Design Board to Reality: Casual + Relaxing Bedroom

Happy Tuesday everybody! I cannot count how many design boards we’ve made but yes, aside from Pinterest or Houzz ideabooks, design boards are really very helpful in conveying ideas to clients. A lot of times a board may not reflect all of what happens in reality but the client is able to grasp the style & feel we are going for.

We made this design board for a young, vibrant couple who moved from Cali to the quiet yet impeccable & affluent neighborhood of Tarrytown, Austin. They wanted their bedroom to be casual, soothing and relaxing. We did cool tones of blue, muted aquas & light grays. Here’s the …

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So, most of the things on the board happened but a couple didn’t.

1/ The media armoire is from Restoration Hardware in a weathered grey oak finish.

2/ I was thinking of an ice blue-gray carpet but we ended up with a gorgeous one from Milliken. And we think it’s the right choice!

3/ The bed & bench is from good old Overstock! Have I told you, I also believe in doing high-low projects? Mixing high-end stuff with affordable ones without of course sacrificing style & functionality!

4/ A couple of accessories are from West Elm including the accent table beside the chair. I was also thinking of using a pattern from Schumacher for the draperies but solid, gray velvet ones from West Elm as well won in the end. There is a big difference between custom and retail with pros & cons either way. As designers, we believe in customization but also weigh the importance of budgets & timelines in the mix; I believe in giving options!

5/ A dresser was chosen in lieu of a vanity table + chair {Jonathan Adler}. Nightstands + dresser are from Brownstone.

6/ Most of the accessories are from a local showroom.

Oh and we painted the walls too! At first, the clients thought it was a bit glaring or too ice blue, but in the end, with all of the furnishings and accessories, it all comes together!

And voila! Here is the final space.

REALITY

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What do you think? It was featured in the Austin-San Antonio Urban Home Decor Mag {link} & we couldn’t be more proud, but more than that, the clients loved it!

Book Review : Out East – A Glimpse of Southhampton Design

Far removed from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan is the respite on the beaches of Long Island, filled with the beautiful homes of the Hamptons.  Jennifer Ash Rudick, hailing from the Southamptons herself, has written a wonderful testament of old and new architecture and styling coming together in her book Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons.  With photography by Tria Giovan, Rudick highlights a number of Southampton homes, cottages, and gardens, describing not only their styles but the history behind the homes and owners.

Rudick describes the homes featured in this book as having many variations of style, but all having “a common lack of showiness and vanity” (17).  These residences reflect on the personalities of those who dwell within them, making for a wide range of visual elements.  The first home is named “Chez Louise”, a Hampton home with classic elegance and American vibe.

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Following is the “Kilkare”, a home hidden away in deep fog right next the Atlantic; sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?  The owners attempted a modern reevaluation of the home without taking away from its original character and charm, which is something many homeowners desire to do, since the bones of a home often offer their own flair and sentiment.

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Departing from the classic feel, Rudick includes a fun home deemed the “Vibrant Shelter”, and island house which she claims was inspired by the artists Richard Serra and Ellsworth Kelly.  Bold colors and clean, minimalist lines define the spaces, making obvious references to their artistic counterparts while delivering a totally different attitude than some of the other homes in Southampton.

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Aside from the bigger, flashier homes, there is also a list of cottages included for a look into a slightly different style of Hamptons living, one which requires less square footage but lacks nothing in design.  One such cottage is in Sag Harbor, a nineteenth century colonial home furnished beautifully with dusty gray-blue tones and gold accents, making for a relaxed yet refined space.

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Towd Point is another of these cottages, and to me felt reminiscent of a beach condo down in South Texas.  The rope details and nautical theme are so quintessential to an island experience, and were used refreshingly in this cute home.

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Something completely different is found in “Into the Blue”, a cottage Rudick included in this segment, in which the owner wanted a blue and white theme.  Each space is packed with details, working together to create a chic, paisley wonderland.

Not only does Rudick do an amazing job weaving together stylistic elements of each unique home in her writing, but the pages and pages of beautiful photography are great to use for personal inspiration.  The stories behind each home and its eventual design make the book not only informative, but narrative–a great read for designers and others alike! This coffee table book from Vendome Press is a must for interior designers & enthusiasts out there!

