My House in 91 Magazine


I’ve been a fan of 91 Magazine for quite awhile, so when Caroline contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in having my home featured, I was totally flattered. And a little bit terrified. I mean, our house is nothing fancy, so I was worried it wouldn’t be "magazine-worthy." Plus, I took all these photos myself--which was so scary, you guys! I am no photographer. But I’m really happy with how the feature turned out, and really, really excited to see my name in one of my absolute favorite magazines. As I promised on Friday, I’ve got a whole lot of photos to share with you all today. This is the fullest house tour I’ve shared on here yet, so I hope you enjoy!

My house in 91 Magazine // At Home in Love

At Home in Love house tour

Let’s start with the living room. It’s the first room you see when you walk into our house, and it’s the room that I’ve done the most with. That sofa is actually the first piece of furniture we bought together. I worked at Pottery Barn at the time and I got a 40% discount, so we just bought the cheapest sofa Pottery Barn had. I don’t necessarily love it (I still want an English roll-arm or a Chesterfield), but it’s simple and comfy, and we got it for a great deal.

Crate side table

The crate side tables are one of my favorite DIY projects that I’ve ever done (although, to be fair, mostly it was Ben who executed them). If you look in the photo below, you can see my laptop inside the table. We put little magnets on the front board, so it pops right off. You remember those coasters, too?

DIY side table made of boards that were stained and screwed together into crates

Living room

Cute table

This white table is where I keep all my craft supplies (it’s seriously overflowing).

Colorful pillow and sheepskin throw

At Home in Love house tour

The next room in our house is the dining room. The table is also from Pottery Barn, and I’ve gotten all the chairs for about $20 apiece or less at thrift stores, antique malls, or Craigslist. I’ve been meaning to paint my bentwood chairs for ages and keep procrastinating it. I’m now debating whether to just sell them and switch to fake Eames chairs (I bought one to use as a desk chair, and I really like it!) What do you think I should do?

Hugging salt & pepper shakers

The sweetgrass flowers are from our trip to Charleston, and the hugging salt & pepper shakers are one of my favorite antique mall finds.

DIY belt strap shelves

Of course, by now you’ve probably seen my DIY shelves.

Jadeite cakestand

Remember when I talked about different ways to use cake stands, and how much I wanted a jadeite one? I have one now! I actually have three cake stands, but this one’s definitely my favorite. I’m also collecting all different kinds of white plates, from thrift stores, Anthropologie sales, Ikea, etc.


Past the dining room is our kitchen. I’m grateful for the white cabinets (the last apartment we lived in had awful dark wood ones)…but  the hood above our stove is pretty hideous, isn’t it? Oh well.

Polka dot fridge

You may remember when I polka-dotted my fridge…and when I made that kraft paper grocery list…and when I made the concrete magnets too (both the stars and the colorful gems). I do love me some DIYs!


After the kitchen, there’s a little winding hallway with a bathroom, a den area that we mostly use for storage, and our laundry room (all of which are not very cute). Then at the very end of the hall is our bedroom. I haven’t shared any photos of the bedroom here because I’ve put pretty much zero effort into this room so far. It needs so much work! I was kind of embarrassed to send any photos of it to 91 Magazine at all, but I figured a house tour would be somewhat incomplete without the bedroom. I’m still planning to get a headboard, some new nightstands, and cute bedside lamps (and I wish we had hardwood floors instead of that gross tan carpet). But there definitely wasn’t the time or the budget to do all that in time for this shoot.

Bed with mint green duvet

The one thing I do really like about our bedroom is the mint green duvet cover, which was a gift from Crane & Canopy. Remember it from this post?


And that’s my house! Or at least, my house as of a month ago. A lot of things have already changed since then, but thats to be expected. Im always switching things around!

I also took some time to read through the whole issue of 91 Magazine yesterday, and its a really good one!! I highly recommend getting yourself an issue, right here. A huge thanks to Caroline for having me in the magazine--it's such an honor. And thanks to Catherine, who wrote the article, as well! She made me sound much cooler than I actually am.

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  1. Posted by Abigail Hoppen on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

    That is so awesome! Congrats!
  2. Posted by Emma on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

    Congrats on the feature! Your house is really nice.

    I like the pretty colorful pillow on your couch and also love those salt and pepper shakers. The bed looks super comfy, too!
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

      Thank you, Emma!!
  3. Posted by Amy B on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

    Oh Aileen... How times have changed from our cramped little black and red themed apartment days... Love your home! We will be in Seattle in a few weeks-we must see each other! :)
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

      Bahaha I know! Thanks so much, Amy--and I would LOVE to see you guys when you are here!
  4. Posted by Debbie on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

    Lovely Aileen! When you love to decorate, the job is never done. It's too fun! I love that colorful floral pillow on your couch, and all the little details that make your place, your home.
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

      Agreed! It's a never-ending a good way.
  5. Posted by Jaylene P. on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

    You have a lovely home Aileen! It's fun to see all the DIYs that you've had on the blog actually in action in your home. :)
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

      Thanks, Jaylene! Yep, my house is full of DIY projects!
  6. Posted by Rachel | The Crafted Life on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

    Your home is so lovely! I love seeing projects you've completed and how they actually tie in with everything. Great pictures too, you nailed it! Now go eat cake :)
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

      Haha, yay! That I can do.
  7. Posted by Kiki on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

    I love home tours and this one didn't disappoint. :) I love seeing the details in each room and every nook and cranny (call my a snoop!) and I also love how your style really flows from one room to the next. It's so pretty and congrats on the feature, too! :)
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

      I love home tours too!! I'm a total snoop. I love looking in people's windows as I drive by or go for a walk at night. Does that make me sound creepy?! I just think it's interesting to get a peek into people's homes.
  8. Posted by Eleni | My Paradissi on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

    Aileen, your house is a real cutie! Love the casual feeling and that your personality overflows the space! Oh and the pink armchairs in your living room are gorgeous!
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

      Thank you Eleni! That means a lot!
  9. Posted by Katy at Apartment Apothecary on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

    Looks great Aileen! I love all the personal touches and thoughtful design ideas. Can't wait to read the article too! Xx
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

      You're so sweet! Hope you enjoy the issue.
  10. Posted by kelsey on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

    your home is gorgeous! huge congrats on the feature
    ladies in navy
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

      Thanks so much, Kelsey :)
  11. Posted by Katie Pritchard on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

    SO cute! Congrats on the feature - your house is so cute (and pinworthy -hehe)
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

      Thank you, Katie!! Pinworthy is high praise in my book :)
  12. Posted by Aroa on Friday, March 21st, 2014

    Waw that's great! It looks wonderful! Congratulations!
  13. Posted by Janice on Friday, February 13th, 2015

    Could you send me directions on how you made the crate table
  14. Posted by Martine A on Saturday, February 25th, 2017

    You are inspirational and natural. Especially now, we need that. Your taste of decor is fun and that make it unique.
    I'm just started to look into the blog and will continue to look and told my sister about it. Oh congrats on new baby! God bless
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

      Thank you so much Martine! xoxo