This south Austin home was purchased in the summer of 2021, and the homebuyer immediately hired Amity Worrel & Co. to start injecting personality into the white rooms. “This client is the definition of bold!” says lead designer Andrée Chalaron. “For her, the more pattern and color, the better. Every room in the house is wallpapered except the powder bath, which is usually the likely place to find it.”
All surfaces that did not call for wallpaper were painted in bold pinks, purples, chartreuse and black. They added paneling, custom cabinetry, arched doorways, drapery and custom shades throughout as well as a screened porch and awnings to the exterior. Much of the furniture is vintage or was custom made to address the lead-time challenges the industry has been facing.
The wallpaper is unique to every room and was even unique to this home as this was the first house to feature Counterpart Studios, a local wallpaper brand. Snakes and rhinestones by Fort Lonesome (a local chain stitch embroidery specialist) cover the entry, dining and kitchen. The spacious center hall runs the length of the house, and this dreamlike space is where people gather to admire the view and where the children often play. A leopard runner ties all of the spaces together, with walls filled with the client’s extensive art collection and her “witchy” accessories that bring the rooms to life. A custom mural is painted on the burgundy-stained concrete porch floor. The home — layered with pattern, color and personality — is a feast for all of the senses.