This is Me | Greta

Hello readers! My name is Greta and I am the newest member of Maureen’s interior design team or may I say squad. I wrote a post last week on my top ten fall home decor favorites, but I didn’t get a chance to properly introduce myself…so, here’s a little bit about me!

1/ Today I am swooning over this space… NATIVE HOSTELS IN AUSTIN, TX.

Native is the coolest place I’ve ever been, and I’m not just saying that. Maureen and I visited Native last week and I felt like I was in a different place at a different time as soon as I stepped inside. Just being there is an experience in itself. The space is very open, yet cozy and is filled with all types of people: explorers, travelers, youthful wanderlusts, and dreamers. The twelve hostel rooms are tucked away on the backside of the cafe and bar and on the second floor. I didn’t get a chance to check out the sleeping areas last time I went, but I am sure they are decorated similar to the industrial and vintage inspired lounge area. Check out my new favorite spot, even if its just to grab a drink with a few friends!  nativebuilding_25471d0a14fa9584fe8d02917c1253e0

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2/ My go-to outfit… WORKOUT CLOTHES because I’m always on the go!

My new favorite brand of activewear is called Outdoor Voices. They have men and women’s clothing and are reasonably priced. My favorite piece of clothing that they carry are their leggings. I have the 3/4 Warmup Legging in Rose Quartz and I absolutely LOVE them. They are perfect for running errands on a normal day, for hikes in Colorado, or for my favorite Corepower class, Sculpt. Outdoor Voices has a new store in Austin, so go check it out!


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3/ I’ve traveled to ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA and loved it…you totally should go!

My family has been traveling to southern California since I was five years old. It is our happy place, without a doubt. This summer, I brought my boyfriend, Tucker, to Encinitas for a week and he fell in love, as well. Like I said in my bio, when I am by a body of water my heart feels the fullest. My favorite part about Encinitas is the public beach located in the middle of the cute beach town, Moonlight Beach. I love the days where we lay out in the sun for hours on end and fall asleep on our towels to the sound of the waves crashing next to us. Here are some pictures of me in my happy place and a few memories from this past summer spent in California.

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4/ My wanderlust…CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.

Cape Town looks absolutely STUNNING. I love that there are penguins there and that the water is crystal blue. My dream is to go visit Cape Town one day, either for my honeymoon or with my family on a vacation. Another cool thing about South Africa is that the natives have beautiful accents! I have heard that there are really cool restaurants in Cape Town (I’m a foodie), and endless sight-seeing. Take me there!

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5/ My #1 love is…. CHARLEY, MY GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPY.

Back in May, Tucker and I drove all the way to Tupelo, Mississippi to pick up our #1 love, Charley. Charley was 3 pounds at the time that we picked him up from a breeder out of Selmer, Tennessee, and he was a ball of FLUFF. The drive was worth it – let me tell you! So you may be asking, what made us want to get a dog at our ages? Well, both of us grew up with little dogs and have always wanted a big dog to love on, which is why we made the decision to get a dog together! We also felt like we are at the stages in our lives where we can handle the big responsibility of raising an animal together. Charley is now almost 6 months old, weighs about 50 pounds, and still thinks he’s a lap dog. No complaints though, we love to snuggle with our big ‘ole baby! Follow @Charley_the_golden_boy on Instagram to watch our fur baby grow and live his adventurous life!

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That’s all for now! Thanks so much for reading about me and I will catch y’all later this week!

xoxo,

Greta

Our Top 10 Fall Favorites

It’s still pretty hot here in Austin, but here we are daydreaming about the cool weather that should be right around the corner. This autumn, I hope that the leaves turn their brightest, boldest colors and that the air will stay crisp and cool. Other than the weather, my very favorite thing about the fall is that the home becomes its most inviting all year. Maureen and I compiled these fall favorites for all you readers to get inspiration from when prepping you own home for the cozy season to come!

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Top 10 Fall Items

  1. Fox by Amanda Pratt 2. Metalwork Hurricane in Rose Gold 3. Ugg Oversized Knit Pillow 4. Agate Coasters – Natural + Gold 5. Faux Fur Leopard Ombre Throw 6. Fable Collection Rug in Granite 7. Velvet Swivel Office Chair in Forest 8. Capri Blue Copper Candle in Lagoon 9. Sculpt Vases 10. Modern Knot Pouf in Gray

Well, back to work…I will continue dreaming of a chill in the air and a reason to cuddle up next to the fireplace!

xoxo

Greta

Modern Living: Chalet Style Book Review

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© Modern Living – Chalet Style by Claire Bingham, published by teNeues, $55, www.teneues.com.

