
For each end of the table, we chose these wishbone chairs. The shape is so pretty and I was really happy with how all the pieces blended together as a set.
As we were leaving after these photos, Kacey yelled, “IT FINALLY FEELS LIKE A HOME IN HERE.” Haha! That’s always the goal.
It takes time to create a cozy and cohesive home. When people first move into houses, they think they can just go shopping, wave a magic wand and create their dream home … but it doesn’t work that way. Creating a space that’s comfy, but not overdecorated and personalized, yet not too full of trinkets takes time. I love the concept of slow decorating … collecting over time and doing seasonal refreshes (as well as donating things you’re no longer loving). If I could give one piece of advice for people decorating their first home, it would simply be take your time.
I had so much fun working on this space with Kacey. I hope you enjoyed it too! xx – Elsie
P.S. Congratulations, Kacey and Ruston!!!!!!!!
Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.