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Modern Bungalow / The Office

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Thank you for all of the kind words on our recent home tour in Lonny Magazine!  Each week I am going to breakdown each room and share my sources with you.  Today I am sharing photos from my old home office.  Yes, old–we just moved into our new space (to make room for the baby) this week.  It has been a little crazy over here and the new space is definitely not photo ready.  Above is a close up of my inspiration board.  Pretty much organized chaos in old fashioned “Pinterest” form.

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I had this desk custom made.  It’s called the “Deco Leg” desk.  I designed some benches for a client last year, very similar, and wanted to do the same thing for my desk.  There was a lot of black + white going on already so I knew I wanted to have it finished in a bright color.  I worked with a local company called AK Woodworking –they are fabulous to work with and made my design become a reality. The chair is vintage that I had reupholstered in a black and cream embroidered fabric.  The lamp is also vintage.  The gallery wall consists of prints from Minted, Amy V Cooper, Art.com, +  Alyson Fox.

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The vintage brass etagere was a Craigslist find and I drove all the way to Dallas to pick it up.  You can read more about that vintage excursion here.  The acrylic globe is from Barney’s which we received as a wedding gift.

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I fell in love with the design lines of the mirror above.  The colors were BAD.  I repainted it gold, black, and white and it is now one of my favorite pieces.  The daybed is covered in a African Mud Cloth+ Stone Textile Pillows.

All Images / Ryann Ford for Lonny Magazine

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One Room Challenge / Week No. 3

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Welcome to week 3!  I wanted to start off by saying how grateful I am for all of the kind words on my recent Lonny Magazine feature.   I was so honored to see our Austin home in the October issue–if you have not checked it out please do so here!  

Ok, back to the ORC (play catch up here: Week No. 1 + Week No. 2) We did get a lot accomplished this week.  Perhaps the most exciting part was seeing the wallpaper installed.  Wow, does it look good.  I chose the B+W Storm Print by Lindsay Cowles.  Since we are working with a rental, I did not want to do crazy with painting the walls.  I was waiting to see how the wallpaper looked to decide if we needed to paint the walls.  Luckily we don’t and the white works.  Here is a peek at the wallpaper on the bed wall below:

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I also decided on curtain fabric.  Last week, I explained that we are having some vintage nightstands lacquered in a blue/green.  To stay in the same color family, I chose a beautiful turquoise heavyweight cotton fabric for the curtain panels.  I love green/blue tones with black and white and by the looks of my B+W bracelets it’s all going to work nicely.   See below:

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Another project we have to tackle is the vintage armoire DIY.  This piece was such a find (only $100!!!).  My assistant, Audrey,  found this and knew it would be perfect for the ORC. Since we are doing this bedroom for my parents (who will be in and out) I wanted to find a functional storage piece for clothing ect.  This piece is in excellent condition and I am obsessed with the brass hardware.  We want to add a little something to it so, we will be lining the inside walls with the extra wallpaper scraps.  Stay turned….

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Besides the piece above, I have also found a lot of other vintage treasures for the space.  I love the design lines of this brass stool.  We will reupholster it in the blue marble fabric below for a little pop of color.

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I purchased this diamond shaped mirror from Chairish.  We are going to spray paint it matte black…

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These marble + brass planters are just as pretty in person as they look on Instagram.  Great additions for the console table…

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This week we will be getting the bed from CB2, nightstands will come in, lampshades will be sprayed black (anyone ever done this before?–Tips please!), DIY projects will begin.  Check back next week to see how we are doing!

Make sure to check out what everyone else has accomplished this week!  You can also follow along on Instagram using #oneroomchallenge 

The Designers:

Abby M. InteriorsBecause It’s AwesomeBijou & BohemeChinoiserie ChicThe DecoristaDesign ChicThe Design DaredevilDesign DarlingDesign IndulgenceDesign ManifestHouse of TurquoiseJana Bek DesignJill SorensenMaddie G. DesignsMimosa LaneA Piece of ToastThe Pink PagodaStone TextileWaiting on MarthaThe Zhush

Trademarked by Calling it Home

 

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One Room Challenge / Week No. 2

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It is week No. 2 of the One Room Challenge and we are making some great headway.  Last week, I described what my general vision was for the bedroom and this week I am going to share what actual products I am using to put this space together.  I love mixing more modern pieces with unique vintage finds so a lot of vintage furnature + accessory shopping took place this week.  I also ordered the pieces that take a few weeks to get in.  Fingers crossed everything makes it in on time!  Above is a little collage of what we have committed to thus far.  I am not 100% on the pillow selection so that may be changing once the wallpaper goes up.