The crisp chill of Alpine air conjures the desire for a big, cozy fireplace–perhaps if you’ve been skiing or hiking around in the mountains, you know this sensation.  Comfort, warmth, and shelter are the natural human response to high altitudes, concepts which author and journalist Claire Bingham explores in her book Modern Living: Chalet Style by Teneues.  Oriented around design principles that deliver an authentic Alpine chalet experience, Bingham highlights the most important elements of these homes and resorts and how they can be implemented, regardless of location. So here are some tips!

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Broken down into segments discussing each space (kitchen, dining, bath, etc.), Modern Living gives both design details specific to each area, while also tying them together with broader ideas that can be integrated throughout a home.

1/ One of the biggest concepts for a proper chalet is its feeling of a “nest”, or “cocoon”.  Bingham uses these terms many times throughout, emphasizing the importance of the chalet as a relaxing, inviting space which practically swaddles its inhabitants with warmth and comfort.  These vibes are expressed through the use of both rustic and contemporary elements throughout the home, intermingling earthy textures and palettes with minimalism and stainless steel.

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2/ Wood, leather, and furs are the three big buzzwords for the chalet living space.  Bingham recommends layering these different textures to create an inviting social space (with a fireplace, of course!).  She also labeled the kitchen as a social “extension of the living area”, utilizing wood but keeping the textures minimal and the features dark.  The brilliance of this design is that the kitchen is both a warm and welcoming space, but can also fade into the background as the living or dining becomes the main focus of a gathering.

3/ Speaking of the dining room, Bingham lays down the law regarding proper chalet style: Table. Is. Everything.  Well, maybe not EVERYTHING, but having a massive wooden table as a centerpiece to your Alpine dining experience is crucial.  The focus remains the same in this space, emphasizing comfort (big upholstered chairs) while also being mindful of style (rustic mix-matching or a fusion of styles).

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4/ Extending towards the inner sanctum of the chalet, Modern Living offers us many examples and ideas for the most comfortable room of the home: the almighty bedroom.  Leave behind any notions of rigidity or hardness, and think SOFT.  Spacious soft bed, luxurious soft furs and blankets layered one upon the other, fluffy rugs, and furniture you can just sink into…these are the staple comforts of the bedroom.  Bingham even offers us tips for how to make your own (cruelty-free) fur throws, a little DIY that will be specific to your taste.  Style-wise, she advises to either go homely or minimal, depending on your aesthetic; both work.

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5/ I love the way she describes the bathroom as a “dark, enchanted cave”.  It makes the space sound more like an ethereal experience than a real place, and perhaps being in the bathroom should be an experience!  Similar to the other spaces, Bingham suggests a focus on texture and tactility, using combinations of stone, wood, and ceramics.  As exciting as designing a bathroom is, we are instructed to consider ergonomics before details, which may be difficult for the impatient of us…but in the end, a functional bathroom is crucial to maintaining that feeling of comfort and relaxation.

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Having guided us through a vision of the Alpine chalet, Bingham tantalizes us with images of indoor pools, home gyms, and other design elements such as “crazy paving” and decorating with rosy quartz.  These extra elements contribute to the function of the chalet as a rustic palace of well-being, a place to unwind and escape the outdoor elements.  The feeling of being wrapped up in a snug, earthy environment is exactly what this type of home promises, and Bingham helps us get there both verbally and visually.  Modern Home: Chalet Style is an absolute must on the reading list of both designers and those looking to create their own palace of relaxation.

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Elements of Modern Country

When designing homes for my clients, I see a common thread. They all want their spaces to be warm & inviting; casual, comfortable, unpretentious and where you can put your feet up without worry and judgement. Hence the surge of the modern farmhouse and enter modern country or new country. It’s rustic living without being too rustic, it’s simple, yet it’s filled with furnishings that screams a “passion for craftsmanship allowing the natural materials to shine through.” I came across this book that celebrates all of that and more; Modern Living | New Country by the amazing interiors journalist & design writer Claire Bingham {she was the Homes Editor for Elle Decoration UK and her work has been featured in international glossies, including Vogue Living and Architectural Digest}.

