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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Think Local: Shop Local in Austin Texas

At AJID, a number of our projects consist of shopping for furniture for our clients. Here is a list of our favorite local furniture stores we love supporting. Caffreys Funriture: This showroom features a multi-line collection of hand-crafted American made goods that are made to order and can be custom sized. Collectic Home:  A lofty, upscale furniture […]

Signature Style

Bravo’s celebrity designers Jeff Lewis and Mary McDonald are great talents in the industry of interior design and many times their clientele hand over a space to them and they take the reigns. Both have not only developed a signature style but have gained the trust of their audience to do so. Collaboration is an integral part of […]

Ikat-Love

Ikat, a fun fabric with a seriously funny name! Ikat, a dyeing a process in which fabric yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving was first seen in 1927. This technique has not lost it’s appeal and can been seen on the fashion runways and in homes around the world. Although the process of dyeing the yarn […]

Design Tidbits How to dress up your desk space

Since moved in to our new office, we’ve been ogling every piece of desk décor under the sun and have come up with a quick hits list of what makes a desk space eye catching and beautiful: Get eclectic – make your desk chair a contrasting style from your desk i.e. rococo desk with modern Lucite chair…just […]

Go on! Expose Yourself with Open Shelving

Gone are the days of shoving all of your kitchen equipment, supplies and cooking necessities behind closed doors. For about 3 years now, I have seen a growing trend of open shelves, pantries and display cases. With stores like Target, Sur La Table and Crate and Barrel creating sophisticated or fun objects for the kitchen, the […]