Peach Tree Street
I first got acquainted with this client in the summer of 2021 while out on a western US road trip. I was determined that summer to get away and out of my house after being stuck for over a year due to Covid restrictions. We headed out in the car to “big sky country” for a much needed change of scenery. As I drove through Taos in a picturesque mountain meadow, I spoke with the Peach Tree client over the phone for the first time. This connection led to a wonderful collaboration. The client was moving to Austin from a New England coastal environment. They had already found an interesting home in the last stages of construction, and AWCo was tasked with helping them re-envision themselves in their new, and very different, environment.
We connected on many levels including our love of Barton Springs Pool as an almost spiritual place of renewal, and how we found Santa Fe and the Taos areas also very movingly beautiful. It was a wonderful way to connect after so much drama during the global pandemic.
We met in person soon after and began to make some selections for furniture and fixtures in their new home. We did some custom cabinet designs including turning one room into a library work space with a vintage pink marble desk at the center and a softly curved patterned custom sofa. Built-ins were added to both sides of the new dining table, along with a custom-made banquet featuring custom cushions. The main focus in that room is a carved wooden fish that had been in the client’s family for generations and harkened back the coastal home they had just left behind.
In light of supply chain problems and the fact that all of the client’s previous furniture had been disposed of with the move for a fresh start, we had to be creative to get things “in stock.” We leaned heavily into our own vintage and period furniture collection that we have collected over time and combined those pieces with some new upholstery pieces from lines that had worked out ways around the delays. In addition to custom-sized area rugs, new lighting, and new wallpaper, the home’s paint palate was completely reimagined to soften it up and add light color.
The AWCO team really pulled together to get this client moved in and comfortable during a challenging time for so many people. This project is likely ongoing and will evolve over time, but we are thrilled with where it is right now, and that we were able to help make this family comfortable in their “new” lives.