Cheyenne Weaver's 1930's home in Austin, Texas is full of eclectic, handmade details and DIY projects, but none make her as proud as the dining table she constructed from an old barn door. I love how welcoming it looks sitting in front of those old wood-wrapped windows!
Cheyenne's inspiration for her kitchen and home come primarily from the many farms she's worked on in Northern California, Colorado, the Puget Sound, and the Virgin Islands. As she says in this Apartment Therapy House Tour:
These places have all really informed my ethics around use and reuse of everything, as well as the elegance and quiet of simplicity. My heart feels grounded around these environments. For visual thinkers it's easy to feel overwhelmed by your environment. I think there's a quiet that happens with reused furniture; you're making the most of what you have and you can focus your energy on making that piece better. It's creative rather than consumptive. That's important to me.
During the shoot Cheyenne and her boyfriend also hosted a dinner for 32 to kick off The Girls Guild, a collaborative arts club for and by girls. The menu featured grilled peach salad, vegetable lasagna, and homemade berries-with-cream popsicles, and guests dined on a pair of 10-foot long banquet style tables under a canopy of twinkle lights. Check out the full tour for more pictures!
See the Full Tour: Cheyenne Weaver's Gilded Simplicity
(Images: Chris Perez)