Pops of Green and Family Heirlooms Make This Texas Apartment Feel Like Home

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“My mom taught me at a young age that a little paint can go a long way in making a new place feel like home” (Image credit: Submitted by Tamera)

Name: Tamera
Location: Falconhead, Bee Cave – Texas

Tamera’s apartment is filled with lights and plants and a super dreamy door. It also serves as a great space for Tamera to build and foster relationships within her apartment community.

From Tamera: We love our two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,137 square foot apartment right outside of Austin, Texas. We moved in just over seven months ago to become an Apartment Life CARES team, which basically means we work with the apartment staff to help build community, care for our neighbors, and ensure they are as happy as we are to live here.

The layout of our space has been great for having our neighbors over and allowing me the space to plan all our community events. We have lived in quite a few apartments since college and this floor plan feels the most like a house.

The best part of our space is the wall with huge windows across our living room that lets in tons of bright Texas sun! I love natural light and being able to have huge windows makes the space feel joyful. It also allows us to have lots of beautiful plants which is why every room has as many as I can fit.

My mom taught me at a young age that a little paint can go a long way in making a new place feel like home. And so of course as soon as we moved in, we started painting walls. Because my husband hates to paint and we have a young toddler we tried to focus on painting big statement walls instead of the entire apartment. We chose big walls and dark colors to really make them pop.

We have also focused on doing projects that make our space feel more like a house. We added in a plant wall in our bedroom, a sliding barn door in the dining room, and we even converted a closet into a mini mudroom.

In our space you definitely will see some of my favorite Target and IKEA finds, but my favorite pieces are the family heirlooms: the dining room table and hutch from my great grandparents, the cuckoo clock from my grandmother, and the dresser that was my mom’s as a child. These pieces are the ones that make the space.

Thanks, Tamera!

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