One thing I have not been quiet about is that I really didn’t want to build a new house. I’ve always preferred beautiful – albeit – questionably, old homes. There is something special about those creaky old floors and nooks and crannies, new homes are missing. Still my fiancé was adamant that underneath those creaky old floors is often headaches that can leave your savings drained. So rather than find a fixer upper, we decided to design and build traditional home design into a new house. Here are a few five places we focused on with our architect (aka my Daddy-o!) to make our new home feel old.

5 Ways to Incorporate Traditional Home Design into a New Build

Read the Post

If there is one thing in this entire home building and design process that has been an absolute shocker to me, it’s that we choose dark countertops in our kitchen. Well, that and how quickly your budget can disappear. But the dark countertops stick out so much because I’ve always dreamed of having light bright spaces.

However, after some quick research and realization that we really love maraschino cherries and red wine (not together mind you) we decided white countertops were just not for us. Luckily, moody interiors have never seemed more approachable and it only took a few Pinterest scrolls for us to commit to our dark countertops.

Dark Countertop Kitchens that Convinced Us to Put Them in Our Home


Read the Post

Oh how times have changed. I swear I used to blindly run out and buy the newest of trends for whatever new season was approaching. Never once thinking about what is already in my closet or how the new pieces would come together. While I’m sure I still have room for improvement, over the last few years I’ve watched my purchases turn to classic shapes that are timeless transitional pieces.

Timeless Transitional Pieces for Any Wardrobe


Read the Post

from the blog


What started as a creative outlet named after an obscure fruit on my counter has  turned in to a love for design and creative story telling.

I'm Kelsey.

oh, hi!

you might remember my blog used to be called 'a balancing peach'!


A creative studio dedicated to telling your brand's story.  We believe that not only are photos worth a thousand words, we believe you can FEEL a photo.
Don't believe us? Grab a chair. We'll supply the magic!

EnTer the Studio —

Design by Davey & Krista

© 2020 Barcelona | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

embed your form here

Designed for plant lovers who might not be in their dream home (and really really want a green space.)

A newsletter dedicated to less-than-perfect gardens...