"From the moment I walked in the door of my 630 square foot apartment, I knew I had to have it. The fireplace was the showstopper for me, but I also fell in love with the high vaulted ceilings, flooding natural light, and coziness of the space. The little details (Saltillo tile below the fireplace, popcorn ceilings—weird love of mine, and cute kitchen) made the apartment feel like home. I've been in my home for three years and would only move in order to decorate a new space. Because who doesn't get that itch to completely redecorate?!
"I would have to say my favorite space in my home is my living room–close tie to my bedroom. I love the wall of windows in my living room and the free-standing fireplace. The navy velvet sofa, peacock chair, cactus silk pillows, and record player make it a hard room to leave. I have surrounded the fireplace and filled the room with plants. They love the natural light! This is my favorite room to kick back in with a record spinning, a fire going, and a design magazine in hand.
"I have a plethora of favorite items in my home. Namely my couch, coffee table, and bedroom set. My vintage navy couch was an Etsy find. I had it reupholstered and accessorized with a nail head trim. I decorated the couch with a Kantha quilt (also a vintage find), cactus silk pillows from Etsy, and a Mexican blanket. The cowhide rug below the couch was found at an Antique store in Abilene, TX with my grandmother. Abilene is a hidden gem for antique shopping!
"I found my peacock chair at an antique store in Johnson City, TX called Echo. It is my absolute favorite antique store! Perhaps my most unique piece in my home is my coffee table. It is an antique fire pit turned coffee table that my grandmother brought back from a trip to Turkey in the 80s. I love my eye pillow from and my Herman Miller style chair from . My Moroccan pouf is from Etsy and the camel saddle is an Austin antique find. My dining table and chairs (reupholstered in indigo dyed fabric I did myself) are from my grandmother, who passed them down from her mother.
"I've been in my home for three years. When I first moved in it was sparse. Over time, I have thrifted, DIY'd and styled to my heart's content. I have found inspiration in the Southwest and ethnic textiles over the years. Both are represented in my current style."
Thanks, Micaela! You can find her on Instagram and , and be sure to visit her interior design site, . xo!
Author: Micaela Clouse. Photography: .