The GOODS:  Ceiling Light / Lamps Plus–I have been wanting to use this Jonathan Adler ceiling light for a while–it is going to look so much better then the ceiling fan!  Artwork / Minted – We have decided to add a little pop of color to the nightstands (see below) so I wanted to bring the color back with our art selection.  Wallpaper / Lindsay Cowels  –her storm print will make the perfect accent wall.  Bedside Lamps / Vintage 1970′s from Scout Design Studio, Diamond Shaped Mirror / Vintage from Chairish, Bedding / Wayfair

Below are the vintage nightstands I purchased for the space.  We decided to have them custom lacquered in a beautiful blue/green.  They are being worked on now and will hopefully have them next week.

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These are the lamps we are using for the nightstands.  I am thinking about switching out the white shades for black ones so they pop more on the wallpaper.

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This is the vintage black + gold console table I found for across the bed.  I am thinking a large piece of art hung over it will be perfect.

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Next week I hope to have more finished pieces to show you and hope to have the wallpaper hung.  Make sure to check out what everyone else has accomplished this week!  You can also follow along on Instagram using #oneroomchallenge 

The Designers:

Abby M. Interiors

Because It’s Awesome

Bijou & Boheme

Chinoiserie Chic

The Decorista

Design Chic

The Design Daredevil

Design Darling

Design Indulgence

Design Manifest

House of Turquoise

Jana Bek Design

Jill Sorensen

Maddie G. Designs

Mimosa Lane

A Piece of Toast

The Pink Pagoda

Stone Textile

Waiting on Martha

The Zhush

Trademarked by Calling it Home

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Interiors By Stone Textile / Modern Bungalow: Lower Level No.1

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Last week our Austin home was featured in the October issue of Lonny Magazine.  Over the next few weeks I am going to go room by room to share some of my favorite images from the shoot as well as the photos we took prior.  When we moved in there was an empty space in the living room area where our current media built in is now.  You can see the before photo below…Yes, the whole lower level was painted lime green when we bought the house.  What a different paint makes right?  I worked with a very talented builder to create this custom book shelve and TV unit.  I wanted it to be unique so each shelve is a different size.  The black and white multi-layered cabinets were inspired by a 1970′s credenza that I saw at a vintage shop years ago and also serve as the perfect cable box/speaker/wire storage. I like when all of that is hidden.  I also had to find something for the round wall (which is the outer wall of our staircase).  I chose a beautiful vintage macramé wall hanging that I purchased on Chairish.   Here are a few more detailed shots…

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AFTER:  This after shot was taken before we switched out our dining room art.  I am always changing things around and as much as I love a good gallery wall I felt like a strong piece of artwork would work better for our dining room.

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The Modern Bungalow / Lonny Magazine Feature

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I am so thrilled to finally share photos of our Austin home with you!   If you have been following the #modernbungalow process on Instagram,  you would know that we did a little photo shoot a few months ago.  It was such fun experience to see everything come together and work with such talented stylists, writers, and photographers.   I will do a few more detailed posts (with sources) next week but, for now please take a look at the October Issue of Lonny Magazine which came out yesterday.  It was such a pleasure working with the Lonny team–thank you for this amazing opportunity!

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One Room Challenge / Week One

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Hi everyone, today is the day!  The One Room Challenge officially starts right now.  I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself to those of you that have never read my blog, Stone Textile At Home.

