A Funky Eclectic Cottage

I'm back for a second round of finding cute houses for sale and showing you guys how I would decorate! I need to think of a clever title because that is a mouthful. If you don't know, I'm a real estate agent, so I get to see some cute houses in my house search for clients. A lot of my clients will see some funky houses and feel overwhelmed at the process of decorating or making it their own. Well if that is you, I'm here to help!

I spotted this cute cottage for sale in Oak Cliff and knew I needed to create a mood board. I hate how home staging always uses the same type of "glam" furniture. There is always a lot of mirrors and chrome furniture. Blah.


It's in the Elmwood neighborhood of Oak Cliff which is known for its cute cottages and beautiful greenbelt so I wanted to go all out with the interior and make it fun! It's definately a little bit glam, but in a good way!



Here is how you can get the look!

1. PINK COUCH. enough said. I think more people need to go bold with their couches don't you?

2. Include some funky side chairs.

3. You need a soft luxurious moroccan rug for your feet.

4. anchor the living room with a natural wood coffee table

5. I'm obsessed with any art that features cows for some reason.

6. Go ahead and include a really fun and funky credenza.

7. Add in a that Target lamp that everyone and their mom owns now.

8. Love local gal Hayley Mitchell for fun colorful art.

9. Go with a  funky shape for the dining table.

10.  Add a classic but fun shape dining chair

11. Get a rug with some bright colors but a natural base.

12. Add in a fun starburst chandelier. 

And thats it! What do you guys think! PS this house is for sale so if you are in the market, or know someone who is in the market please shoot me an email!


*Molly Mathias is a REALTOR with Joe Atkins Realty in Texas

*This house is listed by Miriam Mier with William Davis Realty

The Ramsey House

My two favorite things: real estate and interior desing. Ok I also love pizza and netflix. I've been trying to figure out an organic way to combine real estate and interior design for a long time now. I never wanted to promote myself too much and for it to feel forced as I am a real estate agent, but I feel like the two go hand in hand. Because of my job I get to see cool awesome houses ALL THE TIME. Because my clients know I'm into design they always ask me what I would do when touring a home that needs a little love. Immediately I start talking about taking down walls, flooring choices, how to orient furniture, etc. My clients probably get sick of me sending them pictures of beautiful interiors to show how a house can come alive. 

Very recently I was helping a good friend look for homes when we went to coffee after touring some really cool homes in Oak Cliff. We immediately got out our phones and started pinning what we would do to the house. That got the ideas flowing and I came up with this blog series! The idea is I find cool houses that need a little love around DFW and then show you what I would do to it. Pretty simple, here we go.


This is the Ramsey House. Its in my FAVORITE Oak Cliff neighborhood Beckley Club Estates. Just think rolling hills, trees, and wild peacocks. The house felt like this secluded cabin on a hill so I wanted to go with that and do a modern rustic theme for the house. Lets get into it. 

I'm so in love with this living room. I love that it feels dramatic and yet comfy at the same time. I've never been much of a dark green person, but boy is this set up changing my mind. 

1. Couch from West Elm. Really digging the lines and green color on this couch.

2. Sconces to highlight the art and bring in some more light sources. I like the idea of keeping all the lighting black to bring the dramatics.

3. Love that dramatic vintage art print from Chairish.

4. Mid century rectangle wood coffee table

5. Modern black pendant/chandelier

6. Bring in some lightness with white mid century accent chairs

7. Mix of global pillows, leather, and pink accents.

8. I love a cowhide rug. It pretty much goes with any style and is a good budget option for a rug.

9. MCM credenza for across the sofa. 

10. Will the round mirror ever go out of style?

11. Bring in some white to tie in the white mcm chairs with a tall boy dresser for extra storage.

12. Get funky with a vintage weaving.

That table. That art. That pendant. Its all so so so so good.

1. Live Edge wood dining table. They key here is a natural feeling.

2. A classic Eames style chair

3. Simple natural fiber rug

4. Love the scale of this pendant

5. I'm buying this print for my own home I love it so much 

6. I love plant

1. This kitchen needs reclaimed wood cabinets. NEED

2. Open shelving is a must. Open shelving overfilled with neutral color ceramics

3. Beautiful concrete tiles from Cle Tile

4. Bring in some glam to the backsplash with these tiles from Cle

5. Pop of color with this over the sink light

6. A vintage inspired sink

7. Rustic bar stools

8. Leather hardware

9. Kitchen faucet

10. Always need some art in the kitchen



Molly Mathias is a Texas Realtor with Joe Atkins realty. License #0653293