31st ASID Design Excellence Awards

I couldn’t be more thrilled and honored to accept 3 more awards this past November at the ASID Design Excellence Awards Ceremony in Austin. The yearly competition recognizes the finest interior design achievements in all aspects of interior design.  Many thanks go out to my amazing clients that have given me the opportunity to collaborate with them make their house […]

A Bright Green Beginning to 2017

Sherwin Williams does it, Benjamin Moore does it and so does Pantone. A few weeks back, Pantone released their 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery to an audience of color enthusiasts, interior and graphic designers alike.   Before the color was announced, I must have been subconsciously channeling green. In a recent master bathroom update, I encouraged my clients to boldly paint their cabinets a […]

Happy New Year!

It’s 2017 and I am excited! Here at AJID, I have some big goals and changes in the works and all will be revealed in due time but first a huge thank you to all of my clients for allowing me the opportunity to collaborate with them, for those who have referred me to new clients and a quick shout out to […]

On Stands Now: Decorating for the Holidays

I am very excited to share with you that I am featured in the December issue of Austin Women Magazine, on stands now! Pick up your free copy at Whole Foods or Central Market, where I share the latest tips on contemporary decorating for the holidays. Or read the digital issue: Here More images of the project […]

Around Town and In the News

Robert Irwin Installation: Chinati Foundation This month has been a busy one! Beyond interior designing, a passion of mine is supporting Austin in varrying philanthropic ways. There have been so many wonderful events that I attended such as: Ballet Austin Fete-ish Gala supporting artistic programming, arts education. New Milestones Foundation Gala, which raises awareness about mental illness and […]

Getting Hygge With It

A what? A Hygge! No, I didn’t make the word up and you can find it in the Danish Dictionary. I learned of this fascinating term while in conversation with a friend. Hygge (pronounced ‘hooga’) roughly translates to the word cozy. Hygge is a term used in and around the holidays that means to create a warm atmosphere […]

Rockin’ the Kasbah

Some of you know that I am just back from my trip to Morocco. I spent the past week making my way around the country stopping in Casablanca, Tangiers, Rabat and Marrakech. The sights, sounds and smells were overwhelingly inspirational. Morocco is known for its vibrancy especially in tile design and installation and it was fun to […]

50 Shades of Grey: Sherwin William 7000s

I know what you’re thinking but the 50 shades I’m referring to are colors not the character. For the past few years I have really enjoyed using all shades of a grey for back drops in my client’s homes. My most favorite grey shades can be found in the Sherwin William 7000 Series. Below are some of my top picks. A couple tips […]

Inspired: Vertical Garden

In a matter of months, cooler temps will be on our doorstep so why not bring your garden outside in. My client and I are developing and designing a vertical garden wall in her living room with the help of a landscape architect. After doing some research, this is no small undertaking but I am looking forward to the end […]

On Trend: Heavy Metals

  Not sure about you but my affinity for all things metallic is growing everyday. We have become accustom to brushed nickel, stainless steel, chrome and oil rubbed bronze but brass and gold are making a strong and not to be ignored debut. Don’t worry, its not the brass and gold of yesteryear. The reinvented […]