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3 Questions: Artist Cait Pappas

Posted by Jane Condon on Apr 06, 2021

Cait Pappas of Nest Out West makes massive home renovations attending easy. Her eye for detail, ready-for-anything attitude, and affordable architecture tips accept helped body her autogenous decorating and e-styling close into a one-stop destination for DIY inspiration. 

Cait Pappas

Portrait of Cait by Rae Barber.

Clients from beyond the country attending to Cait for her ability on how to transform a amplitude with thoughtful, budget-friendly tweaks (although Cait happens to be based aloof a abbreviate ambit from the Artlessly Affected HQ in Denver, CO). We had the affluence of custom framing two pieces for her own home to actualize a clean, adult affectation in her dining allowance nook. She knew she capital accommodating prints, Shades of White I and Shades of White II from Collection Prints framed in our White Arcade framesto comedy adjoin the window frames in the space. It’s baby touches like these that accomplish Cait abundant at what she does. 

We had the adventitious to sit and allocution with Cait a bit about her sources of inspiration, her tips for creating a aloof and busy vibe in anew complete homes, and how she approaches alarming DIY projects (short answer: fearlessly).

Cait Pappas

Simply Framed: You've talked a lot about bringing a greater faculty of amore to newer architecture homes that don't accept as abundant appearance as an earlier home might. What are some tips for how you accompany personality into a home?

Cait Pappas: With every applicant I've formed with, and in both of the homes my bedmate and I accept owned, the aboriginal two things we usually change are the floors and walls. Our favorite, go-to ability for abating up a new, builder-grade amplitude is absolutely wood. We adulation balk instead of carpet, and we advice all of our audience acquisition the absolute breadth rugs to fit their appearance and space. As for the walls, back done right, accent out your windows, putting up some board-and-batten, or installing a shiplap or wood-paneled bank can add so abundant character. Already the walls are finished, award the appropriate art and bringing it in at the appropriate admeasurement and calibration can do wonders to annular out a space. Already the floors and walls are done, we like to attending at the ablaze accessories and how we ability advancement or adapt them.

Cait Pappas

Wood bank adds a warm, rustic vibe to any room. We adulation the way this ablaze copse brightens up the amplitude and adds a bit of texture.

SF: What's the best advantageous affair about allowance your audience redecorate their spaces? Any admired projects that angle out?

CP: Honestly, the best advantageous affair about allowance my audience is seeing the joy and pride back the activity is done! Best of my audience are e-design, so I'll accommodate concepts, affection boards, arcade links, DIY tutorials, and more—but it's about up to my audience to booty their projects into their own hands.

We’ve been advantageous to accept a duke in so abounding amazing transformations, and there are a few contempo projects that angle out. We formed with a newly-renovated local Bed and Breakfast Juniper Abundance House, aloof central the foothills in a boondocks alleged Evergreen, CO. The auberge owners, Ashley and Alea, assassin me to accommodate concepts and purchasing guides for six spaces in their property, and they formed their butts off to accompany anniversary abstraction to activity during the little bit of bottomward time they had amid guests. Ashley and Alea did an amazing job axis a anachronous abode into a modern-mountain-vibe bazaar auberge with an on-site conjugal apartment and bells deck! It's absurd what they've done over the advance of two years.

Another e-design applicant who absolutely afflicted me was Dyan Dolfi-Offutt, buyer of Sodapop PR in Los Angeles. From Pittsburgh originally, she purchased an old Pittsburgh bungalow in LA (sight concealed with the barring of her dad walking through and authoritative abiding there weren't any audacious problems with the house) and formed with my aggregation to accompany this abode up to date. Her dad and his architecture aggregation DIYed all of our recommended changes and Dyan formed with my aggregation to accomplish all of her purchases and final architecture decisions.

Cait Pappas

No admiration readers and audience can’t get abundant of Cait’s architecture tipslook at her dining room!

Simply Framed: You're a adept of DIY, and alike congenital your business by announcement your own DIY home renovations! What admonition would you accord to addition who wants to DIY but feels intimidated? Area should they start?

CP: We're abashed by every DIY activity we do, and we accept absolutely fabricated mistakes and abstruse from all of them forth the way. With that said, you'll never apperceive what you're able of if you don't try! For us, the above motivator that got us into DIY was money. Back we bought our aboriginal house, it was already above what we had accepted to pay for a amateur home. We didn't accept money larboard to appoint bodies to do the assignment we capital done for us, so we apprehend a lot of blogs, watched a lot of YouTube videos, and ample out what to do through balloon and error. Our dads were additionally both cool accessible (Jason and I both grew up in households area our parents did all of their own home projects). My admonition would be to accept acceptance in yourself, do your research, and accord it your best! In the end, if you aren't blessed with your work, you can still appoint able help, but at atomic you've abstruse article in the process!

For added DIY architecture inspiration, appointment Cait’s blog Nest Out West. And whenever you’re accessible to alpha custom framing, you apperceive area to acquisition us actuality at Simply Framed

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