My name is Elizabeth Mollen and I am a product designer + interior decorator based in Austin, Texas.  I moved here about four years ago after working for many years in the fashion industry in Los Angeles + New York.  Design has been a part of my life since I was a little girl and I have always known that I would be involved in the design world in some way.  The transition from fashion design to interior design was pretty seamless and I have not looked back.  I launched Stone Textile in 2012 and have been decorating people’s homes for the last four years.  I really love what I do.   My husband Russell and I are expecting our first child in January so being 5.5 months pregnant is also part of the challenge!  Thank you for following along on the blog as well as on Instagram (@stonetextile)

The Room:  I will be designing a client’s bedroom.

The Client:  My parents.  Since we have no family in Texas my mom + dad wanted to get a little apartment in Austin so they could be close to us and their new grandchild.  Mostly their new grandchild ;) .    They love modern and neutrals so they are giving me free rein to create something fun and different from their home in Chicago.

The Before Photos:

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The Challenges:  The apartment is a rental.  It is a new build so it is not horrible but, we have to work around a lot of design details that we would not necessarily pick on our own.  To start off, the room is completely empty we have nothing!  There is also carpet in the bedroom.  I am usually not a fan of carpet anywhere in the house so this will be a challenge for me.  There may be an area rug on carpet situation happening.    I do want to use wallpaper but it will have to be removable and in rentals when you paint the walls of a room you almost always have to paint them back to the beautiful beige they have selected (jk on the beige).  There is a LARGE bulky ceiling fan that we have to either work around or replace with a more attractive flush mount light fixture.

The Design Board:  I handled my parents just as I would any client.  I presented them with a design board and we went over it together.  Here is what I am thinking for the space (items subject to change):

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The List: What we need to source + purchase:  bed, bedding, pillows, nightstands (vintage), lamps (vintage), rug, replace ceiling fan?, wallpaper walls or a wall?, paint walls, dresser (vintage), mirror, storage, decorative objects….all in 6 weeks.  Check in next Wednesday for week two and to see what progress I have made.

Big thank you to Linda from Calling It Home for organzing this design event.  I am honored to be a part of it.  Take a look at the other designers involved and make sure to check in on them to see what they have up their sleeves. Also follow along on Instagram using #oneroomchallenge 

The Designers:

Abby M. Interiors

Because It’s Awesome

Bijou & Boheme

Chinoiserie Chic

The Decorista

Design Chic

The Design Daredevil

Design Darling

Design Indulgence

Design Manifest

House of Turquoise

Jana Bek Design

Jill Sorensen

Maddie G. Designs

Mimosa Lane

A Piece of Toast

The Pink Pagoda

Stone Textile

Waiting on Martha

The Zhush

Trademarked by Calling it Home

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The One Room Challenge

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I will be participating in the One Room Challenge this time around and could not be more excited to be involved.  I was honored when Linda, from Calling It Home asked me to be a part of it—the group is amazing!  Each Wednesday,  I will give you a first hand look at the room I will be designing in 6 weeks.  Yes, just 6 short weeks.  You can also follow along on Instagram using #oneroomchallenge.  Stay tuned to see what room I have chosen to tackle + what other design bloggers are involved.  Below is a sneak peek at a few things I have been thinking about for the space…

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My Place / Nursery Progress

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So many people have asked about my nursery plans so I thought it would be fun to share what I have done so far.  I am 22 weeks so we are more then half way there.  This pregnancy is really flying by.  I have done a lot of nurseries over the years  and I have to say it has been very fun designing our own!  I love native american and tribal influences so I am incorporating that into the nursery design using bold geometric patterns.  Let’s just say this little boy will be exposed the whole “print on print” thing at an early age…

Wallpaper:  We are going with this wallpaper print by Lindsay Cowles.  It will go on the crib wall.  She has so many great paper options that it was so hard to choose.  She is very talented.

Vintage Arrow Light:  This arrow will most likely hang above the day bed.  It is big–around 5 feet wide.

Custom Chief Art:  This may be my favorite part!  I have loved Jenna Snyder-Phillips work for a while and she created a custom chief print for the nursery using the colors from our wallpaper.  She did such a good job.

Window Treatment Fabric:  I love this print by Eskayel and  just ordered some for the window treatments.

Pillows:  There will be a daybed in the nursery and I want it filled with pillows.

