Design Challenge

The Essential Qualities of a Truly Impressive Interior Design

Contributed by Lillian Connors Smooth Decorator Like art in general, interior design appeals to people in different ways. For most designers, but also for many design aficionados, the makings of great interior design lies in the ability to step outside the comfort zone and conventional boundaries of the use of paint, fabrics and textures. For…

Effective Use of Statement Pieces in Interior Design

  Contributed by Lillian Connors Smooth Decorator Getting attached to one piece of furniture you absolutely adore doesn’t have to be scary. Most people dread buying one large statement, feeling as if it wouldn’t work in their home. However, there’s always a way to fit in an eye-catching item into your home design if you…

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Interior Design Tips for Fix & Flips

Want to know our tips for residential remodel clients? Move Out For those who are living in the home you’re fixing up, consider not living there if possible. Living in a renovation creates stress, anxiety and really strains relationships. Having a breather is a big blessing. Communicate With Your Team Collaborating with your team helps…

Etch Design Group - light colored living room with a hint of character.

Bryker Woods: Before and After

Zilker: Before and After Aesthetically, the clients desired a bright and inviting space with a hint of character.  We achieved this by mixing chrome and brass finishes, white cabinets with a blue island, and a custom live edge dining table made locally in Austin Texas.  The original kitchen had a compact layout with minimal work…

Etch Design Group - remodeled home with paint contrasts, numerous patterns, and colorful elements.

Courtyard: Before and After

Zilker: Before and After This remodeled bathroom was the #1 most popular bathroom photo in 2018 on Houzz!  This eclectic guest bathroom combines brass elements with a hexagon theme, inspired by the original shower window. The flooring is a picket tiffany blue and white tile, paired with a white honed picket shower wall tile. The…

Etch Design Group - a remodel in Barton Creek with ample natural light and a light color palate and blue accents.

Calera: Before and After

Zilker: Before and After Barton Creek is one of our favorite areas: beautiful lots, unique residences, and thoughtful clients.  Etch originally designed this remodel based on the client’s desire to update the home for themselves; before the renovations commenced, the clients found another area of Austin that fit them perfectly and a house they couldn’t…

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Zilker: Before and After

Zilker: Before and After Remodels often start with one element that needs to be addressed and domino into numerous other projects, as was the case with this remodel.  The kitchen island remained the focus of the design, due to the fact that the original structural columns were the focal point in the kitchen and a…

Shore Condo: Before and After

Remodeling a condominium comes with its own unique set of limitations, such as overall footprint and structural support for the building itself, but here at Etch we like to see these as creative outlets where we are challenged to think outside the box.  In this case, we took the liberty to create an island for…

The Isolated Kitchen Challenge

You might be thinking this challenge sounds like a no-brainer, but the interior workings of a house are sometimes more complicated than one might imagine.  When dealing with remodels, we rely heavily upon the builder to ensure that our designs fall within the scope of the project, both in terms of budget and feasibility.  Sometimes…

Etch Design Group - designed to give Rejuvenate Austin Medspa a soft and tranquil feel.

Entry Wall Dilemma

Though residential projects are our first love, we do appreciate the occasional challenge of a boutique commercial space!  Jessica Sanders of Rejuvenate Austin entrusted us with her Medspa in Westlake, which was transitioning to a new location that was formerly occupied by a hearing aid company.  This not-so-glam, dark and dated space was in need…

The Double Staircase Challenge

We can all appreciate the beauty of a home that’s been freshly remodeled, but what most people don’t consider is the type of transformation that can be made possible by enlisting an interior designer.  We’ve seen a lot of….shall we say…’Interesting’ homes in our day, but here’s a project that tops the list for us!…

Etch Design Group - remodeled home with paint contrasts, numerous patterns, and colorful elements.

What is Etch Design Group’s style?

Often, prospective clients ask what our style is.  By looking at our portfolio, you will find Modern Farmhouse, Transitional, Modern, and a hint of Traditional.  Our personal aesthetic is a mix. But for our clients – our style is your style. Etch is dedicated to crafting custom interior designs that are tailored to each individual…