Marble Shopping Trip!

One of our favorite parts of interior design is shopping for all the right materials to make the whole design a cohesive composition. We were shopping for marble the other day and just have to share these beautiful finds with you! Grab a towel; you may drool over these luxurious pieces!

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Not Your Average Laundry Room!

This laundry room is just one small part of an extensive project our #interior designers completed successfully. This Austin home is located in the beautiful Steiner Ranch subdivision –  As much as it may play only a supporting role to the overall interior design scheme, the laundry room still deserves a good dose of clever #interiordesign.

The simple color scheme in pure white and crisp green invokes a fresh, breezy feeling in the space. Using a bold splash of green on the countertops in a mundane space like a laundry room adds in an element of brightness and fun! The door to the adjacent hall was designed as an inconspicuous pocket door in order to save some space in this relatively narrow room. The design team, wanting to keep the laundry room a moisture resistant room, chose an understated and contemporary porcelain tile for the floor, and a stylish wood-like plank backsplash tile.

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Get Inspired!

Check out these designer bathrooms via House Beautiful. They are all very different, but one or two are sure to spark your imagination!

http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/designer-bathrooms#slide-1

This one’s one of our favorites: bold color, elegant accessories and stylish fixtures!

Grasscloth Wallcovering: Not Just For Beach Homes!

When you think grasscloth wallcovering you might picture a beach front property with wicker and bamboo furniture, Hawaiian print upholstery and pastel colors galore. However, a new trend for grasscloth is using it to add texture and contrast in a variety of interior design styles.

Sleek background texture in a eclecticly leaning contemporary living space

Contrasting with smooth bent plywood in a mid-century modern influenced dining room
Neutral background texture in this modern eclectic space
Grasscloth in a dark color upgrades the decor in this coastal residence
A sophisticated alternative to a backsplash in a contemporary bathroom
Completing the composition of a serene contemporary bedroom oasis
Mimicking the texture of concrete in a modern bedroom
Bright and bold color in a comfortable contemporary office

What kind of splash do you like to make?

This is some beautiful backsplash tile by Modwalls. Which space is more your style?

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Green product spotlight!

We believe in keeping it “green” and keeping it sophisticated at the same time. This recycled glass pebble tile does both by adding some eco-friendliness as well as some shimmer to these walk-in showers!
http://www.modwalls.com/modrocksrecycledglasspebbles.aspx

Kitchen from Tomorrowland

The recently completed Woloszko Kitchen is part of a larger Woloszko Residence house remodel. This “kitchen from tomorrowland” was part of an environmentally conscious design strategy. Our interior designers at Spaces Designed always design with an eco-friendly mindset, but we found especially great opportunities to make the Woloszko kitchen an energy and space efficient, material-conserving kitchen of the future. The result is an eco-friendly and functional, but contemporary and sophisticated space that improves the lifestyle of our satisfied clients.

wolosko_kit5 We repositioned the island, which was anchored to the structural column seen above, to make the overall flow through space more comfortable and functional. We specified an anti-rust coating for this awkwardly placed column and left it uncovered to capitalize on the circulation space around it.

The appliances in this kitchen are low on energy use and high on up-to date technology. Many of our clients are open to eco-friendly appliances such an induction cooktop, steam oven, and cordless small appliances.

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Our design makes use of sustainable materials like the space-saving German cabinets faced in wood veneer rather than traditional solid wood fronts. LED light fixtures in the cabinets and overhead lighting add to the tally of saved energy costs as well.

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Inside the cabinets, we made an innovative and efficient use of space.

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As we accept more and more that the world’s natural resources are limited, we’ve observed a move away from the typical granite countertops to more green products. Some materials that are being used are manufactured stones like quartz. Other countertop options are soap stone, butcher-block wood, stainless steel, concrete, or recycled glass cast in concrete. These are some great examples:

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