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6 Ways to Connect Your Indoor and Outdoor Living Space

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix When we think about a house, we tend to see “indoors” and “outdoors” as two separate areas. People usually pay more attention to indoor living spaces since they spend most of their time there. On the other hand, outdoor space refers to a simple yard or a garden. How often it…

Interior Designers Hacks To Support Your Morning Routine

Mornings can be the most disliked time of day for many! Maybe you are partial to hitting the snooze button a few too many times and you end up racing around trying to get your day started or maybe you just aren’t a morning person in general and you’d like to change that. It’s all…

Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Kitchen

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix   For any home, a new kitchen is a significant but worthwhile investment. It will always add value to your house in terms of appearance and utility. However, when it comes to renovating or designing a brand new kitchen, it’s frequently the most basic things that we overlook, such as where…

Setting the mood of a room using the right color

  Color psychology is a fascinating subject that many interior designers dive deep into -why? Because color stimulates emotion and sets the tone for how people feel when they step into a room. Your chosen color palette has the power to create the home of your dreams or a home you’d rather avoid. Color is…

The Do’s and Don’ts of home renovation

  Renovating a home can be quite a task! While it’s often on many home buyers’ lists of must-dos,  there’s a lot to bear in mind before making the commitment. Change requires thought and planning, it’s not something to rush into. Whether you’re looking to update your home, start from scratch, or create a house…

Guide to Sustainable Home Décor

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix Editor, US Pro Warehouse  Sustainable home décor is not just the newest trend on the market intended to attract consumers and vanish into oblivion with the next fad. It is a response to a growing issue that concerns all of us. While saving the planet might sound a bit dramatic, it…

How to Prepare Your Home for Colder Days

  For many, the thought of the up and coming Winter months brings thoughts of cold, dark, and a less than joyful experiences. However, Winter is the perfect time to transform your home into a relaxing, cozy, and comfortable haven to rest, reflect and revive yourself after a busy Summer. You also don’t need a…

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How color and light is used to enhance interior design

  Contributed by Beni Restea Our homes are the places where we’re supposed to feel most comfortable. It is where we sleep, where we eat most of our meals, and where we live most of our lives. They hold our secrets and keep us safe. A home is a place where our heart is, and…

4 Tips and Advice from Realtors on Staging a Home

  Contributed by Skylar Ross Staging your home the right way can make or break a deal if the potential buyer is somewhat undecided before a walk-through. Most homeowners aren’t aware that there are a wide variety of tips and tricks you can use to make your home seem more appealing to a buyer.  Realtors…

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Design Your House Like An Interior Design Pro

  Are you looking to design your home in a way that feels like it could be featured in a magazine? We’ve got you! Today we are sharing our favorite tips to make your home look like it’s been designed by a pro. Before buying furniture, decorations, paint buckets you want to make sure to…

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How Interior Designers Can Add Value to Your Renovation

Contributed by Alex Capozzolo Interior design is the art of enhancing the interior of a building into a more aesthetic environment. The art is aimed at making the space in your house look bigger. Thus, making the interior more aesthetically pleasing. Most people think that they may save some money by doing renovations independently without…

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5 Interior Design Staging Tips to Sell Your Home First

  When trying to sell your home it is vital that you stage your house to meet the needs of potential buyers. When touring a property, potential buyers will want to see all that your property has to offer. Several interior design staging tips like, stylizing your kitchen, removing clutter, and depersonalizing your home can…

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Favorite Austin Resources for Authentic Décor

Austin Interior Designers Share Their Favorite Local Resources for Authentic Décor ORIGINAL SOURCE: RentCAFE BLOG Do you want to decorate your rental, but you don’t know where to find the best deals near you? Well, if you live in Austin, this article might be just what you’re looking for. We’ve teamed up with Jessica Nelson and…

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Power In Positivity

    If you’re looking for interior design coloring pages, you’ve come to the right place! Click here to download the coloring book! Be sure to send your creative works of art to stephanie@etchdesigngroup.com We will be showcasing the finished products on our Instagram page.  All entries sent to us by April 10th will be…

Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - a remodel project in Barton Creek designing the house to sell. Details were added to create a sense of warmth and comfort including windows for plenty of natural light, decorative lighting fixtures, and modernize the home - kitchen with black cabinets.

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…

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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…

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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 in Austin, Texas - a remodel project in Barton Creek designing the house to sell. Details were added to create a sense of warmth and comfort including windows for plenty of natural light, decorative lighting fixtures, and modernize the home - The Great Room had windows added to enhance the natural lighting in this room.

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…

Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - a colorful and edgy design for a new construction client with pops of bright color and a mix of patterned accents - living room and kitchen view with wood flooring.

Houzz Tour: Contemporary, Eclectic and Family-Friendly

“We had been living in a beige box,” says Michelle Berkey, homeowner and mother of three. And she and her family wanted the opposite of that for their new home. She and her husband, Grant, wanted their Austin, Texas, house to feel more like their favorite local staycation spot, Hotel Saint Cecilia. The well-known Austin boutique hotel is alive…

Canvas Press

We love finding products that we think our clients will appreciate, and we are always on the look-out for companies that can help take our designs to the next level.  One common request we get from our clients is to help them incorporate their family photos into our designs, and we’ve found just the trick. …

Etch Design Group - Pops of color and a mix of patterns in this living room in Hill Country.

The Top 5 Misconceptions of an Interior Designer

In this profession, we are frequently asked about what it is an Interior Designer actually does, and given the background of this field, it’s easy to understand how easily people get confused.  With the Chip and Joanna Gaineses of the world and the HGTV influence behind Interior Design, many people think of us as ‘Interior…