A beautiful lakeside retreat and a beautiful story lies behind the architectural re-design of this bright, colorful and sophisticated lake house. It began as a serendipitous encounter of two college friends that reunited after 15 years and quickly transitioned to a wonderful client/designer partnership. As a total remodel, only the original footprint and square footage were maintained.
2017 HCBA Parade of Homes award winner:
Best Kitchen and Living
Best Master Suite and Bath
Best Interior Design and Decorating
Best Outdoor Living
Classic Master Bath
Hill Country Retreat
This new construction project in the Texas Hill Country just south of Austin is clean, crisp and transitional. Project highlights include Hickory Chair custom furniture, a faux shagreen oval coffee table, gray linen swivel chairs, and a Tibetan lamb lucite bench. The dining area features a playful foil wallpaper with bicycle illustrations.
This bar was designed for a spirits lover in Westlake. The bar is located just off the upstairs media room, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the rolling hillside. The centerpiece of the design is a bottle cap backsplash made up of vintage bottle caps I sourced through a collector in North Carolina. It's fun, vibrant and always brings a smile – which mixes perfectly with cocktail hour.
Designer Showhome, Women’s Symphony League of Austin
A gaming room, a grandchildren’s hang out or a comfortable place to retreat on game day, this open and airy refuge is defined by entertainment and relaxation. Clean lines, modern furnishings and wallpaper from Cole & Son set the stage for three flat screens that are sure to hold your attention.
Winner, National NARI Award
With a fairly modest budget, this young, single professional had big dreams for her first kitchen remodel. Upon our initial meeting, the priorities were clear: open up the crowded space impeded by half walls, beams and soffits, maximize countertop areas, provide more organized storage for food and dishware and use sustainable materials whenever possible.
Warm, rich maple wood cabinets were used with a recessed door profile to create well-defined lines within the space. The cork floor was chosen because of its warm look, comfort and sustainable qualities. A colorful blend of olive mosaic glass tile was used as a splash of color with complimentary violet gray paint on the walls. All of the old wainscoting was eliminated for a contemporary look. Violet colors were also carefully picked for the “starburst” bulb on the low voltage pendants above the sink and dining table. The clean, “Iceberg” colored countertop is a man-made quartz product and the perfect choice for an eco conscious client. Together, these materials provide for a nice mix of texture while making for a stylish, and substantive kitchen.
Cat Mountain Bathroom
What started as a crowded, choppy and outdated space transformed into an open, functional bathroom with a classic design. In this complete renovation, we tore out walls, moved plumbing and borrowed space from a nearby bedroom closet.
3” x 16” crema luna wall tile
8” x 12” Walker Zanger border
Kohler soaking tub for two
Tub front: polished travertine noche tile
KraftMaid cabinetry: cherry doors with a sable onyx finish