June 9, 2014
Home Tour: Tasteful and Timeless in Austin
We were enamoured when we came across this beautiful Austin-area home from architect Ryan Street and interior designer Elizabeth Stanley. While everything is bigger in Texas, this home proves that thoughtful, tasteful décor can reference the great state, while maintaining a level of comfort and sophistication. Showcasing an expert balance of sleek, contemporary design and cosy, rustic detailing, this home has a timeless, enviable look and snag-able style. Read on for ways Street and Stanley got it right, from the thoughtful, somewhat unexpected interior architecture to the on-point colour palette. A generally muted palette of pleasing grays, wood tones, and warm accents lend the space a calming, soothing feeling. An underlying rosy hue is echoed in the wood finishes seen in the kitchen and baths and is supported by Stanley's choice of bright, crisp wall colours. Layered rugs in the master bedroom up the cosy-factor while a similar look it achieved in the living room with a furry Moroccan rug. Although a bit of a departure from the rest of the rooms, the darker look of the den preserves the home's flow through a use of tone on tone colours and bleached brick walls.
Restrained nods to the home's Texas locale are scattered throughout the house and design. Mounted skulls and rustic woods pay homage to the state's ranching roots, while luscious landscaping and exterior living spaces of generous proportions capitalise on the warm climate. Exposed wood beams in the soaring ceilings of several of the home's public spaces lend a rough and textured, yet sophisticated, vibe to the interior architecture.
Streamlined surfaces in the kitchen and baths give the home a sophisticated, modern style. The staircase's minimal, angular design is an unexpected, contemporary component in the home's overall comfortable décor. Sleek walls of windows set in a grid-like framework expose sweeping views of the exterior areas and provide a sense of indoor/outdoor living all year round.
This home's tasteful combination of contemporary silhouettes, restrained colour choices, and rich, layered textures provide a soothing retreat for the lucky homeowners and proves Street and Stanley are a winning design combination.
Photographs: Elizabeth Stanley (interior design) and Ryan Street & Associates (architecture) photographed by Ryann Ford
|Empress Rug, from $528, Anthropologie||Branching 3-Bubble Chandelier, $7500, The Future Perfect||Blush Rose Velvet Throw Pillow, from $213, Layla Grayce|
|French Directoire Dresser, $1499, Wisteria||Faux Gazelle Horns, $195, Jayson Home||Medium Standard Armchair, $8920, George Smith|
|Furry Stool, $250, Furbish Studio||Belgian Slipcovered Slope Armchair, $319, Restoration Hardware||Sunburst on the Scene Mirror, $399, Wisteria|