Tell us how you’ve decorated on a budget. What home items are important to invest in? What items do you recommend saving on?
As I previously mentioned, most items in my home were purchased at antique markets or estate sales, therefore I was able to score them at a deal. I also love a good outlet mall and Ikea! I believe it’s important to invest in pieces that truly speak to you and that you know you’ll have for a while—if not forever—whether they be large or small. At one point, in my living room, I had $200 throw pillows next to a $25 coffee table. Today, I still have the throw pillows and couldn’t tell you where the coffee table is. I consider myself to be extremely budget conscious when it comes to my home, but when it comes to things I just "can’t live without," I say spend the money. Small accessories and super trendy furnishings, pinch your pennies.
What do you love most about living in Austin? What are your favorite things to do in the city?
I can’t say enough good things about Austin. It’s constantly growing and changing, yet it remains to be the same laid-back, come-as-you-are city that I fell in love with 13 years ago. I love that you can go to a five-star restaurant in cut-off shorts and the fact that there’s literally live music on every corner. Austin’s food scene has exploded over the past few years, so I love checking out new restaurants with girlfriends—particularly for Sunday brunch.