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Arredondo's favorite place in the house is the living room, with the sliding doors open to the backyard. On top of the TV-stand bench, a DIY project, is a Crosley record player. Arredondo says, "I play the soundtrack to the movie Charade on repeat." A coffee-sack-covered ottoman provides a place for his feet to rest.
The corner is covered with leftover Cumaru pieces from the wood flooring from the second floor.
White couch: Eames daybed
The living room coffee table is an example of one of Arredondo's many creatively repurposed pieces in the home. "The coffee table was originally a shipping crate for a very nice piece of furniture. My client kept the furniture, and I kept the box. I painted it and added some casters," he explains. Tree trunk stumps are also repurposed as wooden side tables.
White Panton chairs by Vitra create a chic, idyllic outdoor seating area. Beyond the greenery is a small creek and the train track for Austin's metro rail. Arredondo says, "The back lot was designed to take advantage of the vegetation native to the site."
Under the stairs are chalkboard-paint-covered custom cabinets. "I start and end every day by making lists," Arredondo says. "They keep me organized and sane."
The beautiful dark wood floors throughout the second floor are a species called Cumaru, very similar to ipe. The leftover pieces were used in the kitchen countertops.
The master bedroom features soft lighting and large windows that allow natural light to highlight the relaxing feel of the space. Arredondo keeps his favorite items in the home in this room: his Poul Kjaerholm's PK91 folding chairs. "If you stare at those things long enough you will learn everything you need to know about furniture design," he says.
Many of the items in the home, such as the corner chair in the master bedroom, are treasures found at local thrift stores. "I found this chair at a local thrift store for $10, stripped it down
and refinished it," Arredondo says. "I was about to lose my mind trying to figure out how to weave a Danish weave pattern, then I was introduced to Molly Purnell, an incredible local furniture designer and a master furniture weaver." Some of his favorite local places to shop include Collectors Corner and Antique Marketplace.
Duvet cover: Ikea