The August issue of the Local Palate magazine is on newsstands as of July 28th and includes a table setting spread designed by Heather Scott Home & Design!

The magazine is filled with gorgeous imagery of food, wine and restaurants.  You can purchase the magazine nationally at some of the higher end grocery stores (like a Whole Foods, for example) as well as bookshops like Barnes & Noble.     

Heather designed a table setting that would be fitting for an outdoor BBQ, but that also reflected her style manta: Classic, Chic & Serene.

table setting

We set up the table in Heather & Scott’s backyard.  The color palette used was white, grey and celadon green.

table setting ideas

A bar cart was styled with horn elements, traditional silver and glass ware by Simon Pearce.

bar cart

Heather’s brother, Scott Blue, an artist in Seattle, WA, created an 9 foot, handmade silk- screen table runner for the table.  He created a faux bois pattern and used a traditional silk-screen process, hand pressing the screen multiple times along the length of the fabric to create a continuous pattern.

table runner and monogrammed napkins

The monogramed napkins with antler motif were created by Atlanta’s Gramercy Linens.  Each place setting is flanked by a unique, antique sterling silverware pattern.

monogram napkins

Sarah Kirsch, part of the Heather Scott Home & Design team, designed and hand drew the chalkboard menu. 

menu board

The table concept was a lot of fun to pull together and it was great to be able to work with Scott, Sarah and Gramercy to create unique elements for the display.  You can purchase the actual magazine on stands now to see the lovely photography shot by Ryann Ford, or you can view a digital version on our press page here.  




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A velvet tufted headboard is a chic bedroom staple. Our new bedroom vignette showcases a bold and feminine take on the classic furniture piece. The 66” headboard features a luxe magenta velvet, diamond tufting, and pewter nail head trim.

Velvet Tufted Bed


This particular bed style is completely customizable! You can special order a headboard or the full platform bed (as shown above). Then, you can select from any Vanguard fabric or leather option, or provide your own COM.  Tufting and nailhead trim are optional upcharges.

Finally, the bed style can be ordered in Twin, Full, Queen, King or CA King sizes. You can also choose from a 48”, 56”, 66”, or 76” headboard height. It is a fun way to customize your own one-of-a-kind piece of furniture from even the smallest detail.  Our 66” tall Queen tufted headboard is sold for $2,599.99. 

Queen Velvet Headboard, Tufted

To add the perfect finishing touch to the chic bed we paired it with a neutral medallion printed duvet set. The taupe, grey and white colors from the duvet pop against the magenta velvet fabric. The Queen duvet is sold as a set with 2 standard shams for $974.99. The duvet set is available in Queen and King sizes only.  Also, the white and cream coverlets are sold separately for $299.99 each.

Visit our retail boutique and let our team help you customize your very own bed. To request a a custom order quote, email us at!

posted by: Heather Blue Harkovich

We recently completed a bathroom remodel for a secondary bath in a home just starting to show its age.  The bathroom is in the hall off a young girl’s bedroom and is used by her; but it also happens to be the ‘powder bath’ when guests are over.

close up, sink, faucet

The mother of the home wanted the bath to be updated in a classic style so it would be appropriate for her daughter’s use, but also attractive for visiting guest.  I think it turned out beautifully.

Bath Before:

This bathroom felt dark and crowded with the wood stained cabinets. 

bath before

tub before

The previous light fixtures were very high and did not provide the best type of lighting for a bathroom.  Side sconces, if space allows, are ideal for bathroom activities like putting on make up or shaving.

vanity view before

Bath After

Doesn’t this look so much cleaner, fresher and better! 

full bath after

Raquel selected a pale grey, hand-made tile that is just lovely up close.  The marble floor will always be in style. 

new shower tile

We had a chest converted to a vanity which provides great storage while giving the room some personality.  The new quartz counter is very durable and will withstand anything a young lady can throw at it, including hot curling irons (which the previous cultured marble did not do so well with).

bath after, vanity view

When we were planning the bath, there was a lovely marble mosaic tile we really liked, but it was pricey.  We compromised by using it as an accent detail in the soap box, as you can see in the photo below.   

soap box tile detail

Everything looks so fresh and clean, now. What a pretty bath!  Just a few easy steps to make a small bath look bigger and brighter!  Hope this remodel gives you some inspiration for your next home project!

