Friday, March 30, 2012

Looking for Pet-Friendly Materials?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Great Master Bath Ideas!

Here's a cool Houzz article discussing master bath design, which features our Spanish Oaks Tour home bath!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sneak Peek!

We are getting a lot of love lately for this home in Spanish Oaks! This soft contemporary home was uniquely designed to evoke a coastal design feeling while maintaining a Hill Country style native to its environment. The final design resulted in a beautifully minimalistic, transparent, and inviting home. The light exterior stucco paired with geometric forms and contemporary details such as galvanized brackets, frameless glass and linear railings achieves the precise coastal contemporary look the clients desired. The open floor plan visually connects multiple rooms to each other, creating a seamless flow from the formal living, kitchen and family rooms and ties the upper floor to the lower. This transparent theme even begins at the front door and extends all the way through to the exterior porches and views beyond via large frameless glazing. The overall design is kept basic in form, allowing the architecture to shine through in the detailing. The project will be featured in an an editorial piece in LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine, as well as an upcoming Houzz Tour article!
Built by Olympia Homes
Interior Design by Joy Kling

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another Houzz Feature!

Wondering how to incorporate an easel into a space in your home? Check out this recent Houzz article, featuring one of our projects!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Calm Before the Storm...

Get ready Austin, SXSW® officially kicks off tomorrow!!! The South by Southwest® Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW®, where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events' conclusion. If this is your first time, check out these helpful tips!

And remember, you do not have to have a badge/wristband to enjoy the festivities...most of us don't! There are tons of free shows, parties, and other activities that are open to anyone. However, there is SO much it can be rather overwhelming. Here are some helpful sites to check out that might make it a little easier to find out what all is going on:
Unofficial SXSW Guide
Austin Chronicle
The Austinist
GSD&M's SXSurvival Guide
List of Twitter Accounts to Follow
The Top 5 Kid-Friendly SXSW Events