Jennifer Chenoweth, her two sons, a dog, a cat, and chickens Location: Central East Austin, Texas Size: 1,700 square feet Years lived in: Owned 10 years When we came across the East Austin house of artist Jennifer Chenoweth, of Fisterra Studio, at the last East Austin Studio Tour, we were bowled over by this simple, unique and colorful home. Jennifer's put a lot work in this 102-year-old house, and she's filled it with her own art and furniture, art from friends and a lot of personality. burglar bars. Also a professional paint color consultant for hire, we fell in love with some of the unique color ideas she's incorporated, like patches of color and dripping wall borders. Accompanying all the handmade furniture are her pieces of artwork sprinkled around the house along with friends' work, like ceramic artist Jennifer Pritchard and others. We even like how Jennifer used the hanging decorations from a recent birthday party to add surprising punches of color in her bedroom. The kids' room, home to two rambunctious young boys, is bright and filled with fun toys. Our favorite part of the house has to be the kitchen and adjoining dining room. Featuring an original color palette and a great set of windows at the height of someone sitting at the table, the room's wood walls and metal tile-like ceiling are a fun and unique combination of colors and textures. AT Survey: My/Our style: Contemporary, artistic, handmade. Inspiration: Philosophy, literature and Roman empire architects. Favorite Element: My bedroom, the bookshelves and the paper flower-fireworks. Biggest Challenge: It's a 102-year old house, nothing is really straight or square.
What Friends Say: Can I house-sit? Biggest Embarrassment: One closet... we don't look in there. Proudest DIY: Chicken coop. Biggest Indulgence: Expensive glass tile backsplash that I put in, 8 years ago it was really pricey stuff. Best advice: Vacuum out your attic. Dream source: 17th Century China (the country).
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