The Austin lifestyle magazine, Tribeza, just held its 3rd annual Interiors Tour and each year it gets better! There was a great mix of design ‘styles’ presented in the homes on tour. From fresh and funky to outright traditional, I wanted to share some photos from the tour and provide some tips which might be interesting/helpful if you are embarking on defining your own interior design style.
1. Little vignettes can pack a big design punch
Do not forget to decorate those odd spaces (a long empty wall or lonely corner). It does not take much to make a statement.
An acrylic bar cart and funky wall art add pizzazz to this practical set up.
Dress up an empty space with a bold piece of art, table skirt and chic books.
A framed Hermes scarf, table top books and a bold orange desk add personality to this space.
2. Make an impression in a small space
Small spaces are fun to decorate, you can get a big bang for your buck because you do not need to spend much on materials.
This fun powder bath has black sequins wallpaper, a bold mirror and a marble counter with a huge edge!
Too glam for you? Blue and white are always in style…
And how about those spaces where you, the homeowner, actually spends a lot of time? A fun wallpaper in the laundry room:
Or closet, can really brighten your day!
3. Make your dining spaces reflect your personality
Some people feel that if they have a ‘formal’ dining space, it has to be ‘formal’, even if that means they will never use it. Many of the homes on the tour were downtown, where space is at a premium. It makes perfect sense to maximize the way you use your space.
Tone down the ‘formality’ of your dining room with seagrass wallpaper, casual (but bold) pendants and a fun rug.
Install a breakfast nook with built-in seating that can also provide additional storage when spaces are tight.
4. Bedrooms do not have to be boring, feel free to bring in drama with color
Most of us want our bedrooms to be a peaceful, serene oasis (ok, ‘us’ definitely includes me!). But, guest bedrooms and children’s rooms can be great spaces to go bold, if that is not something you would traditionally do in your everyday spaces.
This little girl’s room has fun elephant wallpaper and bold colors. This room can take a little girl from nursery days through teens. A child’s space can last for more than just a few years.
This boy’s room has a bold accent wall and a great art gallery where projects can be easily swapped out.
This last bedroom sleeps two in style. Bold beds make a statement, as does the wall color. You can tell this room was designed with thoughtfulness, and a dash of fun.
For more details about the Tribeza Interior’s Tour, these spaces and their homeowners/designers, check out this link. There are some wonderful profiles, Q&A’s and some additional, professional, photos!
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