Hi and Welcome to ZDesign At Home’s Home Tour!

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I’m so excited to have you join me on my very first blog post! If you follow me on Instagram,  by now you may be familiar with my design style and my home. My amazing husband, son, and I moved into our custom build home in Texas 2 1/2 years ago now. My home is constantly evolving and changing into what I hope and envision it to be (and because moving things around is a form of therapy for me…can anyone else relate here??). We all know that home is where your heart is and I am a true believer in that if your home looks and feels good to you, then all that goes on inside of it’s walls will be even that much more special! My hubby and I have built 4 homes together, have been through all of the shenanigans one must go through while building (and yes, it is possible to stay happily married I might add after building a home with your spouse;) and have learned a ton about home building, construction, and design in the process so I hope I can be a resource and an inspiration to you through some of your design shenanigans as well. I also hope that over the coming weeks, months, and years you’ll be inspired by my designs, tips, stylish finds, and good deals I’ll share from the web.


Never Say Never

Over the years since I started my little grass roots design business in around 2010 I have been encouraged by some wonderful friends and clients to start a blog but my response to them was always “I would never do that”. Well, sometimes I think God has a sense of humor and quite often we end up doing things we said we would never do because He leads us down a certain path that causes us to grow and change, and hopefully it’s always for the better and always to His glory! I honestly never thought when I started my little Instagram account several months back that I would meet so many inspiring people, gain so many new amazing friends, and be inspired to actually write about the extra curricular activity (and work) that I love to do almost more than anything else in the world. And that little IG account and so many new fabulous friends and connections is what has led me to where I am with starting this blog today.  But mostly for the moment, I am so happy you’ve decided to stop by and follow along in this part of the journey with me!!


Mini Home Tour

So today I’ve decided to introduce you to our humble abode via a mini home tour. My style is what I coin as Transitional Modern, having clean lines but still having a coziness to it that keeps things comfortable AND beautiful. Transitional Modern to me means that it’s not all the way modern but not traditional either…it falls somewhere in between with a curated, custom look made by using eclectic items one loves to be surrounded by in their home. My hope is that you’ll be able to pick up on that and take something away for yourself today and every time you visit. So without further ado, here are a few rooms in our home you may already be familiar with but that have undergone some recent updates. I hope you enjoy the tour and please feel free to leave a comment and/or question below…I absolutely would love nothing more than to hear from you today!!

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Welcome to our well loved, well used (for many different things) kitchen…I mean there is some serious heart of the home going on in here…can you hear me?! On the surface, the main thing I really had in mind when designing this kitchen was that I wanted it to be light, bright, and airy…even though I live in a dusty, desert town in Texas. My builder literally thought I was nuts but was gracious enough to roll with my desire for an all white kitchen (well, it didn’t start out completely all white but I’ll talk about that later in a subsequent kitchen post) and boy am I thankful he did!! My top 3 must haves for this kitchen were white shaker style cabinets, white Carrara marble countertops, and a commercial stainless steel faucet. And, there were more but I’ll discuss all of the good, bad and ugly (yes, there was ugly!) in a full kitchen post at a later date. We couldn’t be happier with the way it turned and absolutely love the way our little heart of the home functions for us to do life in!!  I get lots of questions on Instagram about the source for my table and you can find that here (LexMod Lippa 60″ Wood Top Dining Table in White).


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The next room I wanted to share with you is our living room. I haven’t even shared these photos on Instagram yet but this space unexpectedly went through a bit of a makeover recently. As some of you may know, my dining room is in the middle of a serious makeover because since we moved into our home I haven’t really focused on that room yet and had it filled with pieces from our previous home that didn’t quite fit in size or style for this home. That said, a few of the key pieces I had planned for the dinning room reno ended up in here because they just made this space look and feel so much prettier and cozier than before. The hubs and I both agreed they needed to stay, hence the unexpected changes in this space which were the custom curtains and mirror over the fireplace. Another major change (that was planned) is the couch and modern wingback chair. I won’t go into a ton of detail here because again, I’ll talk about this in a more detailed post later but we just really needed a sectional in this space to make it work and flow better for our lifestyle (let’s just say there were some big design lessons learned here!). We previously had a standard size couch and two chairs in place of where the sectional is now and I can’t even tell you how good it feels to have finally put a period at the end of this living room design sentence (with of course the exception of the occasional bookshelf, coffee table, pillow, and throw restyling to keep things fresh….lol!)!!


