For the third year in a row Austin Monthly editors and readers have recognized the best the city has to offer in their “Best of the City 2015” issue. This year saw the most votes ever tallied by Austin Monthly with thousands and thousands of votes cast. We are thrilled to announce that for the third year in a row we are a winner in a “Best of City” category. In addition to being voted ‘Best Interior Designer’ the past two years, this year we have been selected as the ‘Best Furniture Store’ in Austin.

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The vote of confidence by our shoppers and the overall support of the Austin community is simply overwhelming, which continues to humble us thoroughly. We are also very pleased to congratulate FOUND was voted as the ‘Best New Boutique.’ We have won several awards associated with the interior design of this project including ‘Best of Show-Commercial Space’ in Austin! To read more about the boutique’s colorful furniture and bold décor you can follow this link.

Christmas Pillow and Accessories

Our retail storefront’s goal is to offer a place where creatively inspired home owners can browse and purchase from our ever changing selection of furnishings, lamps, art and accessories in an approachable, boutique setting. With this year being our ninth year in business, we are pleased that we are still being recognized as the best the city of Austin has to offer! Let our award-winning store and staff help you create the stylish and chic home of your dreams. We are open six days a week or you can shop from our carefully curated collection of home accessories online anytime!

White Chairs and Zebra Ottoman

When you shop locally, you are giving in more ways than you can imagine and we cannot thank you enough for your business over the past nine years. We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family, and here is to another year of being voted as the BEST in your eyes!

If you are hosting an elegant holiday party this season or plan on simply enjoying your own home for the holidays, then our new custom holiday centerpieces are a must-have accessory! They can add a dramatic statement to any entryway or dining table. The pairing of preserved greenery and earthy containers are sophisticated enough to stand alone, but can also be paired with garland for added appeal.

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Our first arrangement (shown above) features an elegant pairing of preserved greenery, berries, antlers and pinecones all arranged in a winter white wood birch box. It is large enough to make a bold statement to your table-scape. The approximate dimensions are 46 inches wide, 20 inches deep and 26 inches tall.  The arrangement can easily transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas décor by pairing it with snowy garland or a festive runner.  It sells for $1,449.99.

Our second large, custom holiday centerpiece features the same mix of preserved greenery but with added burgundy flowers, wheat and mustard tones for added holiday interest. The wood container, although rustic, has intricate detailing that adds to the elegance of the arrangement. The approximate dimensions are 46 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 19 inches tall.  It also sells for $1,449.99.

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Our next holiday arrangement is of a smaller scale, but has more height than the previous two arrangements. The mix of antlers, red berries and logs is both woodsy and whimsical. The smaller scale makes it appropriate for an entry console or an area that can accommodate a taller centerpiece. The approximate dimensions are 33 inches wide, 23 inches deep and 30 inches tall.  In our photo, we have paired it with snowy pinecone spray.

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Below is a close up of the arrangement. It sells for $959.99.

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Our custom centerpieces are a sophisticated way to decorate for the holidays. The preserved materials used in the arrangements will allow you to use these statement centerpieces year after year. Whether you want your home to sparkle or have a touch of winter whimsy, our retail store has a stylish collection of holiday décor to choose from. 

We will be closed Thursday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday and will re-open on Friday at 10 AM. Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for all of our fabulous customers and design clients, and we look forward to seeing you this holiday season!


I showed you a home office with dramatic paint a couple of weeks ago.  Now I wanted to share some photos from this family’s main living space.  We did several rooms, so I’ll continue to share, but the one I want to show you today is the family room.

This room was part of a major house overhaul for an empty nester couple who decided it was past time to update the house and get the furniture they wanted to have!



This suburban home was suffering from dated and well-loved (or ‘abused’ by the kids) furniture.  In a situation opposite of what we usually see, in this case the husband convinced his wife it was time to get rid of everything and start fresh.  It was a nice treat for us to get a clean slate from a couple who wanted their house to be a cool place to hang out and have a cocktail with friends.

This family room had carpet that ended into a tile pathway that set off the open plan kitchen and breakfast area.  All the flooring was removed and hardwood floors installed throughout, which gave us more flexibility with the furniture layout.

One area that was architecturally challenging was having the windows end at different heights.  This was a tough conversation to have and luckily our clients were willing to go out on a limb and agree to hang drapery panels at the same height on both walls, even though the windows did not go that high.  From the photos, you can see this treatment creates symmetry and adds grandeur to the room.


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The focal wall was definitely ready for an update.  The existing built-in was designed for a much older, really deep TV.  The area was not symmetrical and the double height ceiling left the homeowners feeling like they had to do something to fill up all the empty space!


living room with fireplace
The space was available to create the symmetry(we just had to move a light switch plate), so we set to redesigning the built-in unit and updating the fireplace surround.  We made the new millwork taller to take up some of the height and varied the top to create interest.  We used a lovely Carrara marble tile and updated the face of the fire-box to modernize the fireplace.