There are tons of eye-candy in this book; you’ll find a Moroccan villa, a French chalet, a Nordic log cabin — the book re-interprets what “country” is. But my best takeaways are the practical tips to achieve this look, here are my Top 10.

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Let’s examine what I mean by each one, shall we?

1/ Layers: The lived-in look is all about layering and mixing & matching. Love 2 rugs for your living room? Why not layer & use them both? Have so many textures going on & think it may be too much? The answer is “No.” Go ahead and have linen, velvets, kilims & sheepskin all in one space.

2/ Whitewash Walls: In the era of shiplap {thanks Joanna Gaines}, whitewash walls takes it to another level of rustic. Don’t think whitewashing can be done to wood only, essentially any surface can be whitewashed — sheetrock walls, brick, anything!

3/ Vintage Tub: I saw lots of them in this book & for good reason. They are just so adorable & gives a bathroom so much character. A simple refinishing is just what a vintage tub needs but if you find one, don’t get it refinished to where it’s too pristine; the wear & tear should still shine through.

4/ Ticking: That casual fabric made of cotton & textile used in the old days to cover mattresses & pillows is now used as upholstery,linens & napkins, cushion covers & even drapery. I’m rather partial to red ticking. See some of my fabric obsessions here & here.

5/ Functional Spaces: This seems like a no-brainer but how many of us have spaces in our homes that literally have no function? In a modern country home, each space is important. The stair landing may hold a cabinet storing extra linens or a wall niche may hold firewood logs.

6/ Natural Hues: The organic tones of wood, the crisp whiteness of clouds, the ashen gray & black hues of burnt firewood.

7/ Salvaged Rustic Pieces: What is country without rustic pieces right? A factory cart turned into a coffee table, lighting suspended on old pulleys, old barn doors turned into wall art, the list goes on.

8/ Wood Beams: Of course, right? Get some reclaimed ones while you’re at it. It will be perfect!

9/ Rethink Wood Floors: Real wood floors — it’s timeless, it’s classic. But give it a modern twist — mix it with other materials. By now, you’ve probably seen a lot of the tile-wood combo where the tile bleeds on the wooden floors {or is it the other way around?}; you would need a geometric tile & at Fireclay tile, the possibilities are endless.

10/ Linens + Slipcovers: Dress your seating in this type of fabric — they just spell comfort.

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From top left: 1. A white bedroom with canopy makes for a New Country bedroom dream 2. A rustic French chalet makes way for a Rococo bed 3. A very Scandinavian Living room 4. A glorious nook

The verdict for the book? Two thumbs up & five stars — you will not be disappointed with a whole slew of inspiration & heaps of practical tips — to making the most of small spaces to lessons in layering. Go get it at Teneues or it’s here on Amazon too! It’s a must have for every design enthusiast & a perfect coffee table book.

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Rug Pile 101

Some weekends, I intently think about how to make a blog post that will make the topic of rug pile exciting {yes, not all weekends are exciting}. But hey, although rug shopping is mostly fun — thinking about color, size, shape & patterns, form and function is important. Thus, please consider the rug pile height when you’re selecting the right rug for your room.

What is rug pile?

Rug pile is essentially the density of a rug’s fibers. Longer pile usually equals a softer feel, while a shorter pile generally equates to a more rugged, durable texture. The height of the pile is the actual height of a rug measured from the rug backing to the top of the rug surface. These pieces of information can be helpful when you are buying a rug online since you don’t have the opportunity to get up close and personal until you buy the rug.

The best way to visually understand rug pile and pile height is to see the two ends of the pile spectrum. On one end is low pile, think flatweave rug. These fibers are tightly woven and kept short causing them to look and feel flat. On the other end is high pile, think of a super plush shag rug. High-pile rugs are made of longer, looser threads, hence the soft plush feel.

Ok, now you know WHAT pile and pile height are, but what does this all mean for the interior design of your home? How does this help you in your hunt for the perfect rug? In some rooms or areas of your home, understanding the pros and cons of the different pile heights can come in handy! Here are some tips from RothRugs.com for helping you pick the right rug and pile height for every room.

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Flat, Low less than 1/4″ (low); 1/4″ to 1/2″ (medium); 1/2″ to 3/4″ (plush)

Dining Room

For a dining room we recommend a low pile rug. The reasoning here is simple, you need it to be easy and smooth to pull out a chair. A low pile rug will also hopefully cut back on the amount of spilling that happens from tripping over the rug.

