A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with the fabulous team from Modern Luxury Houston (who just so happen to be our neighbors at our Houston-based interior design studio). While I have spoken with Chris, the fantastic writer on this story, about client’s interiors, speaking about my own home was a new experience.

I must admit, I was a bit nervous at first. Our house can get a little chaotic at times with two three-year-olds and an energetic Chihuahua running around. But, of course, this is exactly what “livable luxury” is all about, the beauty in the chaos. In fact, in Chris’ full story, which you can find online here or in Modern Luxury Houston’s March issues, he perfectly describes my home as “a low-maintenance, family-friendly space” that “pulls together with warmth and moments of surprise.” Nailed it!

It was certainly an exciting experience to shine the spotlight on my own home and inspired me to share a little more insight about its design. Here are a few of my favorite interior design tricks as applied in my own home!

Scarf as Art! Unexpected Wall Décor

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The design hanging in the black frame in my living room may look like a painting or a print at first glance, but it is actually one of my favorite vintage scarves. When it comes to wall décor, don’t be afraid to branch out from traditional paintings, prints, or photos.

Showcase Your Hobbies

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I have collected vintage vernacular photos for years and I love to build upon this collection. Showcasing personal collections is an excellent way to inject your personality into your home and these unique touches create fab conversation pieces!

Bring Color Outside

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It’s no secret that I love to include pops of color in my interiors and there are plenty of vibrant hues featured throughout my home, but one of my favorite uses of color in (or outside of) my home is our green front door. Incorporating a pop of color into the exterior of your home creates a unique element of curb appeal and, most importantly, it’s a breeze for guests to find “the house with the green door!”

With a bit of creativity and thought, there are endless possibilities to showcase your unique hobbies and interests in every room. What are some of your favorite ways to blend personal touches into the interior design of your home?