Less Is A Bore

We can appreciate a pure white, modern, minimalist space as much as the next interior designer. But our interior designers lean away from the “less is more” and much more towards the “less is a bore” interior design style. You can see a great example of this in the dazzling entryway pictured below from the recently completed Steiner Ranch Residence. We at Spaces Designed loooove color, texture and pattern!

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Still not sure what we mean by “less is a bore”? Here are some more examples found on Houzz. These designs are bursting with visual interest!

Finished Photos: Steiner Ranch Residence

We are so excited to show you completion shots of this beautiful Austin home, the Steiner Ranch Residence! Our #interiordesign team, did a comprehensive interior project including the kitchen, bathrooms, master bedroom, living, dining, study and outdoor spaces. The interior design style is an eclectic mix of contemporary and Asian antique. Many parts of the design incorporate ways to showcase the extensive and unique art collection of the owners. Earlier this summer we had a post about our photo shoot of epic proportions (Lights! Camera! Action!), and promised to show the finished photos.

Well here they are! Enjoy!

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Above: dining and bar space

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Above: kitchen

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Above: living space

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Above: outdoor space

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Above: entryway

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Above: master bath

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Above: master bedroom closet

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Above: master bedroom

Cut a Rug!

There’s nothing like a well-chosen rug to pull an #interiordesign scheme together. A great area rug can help ground a space, bring out an accent color, or add pattern and texture to a design.

Here are some examples from our portfolio:

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Above: dining room in the Davenport Ranch Resisdence

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Above: little girl’s bedroom in the Istre Residence

Above: living room in the Touza Residence

Our interior designer, Komal, is always on the look out for great rug suppliers. She saw quite a few inspiring rugs at the New York Design Center when she visited recently!

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Selecting the right rug can really make all the difference in completing  a seamless design composition. So when in search of one, don’t give up. The perfect rug is out there!

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!

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

Firm Feature

Webber + Studio is an Austin, TX architecture firm that creates innovative, ultra-functional and environmentally conscious designs. They specialize in tying indoor and outdoor spaces together, and integrating the site and the structure of each project.

In this Tarrytown Residence in Austin, Webber + Studio combined Asian contemporary form, natural materials, serene neutrals, bright accent colors, and contrasting textures in a seamless indoor/outdoor living home design. These elements are all our favorite things!

Get Inspired!

We always get inspiration from perusing what’s new in design and furniture showrooms. Here are some inspiring finds!

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luxurious bedding

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side table ideas

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coffee table ideas

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we ❤ this lighting

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for the table

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