Hope you like it!  We have several more wonderful rooms from this house to come, so sign up for the blog (on the left) or keep checking back!




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One of our favorite market finds have arrived! Our new set of artisan soaps on an acrylic dish are the perfect accessory for a guest or powder bath.  They are also a chic holiday or housewarming gift.


Each artisan soap mimics the look of an intaglio, with an image engraved into the soap. A box of four hand poured soaps is sold with an acrylic soap holder for display. The soaps feature a fragrant “Oak Moss Green” scent which has notes of lavender, orange and neroli. So lovely! The artisan soap set and acrylic dish set sell for $69.99.


Visit our store for unique gifts! With the holidays right around the corner, we have many charming options so that you do not have to show up to a party or gathering empty handed.

Before we delve into our “Before & After” I wanted to share some great news!  Our Design Team had great fun last week at the Austin ASID’s Annual Design Excellence Event (30th year!).

Austin Design Excellence Awards

We took home 4 awesome awards, including one of only two special “Best of Show” awards.  It was a great reward for everyone’s hard work this year!

And speaking of work, our lovely family in this ‘before & after’ had a crowded breakfast nook that was the daily eating spot for two very young children.  It also opened into the playroom/media room (read: often messy) and the homeowner wanted an option to hide away the view into the room.


The large opening into the game room and tight quarters prohibited the addition of a traditional door.  Also, the eating area was a bit tight for a buffet, so the challenge was how to treat that wall. 

Additionally, the builder grade light fixture lacked personality and the large windows were missing the opportunity to become a focal point/design feature.

Also, the homeowner wanted to move away from dark, heavy wood to something lighter and brighter.  

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A large barn door was installed to hide away the game room.  Chalkboard paint was used in the exposed area behind the door.  The too small light fixture was swapped out for one that makes a statement and the new embroidered fabric valances cover the gap where the blinds fall short of the arch.

The chairs are a light grey leather (‘fog’) for easy maintenance with the kiddos.   We skipped a rug due to the children’s ages (a lot of food ends up on the floor!).

breakfast nook after with shell light fixture barn door and chalkboard wall

For those of you who wonder how we spend our so-called glamorous days ‘behind the scenes’, I thought you would appreciate a shot of Emily and Sarah putting together the fabulous light fixture used in this project… 

putting together the chandelier

They were all smiles until they realized they had to hand assemble each sting of beads!

And, here is a shot of our painters completing the chalkboard portion of the wall before the barn door was installed.

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Thank goodness our team member, Sarah, is so talented; she hand wrote this sweet message for our family in a chalkboard pen (so much better than dusty chalk!!).

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after breakfast room with grey leather dining chairs

A quick recap: durable furniture, a family fun chalk board, clutter-hiding barn door and untouchable valances and light fixture to add pizzazz.  Perfect, family friendly decorating to make a house feel more like a home!









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Thanksgiving is two weeks away, but if you already have Christmas on your mind, stop by our retail store to see all the fabulous ways you can dress up your home for family and friends to see! Our team at Heather Scott Home & Design really made the store look like a winter wonderland.

Christmas Dining Table Ceterpieces

One of our favorite items this season is our wildwood candleholder. It is a chic and elegant way to bring in the cooler tones of silver and blue into your holiday decor. The frosted mercury glass and silver branches can even transition with you through the seasons as a stunning centerpiece. The dimensions are 40.5” x 14.5” x 13.5”H and retails for $269.99. Below is a closer picture.

Silver Branch Candleholder

Another new holiday favorite are our preserved cypress ‘Joy’ letters that are planted in a distressed white pot with festive red rocks for a pop of color. Each letter is 6.5” tall and the JOY set retails for $119.99.

Joy Letter in Clay Pots

This holiday season we also have custom made cypress wreaths. The ornament and ribbon add a stylish touch to this holiday staple. All you need is a pop of red ribbon and a favorite ornament! We have an 18” wreath that is $129.99 and a 23.5” wreath that is $199.99.

Red Ribbon Wreath

We also have Nest Holiday fragranced candles available. The three holiday scents we have to choose from are Holiday, Birchwood Pine, and Hearth. Not only will they make your home smell wonderful, but they also have fabulous packaging. The Classic Candle is 8.1 oz, has 60 hours burn of time and sells for $38. The 3-Wick Candle is 22.1 oz, has 150 hours of burn time and sells for $58. We also have 2 oz Votive Candles that sell for $14. They are the perfect holiday gift for yourself or for loved ones.

