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 […]

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 […]

Stylish Kitchen Trends And Ideas For A New Year

If you’re thinking of doing some remodeling for your home this year, the kitchen is a good place to start. For the year 2016, the emphasis is placed on simplicity and aims to produce a calm-looking kitchen at first glance but will offer various design surprises when you take a much closer look. Below are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Featured Project: Paisano Kitchen Remodel

AJID had a lot of fun re-designing this kitchen! Click to view MORE before and after photos! Below are some kitchen remodel highlights:  Cabinetry: Warm, dark-stained shaker-style Walnut cabinetry. Storage is now concentrated in a larger island and anchored by a large bank of cabinets along cooktop wall. Countertops: Clean, bright white quartz adds a lighter quality to space. […]

Let your walls do some talking-Part 1

I’m not sure why so many people are afraid of paint on their walls. It took my own mother twenty years to leave her white walls behind for color and when she did what a difference it made. Painting your walls is one of the most cost-effective ways to update a room. Not only that, […]