Interior Design Reno: Good Bone Structure Needed

At our company, Spaces Designed, there are few things we love more than a good #interiordesign #renovation project! But one other favorite thing high on our list is real estate! We have often played a dual role for our clients by providing realtor and #interiordesigner services. This means helping a client find a house to purchase that has “good bones” as well as transforming the spaces into a truly functional home that improves their lifestyles.

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In this award-winning Northwest Austin residence, our #interiordesigner helped the client recognize the “good bone structure” of the existing house. Starting with favorable existing conditions makes all the difference for a smoother #remodelproject. These before and after shots show just how much good #interiordesign can improve the aesthetics and functionality of a space.

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Above: living room before

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Above: living room after

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Above: bathroom before

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Above: bathroom after

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Above: bathroom after

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Above: kitchen before

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Above: bedroom before

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Above: bedroom after

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Above: master bath before

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Above: master bath after

If you’re looking for a new home with plans for renovating, make sure to remember this post. I hope you hear the Inspired Interiors’ voice in the back of your head saying “Pssst! Pick one with good bone structure!” Good luck!

Before and After

What a difference a large-scale textile makes! This is the living room from one of our recently completed projects. See the before and after of the same living room with and without the rug and window treatment. Or interior designer used these two items to complete the room; adding luxury to the space and making it warm and inviting!facebook_6.5.2013

Get Inspired!

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

cool contemporary chairs

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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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Design style gauge

Gauge your design style! Which vase would you like best on your console, dining room or side table? You can view even more unique vases here:
http://shop.spacesdesigned.com/c/decorative-vases-decor-vases

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Winter Hibernation is Over!

As much as we love our well-designed interior environments, we are excited that it’s time to start enjoying our well-designed exterior ones again as well! As the weather warms up and we head into Spring, we may gravitate towards spending more time in the exterior spaces of the home. The Grover Residence, a project that was included in the Austin Outdoor Living Tour in Austin, TX, is a great example of a stylish but comfortable outdoor living room.


The Highland Park West Residence is a great example of using outdoor accessories 
to enhance the warmth of an entryway.
We invite you to Shop Spaces Designed and take a look at some of the outdoor furniture and outdoor decor that can make your backyard, patio, deck, or cabana a pleasantly bright, light and functional exterior room. Shipping is FREE on all orders over $99! 


These are some of our favorites from the shop:
Zepher Transitional Outdoor Wall Sconce
Challis Teal Distressed Planter Set
Algarve Outdoor Coffee Table
Versa Outdoor Armchair

A Match Made In Heaven, Coffee Table Style!

Coffee tables are one of the most difficult pieces of furniture to find and select, and for a good price. So we have pulled together some ideas and options to point you in the right direction when selecting the right kind of coffee table, material and finish.
There are many things to consider when selecting the RIGHT coffee table. Is there a pattern on the rug, is there a lot of texture and color in the room, blah blah blah… this can become overwhelming quickly. We have created a step by step check list to help simplify the selection of your perfect coffee table.
Location- the first thing to choose is the location of your coffee table. It should simplify the process a great deal by specifying what the purpose of this coffee table should be. If the table is placed in the living room then it should complete the design and complement the décor. If the table is in a children’s space the table should serve the purpose of a desk and workspace.
Style- Next, select the style. This will be shaped by the style of the other furniture pieces in the room and highlight these other pieces.
Size/Shape- The size and shape of the coffee table can be a difficult decision. A coffee table should be either be level to the seating that surrounds it or one to two inches shorter than the seating. The shape of the coffee table finishes the look that is being created. Round and oval coffee tables are great for scattered and sectional seating. On the other hand, rectangular and square coffee tables are great for L shaped seating. Irregular shaped coffee tables are quite popular and can be used in almost any seating arrangement.
Color- Once the shape and size have been decided it is time to decide on the color, materials and finishes of the table. These should be picked in alliance with the other furniture and décor themes throughout the space.
Extra features-Extra features cannot be forgotten. Things to consider when choosing whether or not you need extra features include; display space, work space, storage for books and magazines, etc. or is the table simply to complete the décor and highlight other features such as a rug or center piece.
Here are some of our recommendations for great coffee tables that meet the needs of many different designs:
 Glass top with a modern organic touch- East End Imports.
Functional with storage in it – Bo-Concept.
 Outdoor coffee table. – Seasonal Living outdoor furniture.
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 Stone Coffee Table – 18 Karat.
Completely metal- Nuevo Siren Coffee Table
Unique Coffee Tables- Bobby Berk Home- Coral Collection Black
Arktura- Hive Collection
Modern Pagoda Style Coffee Table- (a touch of traditional with a modern flare)
Fun irregular shape- Minotti.

   Traditional Coffee Tables- Bobby Berk Home- Duke of Love Sweet Mandarin
Kid Friendly (This table has no sharp edges)- Bobby Berk Home- Big Rib Coffee Table
Traditional with an Asian Flare- Brownstone Coffee Table (Rich Wood)
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Traditional with an Asian Flare- Brownstone
Unique Table- Bend Seating- Drum in Peacock