I am an Austin (TX)- based artist who absolutely loves designing and managing vacation and long-term rentals. I have called Austin home for a decade, but I am Australian (G’day, y’all!). I’ve studied fine art from Australia to France and use all that accumulated knowledge (and art) in my home designs. It felt natural for me to lovingly curate art galleries that people can actually live in!

I believe in designing homes with a soul. To be more ethical and sustainable, I use as much of the original house as possible and add local and worldwide antiques. I love restoring old wood floors and antique kitchen cabinets while adding modern creature comforts, such as cool climate-controlled rooms, for those hot Austin Summers.

On a personal note, I love all things Austin! Give me some Texas BBQ and live music any day! You’ll also see me hiking and swimming in the Austin Greenbelt. I explore Austin and its surrounding areas to have the best recommendations for my guests. I love dogs! Especially my little rescue, Lupita. I love dogs so much that I’ve made my vacation rentals extra dog-friendly; you’ll find treats and blankets in all of them!

I also love DIY projects and always want to learn something new! Follow me on Instagram as I show you all the skills I have learned along the way (from a little trial and a lot of error!).
It’s great to meet you!


Follow me on Instagram (where I hang out the most!) at @vanderkaaphomesI