At Home With on Ali Bronska, who lives in rental home in Fairway, Kan.


I thought I would share an article I worked on a couple months back with Andrea from INK Magazine, a local Kansas City magazine, as a part of their At Home series.  It was so fun to talk with her about my style and my love for interior design.  You can read the entire feature here.  I love that I now have pictures of our first house (since we now longer live in this house- as of just a few weeks ago).

Honestly, Patrick and I started completely from scratch when getting things for our place.  We moved in with two beds, some knick knacks, and our clothes. It is so fun to see how things finally came together.  We were still working on filling the space when I was given the opportunity to move, so for now most of what you see is in storage, but hopefully everything will be used in our next house we settle down in.  Hope you enjoy and thanks to Andrea for the great article.

Here are a few of the sources for the pictures above:

Living Room

American Buffalo Print- Sharon Montrose / Restoration Hardware Sofa and Chair / CB2 Acrylic Coffee Table / Nell Hills Buffalo Check Pillows / Rebecca Atwood Custom Pillow / 36 Hours Book from Anthropologie / Benches- Craigslist find / Matchstick Holder / Sideboard table- One Kings Lane / Anthropolgie Tray / HomeGoods Lamps / Feather Print (Watercolor by me) / Mirror

Dining Room 

Lucite Chairs / Dishware and Napkins from Anthropologie / Tray (Sold Out) / Upholstered Chairs / Gray Malin Prada Marfa / Farmhouse table (built by Patrick)


Vintage Lucite Tray (from mom-similar here) / Raybans and Elizabeth and James Sunglasses / J Crew Cosmetic Case- sold out (similar here) / Essie Nailpolish / Vintage Louis Vuitton / Tory Burch Oversized Clutch / Old dresser repainted / Ikea Desk / vintage chairs with black velvet upholstery

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images from Ali for A Dash of Details and TAMMY LJUNGBLAD for INK Magazine


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What a weekend! I know it is Tuesday already but Monday really just flew right by, I did not even have a second to blink.  We finally made some major progress at the house this weekend. Hanging art and getting ourselves a little more organized was so nice.  The pool opened on Friday so of course I had to take a half day and enjoy a little R&R and few cocktails in the sun. I am loving my new suit.

We snagged some fresh peonies from TJ’s on Saturday and picked up Bill the Buffalo from the framer.  How do you think it turned out? Side note: please excuse my bookshelves and lack of sofa pillows- they are still in the works.  The talented, Rebecca Atwood is making a custom pillow for the chair and I cannot wait to see it.


American Buffalo from the Animal Print Shop / Sofa and Chair – Restoration Hardware / Coffee Table- CB2 / Lamps- HomeGoods / Honolulu Zig Zag Swim Suit / Beddding- West Elm 

A Dining Debacle

This weekend I am so exciting because Patrick and I are finally pulling the trigger on a couch and dining chairs.  (to explain- we have not had a couch since we moved in, and I am over the moon that we finally made a decision).  We are getting this Restoration Hardware sofa and it was well worth the wait.  Not only is it totally comfortable (we can both lay down at the same time and watch tv), but it looks good too.  

Next order of business are chairs for the dining room.  I am not sure if I told ya’ll, but Patrick is pretty amazingly talented and built us our very own farmhouse table. It looks pretty perfect for the space and for Christmas he got me two lucite arm chairs.  We went back and forth if we should go with all lucite, or mix and match.  I want my home to be liveable, and cozy but also to look good.  So we decided against all lucite.  So then I was thinking that I wanted white upholstered chairs, like in picture number one,  but I know that my sweet puppies will totally ruin them with their muddy paws, so here comes the debacle.  Do we go with white/cream slipcovers or go in a totally different direction?  I need all of the opinions I can get, so start sharing (pretty please and thank you!) 

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