Our team was so pleased to win a first place award from the Texas chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for one of our residential projects last year.
Raquel was the lead on the project and made the trek to Dallas to attend the awards ceremony.
As always, the ASID team put on an amazing event.
The project we completed in the Mueller Development was the award winner. As I was typing this I was going to link back to the original post and realized I somehow missed doing a ‘reveal’ post on this fabulous home!
I’ll give you a quick overview of the project and how it came about. This is a second home for a young couple who lives full time in Boston and bought this as a place to stay when they visit family. Raquel and I met them once in person before we started the project and then we managed 100% of the project long distance- and it worked amazingly! So well, in fact, we are now working on the same couple’s Boston home from Austin!
The home on our first visit- not a lot to see, just a blank canvas.
Family room, just off the entry. This room flows into the dining on the right and attached kitchen.
Attached dining room:
Master Bedroom: The house is on three levels, with the master and all but one bedroom being on the second floor. There is an ‘in-law suite’ on the ground level.
Other visits were also made through out the home’s completion to plan for elements such as swapping out the builder sconces for more decorative ones. Our hope was we could use the existing electrical box and save our clients’ money not having to move them. Taping off the headboard, nightstands and size of the recommended sconces was the best way for us to make sure everything was going to fit on move in day!
Media Room: at the top of the stairs. This area also has a bathroom, bar and outdoor patio.
You can see here from the family room into the dining/kitchen.
You can see the left side of the family room in this next photo, which will help put the space in context.
And this is the back of the room, near the front door.We had an accent wall in the dining room done in wallpaper to add some character to the space.
With two babies under two years old, we recommended darker dining chairs this go around.
Emily and Sarah working their magic on install day!
Going upstairs, we have the master bedroom:
Our homeowners wanted to feel like they could escape to a luxurious bedroom while at their home away from home, so we used a lot of rich textures, like velvet, silk, and beaded wallpaper.
Just down the hall from the master are a guest bedroom:
When we started the project, baby #2 was going to be a surprise on its birthday, with gender unknown, so we recommended a fairly neutral color palette in the adjacent nursery and added some gender specific color and accessories once the baby was born.
Next up: at the top of the stairs is the media room. It was looking a bit bland when we got a hold of it, so we selected a dark navy for the walls, added black out drapery and shades for moving watching, and ordered deep, comfy furniture for lounging.
We used leather on the ottoman for functionality.
And, since the room was large, we added a chalk board, little play table and chairs for the kids. Maybe the kids will be occupied when football games are on?
I hope you have enjoyed this three story house tour in the cool Mueller Development in downtown Austin. This is not the first time we have worked with out of state clients. If you are moving to Austin and looking for Interior Design help, we would love to be a resource for you. Reach out to us via our website and see if we can be of help!