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October 24, 2019

This week is all about sourcing art! Art is often one thing that's overlooked but really completes the space. For this project, there sin't so much open wall space since one wall is taken up by the window and built ins, one wall will have the piano and mirror over it,...

October 17, 2019

Well, another week has flown by, this time with the holiday of Sukkot taking center stage. If you're not familiar, Sukkot is a fall harvest festival that commemorates the Jewish nation's journey through the desert en route to Israel. It's my favorite holiday since I lo...

October 11, 2019

Wow, I can't believe a whole week has already passed since I plunged into my first One Room Challenge. Between Yom Kippur and doctor appointments (baby is the size of a Swiss chard this week!), we managed to get some significant progress in. We bought and assembled (al...

October 3, 2019

As if I didn't have enough on my plate already with being in the midst of the High Holidays, plus expecting our new addition this month (!!!), I decided to take the plunge and participate in the fall One Room Challenge! I was going back and forth and the fear of not be...

January 18, 2019


Things are slowly but surely coming together in Casa Kessler! I decided to tackle the study first since Kovi works from home now that we've moved to Houston, and I wanted to make sure he felt comfortable in his new digs since his office in El S...

October 30, 2018

Hi guys! The weeks have been flying by so I thought I'd post a little update on the house progress! One of the things I was most looking forward to is having a walk in closet in the new house -- it's such a step up from the closet situation in our old home and I love t...

November 9, 2017

Since the home's exterior style is French Country, we wanted to keep that a consistent motif throughout but still inject edgy Scandi-modern elements to keep it from skewing too trad. A light brick was a must, but we instead of go-to white we opted for Silverwood, a war...

November 2, 2017

We're joining the ranks of millennials ready to explore the uncharted terrain of the Lone Star State. Here's why:

Although I was born in Russia and my husband Kovi is from South Africa, we've both lived in the LA area since we were little and have always considered ours...

November 2, 2017

It's a mouthful, but I think I've pinned down (no pun intended!) the style of the new house. Check out my favorite inspirational images from around the web!

I love this exterior from Becki Owens, especially the contrast of black window casings against the light stone!


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Welcome! I'm Estie, designer of interiors, and mama of toddlers. This space is created as a lifestyle journal dedicated to interiors, style, and the documenting the construction of our dream home.


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