As most of you know, I recently moved back to Dallas and have been working on and designing my home since the summer. I am finally so, so excited to share the full reveal today! I worked hand-in-hand with Pottery Barn and their Design Crew from Pottery Barn Knox Street to make every room come to life. The Design Crew (and especially my designer, Kelli!) was so incredible with taking my ideas—a combination of design concepts I had gathered from my travels, life experiences, and Texas roots—and translating them into the most ME space, ever.
The Pottery Barn Design Crew
One of the best parts about working with the Pottery Barn Design Crew was being able to see all of the products we chose on the iPad together, by room, before seeing them arrive to my house. I’m such a visual person (and, at times, indecisive when it comes to furniture), so this helped the process along. Because we were working on this project in a pandemic, I wasn’t able to see or touch any of the pieces beforehand—something that’s usually essential for me when purchasing furniture! But the Pottery Barn Design Crew made me feel so confident in our selections, and I’m so happy with how it turned out!
My goal was this: when I walk into my home, I want to feel at peace. I want to feel comfort, coziness, and serenity. In a normal year, I’m traveling for over 250 days of the year. When I come home, I want to feel like I’ve just entered my own personal sanctuary away from it all. And this space makes me feel just that.
I have lived in four different states and many different spaces since I moved away from Dallas in 2012 to go to school at NYU. This is the first place since then that finally feels like home, which doesn’t help me being such a homebody! Now I really don’t ever want to leave! I’m looking forward to creating so many memories in this home with my family and friends, bringing my work visions and projects to life in the studio office space, and of course watching Harley grow up 🙂 So, without further ado, keep scrolling to dive into each room I designed with Pottery Barn.
The Dining Room
This house was built for entertaining. It’s too bad that I moved in right at the start of a pandemic, haha! I love hosting dinner parties for my friends, so I wanted the dining room to be a space I could entertain while enjoying a delicious meal but still feel comfortable and cozy at the same time. My favorite part of the dining room might be the frames—I love how they add a little personal touch without taking away from the elegance of the table and cane chairs.
The idea of an NL HQ was ideated pre-pandemic, but it ended up being the most incredible (and useful) space over these past few months! It’s also my favorite room in the house! During the week, I spend most of the day in this room, so we really tried to create a space that was both inviting but inspiring—and of course a space Harley would love, too! My job is pretty much 24/7, and because my team and I work from my home everyday, I wanted to create a space that felt a little separate from the rest of the house. A space that was separate from my everyday life. Work-life balance, you know?! I try my best to let my computer remain in the office once our work day is done.
Working and creating four different brands—all of our ideas, brainstorming, and creating happens here. I wanted a space that felt cozy, warm, and inviting, but also inspiring. People work, create, or come up with their best ideas in different spaces and settings. I work best while sitting at the desk, while others might prefer to get cozy on the couch with their computer or notepads. Because the space was so large and a blank slate, it was the most challenging room for me to envision it coming to life. That’s where I really enjoyed Kelli’s expertise.
The Guest Bedroom
My friends and family know my home is their home, so I wanted to create a guest bedroom space that would feel cozy and comfortable, but also flow with the rest of the home. After sharing this with Kelli, we went with neutral colors as the base, but I especially love how we worked in a touch of green to give it a warmer, earthy feel!
I spend a LOT of time in my kitchen, and it seems everyone always ends up gathering around this space. Like the rest of my home, I wanted to stick with a neutral color palette and absolutely LOVED adding in the mason stoneware plates, bowls, and serving ware to my cabinets.
Hi, Ms. Liukin. I’m a real estate journalist for Candy’s Dirt (candysdirt.com) here in Dallas. I’d love to write something about your appearance in Architecture Digest. I can write off of what you’ve posted on your website here, and I’d like to be able to use the images (if they’re free). Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Nastia! I love the design of your beautiful home! Was curious what paint color(s) was used throughout?