August 21, 2017

Gypsy Soul Interiors Custom Artwork 2017 – Part 1

This year has been so great and so busy! I get asked a lot if I have pieces for sale online and the short answer is “I wish.” Being a stay at home mom and art only being my side gig, I truly only have time for custom orders at this point. Occasionally, I will have a few pieces for sale that are not commissions. Ive said many times, art is my therapy so during stressful times or even happy times, I paint. (I guess its a better vice than vodka. Ok, who am I kidding, often times there is a glass of vodka…. or wine…. or tequila… involved.) I digress. Thank you for your support and please contact me with any art needs I may be able to collaborate on!












































August 18, 2017

Custom Mixed Media Portraits, with a little Gypsy Soul……

I was looking through old emails and realized that last year at this time I ran a special for family portraits. School is finally starting which means we will be at Christmas before we know it (Hobby Lobby has been “at Christmas” since April, if you haven’t noticed.) I realized a few years back that I preferred getting and giving unique handmade gifts to my relatives and friends instead of “stuff” that can be found at any mall. Handmade from the hands of children is the best kind of handmade, but for those of you wanting a meaningful gift for grandparents, spouses, children, a custom painting is the perfect answer. I take some of your favorite pictures from your families vacations, special days or just “regular” days and turn them into a custom painted canvas to enjoy for  years to come.


I work in watercolor and acrylics and prefer to let the picture and setting decide the medium. If you follow me on instagram, you will see that my personal design aesthetic leans toward more modern, so I enjoy playing around with backgrounds that are not so literal.




As the customer, you can give me feedback on your preferences and we run from there. This year, all orders will be due by September 22nd (extending one week) and the special pricing is as follows. (Note, if you have placed an order with me in the last month, I will also be honoring this discounted rate.)

11X14 – $225

16X20 – $295

20×24 – $335

Upon completion, I can recommend a printer to help you make additional prints or copies of this painting to share with your loved ones.


To order, please contact me at, and put “Custom Portrait” in the subject line.

As always, I am available for commissioned work on large abstracts in acrylic and watercolors. Currently, these three area available and can be customized.

And for “handmade by little hands”, stay tuned for a blog post next week with some great craft ideas to start now with your kids for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.


If you don’t already follow me on Instagram @gypsysoulint, please do! I post all new pieces on Instagram first so you will get the first peak at available works.





December 21, 2012

2 Kilians Art Studio

For the last 7 months I’ve been pre-occupied with this guy.

Banks at Halloween


And this girl.

Cici having a tea party. Photo by


And frankly, I could not be happier. I have not been able or willing to schlep Banks around to Estate Sales and Thrift Stores like I thought I could. Luckily, Grace is more on top of her game than ever and has been procuring amazing find after find. I am still shopping, its just only when the kids are at home with Daddy or Sally and I am on my own, which is not too often. I wasn’t ready to turn on Days of our Lives and eat Bon Bon’s though. ( I mean isn’t that all stay at home moms do anyway?) When my people are at pre-school or napping, I’ve been able to work on client design boards and even better, custom paintings.

I love furniture with a passion, but art has always been my first love. My dad’s side of the family has a strong artistic gene that has been passed down from my great grandfather, Pop. Pop lived until he was 99 and painted daily for as long as I can remember. He was a classical painter and I am so honored to have several of his works in my own home. My grandmother, Bebby, my father, and my sister are all extremely talented classical painters. Pop, Bebby, Dad and Lauren can all paint animals, people, and still lifes with amazing accuracy. Me, not so much. I am all abstract all the way. I have a “Rainman” type color sense, so much so that I assign colors to all numbers in my head, so rarely do I forget any number or sequence of numbers. It makes for an interesting bar trick, but also is the trait that drives my abstract art. I love working with various shades in unexpected ways. Fortunately, the paintings that I have always just done for our home, have been well received by my furniture customers here in Dallas.

I am looking forward to growing this segment of Gypsy Soul in the coming months. All paintings are signed “2 Kilians”. The reason for “2 Kilians” is that inevitably when I am painting, I have a sidekick working on her own gorgeous masterpiece. Caroline is said sidekick, and we share the same middle name, Kilian. We were both named after Clarence Kilian, my great grandfather or better known as “Pop”. Pop is where the passion for painting began and it only seems fitting to honor him with my current works.