Bedrooms

For bedrooms, it is completely personal preference. If the room is for a young child or if there is a pet and you often find yourself on the floor, it might make sense to have a higher pile but not too high (meaning steer clear of shag rugs). You want something that is soft and cushiony but not so high that it makes it difficult to clean should your little one have an accident.

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Living Rooms & Dens

This rug choice depends partially on personal preference and partially on how the room will be used. If your living room is more of a formal sitting area, any pile height could work. If the room is set up for movie watching and laid back family time, a pile similar to the bedroom choice makes the most sense.

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Kitchen

Whether the rug is for under a kitchen table or in a high traffic area you most likely want a shorter, denser pile. This will help with sliding chairs again, as well as with the annoying problem of pile crushing. This is what happens when either heavy furniture weighs down on a rug, or constant traffic stepping on the rug flattens it out. There are many tips for helping to battle pile crushing, but that is for another day.

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So, the next time you are rug shopping — don’t forget that oh-so-important {and exciting} criteria of rug pile height.

5 Mid-Century Modern Brands to Love

We’re no longer in the 50’s but just like how fashion evolves, interior design takes it’s cues from the past. When designing a home with clients who loves Mid-Century modern, I guess I can say I’m not a purist. I like mixing & matching and taking the design style to now & meld it with the styles of other eras as well.

Mid-Century Modern {MCM} is more than a buzz word {not just in Austin but definitely beyond}. If you’re into the contemporary & minimalist vibe, pared-down forms, organic & natural materials and no fuss, no muss functional furniture, this style is for you! The brands above are some of my go-tos, some affordable, some are not but love that they took MCM back in the mainstream {Article, Bludot, Joybird, DWR, Rove Concepts}.

Exterior Cladding // 3 Things to Think About

Vertical Wood & Wood Slats + Black or Gray // Modern + Organic Cladding

Vertical Wood & Wood Slats + Black or Gray // Modern + Organic Cladding

I know, I know this is probably not the most exciting of posts but hey, you want your home to have curb appeal right? Have that wow factor where your neighbors or passers-by will take a second look at the exterior of your home & subtlely tell themselves, “I want that.”

These days, there are so many house cladding options on the market that it can be difficult to choose one that’s right for you and your home. But first, what is cladding? Simply, a covering of a structure or material. Whether you’re building a house for the first time, or fixing up an old house to look like new, there are many things to consider while you choose the cladding that is right for you.

1/ The B word again, your Budget

One of the biggest things to consider when choosing your cladding is your budget. The price of different materials can vary widely, both because of the material itself and because of the amount of time and expertise required to install each type of cladding.

Materials like stone and brick are toward the top of the price list, because they typically require a skilled team of experts for installation. Many homeowners are incapable of installing these materials themselves because of the required equipment and skills.

Materials like vinyl cladding, however, are typically cheaper because of the material but also because installation is much easier. In fact, some homeowners choose to install vinyl cladding themselves — though you should only do this if you feel comfortable.

2/ Your Taste

One of the biggest considerations when deciding on the cladding for your home is your taste and personality. Your home is a reflection of yourself, and its appearance is important.

Each type of cladding has a different look, and many can be personalized even further. There are many different types of wood cladding in different shapes, sizes, types of wood, and even directions. Vinyl cladding comes in a variety of shapes and colors as well.

Even brick has a ton of variety when it comes to the color and size of the bricks, the color of the grout, and whether or not you choose to paint over it.

When you step back and look at all the options out there — stucco, stone, brick, vinyl, wood, engineered materials, metal, fiber-cement, and so much more — every type has ways of further modifying and customizing to make sure your home looks exactly the way you want it to.

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Farmhouse Classic in White or Gray Siding

3/ Weathering

Another important consideration is how well your chosen material will hold up to the weather, whether that’s rain, snow, sun, wind, or anything else. Certain materials perform really well against common types of weather, but others don’t.

That doesn’t mean that you can’t get a certain material because it doesn’t hold up well against weather — it just means that if you decide to use that material, you’ll also need to install other forms of weather proofing to ensure the interior of your home doesn’t fall victim to the next big rain storm.

