Texas Modern meets Rustic by Van Wicklen Design

Jeanette Forney Van Wicklen founded Austin based Van Wicklen Design after becoming certified in 1999. She used her previous knowledge of the Fashion world to update clients homes with stunning details, classic and modern touches, as well as an exquisite selection of unique pieces.  Jeanette is well aware that it’s important to not just be another model home copy, so she works hard to create a home that is infused with each clients personal style.

This amazing custom built home in Lakeway, Texas is one to watch. It’s soothing color scheme and creative details immediately caught our eye. Join us as we take a small tour of this breathtaking space.

A muted color scheme creates a soothing environment, while the pops of turquoise and beach inspired accessories add a fun touch.

Great wooden details really warm up this white dining area, while the open floor plan gives the illusion of an even bigger space.

A gourmet kitchen, stacked with high end appliances, stunning floors, and a kitchen island that doubles as a breakfast nook.

The master bedroom isn’t lacking space or exceptional taste. Every home accessory was carefully selected to serve a purpose.

This master bathroom  is a sanctuary of  peace and relaxation with soft blue hues and a free standing tub.

Throws and pillows are a fantastic way of adding personal style to a space.

The perfect outdoor haven , and who wouldn’t want to cuddle near that fireplace!

Impressed? See more of Van Wicklen Design here.

Contemporary River Cliff Home by Susie Johnson Interior Design

Susie Johnson founded her design business, Susie Johnson Interior Design, a full service interior design firm in 1996 to create high-end residential interiors. Emphasizing proper proportion and scale, as well as effective lighting, while maintaining the overall design style is Susie’s signature approach to personalizing a home to match her client’s personality and lifestyle. Austin interior designer Susie strives to create aesthetically appealing homes, as well as functional and practical, for her clients.

Take a look at this gorgeous contemporary home designed by Susie Johnson Interior Design that has won awards in both the local and state American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) design compeitions in the Contemporary Homes over 3,000 square feet category. This home overlooking a river was designed for an experienced contractor, who wanted a cohesive merger of the interiors and the architecture of the home.

Contemporary Living Room

 The linear brown panels draws the focal point towards the painting and fireplace in this neutral palette living room.

White Oak Kitchen

The kitchen’s simplicity with rift-cut white oak cabinetry brings out the contemporary essence of the nickel surface appliances.

Powder Room

The rich brown walls and walnut hardwood drawers evokes a very organic and green atmosphere in this effortlessly designed powder room.

TV Room

The detailed texture of the rug stands out more against the smooth surfaces of the sectional leather sofa and wood paneled walls.

Glass Wall Architecture

By keeping the furnishings to a minimum with the French limestone floor, the glass walls become more prominent to the integrity of the home’s architecture.

Neutral and Granite Master Bathroom

The dramatic granite counter top in this master bathroom contrasts nicely against the mirrors and neutral colors to create the illusion of a more open space.

Contemporary Dining Room

This contemporary dining room’s elegance is accented by the stylish dining chairs and the modern black lighting fixture.

This beautiful home was created to showcase the strong architectural lines with neutral and light colored interiors. With the floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, it provides a lot of natural lighting that needs to be complemented with light-colored furnishings with subtle but definite textures. The finished home exceeded the client’s high expectations in every way.

To see more of Susie Johnson Interior Design’s amazing design work, look at her portfolio here.

Fresh and Innovative Designs by Design Studio 2010

Texas interior designer Amanda Hopkins knows what it take to create timeless designs that stand the test of time. As owner of Design Studio 2010, Amanda is known for analyzing her client’s lifestyle and vision to produce quality work . Amanda’s desire for design began and was present at a young age. At the age of 15, she began design school and then transferred to The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to further her education.

Since then, Amanda has become a member of ASID and can be found in various publications such as LUXE, Austin Urban Home and Design Guide. To add to her growing list of accomplishments, Amanda has also won ASID Design Excellence and Legacy Design awards for her creative and innovative work.

Amanda’s work speaks for itself. Enjoy this gallery of  some of her best designs!

Kitchen Design

Large dome pendants give this space a unique twist.

Dining Room Design

Floral wall paper give this dining room a splash of color to accent the bright furniture.

Living Room Design by Design Studio 2012

Maintaining cohesiveness throughout, this living room is given pops of color with lime green accent pillows.

Kitchen Space by Design Studio 2010

The sleek design of this kitchen is highlighted by a mosaic glass backsplash and clear alder cabinets.

Office Space by Design Studio 2010

This contemporary office space highlights Amanda's strategic use of color and patterns.

If you enjoyed Design Studio 2010’s designs, let us know in the comments below! Be sure to check out the rest of Amanda’s work here!

Lake Travis Chic Bachelor Pad by The Pankonien Group

While many other design firms take on various projects at once , The Pankonien Group sets itself apart by only taking on a limited number of projects at a time. This Austin-based boutique builder that specializes in custom construction, renovations and interior design is able to provide superior service and attention to all project details. As an added bonus, the firm strives to complete projects both in a timely manner and on budget by coordinating all necessary resources.

