I’ve come to think of the Design*Sponge community as a collective person — the friend I want to text when I see even the slightest hint of wallpaper, or the out-of-towner I want to tour around my city showing all the shops I’m sure she or he will like. Most recently, I’ve been working behind the scenes and thinking about how much my D*S friends are going to swoon over this bathroom! After all, it’s the D*S community who has really inspired me (read: converted me) to like pastels, blush, rose and #DSPink if you will.
This blush bathroom, which I have so anxiously been wanting to share with you, belongs to Emily and Andy Cosnotti (and Penelope the adorable photobombing corgi!), two photographers/creatives living in Pittsburgh, PA. The pair met when they were teenagers and have been inseparable ever since. While Andy toured the country in a band, Emily put down roots in Pittsburgh, landing a job as one of ModCloth’s first five employees. Andy later joined the ModCloth team, fine-tuning his skills as a product photographer. Today they both work as photographers for My Subscription Addiction, but the couple hopes to open their own creative studio one day to fully combine their shared passion for photography, design, art and music.
Earlier this year, Emily and Andy picked up the keys to their first home, and though it had its charms — most notably its arched windows — their 1929 Tudor-style home was not their dream home. That home didn’t pan out, but they allowed themselves to be swayed by the bed & breakfast vibes of this home, and Emily says it’s paying off. “As we work hard to make this house feel like our home, we are falling in love with it every day.” With Emily and Andy’s work to strip away the decades of decor and focus on the bones of the home, it’s easy to fall in love with it now, and this is still just the beginning. Emily and Andy have much more in store! —Quelcy