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Jul 1 2020

CTLP Episode 172 – Investing in Your Space with Chelle and MacKenzie

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Show Notes-

On today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie talks with her good friend Chelle Bruzas about making a house a home and creating spaces that minister to your family and friends. Chelle and her family have moved houses several times, and she has some great ideas to share with us about how to invest in your house and make it truly your own.

  • Asking questions on how to make your house a place of ministry to others
  • Chelle talks about accepting the gift that is their new home
  • MacKenzie asks Chelle to explain her process of embracing a space
    • Thinking about what styles she likes
    • Learning how different details change a space’s appearance
    • Pinning room photos that strike her as appealing and curating those boards
    • Chelle mentions the paint color “Agreeable Gray” by Sherwin Williams
    • Thinking about how to best use the space functionally for doing what they love

How do I make those people who come through the doors of our home feel welcome and love, seen and known?

Chelle Bruzas
  • What MacKenzie has discovered by creating a special space on her back patio
  • Choosing to live your life now and not always being in a state of waiting
  • Balancing trends and classic styles in decor
  • Chelle explains the 80/20 rule for white and color
  • Knorpp and South’s RV renovation videos on Youtube
  • Chelle’s story about hearing the bells and having her special roses at their new house
  • Chelle’s Pinterest Board for “Birdsong”

Resources Mentioned-


Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith

Find Chelle-

You can find Chelle Bruzas on Instagram @chelle_bruzas.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on InstagramFacebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! Join us on Patreon at

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