Oh My Styled Life
Texas Hill Country Remodel
Maintaining Architecture and Charm in Hill Country, TX
This traditional Hill Country home was an opportune find by these homeowners who desired to live in the Belvedere neighborhood of West Austin, Texas. However, sometimes with well-established communities, rarely available homes and their interior design start to feel lackluster and obsolete. So, these homeowners decided to embrace high-end finishes they loved and modernize furnishings and lighting to their personal taste.
With an originally Mediterranean-style ambiance, dark and heavy finishes were in need of reviving. The goal was to illuminate while staying true to the architecture of the home. This meant embracing bold elements like red-toned wood floors, travertine tile flooring, and textured stone accents while integrating these features into the home’s updated design – seamlessly mixing the old and the new.
Remodeling is not always about creating a blank slate and making everything new. It is OK to embrace existing materials that complement the architecture and charm while adding function for everyday living.
Designed for Dining
The kitchen features a stone wall which is truly a focal point, complemented by existing tile floors. Nearby, the dinette is grounded by a brightly colored moire pattern rug and shadow box chandelier, and geometric patterns (a particular favorite print of the homeowner) can be seen throughout the home’s textiles.
Just off the kitchen is a buffet/pantry space. Antique mirrored glass inlays update the cabinetry and bounce light, adding a luxe feel and further modernizing the space without feeling too trendy. Cabinetry throughout was subtly updated – with design accents and paint – while enhancing the quality of what was already there.
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Mixing Styles to Preserve & Modernize
As a space where she spends most of her time during the week, this home office was of particular design focus. It perfectly combines the old and the new facilitating productivity and creativity. Built-ins in a rich wood tone are showcased against bright walls and modern framed windows. Wood accents like the desk complement the red-toned wood floors for a cohesive look. The lively rug and lumbar pillows are an example of how we incorporated geometric prints.
With an extensive collection of artwork, a favorite bright art piece is the highlight of the room. A true standout, it feels inviting and bright with a hint towards 1920s abstract art.
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Adding Brightness & Elegance
Key spaces throughout this home showcase the homeowner’s personal art collection. From bedrooms to the playroom, art captures the personality of the family and enhances the design.
The primary bedroom is an oasis. Turquoise, blue, teal, and neutral tones balance the rich floors. The beams add a rustic touch and furnishings feel modern and luxurious. Keeping the walls simple creates a backdrop for unique and bold artwork to take the stage.
In the home’s addition, this girl’s bedroom features large windows and ample natural light. A feminine atmosphere complements warm, golden tones throughout, and the game room is a bright and playful continuation with blues, greens, and orange. The large horse art is complemented by these rich colors and natural light to amplify the brightness of the space.
This home remodel is a lesson in embracing the existing architecture and character, and layering in furnishings and texture to freshen and modernize. It is not always necessary to start from a blank slate. Instead, you can complement focal elements and statement features to create spaces that feel completely new and functional.
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