Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Elegant in Austin


My Austin baby is finally coming to a close. After many, many months of planning and planning...and yes, blood, sweat and tears...this home has come together beautifully!
This darling client and I have designed 3 homes together and over the years, have developed a very close friendship. Her family is delightful and we always have tons of fun together. I truly cherish client relationships that develop into friendships and it makes me love what I do even more.
Together, she and I built this home from the ground up and there are so many wonderful things that I am dying to show off... I can't possibly fit them into one post.
Let's start with the dining room.
Many of the beautiful things in this space are pieces that we have been gathering over different homes. It is a true testament to what I always tell my clients and that is "If you buy what you love you will always have a place for it". In fact, the drapes are from her very first home and have continued to work in every home since. Aren't they gorgeous?! The fabric has since been discontinued. Such a pity when they do that to such fabulous things.

The fun architectural element to this space is the slurried stone wall that showcases the art. It is Austin stone with mortar slurried over it- stunning. These photos don't really do it justice. The bronze windows are another favorite specification from this space.

Did you know that I am obsessed with nailheads? My client is too. When we are planning together we have to be careful not to make EVERYTHING with nailheads and tufting :-)

This simple table arrangement works so well with the simple elegance of the home.

Ah, tufting, see, we love it!
I would like to say a very special thank you to the Campbell's for trusting me implicitly with your most personal space and always being a joy to work with. I adore you guys!
Stay tuned for more to come from this Austin beauty.
I hope you're having a great start to the week!

7 comments:

Amy said...

Gorgeous! I love those chandeliers!

Kimberly said...

It looks great! Love to see more of the brass windows!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks Amy, we loooove the chandys too :-) Thanks for reading!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks Kimberly! The windows are actually bronze :-) There will definitely be more to come. Thanks for reading!

Visual Comfort said...

Maria, the dining room is absolutely stunning! So crisp and classic. Thank you for using the Double Twist Chandeliers by Eric Cohler for Visual Comfort & Co. They look perfect in the space!

Going from a family of four to a family of FIVE! said...

Love the bathroom were did you get the shower curtin?

Anonymous said...

Could you please share where the art work comes from?