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Our new cocktail table features honed white marble, brass plated iron spike details and an X-base. Home decor and furnishings with hammered metal and textures have become one of the summer’s most popular trends. 

cocktail table with white marble

The smooth white marble top and gold table base can brighten and dress up your space. The table’s minimalist design can pair well with most spaces since it is not a visually overpowering piece. 

close up of marble top


Below is a close up of the x-base detail.


x base cocktail table

The dimensions of the table are 50″L x 22″W x 18″H. The table sells for $959.99. This table style can be ordered as a console or an accent table. We also have the étagère available in our shop.

marble and gold cocktail table

Thank you again for everyone that shopped with us during our Anniversary Sale! We are excited to start our 9th year in business. We are happy to be able to continue sharing all of our new home furnishings and accessories with you!


posted by: Heather Harkovich & Emily Hernando

We usually always show you the glamorous ‘Before & After’ photos from our projects, but never show you all the work that goes on behind the scenes to get ready for our client installs. 

If you have ever thought about hiring a designer to decorate and furnish your home, you’ve probably thought, “Oh, this project can’t take that much time at all.” 

Well, you would be surprised!  Emily, our Operations Manager, is going to share with you how she, Sarah, Raquel and I have been spending a lot of time over the past few weeks, and this is just on one project!

exterior facade
The new home exterior

This activity is all in addition to the actual ‘designing’ part of the project.  Don’t forget: the execution is as important as the design concept!!

From Emily:

The past couple of weeks have been extremely busy for the design team! The prep that goes into the installation process of a project can be extensive, time consuming and rather hot with the Texas summer heat!

For the past 6 months, we have been working towards fully furnishing a brand new home in the Mueller development off of Airport & I-35.

exterior of new home

The home exterior/front door.

One of our service goals for our clients is to handle all of a project’s details, so the client does not have to worry about a thing.  I am confident that no one outside our field has any idea of the amount of work and the number of people are required to design and install a home.  We work closely with tradespeople all over Austin to make sure our process runs seamlessly. 

At the end of the day, we do not want to the client to feel any of the pressure and stress we feel when it comes to completing an install. In this case, our clients live in Massachusetts and won’t be back until August, so we had some time to spread out all of the installations, giving ourselves a little breather, too.

Our first install task started with a little custom paint and wallpaper. We scheduled this to be done the first week the clients closed on the home and it was officially ‘theirs’.


A dark palette for the media room.


A dining room with a fabulous accent wall.

powder bath

A truly unique powder room.

Our next step was to  have the light fixtures & window treatments installed.   This home was a builder home, meaning our client did not have the option to select individual light fixtures.  A lighting package was provided by the builder and we planned from the beginning to swap a number of those out to better reflect the home owners’ personalities.

For the products we order for our clients, we need to open every single box to make sure the items are the ones we wanted and that nothing is broken.


 Light fixtures ready for pick up!

drapery detail in nursery

The nursery with black out shades and drapery panels. 

We still need to steam the drapery fabric by hand to get the wrinkles out before we can show the home to the client!

We receive and inspect all the smaller items like lamps, accessories and end tables at our office.  That way we can make sure nothing is broken or dented.  Then we have to re-wrap them for transport to the clients’ home.  Eventually we load them into our cars to take to the install. 


Thanks to our electrician, he let us fill up his U-Haul with the decor items we had been storing in our offices, like these pillows!


We were fortunate that the family room rug we had been waiting on arrived just in time! Thanks to our local rep from Fiber Seal, she was willing to treat it for stain protection at our very hot (heat hot) receiving warehouse.



Then, as you can see here, we help the movers unload everything and get it into the right rooms.   We try to  make the move-in as efficient as possible.  Posting a floor plan with the corresponding items helps the process go a little faster.

furniture placement

But, it will still usually take all day for a project with more than 3-4 rooms.  Mostly because a lot of furniture needs ‘assembly’, like this bed.

bed assembly
Our last step was the next day when we had the art installed and placed the accessories.  Best to do this after everyone else has finished!

