Support Your Local Artists!

We want to take a moment to applaud the work of local Austin artists Jake Bryer and Erica Wildman, and Leigh Watson of Watson Designs! They worked with us on the Far West ER project. We just love incorporating art into overall interior design schemes. But it’s especially a treat when you are able to commission artwork and collaborate with an artist from early on in the design project. Take a closer look at this great artwork!

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New Emergency Room Project Completed!

Hello all! We wanted to update you on the completion of the new emergency room located in the Far West neighborhood here in Austin, TX that we had the privilege of designing!

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Project Concept
We wanted the new Far West emergency room to be clean and contemporary, while simultaneously feeling cheerful and relaxing. We accomplished this by using clean lines and a few clear surfaces, then integrated elements of nature like organic lines, images of leaves on the reception desk right as you enter to be greeted, and colorful cartoon-esque nature murals in the exam rooms. The reception desk is generally an important focal point in a commercial space/waiting room. This one utilizes translucent, undulating orange panels to give the entry a dynamic layering effect, with a layer of leafy wallcovering underneath for natural interest. The rest of the room is minimal white, with one wall covered in a 3D treatment for added texture. Making the wall white helps it to fall secondary to the fun reception desk, while also creating more drama in the space! One colorful piece of wall art is the perfect touch to make certain the room does not feel too sterile or serious.


The behind-the-scenes workspace is kept minimal and clean, with one subtle piece of art depicting leaves to continue the concept in a professional and contained manner. One unexpected yet fun pop of color in the form of a fresh floral adds some lightheartedness.

Austin Emergency Center

The exam rooms are arguably the most fun and most important part of the whole project! With all the worry that can come along with an ER visit, we wanted to make sure to present a fun and relaxing atmosphere for the patients. The graphics make sure to preserve the clean integrity of an exam room, while offering a little something fun for visitors!

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Three small earthy photos aid the highly technological medical equipment room nicely. A simple yet impactful design decision!


We hope you guys enjoyed seeing the new Austin emergency room…have a wonderful Tuesday!

Art Show, Showy Art

We enjoyed taking in an art show at the Austonian in Austin, TX recently. One of our clients from the Austin Emergency Center project, Dr. Okem Okpara, came along and we browsed through some color washed and inspiring modern art pieces. These are a few of our favorites.

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The piece above would be great for a modern/eclectic space of any color scheme.

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The piece above could be at home above the bed in your master suite, in a well styled, but minimal entryway or adding a pop of color above the fireplace in a neutral living room.

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“Hang me above the sofa or fireplace in your contemporary styled living room!” That’s what the above piece says to us!

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Our smiling faces show how much we ❤ art!

Emergency Design!

Austin Emergency Center in the Far West area of Austin, TX just had its grand opening and we’d love to share some images of the completed space with you! Note the striking feature wall, outstanding art work by a local artist and the calm, but bright and comfortable environment our design fosters. Even the most functional of spaces deserves good interior design. Let us know what you think!

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Keeping it Local: Erica Wildman

Spaces Designed is blessed to have a great relationship with many of Austin’s local artists. We have showcased their work in a number of homes and are always excited to see what is new!

Erica Wildman, one of Austin’s finest in mixed- media abstract art, showcases a wide array of organic movement, vibrant colors and textures. Her unique use of texture and color is reflective of her strong passion for art. “My inspiration can come just from a casual flip of a book, to day dreaming to seeing something that catches my eye,” says Erica. Being able to live the life of an artist has brought true joy and fulfillment to Erica’s life.

“There is nothing more fulfilling then finishing a new piece of art. It’s feels like the first time every time. I feel like a child running down to see the presents under the tree except that I’m running down to my studio to see my finished art.”- Erica Wildman

Erica can be found in several galleries 
and art shows throughout the year in Austin, 
as well as several Austin Java locations.

In the next few weeks, Austin Emergency Center will be opening its doors to the public and we are excited to showcase one of Austin’s most talented.

“Working with Spaces Designed has been a breath of fresh air. Everyone is very kind, professional and easy to work with. I look forward to establishing a long working history with each and every one of them.”- Erica Wildman

Check out Erica’s other works at 

New beginnings

New year, new beginnings, new projects! Spaces Designed is on a roll, and we are excited to share the news with you. Here are two new projects we are excited about.

Spaces Designed has been fortunate to be chosen by a group of Emergency Room Physicians from the Austin Emergency Center to expand the growing need for neighborhood Emergency Rooms. Spaces Designed has been able to design a comfortable and efficient space that will provide the professionalism and emergency care of an ER as well as reflect the modern and sophisticated, yet funky vibe of Austin, making anyone feel at home!

We at Spaces Designed continue to expand our medical portfolio with the addition of the Tru-Skin Dermatology franchise. Prior to unveiling the franchising model, Tru-Skin Dermatology had operated three offices in Austin and Central Texas as Austin Skin. In keeping with goals of Tru-Skin Dermatology, to offer relaxation/rejuvenation in a friendly, sophisticated environment, the design theme combines organic patterns and colors with modern upscale touches. Several options are available to franchisees, promising a consistent yet personalized design for each franchise location.