Although one doesn’t usually hear children exclaim “I want to be an interior designer when I grow up!”, the groundwork is often laid at a young age, manifested in quirky activities and a propensity towards the artful arrangement. Most people who love home design can probably relate to Hannah Wilson’s childhood practice of rearranging her room and creatively placing her toys just so. “Although I wasn’t one of those kids that knew exactly what—or even who—they wanted to be when they grew up, I recognized early-on certain tendencies and leanings I had.” Flash forward several years, after she has worked a stint under a design professional, and Hannah has married her professional life with her passion for the beautiful interior. She and her husband Chayce now run From The Ground Up, a Dallas-based home renovation and design service.
The couple’s home is a testament not just to their love for design, but their constantly evolving tastes. “Part of the benefit to having moved around so much—ten times in the past ten years of marriage,” Hannah says, “is that with each relocation, you get a better sense of those items you truly want to keep verses the ones that just become clutter. A lot like life, we often go through seasons where we just need to start over and get a clean slate. It’s almost like reinventing yourself.”
Today, Hannah and Chayce have started to embrace a living-with-less lifestyle, incorporating the back-to-basics palette and materials of Scandinavian mid-century design. “My goal was to create a tranquil, yet trendy fortress to shelter us from the cares of the day while at the same time recharging us for tomorrow,” Hannah continues. “There are certainly more moves in our future, but I look forward to greater challenges and new opportunities that each blank canvas has to offer.” Check out all of Hannah and Chayce’s space and get the look for yourself below!