Coolest pic ever! Pop showing something to my dad and uncle.

Coolest pic ever! Pop showing working on a car with my dad and uncle. So Norman Rockwell huh?

Below you will see examples of some of my favorite pieces from the last couple of months. Most are sold, but the ones that are still available are marked with pricing below. It is also not too late to order gift certificates for Christmas! I can send these electronically for any denomination and will work with the recipient on color, size and style of their custom piece. Please email at with any questions you may have! Enjoy!

Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas!




Chevron Painting Available 30 X 40. $475







August 8, 2012

Oh sure, we have one of those!!!

I thought it would be fun to pull inspiration pictures for some of our pieces in inventory right now. Most of our pieces need some “vision” to bring them to full splendor. I hope these photos will help a Gypsy Soul piece find its way into some of your uber glamourous homes! Remember, we offer full painting, wiring, upholstery and carpentry work on any of our items for sale. Just ask, we can usually do it 🙂

I’m an art addict. I love to paint it, love to sell it, and love to style it. Both these examples show that abstract can be subtle and refined at the same time.And if you love those two abstracts, check out ours here! 

We all know how versatile upholstered stools are for seating or table top use. Love these two inspiration pics. Remember, we can always add a skirt to any open leg ottoman we have. Yes, we have several pairs of gorgeous upholstered stools!!!

I’m not sure I could love a vingnette anymore than I love this one. The wallpaper, lamps and credenza are perfect. I am obsessed with the dresser/ credenza we have, and love the idea of leaving it natural wood.

Channel back chairs aren’t just for your grandmothers anymore!!! Oh yeah, we have a pair of those too 🙂 As well as these! 

Anne Petty taught me to love a good antique rug. Hope these pics inspire you to move the runners out of the hallway. (Although they look great there too!) Grace has found two amazing Persian runners! My fave happens to be the one with a Greek key border 🙂

I am a sucker for a bamboo chandelier. I like how the options above really show the piece in a variety of settings and levels of formality. I could not love this chandelier in our inventory any more!!!

I’m digging how masculine the top picture looks, and how perfect the second pic looks with the headboards painted black. Ours are in perfect condition, but it would be so easy to repaint our pair of twin headboards if you desire 🙂

Contrast piping makes its way into most of my designs. I think the pink on white is such a fun pop. Also, love the glamour of the magenta sofa. But, I honestly think the loveseat we have is an even more exceptional shape.

You just cant get a more stylish dining set than the faux bamboo Chinese Chippendale style. We also have two other tables in the faux bamboo style.

Last but not least. We all love a good console table. I am really drawn to the styling in the second picture. I’d love to see our table painted black too! Check out the herringbone option we have too!

All pictures from

Happy Shopping!!


July 31, 2012

Last Call on the shipment Hotlanta!

Need to know what else is going by tomorrow!

July 30, 2012

Shipping to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia!

Good news if you are in the deep South this week. I have extra space on a shipment heading to Atlanta so we can add some pieces at minimal cost.

If you have been wanting to purchase something but worried about shipping, now is the time!!!


Email me with any questions 🙂


Happy Shopping!


June 29, 2012

Gypsy Soul Interiors and Scout Design Studio Warehouse Sale!!! THIS WEEKEND

We hope to see everyone tomorrow and Saturday at the GSI and Scout warehouse preview sale! Check out the pics below, so many cool things!!!

155 Howell Street

Friday June 29 6-9PM

Saturday June 30 9-3PM.


Happy Shopping!!!






June 1, 2012

Vintage Bamboo with Brass Pulls Credenza $335

Love this! 29 tall, 47 long, 14 deep. Great storage for a buffet or an entry way!

June 1, 2012

Set of 6 Parsons Chairs in the Style of Milo Baughman/ Thayer Coggins $125/ Pair or $300 Set

June 1, 2012

Bamboo Tole Chandelier $425

Rewired and ready to go! I love the yellow detail, too. This is one of the prettiest and most unique I’ve seen. The spindle-y bamboo detail is really special.  16″ tall, 14″ diameter