Garages Can Store More Than Just Your Car!

In a recently completed custom home build in the lush Steiner Ranch area, our #interior design team had the pleasure of being involved of every phase of the design, build and installation of furniture and fixtures. It was important to the clients, and our interior designers, to utilize every inch of space cleverly in every room, even in this garage!

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Oh, the garage. Such a typically forgotten space! But garages have abundant wall space that’s just waiting to become a home to clutter-reducing and clutter-preventing built-ins and work surface. These cabinets and work desk are in a bold bright red to add some unexpected excitement to the space. Artifacts from the client’s extensive collection are hung from the ceiling to warm up and personalize the space. So for your next design project, don’t forget the garage!

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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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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: bathrooms

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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!

Project Progress Update

We love to see our projects moving along! Last week the #tilework in one of our Austin #home #remodeling projects started, so we took some snap shots of the process. It’s always amazing to see the transformation of a space after the tile goes in.

This is the spacious shower in one of the bathrooms.

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Here’s a sample of the fireplace tile. Compliments the luxurious floor tile beautifully!

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We can’t wait to show you the “after” images!

Engineered Hardwood, Yes or No?

What’s the difference between engineered, and real hardwood? Not a whole lot! We’re not experts, but in comparing hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood, it’s hard to find too may downsides to engineered hardwood. It can even last longer than regular hardwood floors due to its high durability. You can compare and contrast by going to the Armstrong Flooring website (since they sell both products) and see the specs on them.

http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/products/hardwood/engineered/_/N-67oZ6wl