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The 3rd space I wanted to share with you for this mini tour is our guest room. I wanted this space to feel like a chic yet cozy B&B!! I also mainly wanted to do that through my use of fabric and this fabulous navy wall color. I started crushing on navy about a year and a half ago and knew I had to use it in this space as an accent wall! The most rewarding part about this room is that when we have guests over they always say how cozy and inviting it feels, which means I’ve accomplished my mission in here and we all know how good that feels, right?! And again, in a more detailed post about this space I’ll go through step by step how I pulled this room together using fabric, furniture, accessories, lighting, and a little paint color called Gentleman’s Gray by Benjamin Moore that I’ve completely fallen head over heals for.


Navy/Aqua guest bedroom





The fourth and final room I wanted to share with you for the tour is the master suite (or some people like to call it the owner’s suite now a days). I wanted this room to feel like a peaceful retreat for us to head to at night. With that in mind, I used muted colors that aren’t distracting and that envelope you into a restful sleep leaving you feeling fresh and ready to go the next morning. The feature wall behind the bed even just has a subtle pattern to it that ties into the bedding and other textiles in the space. The master bath is a continuation of the same design and color choices and one space easily flows into the other, as it should. On another more detailed post about this space I’ll share resources and give much more detail about the fabrics I used, bedding, and furniture and how I made this room be all that I wanted it to be (and saved a ton of money in the process). I’ll also share how I made a brand new bench into something completely different than how it arrived at my doorstep from the retailer through having a little vision and a big love for fabric.


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Well, that’s it for today, folks! I truly hope you’ve enjoyed the tour and that you’ll come back to see the individual room posts where I’ll break these rooms down step by step for you with details and resources. And again, please leave a comment below to let me know what you are thinking and especially if you have any questions as I’m always happy to share!! Thanks again for stopping by on my first post and I certainly look forward to having you back!!

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  1. Very nice blog and gorgeous home. My one comment is that while the font is such a lovely light grey it is very difficult to read. Will be following you!


    1. Thanks for stopping in and for the advice, Carol!! I have to have my readers on these days just about to read anything so that’s probably why I didn’t notice that but I will take that under advisement!! So happy to have you following along and I hope you have a wonderful week:)

  2. Bree I am so over the moon excited for you!!! Your home looks amazing and is so inspiring! I’m so thrilled you have taken this leap of faith into the blog world to share your design and talents with the world! You are an amazing designer and friend! Everything is stunning!

    1. Randi, I’m so glad you stopped by on my first post my friend!! I absolutely couldn’t have done this without you and your amazing encouragement and support!! I’m so glad we have met and become friends and I look forward to what the future holds for all of us and what we can do together in the design world as a fun group! Here’s hoping we can meet in real life one day sweet friend:)) Hugs, Bree

  3. Bree! Love your new blog and your home looks amazing as always! Hopefully when life slows down I can start blogging again too!
    So excited to follow along!

    1. Hi Tammie!! Thank you so much for stopping in and for your sweet comments!! I’m so excited to have you following along and please always know I love hearing from you. And I hope you can find the time to start blogging again soon too…I can’t wait to check out your blog:))

  4. Bree! The blog is BEAUTIFUL! Just like you my friend! Welcome to blog land and hold on tight because you’re going places my friend! I’ll be supporting and loving you all the way! Congratulations!!