Nest Holiday Candles

Don’t let the holiday season sneak up on you! Our retail store can help you with holiday décor and gift ideas. Please stop by our store and our team can help you decorate your home for the holidays or pick out the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Everyone loves when Fall arrives. You think of cooler temperatures and warm colors. If you love to decorate for the season, but want a more sophisticated look that is chic and in tune with the rest of your home, we have some tips to bring the beauty of fall into your home. Invest in pieces that will be versatile yet true to your style.

Heather shared her favorite Fall decorating tips last Tuesday on NBC’s KXAN Studio 512. You can watch the full video here.


If you prefer to read the highlights, we have listed Heather’s expert tips below.

1. Spice Up Your Neutral Color Scheme

If your home has a neutral color base why not spice it up with warm color accents such as black, gold, and amber? They can bring juxtaposition into any room and have been a trending color scheme for the fall and winter seasons. We featured our chic storage baskets that have a metallic band around the bottom for warmth and texture. Along with bringing in warm color accents, swap out your everyday linen or light fabric throws for a cable knit or heavier fabric for additional warmth.

Metallic Storage Baskets

2. Take Advantage of The Trends

Another way to bring in the warmth of the season is with our antler caribou baskets. They can serve as a unique dining table or console display for pumpkins and fall greenery.

Antler Basket

Antler motifs are also a new market trend. The look is versatile and can easily transition from season to season.   In a recent blog post, we shared our sophisticated dining table  setting that was featured in the August issue of the Local Palate magazine. The pairing of silver antlers along with natural elements such as wood and greenery is a festive way to decorate for Fall.

The Local Palate Outdoor Dining

On Tuesday’s Studio 512 segment we also featured bronze antlers that take in the trending color of amber. They can add great height to any coffee table or console. Along, with the trending antlers, we showcased unique bronze leaf statues. Below is an image of the sculptures in our store.

Bronze Leaf Statues

It is wise to invest in decor items that can be used for more than a few days or weeks, so following these tips will help your seasonal décor last longer. And it is a plus when you can add a pop of color that fits in perfectly for the season! If you are looking for any seasonal home accessories be sure to stop by our retail store and we would be happy to help you!

Happy November! We are excited to announce that we have new upholstery line to add to our extensive list of vendors: Cisco Brothers. Cisco Brothers is based in Los Angeles and prides itself on its use of only the finest organic and sustainable sources. Their unique upholstery silhouettes have been featured in publications such as House Beautiful, Elle Décor and Domino Magazine. Cisco products have a distinct and effortlessly stylish look. We currently have two different slipcovered swivel chairs available in our store.


The first swivel style features the ultra-plush Feather Cloud cushion. The fabric is also noteworthy since Cisco makes it a priority to hand wash all of their fabric “in-house” with all natural detergents for added softness and texture. The overall dimensions of this chair style is 30 W x 28 H x 35 D. It sells for $1,785.


We also have an armless swivel chair available. It comes from one of Cisco’s most popular styles: the Seda. It also features the plush Feather Cloud cushion and soft white denim fabric. The dimensions of this chair style is 29W x 30H x 36D. It sells for $1,605.


If you have an interest in learning more about Cisco Brothers or want to see their complete line offering visit our store or visit their website. If you see any styles you are interested in, email our retail team at and we can provide you with a quote. We have all of the fabrics and finishes in our store to peruse through!


Heather Scott Home & Design is very excited to say that we were voted as the “Best Kitchen Design” in the Southern Region! We are now excited to advance to the national competition to compete as a finalist in the “2015 Zillow Digs Design Awards.” The top five designs from each region will compete head-to-head for the bragging rights as Best in the Nation.


Our lovely transitional kitchen design is from our award-winning Southern Living Showcase Home. You can read more about this home in this blog post.


Here are some additional photos of the home.

Family Room

Living Room

Master Bedroom

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Prep Kitchen

Prep Kitchen

To vote for us follow these easy steps!

1. Click this link.

2. Scroll down to the section that reads ‘Which design includes all your fantasy features?’

4. Select ‘South: Kitchen Project by Heather Scott Home & Design,’ and you are done!

You can start voting today! Voting ends Tuesday, November 3rd at 5pm. Winners will be announced the next day. One vote per user is allowed, but if you have a different internet browser you can vote for us multiple times.

Thank you to everyone who helped us advance and for your continued support. Happy voting!

You have four more days to take advantage of the American Cancer Society Holiday Shopping Card! As a reminder with a $50 minimum donation to the American Cancer Society you are eligible to receive a 20% discount on in-store merchandise and special orders. This is the only time of the year that you can receive a discount on special orders.


Your purchase of the Holiday Shopping Card makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.  The last day to use the card in our store is Saturday, October 31st at 3 PM! Thank you for your contributions and support!


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