Local Austinites will know (or should know!) all about the stylish ladies clothing boutique, Found. Where else can you request champagne, lite bites and a custom play list while trying on fabulous clothes?
After we finished the interior design for Found, we were excited to have shop owner, Stacey Smith, call on us again to help remodel and decorate her newly purchased townhome.Stacey loves fun fabrics, wallpapers and colors and knows the details are just as important as the main pieces, so we had a blast pulling together wild combinations of patterns and color schemes most people would shy away from.
Her new place needed a significant amount of remodel work, so I am going to break this post into a series to share each of the spaces fully. The first space, the family room, needed the least amount of work. But, you can see how big a difference a coat of paint can make, especially on brick!
Stacey needed more room to entertain, so she up-sized to a new place with much larger square footage and outdoor living. We walked the house before she purchased it to make sure we all felt it could be as fabulous as she wanted it to be.
The family room had dated brick, a builder grade light fixture and popcorn ceiling. Just minor cosmetic fixes.
The biggest challenge for us was the furniture layout. To access the patio, you need to be able to reach the doors on the right side (which the sofa above is blocking). And, you access the master bedroom at the back of the room, so you can not place the sofa too far back either.
We had to compromise on the length of the sofa and the width of the side chairs to allow access to all necessary doors. But, I think looking at the photos, you would never know there was a space challenge in here!
Fun, funky and fabulous, just like Stacey! You can see the above photo on Shutterfly’s ’80 Ways To Decorate A Small Living Room.’
The walls were painted white, the doors black. The ceilings scrapped and new ceramic wood-look floor tile in a very dark brown was installed throughout for high contrast.
The fireplace mantel was swapped out for a chunky wood one and all the rest came down to furnishing and decor (not so in the kitchen and bathrooms!).
Stayed tuned for more fabulous-ness as we tour the remaining rooms of this chic townhome in the coming weeks!