We hope you enjoyed a little ‘look behind the scenes’ on what it takes to make a 30 minute TV reveal more realistic for you!  Undoubtedly, we will be providing a full photo tour of this home when it is complete!  We would love to help take a stress out of your life by helping you to furnish and decorate your home!  Simply fill out our form here for more information on how our process works. 

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This past Saturday we opened our doors for our 8th Annual Anniversary Sale.  It is always fun and exciting to see all of our customers lined up at 10 AM! If you did not make it out to the sale on Saturday or want to take another look at all the discounts, there is still plenty of time to take advantage of our sale.


From furnishings to accessories, we still have a great selection of merchandise in the store that is discounted from 10-70% off. Our sale ends Saturday, July 18th at 3 PM! Don’t miss out on our once a year sale event!


posted by Heather Harkovich

I am not sure how, but I forgot to share this wonderful before and after of a lovely home in the Balcones area of Austin.  We completed it in late Spring. 

Family room

The young family that moved in about two years ago liked some elements of the house, but felt overall it was very dark and was not giving them the light, happy feeling they wanted.

The house is a Spanish Revival style and had some great architectural character, like plaster walls and beams on the ceiling.  But, the walls seemed like a dark beige and the beams a bit orange.  So, we set about a plan to provide some cosmetic updates and furnish the main living area, which included the kitchen, breakfast area and family room. 

The kitchen received a major makeover with painted cabinets, new backsplash, new sink/faucet and lovely Colorado Gold marble countertops.  We did not change the layout or configuration, so it was a fairly smooth update (although, of course, it seemed to take forever!).

Kitchen Before:

kitchen before

Kitchen Island Before:

kitchen island before

 Kitchen During:

Can you imagine how much brighter this space is now?

renov during

The husband was concerned a bright white kitchen would not be in keeping with the style of the home, and he had a good point.  It is hard to tell from the photos, but the cabinets have a cream undertone and the backsplash is a gorgeous hand made creamy ceramic tile.

backsplash detail

Kitchen After:

remodeled kitchen
farmhouse sink
view into kitchen

Flowing from the kitchen you go straight into the eating area and family room.  Both husband and wife wanted a more mature, sophisticated look for the living space, but they also needed it to be practical.

Every one of their inspiration photos had all white furniture, with some blue accents.  But, with children at home, it is often hard to take that leap to design want you want versus what you think is practical.

We managed to deliver what they wanted and what was practical.  Our new seating includes Sunbrella fabric counter stools, vinyl seats on the dining chairs and, just in case, Sunbrella on the sofas and Crypton fabric on the side chairs.   You can never be too careful!

Family Room Before:

family room before

 Family Room After:

Family room

I love the detail on the back of this chair, which you can see from the front door behind it.

family room after

We rebuilt the bookcases flanking the fireplace as the previous design was outdated and not practical (it had housed a deep TV at one point).  Painting them the same color as the kitchen cabinets really brightened up the space.

And, do you notice how much lighter the wall plaster seems now that the rest of the room is brighter? 

Additionally, we stained the beams a darker brown to remove some of the orange and tie more closely with the existing window and door trim.

breakfast area into family

Previously the large wall of doors/windows did not have any window treatments and it felt very cold and exposed (especially at night!).  We added woven wood blinds for privacy and decorative drapery panels with a wonderful embroidered detail to finish off the space.

window treatment detail

As you can see, a major difference.  I hope you take some inspiration from this couple on the importance of designing your home for yourself, rather than putting it off.  Chose to live in a space you love. 




























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Mark your calendars! Our 8th annual Anniversary Sale begins Saturday, July 11th at 10 AM! If you have shopped with us before you know it is our only sale in the year and it is a great opportunity to purchase chic and stylish home furnishings for a steal! Our sale only applies to items on our retail floor with discounts ranging from 10-70% off.


From fine American-made upholstery to hand finished casegoods, we will have many timeless pieces on sale. Our week long sale will end Saturday, July 18th at 3 PM. Whether you are one of our first customers on Saturday morning or shop with us during the week, we cannot wait to see you! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook to see our featured deals!

