in my dreams, i live here: austin.
as i mentioned before, every darn year, sxsw sneaks up on me, and every year it would seem, i miss it. i never plan early enough to make it there, and it’s been on my life list for a while now. so, i figured this week, if i actually lived in austin, texas, i wouldn’t be able to miss it. not for a long shot. throngs of music lovers and tech wizards and people just in search of a real good time hit the streets of austin, or so i hear.
my austin pad will have a bit of old western flair, but with a modern, eclectic twist. i’m going to keep it neutral, with lots of vintage mid-century chairs, a turntable and loads of natural wood, like these living room shots from lonny and melanie acevedo. just for fun, i’m gonna hang some pony string lights from urban outfitters, and a patsy kline hatch show print — austin is the music capital of the world, afterall. and of course, some prickly pear cacti, via alex and gregory.
the dining and kitchen area will be open, with exposed beams like this dining room from lonny, and lots of white. vintage knoll saarinen chairs, and vintage barstools, industrial tubular re-purposed lighting will be a must, from earth sea warrior; and a kitschy deer to bring the great outdoors inside, via melanie acevedo.
i’ll keep the brick exposed and have it create a natural headboard, via apartment therapy. i like this vintage glass lamp adorned with a shade with just a hint of western trim from ethanollie, and naturally, i’ll own some well-worn cowboy boots so i can kick my heels up properly. i think i’ll include a few vintage chairs in the room with a few feminine fabric touches, via 91 magazine. yeehaw!!