About us

Hello there! We’re Nick and Kristen — high school sweethearts in the Austin area who don’t sit still for very long. In addition to our full-time jobs in the design and construction industries, we keep ourselves busy with our two big fur babies and lots of miscellaneous DIY projects in our spare time. We’re so happy you’ve found us!

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Our project credentials

So far, our DIY track record includes:

  • Gradually and continually customizing our current (and first) home together — a nice, but basic 90s builder-grade house — into what I like to call “rustic transitional” style, adding cozy and functional things like wainscoting, built-ins, shiplap & custom lighting;

  • flipping a large, basic two-story rental house into a warm, modern family home; and

  • our current project: renovating a vintage travel trailer for ourselves (to use for camping, tailgating, etc.)!


Why “Lone Oak”?

Chosen after much consideration, Lone Oak Design Co. is a name whose inspiration is near and dear to our hearts. We wanted our name to mean something. One that was strong and stable, yet resilient, ever-growing, and had deep roots. The name of Nick’s family’s farm in Oklahoma, the Lone Oak Farm is a warm and cozy place that holds many memories for us with some of the most amazing people we’ve been privileged to know and call family. We can think of no name more fitting for us as we continue to build our future together.

The beautiful, towering Blackjack Oak at the end of the long dirt drive | Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

The beautiful, towering Blackjack Oak at the end of the long dirt drive | Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

We’re so happy you’ve found us and hope you enjoy our blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

We love to beautify our spaces and challenge ourselves to build better, and hope through our stories, tips, tricks and hacks, we can inspire you to do the same!

Love, Nick & Kristen