President of The Pankonien Group, Laura Pankonien brings extreme talent and know-how to projects not only by managing all interactions with subcontractors for both construction and interior design projects, but also by acting as liaison during construction and architectural meetings. Once again, as an added bonus, Laura also acts as interior design consultant for clients who may not have the desire, or budget, to hire an outside interior design. Extremely talented in her position, Laura often mixes modern, traditional, and rustic design styles in her construction and design projects all while remaining mindful of the client’s lifestyle.

To illustrate the charming construction and design that The Pankonien Group brings to each project, let’s explore a recent project, Lake Travis Bachelor Chic:

Contemporary Living Room Designby The Pankonien Group

When entering this home, visitors are greeted by the chic yet masculine home decor elements of this Lake Travis living room. The hardwood floors, the neutral walls and sofa, and large area rug work perfectly together.

Eclectic Living Room Design by The Pankonien Group

Another view of the living room provides a closer view of the rustic style coffee table and modern floor lamp that illuminates the space.

Contemporary Living Room Design by The Pankonien Group

The epitome of the term accent furniture, this modern take on the wing backed chair both accents and compliments the other elements of the room perfectly.

Modern Lake Travis Kitchen by The Pankonien Group

The kitchen in this bachelor pad continues the chic and masculine styling with clean lines, color contrast cabinets and counter tops, and stainless steel appliances.

Transition Kitchen Design by The Pankonien Group

The dining room of this bachelor pad boasts chic yet simple design elements with the main accents of the room being the area rug, artwork, and pendant lighting fixture.

Transitional Bedroom Design by The Pankonien Group

The bedroom is definitely where the magic happened for this bachelor pad as the neutral, masculine, and of course chic elements of design come together to create the ultimate place to rest.

The Pankonien Group has created quite a few chic and stylish design spaces. To see the rest of this chic bachelor pad and their other projects, browse their portfolio and be inspired!

A Delightful Mix of Modern Retro by Lane Design Studio

Since graduating from Texas State University San Marcos in 2005, Austin interior designer, Alexis Lane moved to San Diego, California to begin a career in interior design.  Alexis decided that she was ready to launch her own firm so she got her interior design license and  returned to Austin, Texas where she then started, Lane Design Studio. The firm is focused on taking the stress and frustration out of the design process while making it fun. Her designs have been featured in Austin Monthly Home and several local design competitions. Take a look at a sample of her work with this modern residence that incorporates sleek modern design with added spice of fun retro flavor. Bold colors and patterns flow throughout this home and convey a friendly and inviting ambiance.

Austin Modern Living Room Design by Lane Design Studio

The stained wood floor adds deep contrasts to this white room, while a pair of diamond patterned armchairs usher a lively aroma.

Austin Modern Study Design by Lane Design Studio

Matching color schemes and bold patterns release a natural tone that matches the wood table.

Austin Modern Study Design by Lane Design Studio

The unique miniature retro chairs decorate the wall with a laid back attitude.

Austin Modern Bedroom Design by Lane Design Studio

Natural hues float about the room in conjunction to the bold colors and stripes creating an entertaining atmosphere.

Austin Modern Bedroom Design by Lane Design Studio

Multiple textures add a sense of refinement that is a delight to see.

Austin Modern Bedroom Design by Lane Design Studio

This kid's room has fun colors and comfortable natural lighting that provokes the imagination.

You can see more of Alexis Lane’s designs by visiting her portfolio and adding one of her designs to your Fave’s!


Contemporary and Mid-Century Modern Austin Elegance

Welcome back from the weekend! Austin interior designer Alexis Lane of Lane Design Studio, LLC has a finesse for contemporary and mid-century modern design. She is dedicated to producing fresh designs that create comfortable and welcoming homes for her clients because she enjoys working from her heart. Her motto? “Keeping Austin Fun and Funky!” Enjoy some of our fresh finds from her portfolio below..

The neutral and black color scheme is really quite astounding...we love those pendants over the kitchen island.

Sleek and sophisticated design brings the outdoors in with wide windows

She peacefully brings in the mid-century modern with tact, note the wooden crated coffee table and black slitted chair

To see more of Alexis’ designs, leave her lots of comments and love in her design portfolio!

Introducing Abstraction to Modern Contemporary Design

Austin Interior Designer Laura Britt Of Laura Britt Design revives the life out of contemporary and modern designing through her ability to incorporate abstract and bold pieces into sleek environments. Through her extensive knowledge in designing and her strong team Laura is able to cater to each clients needs and produce a stunning vision for their spaces. Laura’s philosophy is to strive “to treat each and every guest with the service and attention to detail that they deserve.”

One of our personal favorites is her Greenshores project that won a ASID Design Excellence Award in 2010, Laura transformed a dull home in Texas to become a lively haven of comfort and art. Notice the rich color and abstract focal points that brighten this modern home and radiants shimmers of life.

Check out the rest of this award winning home here.