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The Interior Design Rule That Will Help You Create Your Dream House

Today, we want to share with you a rule that we use in interior design that’s going to be really helpful to you if you want to change things up in your home and upgrade your interior without going under big construction. This is the rule of three. It’s a simple, easily applicable rule yet…

The Interior Design Rule That Will Help You Create Your Dream House

Today, we want to share with you a rule that we use in interior design that’s going to be really helpful to you if you want to change things up in your home and upgrade your interior without going under big construction. This is the rule of three. It’s a simple, easily applicable rule yet…

5 mistakes to avoid when designing a guest bedroom

You have a spare bedroom or maybe your kids left the house and now it’s time to transform their room into a guest room. It’s such a nice feature to have in your home to welcome and invite friends and family to stay at your place. But there are 5 mistakes you’ll want to avoid…

How Rearranging Your Furniture Can Improve Your Life

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix Editor at US Pro  Warehouse Rearranging your furniture is the easiest way to refresh your home and give it a new look. The best part is, it’s completely free. However, not only will your home feel brand new – rearranging your furniture can improve your life. If you are wondering how,…

Organize and Style Your Shelves

Then lets get started!     Before anything else, make sure to only keep what you really want to display. Too often, we end up with too many books and decorative objects that we don’t really need, and that only creates an overwhelming effect. Once you have picked only the thing you really enjoy display…

Diverse Ideas for Your Sun Room

Contributed by Mary Anderson Blogger & Writer | BROTHERLY LOVE BLOG A sunroom can be many different things to many different homeowners. This room is often used as a relaxing space to enjoy a cup of coffee and sun rays in the mornings. Others prefer to fill the majority of it with spiritual decor and…

7 Interior Design Tips To Style Your Entryway

Your entryway is the first impression you and your guests have of your home. It’s time to make this room feel more comfortable and welcoming! Set the tone with these following tips. Entryways can often get messy and unorganized. Without proper storage, we quickly end up with piles of coats, shoes, mail, and other stuff…

6 Tips for Designing a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix Editor at US Pro Warehouse Sleep deprivation is probably one of the most dangerous things out there. Although many of us joke about not getting enough sleep, everyone agrees it is a significant damper to the quality of life. Above all, it can lead to sleepiness during the daytime, inability to…
Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - a newly constructed home with family-friendly furniture including stain-grade fabrics for easy cleaning. Brass accents were added throughout the home for a subtle and elegant appeal - living room.

5 Tips to Remodel your Rental House into your Dream House

Are you currently renting and feeling restricted in the actions you can take to really make it your home? Don’t worry! These tips will help you make your rental home feel more unique and personal. Wallpapers are back and it’s never been so easy to use them! No need to ask for your landlord’s permission…
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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…

7 Tips for Making Your Bathroom Look Luxurious

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix Renovations of any kind are quite a laborious process. And when it comes to the bathroom – a space that should be both functional and, ideally, a bit extravagant – the stakes are much higher. During this process, many decisions need to be made – from tiles, bathroom faucets, and mirrors to the…

10 Summer Home Makeover Ideas

Whether you are tired of your current interior because you’ve been staying indoors for months now or you are just ready to brighten up your space and let that fun summer energy in, these interior design ideas are for you! Let’s enjoy the sunny vibes all day long from the comfort of your own home.…
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 and lots of natural light.

Interior Design Tips To Make Your Home Look More Luxurious

    Are you tired of your interior design and looking to make improvements in your house? These interior design tips will make your home look more luxurious without having to spend too much money and energy on it! Hang your curtains high up, close to the ceiling, and let them hang so they kiss…
Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - a newly constructed home with family-friendly furniture including stain-grade fabrics for easy cleaning. Brass accents were added throughout the home for a subtle and elegant appeal - living room.

7 Ways to Create a Focal Point in your House

    The focal point is the first thing you noticed and the last thing you will forget about a room. It’s where your attention is automatically drawn to when you walk into the room. It is what makes the energy flow and feel more harmonious. When a room lacks a focal point it can…

Which Window Treatments to Choose and Why?

