Chase Daniel works as a freelance photographer and a project manager for an architecture firm, so it should come as no surprise that his Austin-based home is drop-dead gorgeous. When he and his wife, Lauren, moved into the Mid-Century home, not much had been updated since its original completion in 1960. “The house had some weird spaces that needed serious attention,” Chase notes, “including a cramped bathroom, built-in garage, and… well, there were three front doors.” Together, they put their collective eye for design and do-it-yourself determination to work, overhauling the space both cosmetically and functionally.
“Lauren and I both enjoy a modern minimalist look that still feels warm and inviting,” Chase continues. “We incorporated a lot of vintage and homemade furniture, along with warm wood flooring throughout. Every single aspect of our home renovation was done by us (with the help of friends and family). We couldn’t be more proud of the way it has come together. From the vintage clawfoot tub I restored, to the 100-year-old barn wood kitchen backsplash Lauren nailed into place, to all the things we encountered as we remodeled (like bugs crawling out from the wall as we replaced the sliding glass door). every piece of our home has a story, which is all we could ask for!”