It’s no surprise that we have a love for interior design. The foundation of audwell comes from our belief in the importance of thoughtful design and how it impacts the space we live in every day. In fact, we love good design so much that we wanted to peek inside the homes of other parents that we admire and ask them a few questions. As parents, we are all trying to balance the vision we have for our home and the reality that children bring (hello, mess). We figured there was no better way to receive design inspiration, DIY advice, and favorite finds than by interviewing other design experts.
We chatted with Liz Marie Galvan and her husband Jose Galvan, (aka @lizmariegalvan and @whitecottagefarm) about their gorgeous white cottage (we couldn't help ourselves) that we want to move into tomorrow. Liz and Jose have one child named Copeland Beau, age 2 1/2 and a bunch of animals (including a sheep named Grace).
In one word, describe your home’s decor before you had a kid: Cozy
In one word, describe your home’s decor AFTER you had a kid: Cozier
Do you have a dream investment piece that you’re holding off on buying until your kid is older (and let’s be honest, less likely to ruin): A nice dining set, table, and chairs.
Is there one item in your house that you know you’ll replace once your kid is older and less messy? Dining room chairs and flooring.
Best tip for kid proofing your house (while still making it feel like you live there too): Make everything washable and slipcover your furniture!
Favorite DIY project in your home: Our Peg Rail Open Shelving in our kitchen.
Below we asked Liz and Jose a few questions about their home after they had a child.
Favorite spot in your home: Our Kitchen
Favorite sustainable find: All of our antiques- giving them new life and purpose.
Favorite inexpensive item in your home: Plants from a local greenhouse.
Random item in your home that your children are obsessed with: The audwell Oslo Tower! (we swear, we didn't ask her to say that!)
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