Hi, and welcome to the Grace House.  I'm Jennifer!  I'm so glad you stopped by!  Just a little about me; first of all, I'm an interior design addict.  Always have been.  As a child, I designed rooms out of cardboard boxes.  I was constantly rearranging my mom's living room, den, china cabinet, bathroom accessories, you name it. This didn't always make her too happy, but luckily for me, she gave me free reign over my own bedroom.  I don't even know how many times I painted it, wallpapered it, rearranged the furniture, changed the bedding, etc.  What a sweet mama!  So having said that, it probably comes as no surprise that I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design.  I worked as a senior designer at a couple of large residential design firms before going out on my own.  After my daughter was born, I became a stay at home mom.  Now that my daughter is a bit older, I've found that I'm able to reconnect again with my passion for interior design, although in different ways than before, as my full time job is still staying home with her.

 I'm a Texas gal.  As they say, I wasn't born here, but I got here as fast as I could.  I've been married to my college sweetheart for over 10 years!  I seriously can't believe it's been that long!  He's seriously the best, and I feel so blessed to be married to him.  Our little girl is almost five years old, and she's just a little strawberry blonde ray of sunshine!  I love being her mommy!  A few of my other loves, in no particular order, include friends, photography, drawing, antique shops, old books, chai tea lattes, travel, nature (I love being outside!), musicals, design magazines, Target, naps, shopping for my home, Kendra Scott, planning birthday parties, staying up late, going out to dinner, watching movies, and Fixer Upper (of course ;)).

My design style is very classic, and I love to add rustic and farmhouse touches.  I love the texture and warmth that they bring to a space.  I also love light neutrals.  I think they make a home feel bright and clean and airy.  As you will see, that is how I've chosen to decorate our home.  We moved into our new house about two and a half years ago.  We built it from the ground up and chose all of the finishes for both the interior and exterior.  I've been really amazed at how much there can be to do, even in a new home!  I started sharing photos of my progress on Instagram, which got a response that I never would have imagined, and that has ultimately led to this little blog.  I hope you'll follow along with me as I continue to share my progress in turning our house into a home.  The world can be a messy and chaotic place, and life can be stressful and hectic, so I think home should be a haven, a place that feels safe and warm and inviting.  It should be a place filled with the love and grace of our sweet Jesus, hence the name The Grace House.

Thank you again for stopping by and following along with me on this journey!  I hope this is a place where you can find inspiration to make your home your own grace-filled haven.