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Interview / The Austin Modern Homes Tour

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*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!

Stone Textile: First of all, what a kitchen! What led you to dedicate so much space to this room and to forgo upper cabinets?
Royce Flournoy: My partner is a professional baker as well as an avid home cook. Culinary arts are a big part of our life and we wanted a space that could handle all his experimentation as well as all the entertaining we like to do. One great feature is our dining table, which is an industrial mill table from the 1800’s, that we found in Chicago. The biggest feature of this piece is it can be raised and lowered so that when cooking or rolling dough it can be at counter height, but when we have a dinner it can be lowered to table height. We feel that drawer storage is the most practical and useful in a heavily used kitchen. Also, we wanted to have the space feel pretty open and upper cabinets can create an unnecessary weight to the space.
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ST: You’ve got quite an impressive assortment of light fixtures. Do you have a favorite source or have you been collecting them for years?
RF: With the neutral pallet of the home, we thought it would be cool to have interesting light fixtures which added some character to the space. We have some favorite lighting providers, Rejuvenation and Lightology. There is one light fixture that you might consider a beginning of a budding collection.  The brass Chandelier in the entry was custom made by Tipler’s Lamp Shop and I gave it to my partner as a Christmas gift.
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ST: The minimalist color palette is quite soothing. Was it difficult to zero in on the perfect white for all of the walls?
RF: Fortunately we had already fought that battle at our last home, so this was an easy selection. Our Architects helped us at our last home and gave us the direction to the white we used, so I suppose they had fought the battle before us.
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ST: That’s an amazing bathtub, and I love the black exterior. What led you to go with this more traditional piece rather than a modern enclosed shower?
RF: The tub was actually salvaged from the house we removed to build the new house. We had it restored and re-finished to have the black outer and white interior. We liked the idea of keeping something from the past of the property. We also really like a hot bath in a great clawfoot tub.
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ST: Your home seems wonderfully organized and uncluttered. Do you have any tips for those looking to create more minimalist spaces?
RF: Well, try to buy only things you need and only things of quality is a good starting place. Next, have a place for everything to go, that tends to keep the place organized.
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Inside the Tribeza Interiors Tour

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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

 *Blog Post By Audrey Dyer for Stone Textile

 

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The Tribeza Interiors Tour 2015

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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

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Design By Hatchworks

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Design By Sheer Co

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Design by Robin Colton Studio

All Images Nicole Mlakar for Tribeza

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Keeping It Local / Maggie Louise Confections

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I came across Maggie Louise Confections a few months ago and I knew I had to work with them in some way.  They take the basic box of chocolate to the next level–chocolate couture.  We recently worked together to create a box as a thank you  for the Tribeza office and I was so pleased with how it turned out (see below).  More eye candy  (literally) below…

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This is the box we had made.  B+W Splatter Painted Geodes, Color Block Squares, Metallic Gold Letters, + Spheres.  So impressed with what they created!

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Tribeza Interiors Issue / Modern Bungalow Home Tour

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Local love is the best.  I am honored to have my home featured in the Tribeza Interiors Issue (Austin’s premier lifestyle magazine) .  Austin friends, the magazine hits newsstands today.   We had the pleasure of working with the very talented photographer, Casey Dunn.  I loved the direction he took and the photos really turned out beautifully.  Big thank you to the Tribeza team!    Above:  My dog Toby modeling in our living room.  Yes, he matches.

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This shot is a favorite.  I worked with a local woodworker to design this custom book shelf and entertainment center.

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The black and white kitchen, Casey really captured all of the layers here.  Such a great shot.

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Toby modeling again in our dining room….

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Vintage wallpaper in our guest bathroom.

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Stone Textile Deco Stripe Wallpaper upstairs.

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The master bedroom + reading nook.

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All Images / Casey Dunn for Tribeza Magazine

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Shop Small with Stone Textile

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We love how popular Small Business Saturday has become.   It is a very special day honoring small businesses around the world.  Show us how you shop small by tagging your purchase using #shopsmall

Please enjoy 25% off your online purchase using discount code “shopsmall25″ at check out.

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DIFFA: Picnic By Design / Table Pictures…

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Professional photos are always best….I love how photographer Jake Holt captured our DIFFA Picnic table.  Last Thursday’s event was a big success and I am so glad I will have these photos to remember the evening with.  The theme of my table was “modern garden” .  RoseHip Flora helped turn my vision into a reality with the lucite floral boxes.  They made such a statement.  Layers of florals were created using different materials…fabric, paper, actual flowers.  Brass + metallic accents were splahed throughout our modern garden.  It was such an honor to participate in this event!  See more table photos here.

