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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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: bathrooms

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Above: master bath

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Above: master bedroom closet

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Above: master bedroom

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!

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!

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!

Naturally. Wood!

Natural wood is one of the hottest interior design trends for 2013. From furniture to accessories, you will see it everywhere this year in various wood types and finishes. Here are some examples from our shop. Click on the image to see a larger image and specs at our shop website.