Name: Georgia Pellegrini
Location: Austin, Texas
Size: 1,700 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year
Georgia's home is truly a gem. I love her simple style fused with modern decor and warm textures. All of her accent pieces are a reflection of her personal style and inspiring career. Read more to take a peek into her eclectic Austin home and amazing life.
Georgia may not look like the type of woman who gets dirty for a living, but the adventure tour host draws much of her inspiration from the outdoors. The Modern Pioneering author turned her white-walled, concrete-floored abode into a warm and inviting space with touches of the trail and bits of the outdoors.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Primitive Modern
Inspiration: I host Adventure Getaways for women around the country where we roll up our sleeves and experience life more viscerally—everything from fly fishing, hunting, cooking classes, falconry, ATV rides 10,000 feet in the mountains, horseback riding... I bring back.
Favorite Element: The 19 overlapping skylights that cast diagonal stripes of light along the two-story wall at 2pm every day. Also the thick glass circles in the doorway that have little orange figurines—everything from ducks to deer to people.
Biggest Challenge: It is a very modern space, with white walls and polished concrete floors, so it is easy for it to feel "cold" and sterile. I have spent time adding textures, layers, and colors to "warm it up."
What Friends Say: "It's so you." They also say my place encourages them to de-clutter their lives. I throw everything out that isn't serving a purpose, I don't save magazines or newspapers unless I'm framing them and put them on a wall. My mind isn't clear when my space is cluttered.
Proudest DIY: There are so many! A lot of them are featured in my latest book "Modern Pioneering." The stencilled risers on the staircase may be my favorite. It was a labor of love and a big learning curve but I love how it turned out. There are step-by-step instructions on how to do it on my website.
I also love the homemade planter box for my bamboo. I saw something like it in a parking lot and went straight to buy lumber to see if I could recreate it. I had a certain size I wanted and was able to fit it perfectly. It's a perfect planter for people without a lot of space, it will even look great in a driveway or back alley!
Biggest Indulgence: Gold silverware from Italy. We used them in a Food & Wine magazine photo shoot at my house and I had to have them.
Best Advice: Your home should be a reflection of you, where you've been, where you want to go. It should be a giant vision board that inspires you on a daily basis and serves as a sanctuary. Spend time giving it all kinds of good energy.
Resources of Note:
PAINT & COLORS
well as from my dad who does reportage photography
• Vintage shotshell boxes from the 1800s. From Roundtop antique market.
• Deer antler cutting board from www.Paulmichaelcompany.com
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