Cat Mountain ResidenceTraditional Living Room, Austin
Conceived as a remodel and addition, the final design iteration for this home is uniquely multifaceted. Structural considerations required a more extensive tear down, however the clients wanted the entire remodel design kept intact, essentially recreating much of the existing home. The overall floor plan design centers on maximizing the views, while extensive glazing is carefully placed to frame and enhance them. The residence opens up to the outdoor living and views from multiple spaces and visually connects interior spaces in the inner court. The client, who also specializes in residential interiors, had a vision of ‘transitional’ style for the home, marrying clean and contemporary elements with touches of antique charm. Energy efficient materials along with reclaimed architectural wood details were seamlessly integrated, adding sustainable design elements to this transitional design. The architect and client collaboration strived to achieve modern, clean spaces playfully interjecting rustic elements throughout the home.
Glynis Wood Interiors
Photography by Bryant Hill
What Houzz contributors are saying:
2. Clean lines and unifying color. Mixing styles to create staying power can be challenging for novices, but one strategy for avoiding a style collision is choosing contemporary furnishings with clean lines, as shown in this photo. Notice that the pieces in the seating area have simple shapes, whereas the chairs surrounding the dining table are curvy and appear to be older or more traditional. The color blue, sprinkled throughout both rooms in the abstract art, throw pillows and dining chair upholstery, helps unify the traditional dining room and the contemporary living room.
From a different angle, it is clear how creating a corner with the sofas creates a visual separation from the dining space just behind the living room.