Light and Airy Home With a Playful Spirit and Durable Details
After more than six years in their Austin, Texas, home, this couple envisioned creating stylish midcentury-inspired interiors that lean heavily on natural materials and tones. With two young kids and a dog, they dreamed of having finishes that were playful and, above all, durable.
To get everything they wanted, they put together a design and remodeling team to strip back the existing home and build an addition. For the interiors, they worked with designer Jessica Nelson of Etch Design Group to incorporate natural elements like white oak kitchen cabinets and marble countertops (sealed to be kid-proof).
In the living room, classic midcentury-style furniture pieces and a matte black tile fireplace elevate the look, while a light-colored sectional sofa upholstered in performance fabric creates a kid-friendly lounge area. Elsewhere, fun details like herringbone flooring, colorful artwork and pink grasscloth wallpaper on the home office ceiling help make this an energetic, no-fuss home.