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I love tis shot of the floral color block table cloth we had made.

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The place settings were composed of vintage + modern accessories.  Dinnerware / vintage, Napkins / Stone Textile, Glassware / vintage, Placemats / custom.

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A great view of the floral paper wrapped boxes + the lucite floral boxes.

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All Images / Jake Holt Photography

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A few images that I took during set up and at the event….

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DIFFA / Picnic By Design

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(A sneak peek at our table design…)

Today is the day!  We have been working since March to create the first ever Picnic By Design event in Austin.  It has been such a wonderful thing to see the creative community come together to support the Aids Services Of Austin (ASA) and it has been a pleasure working with a talented group of men + women on the event committee.    I am really looking forward to seeing what my designer friends have done to their picnic tables and celebrating this evening.  Follow along on Instagram for updates and to see the table designs using  #Diffapicnic —I will be posting detailed photos of the event and the Stone Textile table next week.

 

 

 

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Join Us / It Girls of Instagram Party

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Big thank you to Austin Tidbits  for naming me as one of their “It Girls of Instagram”  – how exciting!   We will be celebrating in true fashion week style next week at Neiman Marcus.  Please RSVP here: http://gotidbits.com/austin/itgirl

Neiman Marcus @ The Domain // Thurs., Sept. 18th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
I am in great company…learn about the other “It Girls” here:
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Wynn Myers, photographer
My favorite labels. Handbags: Chanel and Proenza Schouler. Beauty products: Tata Harper. Shoes: Loeffler Randall and Chloé. Denim: rag & bone
Camille Styles, owner and creative director of CamilleStyles.com
Things I love: “FRAME jeans, Diptyque candles & Pour La Victoire shoes”
3. @faimfatale
Deana Saukam, Media & Events for quiEast Side King, Paul Qui
My fashion sense: “Bold patterns, prints, and bright colors. Paul Qui (my fiancé) and I travel all over the world for work and fun, and I pick up fashion inspiration everywhere we visit, from Hong Kong to Copenhagen.”
Elizabeth Mollen, owner of Stone Textile
Past life: “Working in the fashion industry.”
And now: “I create fashion inspired accessories and textiles for the home and design interior spaces that reflect my client’s personal style.”
Claire Zinnecker, interior designer
My fashion sense: “Neutrals with one punch, whether it be with a striped shirt, a gold watch or colored shoes.”
On my off hours: “Interior designer is my day job, making things is my night job.” (social media for MMH Austin and DIY posts for Camille Styles)
6. @ty_haney 
Tyler Haney, founder of Outdoor Voices activewear line
My big news: “We’re launching our first retail store behind Clark’s with an outdoor covered yoga spot.”
My style: “Simple, easy tomboy with little flirts of girl, topped with a messy hair-do of course.”
7. @katelesueur 
Kate LeSueur, photographer
My fashion sense: “Androgynous and comfortable.”
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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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DIFFA / 25-25 SITE WIDE SALE!

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I am excited to finally share what a few of my fellow Austin based designers and I have been working on for the past few months.  We are bringing one of DIFFA National’s signature “Picnic By Design” to Austin!  We have been working closely with DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the ASA to create a very unique dining experience.  Austin’s first DIFFA event, Picnic By Design, on September 11th 2014, will directly benefit our local Aids Service Organization, Aids Services of Austin.

In honor of today’s announcement we are having a site wide SALE!  25% off all items with 25% of sales going to Aids Services of Austin (ASA).  Enter code “DIFFA25″ at check out and receive 25% off your purchase.  If you live in the Austin area and would like to attend or help out with this event please contact us at info@stonetextilestudio.com.   Big thank you to my friend Kelly LaPlante for speerheading this whole thing and asking me to be a part of the committee!

Learn more about the event today on Austin Culture Map

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Collaborate: Stone Textile + The Distillery Austin

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Last week we did a little photo collaboration with one of our favorite Austin based online vintage resources, The Distillery.   Catelyn and I thought it would be fun to combine some of their vintage barware with our Stone Textile tabletop accessories.  Make sure to check out The Distillery blog for more photos + the cocktail recipe we tried for the shoot.

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Vintage glassware + cocktail shaker / The Distillery

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Stone Textile Diamond Cut Coasters + Diamond Print Napkins

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All Images / Clif for The Distillery  

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