Mobile:  I found this company on Etsy.  I will use a mixture of gold and black geometric shapes to hang above the crib.

Crib:  I went with the Parker Crib by Duc Duc NYC.  I love the modern look.

Have a great weekend!

xx Elizabeth

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Interiors By Stone Textile / Project Updates

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It is so great seeing some of my interior projects come together after months of work.  Today I am sharing some kitchen before + after photos.  Please note that these are not professional photos and not styled.  I was just a little excited and wanted to share them…Below is a before shot of the Firstview Project kitchen.  It is obvious that we had to do a total gut job here.  The transformation is amazing.  We ripped out all of the dated wood cabinets and decided on a bright white shaker style cabinet.  Then we selected brand  new hardware, backsplash tile, countertops, hardwood floors, paint colors, appliances —the list goes on!

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AFTER: I love how the charcoal gray subway tile looks in the herringbone pattern.  Also, how great is this modern farmhouse sink?  Such a statement.

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Moving on to the “Modern Farmhouse” project…Here we did a few basic cosmetic updates to the kitchen.  This project really shows how a little  paint and a few small design details can really transform a space.  We had the cabinets painted white and the walls painted a light gray (BM Gray Owl).  We also added some industrial hardware and pendant lighting.  Something that gives this kitchen more character is the black grout we added to the white subway tile backsplash.  We had the white grout stained.  It makes the tile pop now.

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Below is a before shot from an Edesign kitchen project I did for client’s in Chicago.  All of the existing cabinets were ripped out and replaced with shaker style cabinets (in white-are we noticing a theme here). I have always loved bright white kitchens.  New granite, hardware, tile, and appliances were all selected for this city kitchen makeover.   Stay tuned for more professional photos soon and follow along on Instagram using #interiorsbystonetextile

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Interns Needed!

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We are looking for a few design savvy interns to join us starting in August. Please read details below and send your resume to info@stonetextilestudio.com.

Details:

  • This is an unpaid internship
  • This internship can be used as a school credit
  • Must have a car and live in the Austin area
  • Must have a love for and be interested in interior design, product design, and photo styling
  • Photoshop + Indesign skills are a plus
  • Flexible hours (each week will be different)
  • This internship is ideal for fashion students, interior design students, marketing students, advertising students, + PR students
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Interiors By Stone Textile / Modern Farmhouse Update

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The “modern farmhouse” project is coming along.  We have a move in deadline to work with so we are moving incredibly fast!  This week, we ordered most of the furnishings.  Above is my design scheme for the dining room.  I love the feather wallpaper by Brooklyn based artist Aimee Wilder.   The formal living room design is below.  We are going with BM Gray Owl for the walls and incorporating a bunch vintage furniture.  How great is that love seat?  Make sure to follow along on Instagram for updates.   Have a great weekend!  xx Elizabeth

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Interiors By Stone Textile / Childhood room makeover

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Back in 1996, my parents let me play a large role in making over my room in Chicago.  It was a 12 year old’s dream come true!  I helped select paint (light blue metallic sponge paint) carpet (deep purple) built-in laminate furniture (a platform bed was a must) and bedding (bright geometric colors).  Let’s just say there was a lot going on.  I loved it.  I still remember walking into the finished space and feeling a sense of accomplishment.  Flash forward 18 years later and I am now designing spaces at a professional level.  My parents once again called me and said that they were ready for a fresh start.  The glossy white laminate builtins were getting old!  Below are some before pictures of my childhood room on this “Throwback Thursday” and then you will see the transformation with sources at the end.  It has been really exciting to see this space come together just as planned.   Thank you for following along!

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Sources:  Bed: Room + Board, Marble Wallpaper: Ferm Living, Side Tables: Society Social, Lamps: Vintage, Pillows: Stone Textile, Valence + Bench fabric: Carley Khan Textiles, Chandelier: Vintage, Accent Chair: Black Rooster Decor, Geo Chests: West Elm, Mirrors: Vintage + custom lacquered in black, Bench: Target + reupholstered, Lucite Horns: Pieces, Floral photographs: Nicole Cohen for UPLO, Paint Color: BM Vintage Charm

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