You know it's going to be a great Sunday when you get to spend it touring brilliantly designed homes all around Austin, thanks to Tribeza! These homes were designed by the best and brightest interior designers in town, and I'm so excited to share some of my favorite details of each spot along the tour.
House One - Mark Ashby Design, Skyline Drive
The first stop on the tour was a large family home in the hill country, owned by lead designer of Mark Ashby Design, Anne Grandineti. The home was a complete balance between chic + trendy design, and family function. Large windows spanned the main floor of the home - I loved the way the light hit every detail. Brilliant pops of color and large comfy sofas decorated nearly every large room. The main level was an open concept with a beautiful open kitchen and large entertaining space, connected to the other wing of the home by a beautiful skybridge. And I can't forget about the wine cellar - I could have easily stayed there forever...think beautiful wines spanning the walls and a cozy sitting area for entertaining.
House Two - Tilton Fenwick & Supply Showroom, Tarrytown
If you're inspired by all things interior design, you may know the name Tilton Fenwick, or even Supply Showroom. House two on our list was a shining example of their styles.
Kristin Gish (the owner of Supply Showroom) found her dream home in the heart of Tarrytown, and enlisted her friends at Tilton Fenwick, to help decorate. This home was filled with color, pattern and traditional design. My favorite part of this home? Wallpaper. Everywhere.
If you're in the market for wallpaper, textiles or more - be sure to stop by Supply Showroom on Lake Austin Blvd and be prepared to be impressed!
House Three - Merrilee McGehee Design, Brykerwoods
My absolute favorite home on the tour all day. In the tour event guide, Merrilee said, "The creative life is my purpose. It's a necessity for me, like air or water," and the moment I walked into her home I knew exactly what she meant. We entered the front door to an adorable vintage rug at the entryway, a lovely sitting room with a gorgeous bookshelf spanning the wall and a delightful mural (see image below) as a centerpiece to the room. Merrilee also mentioned that she loves to keep a little mystery in all of her designs to keep people guessing. I found myself wondering about her life all the way through her home. Hand-drawn Morroccan-inspired arches connected the rooms, and each piece of furniture and art seemed to have a story. I left this refreshing Brykerwoods home feeling so inspired to keep finishing out our quaint little condo.
House Four - Page Home Design - Tarrytown
Okay - so this house was so stunning from the moment that we walked in the door that I legitimately ate it and fell right on my bum in front of everyone! So embarrassing.
Anyway, the emerald-covered entryway was delightful and welcoming with an open concept living area and a winding staircase to the upstairs. Hints of earth tones, golds, blues and greens filled the space. As I entered the living area I looked over to the kitchen to find beautiful velvet dining chairs in red and pale pink. This floor of the home had three dining spaces - so I presume they like to entertain! The upstairs was filled with beautiful furniture in each bedroom and I especially loved the view from the second floor scaffolding.
The best part of this home tour? Finding out that Page Home Design actually has a beautiful shop that continues to be filled with beautiful furniture and house hold items - something I can't wait to check out!
House Five - Troo Designs - East Austin
On to East Austin. A home built on the idea of stacked shipping containers. Not only that, but there was a legitimate shipping container/office in the backyard! I didn't love that this home sat right on a busy road, but I did love the natural light brought in by gorgeous large windows and an open concept floor plan. Industrial and reclaimed touches throughout the home brought a sense of peace. Chris and I especially loved the kitchen in this particular home!
House Six - Christine Turknett Interiors - Mueller
New designer alert! And also my first time venturing over to the Mueller development. I love Christine's style! Modern farmhouse meets Scandinavian - this home brought a huge smile to my face when I walked in the door. Christine greeted us with a big welcome and was a joy to talk to. She shared some of her favorite sources - and I fell in love with her bookshelf and her acrylic trunk in her living room. Woman after my own heart - we had the exact same sofa - and a very similar book collection! Keep your eyes on this one - she's going to be huge!
House Seven - Bunker Lee Residential - East Austin
This home was bright, white and brand new. The home was built by Bunker Lee Residential and staged by Birdhome Staging, and it looked fantastic. Though, the home did not have the same "lived-in" feel of the others - I loved all of the design touches on the main floor - from the rug to the glass table and eclectic poufs, pillows and florals - very well designed and built. If you're in the market for a new home on the East side -this one is worth the look!
House Eight - N.Y. Harte Designs - Travis Heights
The home of Michael Torres, designed by Nancy Harte, was nothing short of eclectic, creative and one-of-a-kind. A personal favorite of mine simply because my client, Jean-Marc Fray's pieces were all over the house! From the gold-tented meditation space to the ornate bedrooms - this home is the essence of Austin.
House Nine - Allison Burke Interior Design - Travis Heights
Just down the road from house eight, we stumbled into this architectural wonder. Three stories, open concept and owned by a former foreign correspondent for the Associated Press - you can imagine the beautiful interiors from his travels. Most striking part of this home? The hot pink kitchen island and the slatted, suspended wood floors on the second and third stories. Heels would be a no-go, but you'd be swept off your feet by the skyline views anyway!