Most people’s homes are not fully reflective of a particular era unless they are a design purist who is fully committed to one design aesthetic. The majority of us have a mixture of various styles and trends which ultimately form these personally curated spaces that we call “home.”  At its core, our homes absolutely should […]

Word to the wise: Never work with an interior designer! It’s reeeeeeally a stressful process and it’s just not worth the headache. Juuuuuuust kidding! It’s actually a pretty painless process, but there are still some things that you should know. For the first-timer, hiring a designer can be somewhat intimidating so soak up this read […]

Is your jaw on the floor like mine is right now?? Erin Conway of Kismet House recently posted this photo of her lovely kitchen. I remember scrolling through my IG feed and when this beauty popped up I remember thinking “Damn, this is a beautiful space!” This kitchen is the epitome of balance to me. […]

A few years ago my mom decided to renovate several rooms in her Texas home at the same time … by herself. Just the THOUGHT of renovating several rooms at a time sounds beyond daunting to me. Now take that idea and add DIY renos to the mix! I should also mention that she had […]

Brooklyn hipsters. Real life Portlandia people. Old ladies. What do they all have in common? They love vintage things. I don’t know about you, but most of the people in my inner circle wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a genuine vintage piece and a reproduction if their lives depended on it. So, […]

Years ago, when Jo & I moved into our first apartment in New York, I spent MONTHS trying out paint colors in the living room. I wanted a light gray, but I felt like I couldn’t find the one. Jo was losing it because I’d repainted the living room FOUR times before I could truly […]

My husband jokes that our home is a “hospice” for plants. I’m not mad at him at all because I am well-aware that I have a very black thumb. I’ve killed my fair share of plants including the “indestructible” ones like air plants and succulents. I’ve tried, unsuccessfully for years to take care of plants. […]

Welcome! I’ll make this introduction quick while my toddler naps. First of all, I’m Elle Jupiter, and yes, that’s my real name. is an eponym, not because I’m full of myself, but rather because this blog is a genuine reflection of me and all that I love. I’m a wife and mom to one […]