You know how there are some people in life who are just quintessentially cool? Like, whatever they do, you kind of want to do, too? Well, for me, that’s Nina. Sasha has known her since they were little, as Nina’s parents also immigrated to the US from Serbia. Coincidentally, she married one of Sasha’s fraternity brothers, who is genuinely the sweetest – and a pretty impressive entrepreneur too (ahem, see house below). Mike and Nina moved into their custom built home (by Renaissance Builders) earlier this year, and I’ve been lusting over it ever since. The white paneled wood walls, large windows (I’d kill for that much natural light in our house!), gorgeous modern (warm and comfy!) furniture, dark wood ceilings, massive closets, fun wallpaper… I could go on and on.

When I asked Nina if I could feature their house on Snapshots & My Thoughts, she kindly and enthusiastically agreed. They opened up their house for me to photograph the inside and although Mother Nature was against us, I was around again to take outdoor shots. 

I hope you love the house as much as I do (cue me now pinning everything to my Dream House boards on Pinterest). Nina sweetly sourced most of the items featured in these photos (it’s a big house, and I had a hard time narrowing down pictures, but there are rooms and pieces not shown!). If you have any questions for her, please email me and I’ll do my best to track down answers.

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Master Bedroom and Bathroom: Master bedroom bed | Pillow | Faucets from Rohlhome | Tub


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Kid’s Bedrooms and Bathrooms: Sleigh Bed | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland | Crocheted blanket | Faucets from Rohlhome | Car Wallpaper

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Formal Living Room: Lamp | Bench | Sofa | Pillows

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Staircase and Back Hallway: Geometric wallpaper

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Entryway: Art by Grushovenko | Light


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  1. Oh my gosh. Slightly dying. That house is perfect. Did they have a designer help?! I love everything.

  2. WOW what a gorgeous house! I love everything about it! The mudroom, the pool, the pillows, her CLOSET! Love the way she styles and love your photography skills!!

    • I agree!!! I adore everything in the house! Nina is so talented. Thanks, Julie! xo

  3. Ailee, this is a gorgeous feature. Come do my house next! Every rug in that home is amazing, any idea where the one in the Master Bedroom is from? *drooooool*

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