We are happy to welcome Jayme Ditto to the blog today to share her gorgeous loft with us! "We live in a split-level loft in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. We are both graphic designers and lovers of all things handmade & mod. We've really tried our hardest to make it OUR space. Not too feminine, not too masculine. Where we have pieces that are more 'Mitch' we add something that is 'Jayme' and vice versa. We were actually looking around our place the other day and realizing that almost every 'space' in our loft has something handmade, a DIY, or has been recycled in some way. We are kind of DIY fiends." "Mitchell and I are fairly newlyweds. We moved into this space together right before our wedding this past December. Before the wedding it was total chaos. We did a full on DIY wedding, and this loft served as our studio. After we cleaned up our mess, it has truly blossomed into a home we have put our hearts and souls into. We both love working with our hands and come from families where building, making and creating are essential to making us tick. Although it's only been 7 months, we have really made the place OURS." "We have divided our loft into several nooks. First we have a craft/art supply area, mostly mine, that has a desk that M and I made from two yellow saw horse legs and a piece of semi-opaque glass from IKEA. Since that area of the loft is so dark, M found an IKEA hack and made a light with a bathroom mirror and some basic lamp wiring parts. We also added a pendant lamp from West Elm that is just funky enough to fit the space. On the walls I've collected prints, pennants, textiles, vintage farm equipment and photos to decorate with. I am kind of in love with the small copper nails I found at a hardware store and have used those to hang everything on this wall above my desk. They just add that little extra something. Some of the prints are a little off-kilter, but I kind of like them that way. That desk is usually pretty chaotic when I have my passion projects going on.
Our other little nooks, like my Mexi Garden wall, is mostly assembled of little paintings I made to help inspire my plants to grow and vintage finds, like our piggies and watering spritzer. The paper flowers are left over from my bachelorette party, and I couldn't let them go to waste. They are so sweet. The retro music area upstairs belongs to Mitchell. We found those yellow lawn chairs on Craigslist for $40. They were in pretty good shape. I had to put a dash of my heritage in that area though, so in comes the serape! The clock was a gift from a friend, and the prints were a gift from my dad and are from Hatch Show Print." "We have so much natural light coming through our large windows, and that in itself is inspiring. It's perfect on sunny days for photographing fun things, or sitting and sketching by the windows on rainy days. Sometimes though, we just close the blinds, pretend we live in a concrete cave and build blanket forts.
Mitchell and I both have desk jobs, so when we come home we like to either roll up sleeves and work on our own passion projects or Y&B projects (or just we loaf and watch Parks & Rec). With the hours we work at our day jobs, being at home is such a privilege. We've really tried to make it playful and cozy, workable and livable."Thanks for sharing your home with us, Jayme! You can find more of Jayme over on Instagram under @jaymeditto and Mitch under @mitchellditto. xo. *all photos by Meghan Kay Sadler