Artful and Successful in Austin

Artful and Successful in Austin

“If you are able to construct an energy-efficient home that’s cost-effective also, why do you not take action?” Inquires Austin architect Stuart Sampley. After he started his practice five decades back, he saw a difference in the marketplace for young, creative professionals that wish to own clever, high-income houses without spending a fortune. “I do not [design this way] because it’s green — I do it because it’s the right thing to do,” he says. The Austin Design Build Alliance,…

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Guest Picks: Art and Accessories to Revive Your Mantel

Guest Picks: Art and Accessories to Revive Your Mantel

A easy approach to revive a room would be to design the mantel. Attempt one striking piece of art or a layering of mirrors, art, foliage and accessories — the possibilities are endless. Not sure what sort of accessory would function best with your decoration or where to start? The items I’ve chosen range from the whimsical to the stunning and the rustic to the glamorous; there is something for every style and mood. I really like the way my…

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Decorate with Intention: Create a Vision for Your Home

Decorate with Intention: Create a Vision for Your Home

If you crave a home that not only looks amazing, but feels personal and warm and perfectly youpersonally, it is time to start decorating with aim. In this new series, we will be exploring methods to tap into your unique personal style and decorate out of the center. This week, we are working on creating a vision for your home. Let’s begin! TILTON FENWICK Working on this step will help train your attention and provide you a place to gather…

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Taliesin Celebrates 100 Decades

Taliesin Celebrates 100 Decades

In 1909, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney”eloped” into Europe. In Europe, Wright assembled the Wasmuth portfolio (arguably the most influential set of architectural drawings of its time), and Cheney analyzed the writings of Swedish feminist Ellen Key. The Europe trip was scandalous (Cheney was wed to one of Wright’s Oak Park clients, and Wright was also married), prompting Chicago newspapers and preachers to railing against the couple’s immorality. Therefore it was from the question to come back to their…

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Indoor Stars Light Winter Nights

Indoor Stars Light Winter Nights

It’s that time of year at which there is more darkness and less sunlight each day. And while no one enjoys watching it grow dark at 4:30 p.m., it’s fun to appear in the sky on a winter’s evening and see a landscape of celebrities in the night sky. Stars have a special magical effect where they’re. Below are some ways to bring stars inside to light up your property. RYAN ASSOCIATES GENERAL CONTRACTORS I have a major crush on…

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Screen Doors Into Art Turn

Screen Doors Into Art Turn

A few weeks back we had been taken with an wonderful sculptural door we found on a Houzz tour had to learn more about the artist who designed it. This led us to Austin sculptor Susan Wallace, who specializes in dealing with aluminum and generates beautiful, one-of-a-kind customized screen doors as well as prominent public artwork projects. After receiving an MFA in sculpture, Wallace landed a job working at the model shop in the University of Texas School of Architecture,…

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New Charm, old Doors

New Charm, old Doors

I’ve always found things were built previously since they had more focus on quality. In the case of doors, there are motifs and intricate mouldings that are expensive to make today but with them in a contemporary house brings a needed warmth to your room. Sometimes all it takes is a little sanding and paint to bring old doors back to life. A look a the following ideas can inspire you to go for a trip to your local architectural…

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50 Ways to Wrap Holiday Gifts in Style

50 Ways to Wrap Holiday Gifts in Style

Depending on the amount of gift-wrapping stations on Houzz, it is not tough to believe that the outside of the present is at least as important to some people as what’s inside. This holiday, go the extra mile (or at least make it look as if you’ve got ) and also make your wrapping shine. We have assembled the perfect gift trimming for every style, whether you’re a catchy and handmade kind or prefer tasteful and simple. Perhaps you need…

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Design Ideas Inspired by Ken Burns''Prohibition'

Design Ideas Inspired by Ken Burns''Prohibition'

The timing of Ken Burns’ latest PBS documentary, Prohibition, couldn’t have been more ideal; the latest season of Boardwalk Empire had just started on HBO and I was missing half the references (George Remus referring to himself in the third person, by way of instance ) prior to my Burns education. The most powerful age in terms of design sway within Prohibition occasions was by far was the Roaring Twenties, a decade of wild fun wedged between the horror of…

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How to Maintain Your House Siding

How to Maintain Your House Siding

House siding is used for several reasons, but mostly, siding helps to insulate the home and protect the walls from harsh weather elements. At the moment, there are six common types of siding available in the market. These options are also very popular with homeowners and they include cedar, fiber cement, vinyl, wood, brick, and stone. Although each of these siding options has its own maintenance requirements, we will try to focus on wood, vinyl, and fiber cement. These are…

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