*Blog Post by Audrey Dyer for Stone Textile At Home
*Blog Post by Audrey Dyer for Stone Textile At Home
*To go along with my outdoor project post from last week, I asked Audrey to pick out her favorite modern planter accessories for the yard….such great finds!
Spring has finally sprung here in Austin, and we’re already up to 80 degree afternoons. It’s amazing how the mood of the city lifts as the trees begin to bloom and paddlers dot our beloved Town Lake once again. In honor of the sun’s much celebrated return, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite planters that have a modern-eclectic Austin vibe. If your plants managed to survive the winter, treat them to an upgrade with one of these beauties. The black ones happen to go perfectly with my thumb!
*Blog post by Audrey Dyer for Stone Textile At Home
Well hello there! I know it has been a while…baby Max is keeping me very busy over here. I wanted to share my design ideas for a little outdoor project we have started to talk about for our house. Let’s just say our yard needs a lot of work. We haven’t really touched it since we moved in except for occasional lawn grooming. We will most likley start this project in the Fall (Summer is Austin is not a good time to plant anything!) but I have started to gather some ideas that I wanted to share.
Goal: Curb Appeal. Our house has a modern look similar to the photo above. I would love a clean front lawn with minimal agave plants lining the fence.
Goal: Outdoor seating + lounge area. A place to hang out and read a book outside would be great. We have a few chairs on our portch right now but I think an outdoor sofa situation would be great.
Goal: Outdoor dining area. We love having friends over and always try and to take advantage of living in a warm climate. Love the look of the photo above.
Goal: Mixing materials. I like how these large concrete slabs look with the grass and black rocks.
Goal: Modern play area for Max + friends. How cool is this play house?!
All images / Outdoor Spaces Pin Board
Lately it seems like a contemporary, streamlined look is taking center stage in the design world. Maybe it’s the Marie Kondo effect – her recent bestseller on the Japanese art of decluttering has certainly inspired many to go for a simpler, cleaner aesthetic. These chic black and white spaces are perfect examples of clutter-free, minimalist living, and we’re loving their statement-making black accents. If you’re space needs a modern edge, try one of these inky pieces for a neutral addition that still packs a graphic punch.
*Post By Audrey Dyer for Stone Textile
I am so excited to finally share photos of Max’s nursery with you. See the full tour today on Style Me Pretty Living.
It’s no secret that a statement wallpaper looks amazing in a petite space, so today we’ve rounded up some of our favorite examples. Even minimalist, white-walled homes can benefit from a punchy paper, and the powder room is a perfect spot for such an impactful design element. With so many removable options out there, even renters can get in on the fun!
*Post by Audrey Dyer for Stone Textile Studio
The vintage wallpaper Elizabeth used in her Austin home.
Some current favorites:
Here at Stone Textile, we are often smitten with statement-making wallpaper, and these days it seems like everyone else is too! With so many gorgeous (and often removable) options available, even renters can jump on the recently-revived wallpaper bandwagon. Lately I’ve been spotting products that remind me of the amazing accent wall from the One Room Challenge, covered with a black and gray abstract pattern from Lindsay Cowles. The wall’s print is a little hard to describe – is it tie-dyed? Marbleized? Geometric? It’s a beautiful Rorschach Test for sure! If you’re into it as much as we are, check out these great finds that share the same abstract, painterly look.
Our One Room Challenge Room (see more here)
*Blog post by Audrey Dyer for Stone Textile
*Post + Interview by Audrey Dyer for Stone Textile
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Austin Modern Home Tour, a showcase of a dozen of Austin’s freshest contemporary spaces. I was also fortunate to get to interview this amazing east side abode’s owner, Royce Flournoy, who also presides over the company that built the home. It’s safe to say he was involved in every last detail of this gorgeous space, and we really enjoyed getting the inside scoop from him. Check it out below!
This past Saturday I was thrilled to be able to attend the annual Tribeza Interiors Tour, especially since Elizabeth’s gorgeous home was just featured in their latest issue. The tour comprised of eight amazing homes around Austin, all of which had a great mix of aspirational and accessible decor. Each space had a unique style, from glamorous to casual, and from modern to traditional. There were some unifying trends, however, and they were all gorgeous enough for any style of decorator to get behind.
Wall coverings are making a huge comeback right now. Gone are the days of tacky borders and bland stripes; this generation of wallpaper is chic as can be. From masculine charcoal grasscloth in an office to a rainbow of Penguin Classics in a powder room, each home showed its own unique spin on dressed up walls.
Beautifully patterned tile was the second standout trend this year, whether found on bathroom floors, stair risers, or kitchen backsplashes (just check out the incredible mirrored detail in the second photo). Each of these tiled spaces felt exotic, like I was suddenly transported to a fabulous Greek hotel. Couldn’t we all use that feeling when we go to brush our teeth in the morning?
Lastly, it comes as no surprise that vintage rugs were always underfoot. Traditional patterns in gorgeous colors made these rooms feel vibrant and timeless. If only every designer would reveal his or her sources!
I love a good treasure hunt, but sometimes slogging through Craigslist ads or spending all day on my feet at an antique mall ends up being a fruitless pursuit. Enter Chairish, the magical retailer that seems to have an “Awesome Stuff Only” policy when it comes to their stash of vintage goodies. You can even sort by style, designer, or city to find the missing link for your space (every room needs a dash of vintage!). Here I’ve chosen an eclectic patchwork rug from Chairish to create a colorful entryway that’s as functional as it is chic. Look out though – my bare entry makes me think this rug may soon be unavailable…Shop all rugs on Chairish here.
*Blog Post By Audrey Dyer for Stone Textile At Home
Some interior inspiration to start the week off with….I saw this space featured on Domaine Home a few weeks ago and wanted to share it on the blog. I love blod choice made in the living/dining space. I think the vintage B+W patterned chairs have to be my favorite part. What a great print.
All Images / Designers In The City
Austin friends, this Saturday is the annual Tribeza Interiors Tour. Last year, we had so much fun touring the homes of Austin’s top interior designers. Read about that weekend here. Since the baby will be arriving (hopefully this week!) I cannot make it this year. My assistant Audrey will be going in my place so make sure to follow along on Instagram (@stonetextile) for her findings. Tickets can be purchased on site at each of the houses or in advance here. Take a look at what this round of Austin designers have in store for you–going to be good!
Above: Design by Claire Zinnecker
Design By Hatchworks
Design By Sheer Co
Design by Robin Colton Studio
All Images Nicole Mlakar for Tribeza