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Modern Bungalow / Backyard Project

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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.

The Goals:

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.

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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.

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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.

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Goal:  Mixing materials. I like how these large concrete slabs look with the grass and black rocks.

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Goal:  Modern play area for Max + friends.  How cool is this play house?!

All images / Outdoor Spaces Pin Board

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Love This House / Jessica Alba’s Guest House

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The guys at Consort Design did it again. Domaine Home featured Jessica Alba’s amazing  Los Angeles guest home yesterday.  I love the vibrant jewel tones mixed with bold black + white .   Speaking of B+W , we also were thrilled to see our best selling Striped Bamboo Throw featured in the living room!  This house is a must see…

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All Images / Christopher Patey for Domaine Home

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Interior Inspiration / Powder Room Statement Wallpaper

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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

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The vintage wallpaper Elizabeth used in her Austin home.

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Some current favorites:

Favorite Wallpapers

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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.
All photos / Ryann Ford
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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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Love This House / A Palm Springs Vacation Home

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When I lived in LA we took many trips to Palm Springs.  I fell in love with the desert town and we now joke that we want to retire there.  It is also a vintage furniture wonderland.  Fashion designer Corey Lynn Carter’s vacation home was recently featured in Elle Decor and I had to share it.  She created a unique space, full of vintage finds, in only 6 weeks! Here are some of my favorite images:

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Love This House…

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Interior Designer Tamara Kaye-Honey has always been a great source of inspiration for me.  I love her aesthetic.  She has a way of creating  spaces that are so unique and always keeps the comfort factor in mind with out loosing the cool factor.  I loved seeing her California family home featured in Lonny Magazine–so good.  Here are a few of my favorite images–make sure to check the rest out on Lonny.com

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Isn’t this master bath amazing?  I love how they transformed the attic into their master suite.  Beautiful.

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Love This Room / Cool + Comforable

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Well, that was quite the blog hiatus…things have been crazy around here getting ready for the baby (6 week countdown!)  and wrapping up all of our interior projects.  Not to mention — shipping all of our holiday orders!  Maybe it’s because I am almost 9 months pregnant…but I have been really into the look of comfortable living rooms with an overall cool vibe.  Here are a few that caught my eye…

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All Images / various sources

 

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