    1. Hi Shauna! Not sure to even know where to start with you my dear friend!! You are my core inspiration and I truly wouldn’t have done this without having been so inspired by your creativity, talent, encouragement and support! I love you to pieces and am so proud to call you my friend!! And I can’t wait to meet in real life very soon…I know we’ll be besties at first site and BFF’s forever!!!:))

  5. Your home is absolutely beautiful, Bree! ThanKS for sharing it with us. I’m thrilled that you are blogging now and I’m sure you will have so much fun with it! BTW I haven’t heard the term “owner’s suite” but I really like it lol.

    1. Thank you so very much for stopping in, Oscar!! You are such an inspiration to me and I am honored you took the time to check out my first post! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour and I hope you have a wonderful week, and thanks again!:)

  6. Bree, congratulations on your launch! I am so so proud for your. And, I LOVED your tour! I am all signed up and can’t wait to follow along with you. Well done my incredible friend. xoxo Kelley Nan

    1. Hi Kelley! Thank you so much dear friend for stopping in to check out my first post! I’m so glad you approve…it means the world to me!! And I couldn’t have done this truly without your help…you are an inspiration to me and I appreciate your friendship so much!!!:))

  7. Love your house and style. Can’t wait to see more. Thank you for sharing your home and I’m looking forward to following your blog!!

    1. Hi Sue! And thank you so much for stopping by!! So glad to have you visit and I look forward as well to have you follow along:)

  8. Thank you so much, Kathleen for the sweet comments and words of encouragement and support! Your fresh clean style has always resonated with me, not to mention your sweet soul. I’m so honored you took the time to stop by and pay me a visit on this first post and I hope you’ll be back my friend! And I’m so happy to have met you as well…you are one of my all time faves on IG and I always love stopping by your page and seeing your amazing talents…hugs!!!

  9. Every single detail of your blog is perfect! You are such an inspiration!!! I am extremely grateful for your friendship and I’m excited to watch your exciting journey! The home tour made me feel like I was walking though your home with you…so well done!

    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer!! I’m so happy we’ve been able to work through this together and I can’t wait to see your’s coming up quickly. This process wouldn’t have been the same without you and I’m so very thankful for your friendship and for your help along the way thus far!! I can’t wait to see what we can do together in this blogging world and I’m so excited for our future! And, most of all, I’m feeling totally blessed today that we have become such good pals through this process!! Hugs to you;))

  10. Bree! Just now getting a chance to pop in, and everything looks AMAZING! Your photos are absolutely stunning! I LOVE what you’ve done to your living room! Oh my goodness! So good! Love the mirror! Love the wingback chair! Love everything! Welcome to the blogging world! So glad you’ve joined the party!


    1. Thank you so much for stopping in, Haneen and for your sweet comments!!! I also appreciate all of the support and encouragement you’ve afforded me along the way. You and your blog have been an inspiration to me and I’m so thankful for your friendship!! And I”m so happy to join the party as well!!! Hugs:))

  11. Bree!! Oh my word! I’m SO excited and happy for you sweet friend! YEA!! You are going to make an amazing blogger. Your pictures of your home are out of this world! I love every single thing you do! Can’t wait to see more. Congrats on all of your success and all of the future success I know is coming your way. 🙂

    1. Thank you so very much for always being so encouraging and supportive, Erin! I knew the moment I found you on Insta we would be fast friends and I’m so glad we are now!! I’m so inspired by you daily and appreciate you kind words and friendship more than you know:))

  12. Bree, I’m soooo excited to have you as part of the blogging world!! Your site looks absolutely amazing! I loved the tour of your home (your living room is amazing by the way) and can’t wait for more. I’m so thankful to have connected with you via Instagram – truly you are the sweetest of IG friends. I can’t wait to sit back and watch your star rise!!

    1. Thank you so much, Kris for your amazing support! I feel so inspired by you and your blog daily so I very much appreciate your kind words!! And I’m so thankful as well that we connected on IG…you are one of the absolute sweetest and best IG friends out there!!

