The Austin Parade of Homes finished with a bang- it was announced that our home won the “People’s Choice” award on the last day of the event! It is a great honor to win not only “Best of Show”, “Best Interior Design”, and “Best Furnishings” but also to win the vote of the attendees for the best home on the parade. It is a great reward for everyone who worked so hard to pull the house together.
In case you were not able to get out to the event, today’s post will take you on a tour of several of the key rooms.
Starting from the front of the home, we had the front doors custom made by BMC Millwork.
The doors are made of solid wood and the glass is slightly rippled for privacy.
One thing you will notice throughout is a lot of ‘mixed metals’, especially with the light fixtures. You’ve heard me say it before, but I think rooms get dated when everything is matched exactly the same. This doesn’t apply to all styles, but for a more classic look I think it matters.
From the entry you have a view into the family room, out to the patio. We provided all the furnishings for the home and the art above the fireplace came from The Wally Workman Gallery here in Austin.
The furnishings are all light, bright and airy. Several of the fabrics are Sunbrella (though you would never know) and we put a lot of thought into how to make the room beautiful yet practical.
The kitchen focal point is the range hood. We had a design challenge with how to ‘finish’ the hood with such a high ceiling but with a couple of photos for inspiration, Silverton Custom Homes was able to work with their cabinet and millwork teams to create this amazing centerpiece.
Silestone supplied all the countertops for the home and we used Lagoon (which looks similar to marble) for the ‘main’ kitchen.
The kitchen has loads of storage space, built in commercial appliances and top notch luxury details such as cabinet fronted dishwasher, refrigerator freezer, and wine cooler.
In addition to the main kitchen, this house had a ‘Prep Kitchen’ (i.e. a fully loaded laundry room). We went with a bold blue paint on these cabinets (Benjamin Moore Blue Spruce) and a lovely pearlescent tile on the backsplash.
A couple of other views to get the full effect…
This full sized fridge freezer was awesome. It was one of those features I never knew I needed until I saw it and used it there.
One guest bedroom downstairs was set up as an office. Texas Monthly was a sponsor of the home and it is located in “Willie Nelson’s Backyard”, so we framed some Texas Monthly music covers and added some guitars for fun. We kept with the blue/orange color theme for the home in this room, but punched it up a notch with Orange Taffeta curtains.
There is another dining area off the kitchen which we set up as a more formal space. But, we didn’t want it to be too dressy- this is the hill country after all. We used a dramatic light fixture, but it is made of white washed and rusty iron to keep the space from getting too fancy!
In the master bedroom I used mostly off whites with touches of gray and paprika. We wanted to keep everything focused on the view.
The master bath had custom cabinets with mirrored fronts.
The bathroom has these wonderful windows, four total, but they are up so high you don’t have to worry about privacy. Opposite the tub is a shower with a digital thermostat. No valve handle! It is another feature I didn’t know I needed until I saw how it worked! That is on the dream home list!
A couple of other bath shots:
The powder bath- the walls are covered in wall tile from Porcelanosa.
One of the upstairs baths.
Another upstairs bath:
And, as much as I wanted to share the interior photos, the view is really the best part of the house! Imagine if this was your backyard!
Now that you’ve had a chance to study the photos, I trust you’ll appreciate that both the inside and outside of this home was built and designed with functionality, beauty and care. We truly enjoyed being a part of the home and feel honored that this will eventually be the home of someone who will be able to sit back and enjoy the benefits from something created specifically with their life style in mind.
As I have mentioned many times before, we strive to deliver chic, timeless, elegant and sophisticated environments and this certainly hit on all of our key objectives. Thanks for being a part of this event with us and for supporting Scott and I though out our seven years in business in Austin!