Some of us are awarded the rare privilege of becoming stewards of our family homes, ensuring they grow and change with the next generation. For this project, our client was ready to redesign her West Austin childhood home for her growing family.
After looking at the three-bedroom home’s overall floor plan and function, we realized we needed to do more than decorate. The residence required an overhaul to improve daily function. It was clear that the back door had always served as the family entrance. We designed a built-in to serve as a catch-all for backpacks, coats, and shoes in the small corner space inside the door. Our Austin interior design studio then proposed the idea of swapping the locations of the home office with the kids’ bedroom to gain privacy as well as play space.
Area rugs were added throughout the house to buffer the echoes across the wood floors, creating a more comfortable and quiet place to work — a top priority for the family’s daily lifestyle. The house became softer in acoustics, and each room was transformed with paint selections, including a warm blush hallway.
We discovered that the family’s heirloom art collection had been wrapped up and tucked away. Our furniture plans identified new locations for art placement, including a custom pedestal in the living room. The living room lighting plan includes picture lights in the built-ins and wall sconces for enhanced display. Finally, the treasured pieces and the family are being properly celebrated.