  13. Bree, I finally had the chance to stop by and visit and all I can say is wow, wow, wow!! I love your entire site – the aesthetic suits your style perfectly! Your home is simply stunning – such an elegant and inspiring place! I’m so happy fo you – you’ve been an inspiration to me since I joined IG and I and so happy to see you doing what you love and taking this leap! You are such a true talent! Congratulations! Tam xo
    PS – Your pictures are gorgeous!

    1. Tamara!! I hope you know I feel the exact same way about you my friend! Thank you for stopping by to check it out and for always being so supportive. You are definitely one of my absolute IG faves and I cherish our little friendship! I can so identify with your style and admire you so much and truly feel inspired by you daily as well!! And mostly I’m so exciting to be joining you in the world of blogging…we’re going to have so much fun!!! Hugs!!!

    1. Thank you, Elise! I really appreciate you stopping by to say hi:) Have a wonderful week!!

  14. Bree…your new blog is beautiful!!! Everything!! ?????. The content, the pictures, the format….all so perfect!! And, I loved the tour of your gorgeous home!!! ??✨. The blogging world will be enriched by you jumping in and sharing your lovely talents!! I’m soooo proud of you, and so excited seeing you enjoy this new adventure!! Good luck, my friend, and thanks for the lovely dose of inspiration!! I look forward to all that you have to share!!! Super BIG CONGRATS from me, Bree…you will shine brightly here!!! ????????✨✨✨?❤️?xo

    1. Hi Debi!! Thanks for stopping by the blog and for your kind words of encouragement!! Hope to see you back soon:))

  15. Hi Bree! I’ve been following your Instagram page for awhile. I love your home! I’m curious where did you purchase your curtain rods in the living room? I can not find an extra long rod that doesn’t adjust. Also, do you have a name of the drapes in your living room? I checked the website you tagged but can not find drapes.
    I love that you now have a blog to read!!!

    1. Hi Sonya! I’m so glad to hear from you! My rods are from West Elm and we used two rods to span the window so I hope that helps. The drapes in my living room were custom made from Kravet/Riad fabric but there is a lady on Etsy that makes them very similarly. If you go to Etsy and search Kravet/Riad Curtians (or drapes) you should be able to find them and you can customize them to meet your needs. If you can’t find her let me know and I’ll see if I can find her account for you.

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Bree

  16. Hi Bree! Your home is absolutely beautiful! I love the clean and organized format of your blog as well. I am especially loving your guest room. Would you mind sharing your sources for the following pieces: bed side tables, bed skirt, and accent wall (blue) color?
    Thanks and good luck with the blog! I look forward to keeping up with it!

    1. Hi Sara! Thank you for the sweet comments and for stopping by! The bedside tables are from Wisteria.com, the bed skirt was custom made and I believe I put the wall color in this post but it is Gentleman’s Gray by Benjamin Moore…you will love it if you decide to use it. Take care and thanks so much for following along:)

  17. I just discovered your beautiful blog. Your home is lovely. What are the paint colors in your kitchen/living room and master bedroom?

    1. Hi Christ! Thanks for stopping in and I’m so glad you like the blog! And thank you for your kind words! The paint color in my living room and kitchen is On The Rocks by Sherwin Williams & the bedroom color is Requisite Gray Sherwin Williams as well. Thanks again and I sure hope you’ll visit again soon:)

  18. Hi Bree,
    What a beautiful website and blog! A very warm welcome to the blog world. Your home is gorgeous. I’m thrilled to be able to enjoy more of your work here (and on Instagram).

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words, Loi! Really means a lot to me as I admire your work so much!! Have a wonderful day:)

  19. Beautiful Home! I would be so appreciative if you could share the manufacture and color of your gorgeous wood floors!

    Thank you,


    1. Hi Tracy, thanks so much for stopping in!! The floors are by Pinnacle and the color is called Barn Wood. Hope that helps and I’m so glad you like them. Happy New Year!! Xoxo

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