Ashley & Kyle’s Personality Packed Home

published Feb 9, 2012
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.

Name: Ashley Gillespie, Kyle Gupton, Fleetwood and Kate (pups) and Dot (inside cat) and John-Paul (outside cat, not pictured)
Location: Ridgelea Neighborhood — Austin, Texas
Size: 1800 square feet
Years lived in: 8 months — owned

Forget good-looking modern furniture or quirky accessories; the best thing to fill your house with is a great personality, and adorable married couple Ashley Gillespie and Kyle Gupton have packed their modern Austin house with tons of it (with generous help from their friendly pets and their impeccable tastes).

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

1 / 39
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Before moving into their new modern home, Kyle and Ashley had been living in an older home. Being modern design lovers, much of their furniture was of modern design, and together with more traditional architecture made a great combination. But after moving into the new house with their all-modern furniture, they realized they were gonna have to work a little at infusing the space with their own style lest it feel cold and too modern.

So they invested in some furniture pieces that had both modern aesthetics with character. They brought in colorful, textured, beautiful textiles. They borrowed details from one of their favorite spots in Austin, the Hotel St. Cecilia to bring sophistication and a hint of luxury to the space. They hung their art in powerful spots to maximize their impact. They let their great senses of humor fill the house with a warm, welcoming and gorgeous feeling.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Hotel St. Cecilia / Chateau Marmont / Marfa / JM Dry Goods

Inspiration: Fleetwood, my 15-year-old dog. He’s 75% Shiba Inu, 15% magic. The song “This Must Be The Place” by The Talking Heads.

Favorite Element: The glass cluster light in our dining area.

Biggest Challenge: The bedroom is the largest room in the house. We only sleep in there. We could use that square footage elsewhere.

What Friends Say: “Is Fleetwood the Cadillac of dogs?”

Biggest Embarrassment: Our closets are a disaster.

Proudest DIY: Luckily this was a new home, so not too much DIY to be done. Unless making lots of your own ice cream counts. I make Cap’n’Crunch ice cream.

Biggest Indulgence: Our two Arris Studio cow chairs.

Best Advice: Use your books, old vinyl & CDs as a piece of art as opposed to just having them hang around as a second thought.

Dream Sources: JM Dry Goods, Fleetwood’s teeth.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Resources of Note:

• Room & Board
• Ikea
• The Container Store
• Craigslist

• Behr Eggshell Satin

• Ghrole

• Uncommon Objects
• The Cornershoppe Mall
• Big Red Sun
• Ebay
• Spartan
• JW Dry Goods

• Bosche

• Michele Varian
• Spartan

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

• Ebay (Turkish Kilim Rugs)
• Ikea

• Home Depot

• Restoration Hardware

• Room & Board

• Fritz Schoulder
• Lamar Briggs
• Basquiat (fake)
• Ikea
• Katy Horan
• The Thing
• Village
• Jason Munn
• Longoland

• Stained cement downstairs
• Engineered wood upstairs

Thanks, Ashley and Kyle!!

Images: Adrienne Breaux

• HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here
• Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form.
• Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.