The native Austinite, celebrity stylist and blogger takes us inside her kitchen.

By Courtney Runn, Photos by Katie Jameson 

After growing up in Austin and attending the University of Texas, Jen Pinkston moved to Los Angeles for a decade, where she worked as a celebrity stylist. Two years ago, she moved back to Austin with her husband and two daughters, and she now runs her lifestyle blog, The Effortless Chic, and the creative studio she co- founded, Ladybird Studio.

On her design advice: “Stop wondering if it’s the right piece and the most on-trend piece and focus on finding pieces that make you supremely giddy, then complete the room from there.”

On her favorite piece: “The Fireclay glazed-brick backsplash might be my favorite design element in our whole house. The handmade details are so special and the stacked design gives me major midcentury vibes.”

On her favorite cookbook: “I really love Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark.”

On living in Austin: “People here are very supportive of one another. I think I found a freedom here to dig into life in a really authentic way. … I’m really inspired here by all of the small-business owners. I think it’s easy to take it for granted if Austin is all you’ve known, but when you live in another city for a while, you realize that it’s not the norm.”

Get her look: 

Tea Kettle: Le Creuset

Barstools: West Elm

Appliances: Bertazzoni

Toaster: Smeg

Paint color: Behr Mountain Pine

Backsplash: Fireclay


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