Home Tour: A Living Room Makeover That’s More Than Darling

By: Casey Gerber

December 17, 2016

Photo by Jordan Afshin


“Darling” doesn’t come close to cutting it when describing blogger Jessi Afshin‘s new Austin apartment. Sure, there’s a super sweet side to it, but there’s also that other side that screams fun and fierce, just like the blogger herself. With an interior design style that’s constantly evolving and a schedule that leaves little time for herself, Jessi needed a comfortable, yet sophisticated space to come home to. That’s where Laurel & Wolf came in.

“Since I didn’t have time to design a living room myself, I was more than excited to hand off this important and creative task,” says Jessi. Working with interior designer, Andrea Taylor, the pair quickly defined what design aesthetic to go with in the living room — a careful combination of, “dreamy, clean, and minimal,” explains Jessi.

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Scrolling through her Instagram page, you can instantly identify the overlap between her fashion and interior design sense. “You can totally tell by my photos that my style is very chic and modern, and even though I like more calm, plain-looking living rooms, it was my time to do my own, fun thing,” says Jessi.

And just like her wardrobe, the room is grounded in light pinks, whites, and creams, with pops of color via accents. “I felt like the leopard was a part of that contemporary-chic look that’s so big right now, even though I wouldn’t necessarily wear it myself,” says Jessi.

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When it comes to selecting materials and textures for the room, Jessi was all about gold, marble, and fur — a glam assortment that’s totally on trend right now.

“I wanted to make sure the space was very ‘in’ because, being a fashion blogger, my followers are always looking for the next ‘it’ thing.” Keeping her fans in mind when collaborating with Andrea, Jessi ended up with a stylish space inspired by the look and feel of her blog.

No stranger to “darling details,” Jessi knows that the very same details that make an outfit, also have the power to transform a house into a home. See the rest of the photos here!


Photos by Jordan Afshin.

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