10 Things About Natalie

1. Design and laughter fuel me.
2. Transforming a space for a client provides no greater joy.
3. I lived in Japan. Some 20 years later, it still lives in me.
4. Succulents, seat heaters and hazelnut chocolate can make any day brighter.
5. I can talk about tile for hours.
6. I’m more jeans and t-shirt than dress and heels.
7. I've lived in six states and two other countries but will always call Texas my home.
8. I can scale an Alaskan salmon.
9. There’s no other way to shoot than straight.
10. Family is everything. The rest is just window dressing.


2017 Hill Country Builders Association Parade of Homes Winner

  • Best Interior Design and Decorating
  • Best Kitchen and Living
  • Best Master Suite and Bath
  • Best Outdoor Living

2017 Best of Houzz
2016 Best of Houzz - Design & Service
2016 Quoizel (lighting catalog)
2015 Best of Houzz - Design & Service
2015 VP of Programs, NKBA 2015
National NARI award - kitchen
Showhome Designer, Women's Symphony League of Austin
Former Secretary, NKBA
Featured in Austin Home and LivingAustin Monthly Home, Austin American StatesmanTexas Home and Living, and HGTV Design Blog - Design Happens
Published by Schiffer Publishing Company

Client Testimonials

"Thank you for the absolutely phenomenal work you did on my kitchen; it looks incredible. Everyone who has seen it has been blown away! Please let me know how I can be a reference for you. Everyone needs an updated kitchen like this."

- N. Letzerich, Westlake

"Natalie was a fantastic designer to work with on our kitchen remodel. She had gorgeous designs and great advice, but she also helped us find our own style and always had choices and options from which to choose. She kept us on schedule and budget. I would highly recommend her to friends and family and would hire her again in a second for any other project." 

- E. Nielsen, Austin

"We had the privilege of working with Natalie Howe Design during the construction of our transitional home. Natalie not only assisted us in clarifying a vision for our home, but she also helped us take risks by proposing new and unique design recommendations that ultimately resulted in gorgeous, comfortable, well-executed spaces. Natalie is consistent, professional and easy to work with. She is brilliantly gifted in creating new spaces from scratch, as well as seeing the potential beauty of an existing space. Natalie Howe Design will be a vital part of all of our future construction and design projects." 

- A. Lohse, New Braunfels

“Natalie is a very talented designer, able to quickly transform a lackluster space into a creative and inviting room. Her professionalism is translated into every aspect, from her thought-out layouts to staying on top of the execution of every element of each room. I highly recommend Natalie, hire her if you can!"

- Erin Portman, Birds Barbershop, Austin

"Natalie worked with me to design my downtown loft. She did an excellent job designing to a budget and guiding the entire process. She has a great personality and a good design sense."

- Lou Trotter, CEO, InfoSnap

"Natalie Howe has been my go-to designer for several years. As a Realtor I am frequently asked by clients and friends to refer a professional designer for an interior renovation. With complete confidence I introduce Natalie Howe. Natalie has helped my clients with re-design prior to selling and with renovation to simply enhance the family's enjoyment of their home. I am thrilled with the California Beach House vibe and palette that she introduced in a large and beautiful 1950's era home in Austin's prestigious Tarrytown neighborhood. Natalie has highly specialized training and knowledge in kitchen and bath design including understanding of the structural and mechanical aspects of power and plumbing. Natalie immediately puts clients at ease with her serene demeanor and quiet charm. She asks important questions, listens carefully and helps to form a vision that excites and motivates. Her eye is unerring, her taste is sophisticated and eclectic, her sense of color and light are fresh and enchanting. Natalie patiently guides, suggests, and recommends. She assesses the client's desires and reaction at every step and translates the client's wishes into inspired design that immediately delights. And she does it on budget! Natalie's methods are consistent, her accounting is flawless, she delivers on time. I have engaged her for a new-build project of my own and look forward to seeing photos of the finished space on her Houzz page."

- Kay Keesee, Kuper Sotheby's International, Austin

"We have used Natalie Howe Design for several projects in both commercial and residential space. Whether you need a simple refresh or a total overhaul, Natalie is able to pull it together with interesting materials, good use of light and dimension, great fixtures and wonderful design elements. Natalie is timely, fun and always a pleasure to work with. She brings a fresh eye to every space, is not afraid to use color, and keeps client goals and budget in mind in her design work. We have used Natalie Howe Design for both contemporary and more traditional remodels and the transformation is always chic, unfussy, with an element of fun and surprise. Natalie has a great aesthetic and brings creative solutions to the table. We love working with Natalie Howe Design and would do so again!"

- Mary Margaret O'Donnell, Attorney, Birmingham, MI