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!


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!


Keep It Cool

Lately, Austin weather may be making you feel as though you are walking into an oven when you step outside! You may be tempted to set the AC at 65 degrees! (Even at the expense of a higher utility bill and the more rapid depletion of the planet’s natural resources! Oh my!) But another solution could be to install ceiling fans in your home or even your office. You can keep things environmentally friendlier, keep the air circulating, and keep cool without cranking up the AC too high.

Gone are the traditional fake-wood-with-gold-hardware ceiling fans! There are many stylish alternatives these days. In this Austin residence, our #interior designers selected some seriously chic and contemporary ceiling fans.




These are some other ceiling fan ideas from houzz.com. Enjoy!

Walk-in Closet Wonder

We recently completed an interior design home remodel for a client that included a dazzlingly dreamy walk-in dressing room and closet.


Above: Steiner Ranch Residence dressing room closet

We may not all be able to have a room-sized walk-in closet; but here are some smaller walk-ins that give the impression of being more of a dressing room, like the one above. It just takes some clever space planning and accessory and furniture selection.

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!


Above: dining and bar space


Above: kitchen


Above: living space


Above: outdoor space


Above: entryway



Above: study




Above: bathrooms



Above: master bath


Above: master bedroom closet



Above: master bedroom

Spotlight on New York Design Center!

Our interior designer and principal, Komal, was able to travel to NYC last week and snapped dozens of shots of inspiring interior furniture, fixtures and accessories.

For today’s post, feast your eyes on these images of some seriously dazzling light fixtures!

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Cool it!

We hope everybody’s staying cool today! This #ceilingfan from shop.spacesdesigned.com is seriously #sleek! Let us know what you think.


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!


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