Honey-hued wood in gray or horizontal is amazing as an exterior cladding option

Honey-hued wood in gray or horizontal is amazing as an exterior cladding option

Brick does not hold up well against water, but does well against intense heat and sunshine. Stone typically holds up well against many types of weather. Wood does not do well against many types of weather, and requires much more upkeep because of that.

When it comes to choosing a material that will hold up to the elements, it’s best to consider your location and ask a professional about what would work best for you.

A Q & A with Travis Young of Studio Momentum | 2017 Austin Modern Homes Tour

Are you enjoying this Spring-Summer and it still should be Winter weather or what? Austin is definitely made for outdoor living and it’s no wonder why, there’s a slew of architects and homeowners that makes it a point to make their outdoor space an extension of their interior abode. This weekend is the Austin Modern Homes Tour, get your tickets and get ready to be inspired!

Read my post on one of the amazing properties by Bercy Chen Studio and lucky me, I also got to do a Q & A with the visionary behind 1705 Collier, Travis Young of Studio Momentum. 

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The backyard at 1705 Collier | Studio Momentum

1/ How does Studio Momentum approach a project? First steps taken? 

The initial steps include a discussion of the goals and parameters of the project.  Oftentimes, this includes a frank conversation about the budget, the site, and the timeline.  In the case of the Collier residence, our firm acted as the architect and the builder, so meeting budget limitations was our responsibility from the beginning.  Secondly, we do a thorough examination of the constraints of the site.

For inner city lots, in existing neighborhoods constraints can be significant.  The City of Austin has numerous restrictions on the amount, size and scale of development.  Trees and topography as well as solar orientation all impact the site in very specific ways and we like to start with the right information to avoid pitfalls down the road.  Lastly, we must be clear about the time it takes to design, permit, bid and build a residential project.  For the Collier project, we spent approximately 17 months from the very first initial meeting to completion of the construction.

2/ What are the materials used in the Collier St. project & why?

The materials used in the Collier project are stone, stucco, steel and wood.  The stone and wood siding are regionally produced.  The stucco and steel is durable and designed to withstand the central Texas climate with very little or no maintenance over time.  The decking material is called Bam Deck, and is a composite product made of recycled plastic and bamboo fibers.  The interior flooring is a seven species, antique, reclaimed wood, that shows it’s patina and original saw marks.  This particular product was picked for its varied color and textured surface which would show less dirt, and allow the client’s dogs to get a better grip on the flooring, thus minimizing the appearance of scratches.

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3/ Tell me more about the round cut outs made in one of the interior spaces & exterior space.

All things have a reason, and all things have been done before.  With that said, this particular detail provides a counterpoint to the many rectilinear forms seen in the house.  These circular openings mark thresholds between busy and quiet spaces.  They are intended to mark points of respite within and outside the home.  The keyhole entryway near the front of the house leads to a smaller “zen” space that is adjacent to the relaxing sound of the front porch fountain.  In the case of the outdoor covered porch, the opening allows views into the neighbors bamboo grove.  In this case, the neighbors are also the parents of the homeowners, so this connection is warranted.  Lastly, there is a beautiful art deco home near Shoal Creek called the Bolm house here in Austin.  This home has a similar keyhole feature.  In the Bolm Residence the keyhole passage is equipped with custom pocket doors.

This keyhole entry struck me as both functional and beautiful.  Architecture should have moments of joy.

4/ The balcony fence design is very interesting, tell me more about that.

We wanted to have something that met the criteria of the code, providing a fall guard at the balcony, that also reflected the exterior environment.  In particular we wanted something to blend and complement the massive trees that mark the site.  The home is designed around these trees, and each balcony projects into the canopy of a particular tree.  All standard railing designs seemed to stand in stark contrast to the organic natural forms of the canopy.  

This railing design attempts to mediate between that which is man made, and that which is natural.  It attempts to obscure the top edge of the guard rail, allowing the vertical flow of light and space.  The pattern is repeated, and modified at each corner, creating a musical rhythm.  

The front facade at 1705 Collier | Studio Momentum

The front facade at 1705 Collier | Studio Momentum

Thank you so much Travis! And yes, we totally agree — architecture should have moments of joy!

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3201 Sunny Lane, Austin, TX 78731 (Riverside Homes LLC)

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2111 De Verne Street, Austin, TX 78704 (Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture)*

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2800 San Juan Drive, Austin, TX 78733 (The Value of Architecture, Bercy Chen Studio LP)*^

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