With summer and this weekend’s 4th of July holiday, people are gearing up to have fun outdoors! Having an inviting space to entertain friends or to cozy up in is key.

If you want your outdoor space to fit your lifestyle, Heather shared three important tips on how to style your space this week on KXAN’s Studio 512 with host Amanda Tatom.


Studio 512 Outdoor Accessories

1. Fit the space to your lifestyle and make the most of your space

Outdoor Sectional

What purpose do you want your outdoor space to serve? Do you love to entertain and have guests over? Is your style more chic and stylish? If you have a bigger outdoor space, sectionals with an outdoor coffee table is a great way to fill up space. Even pairing a table with a bench would work. Built in fireplaces are another great way to make the space inviting for friends and family.

Do you have a smaller space for just you? Living downtown in a city can limit your outdoor space so having a small accent table with a pair of folded wooden chairs can add the perfect touch.

2. Here’s the fun part, accessorizing!

This is the part where you can play around outdoors. Heather talks about four essential items that will spruce up your patio and be the talk of the summer.

Outdoor Pillows and Accessories

  • Rugs made out of an outdoor fabric with a fun pattern can add style to any patio or deck.
  • Outdoor lighting that can be as simple as having twinkle lights or unique pendants.
  • Be creative when choosing pillows. Bold patterns and bright colors can make a statement on any sofa. Featured on the show are pillows from a local company based in Austin called Square Feathers. All of their products are handmade and ready to ship anywhere.
  • Candle holders and succulents or any type of greenery makes for the perfect table accessory.  

3. Pots for Planting

Custom Striped Pots

When considering what kind of exterior pots you want, think about how big or small the space is. It’s also a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends when planting!

  • If you have a small area use taller pots, and if you have a larger area go bigger and wider to fill up space.

Hopefully these tips will help you when styling you outdoor space! We will post the segment link on Facebook soon. Stop by our retail store for all your home accessories. Have a safe and fun 4th of July everyone!

This summer we have been busy receiving stylish and tasteful furniture and home accessories. With so many new products coming in, it was the perfect time to do a full floor move. Our retail team created 10 unique vignettes that flow effortlessly. From a chic study to a sophisticated living room, our new vignettes are sure to inspire you! Today’s blog will feature some of our team’s favorites.

living room vignette

Our main vignette is a sophisticated and feminine living room. The vignette features a grey palette with all grey and taupe fabrics on our upholstered furniture. The light gray hide ottomans have a marbled look that perfectly complements the vignette. They also provide extra seating to the room.

living room vignette

The printed pillows and gold accents make the room look polished. The cocktail table features a mother of pearl top with gold edging. It adds just enough glamour to pop against the gray tones. The lighter pillows and orchid arrangement also help to brighten up the room.

New Traditional Living Room

Our second living room vignette features traditional wing back chairs and modern casegoods. Mixing traditional furniture with modern finishes can help you achieve a timeless look and a “new traditional” aesthetic. The gold accents on the ivory lacquered cocktail table ties in with the brass hardware and sepia-toned framed botanicals.

Wingback Chair

The wingback chair features a neutral graphic pattern, and the taupe fabric is accented by a custom linen pillow. It makes the chair look perfectly tailored. Last but certainly not least, our framed shadow boxes and gold cluster grapes add the perfect finishing touch to the room.

Shadow Boxes and Grapes

Our next vignette is a stylish reading nook. The vignette features a unique mix of materials and textures. From a glamorous acrylic cocktail table to a zinc and reclaimed wood console adorned with glass amber lamps, this vignette is full of personality.

Reading Nook

The reclaimed wood and zinc console is accessorized with statement accessories. The gold sculpture, crystal sprites, and fashion books add a charming touch to the console.

accessories on console

Finally, our study is the perfect room to inspire! A home office or study doesn’t have to be stuffy or serious. It can be just as playful as any other room in your home. You can experiment with more bold patterns or colors in smaller spaces. Rather than making your home office or work space an after thought, incorporate details that are uniquely you!


Office accessories

To see more of our vignettes visit our store. Our retail team is a great resource to help you create the home of your dreams. We will be closed Saturday, July 4th, but will re-open on Monday at 10 AM! Have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

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