  Let us Help you! Choosing the right window treatment is important for multiple reasons: It provides privacy It helps you save energy by blocking the air to escape from the windows It participates in the look of the room and is an integral part of your interior design It filters the lights coming in…

Beat the Heat: Summer Projects to Cool Down Your Home

Contributed by Jennifer Bell The summer days are here, and we couldn’t be more excited. However, the heat can get brutally uncomfortable, and you will not want to go outside. Our homes become the safe haven that we depend on to shield us from the heat during such times. You don’t need to use a…

Increase Productivity At Work With Interior Design Tips

  Productivity seems to be this thing we either wake up with or not. Someday we have it. Other days it’s gone and impossible to find. But what if our environment could play a major role in increasing our productivity at work? Whether you are designing a home office or you are ready to go…

4 Beautiful Kitchen Countertop Ideas

Contributed by Diandra Rowe Kitchen countertops are a significant part of any kitchen and should be the most attractive part of the kitchen. A kitchen countertop holds most of the appliances in the kitchen such as the utensils, electrical appliances (microwave, blender, and sandwich maker among others), jars, and so many more. Depending on the…
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Beautiful Interior Design Ideas for Your Living Room

  Contributed by Mary Anderson Second to the kitchen, the living room is the most important place in the home. As its name suggests, life happens in the living room. It’s where you host your guests, spend lazy evenings, and the first space seen when you enter your home. Therefore, it is apparent that you…

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…
Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - custom home designed to be comfortable and polished to make a bold statement - living room with tv, fireplace, and wall art.

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…
Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - clean modern lines created the perfect foundation for this renovation - outdoor living space.

5 Eco-Friendly Interior Design Tips For Your Home

  Making eco-friendly purchases and choosing sustainable products isn’t limited to your closet or kitchen cabinet. Home decor and interior design are also keeping up to speed with the sustainable movement and making great improvements to offer people better choices for their home. After all, if we pay attention to what we eat and how…
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Decorating Your House

  Ready to switch things up and redecorate your house? Looking for tips on how to best do it? What about learning about what NOT to do? Let’s look at 5 common mistakes to avoid when decorating your house. Giving a fresh coat of paint can be really tempting especially if you just moved into…
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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…
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.

Accent Furniture and How to Use it

Contributed by Beni Restea If you’re thinking about adding a bit of flair, color, and personality to your home, or maybe you’re starting from scratch, accent furniture can be your key ingredient. Besides comfort and functionality, our homes should match our style, express something about us and be uniquely ours. Accent furniture will add warmth,…
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7 Most Popular Trends for Paint Colors for Bedrooms

Contributed by Daria Roman   With the growth of interior design, there are many ideas about the bedroom’s paint colors. People nowadays tend to apply their favorite color to their bedroom walls and trends seem to be changing quite rapidly. That’s why selecting the paint colors is very difficult – there are just so many…
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5 Simple Changes to Do in Your Home for a Happy and Relaxing Life in 2021

  Contributed by Rocio Espinosa   It has been a year since the way we live changed globally. Through all these months, we have had to stay at home to prevent this pandemic from continuing to grow, entire families have had to adapt to working and studying from home. Faced with this unexpected change, many…
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How to Decorate Your Home: Tips for Tenants

  Contributed by McCaw Property Management   Decorating the home you live in can be difficult if you are renting. As a renter, you are in the unique position of being the occupant of a home but not in complete control of it. Even though you are paying rent to live in the apartment, condo,…

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Rugs for Your Home

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix   There are many guidelines to follow in the world of interior design. Sometimes it may feel like there are so many things to consider that it is impossible to get everything working together into one cohesive unit. Not only does your living space or office need to be functional, but…
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Furniture Trends in 2021

  Contributed by Beni Restea People have high hopes for the real estate market in 2021. Even though the housing market of 2020 has seen a lot of ups and downs, many are optimistic that this year the revitalization in the industry will open new opportunities for home buyers, sellers, investors, and real estate agents.…
Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - clean modern lines created the perfect foundation for this renovation - living room with bright colored couch.

7 Ways Home Design Will Forever Be Changed by Covid-19

Contributed by Neal Boyd If there is one thing everyone agrees on about the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that it has forced us to make many important changes to our way of life. Most of these changes are not likely to go away any time soon; things are not likely to ever return to how they…
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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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5 quick tips to refresh your home when it doesn’t excite you anymore

  There is nothing really wrong with your house. It doesn’t look bad, it isn’t damaged, the painting is still fine. But it just feels a bit blaaah. After spending so much time indoors, you are ready for something fresh. Yet, you don’t want to start big renovations. We have exactly what you need. Try…
Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - designing a condo downtown Austin for a bachelor - inviting, lively space with wallpaper, pops of color, warm wood tones, and neutral furnishings for a cohesive design - bright wall art over a gray couch.

How to find the best interior design for your home to share your unique style

We all have a singular style, we are made of a combination of elements that makes us truly unique. We like things a certain way and we have our own specific point of view. Some things make us feel good while others make us feel more on edge. There is no need to explain why…
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Transforming a Cookie-Cutter Kitchen Into a Bold New Space

MYDOMAINE FEATURED ARTICLE If there’s something we never get tired of seeing, it’s a great makeover. Whether it’s transforming a retro bathroom into a modern oasis or giving a lackluster bedroom a fresh look, pros perform these design miracles all the time. To give designers a chance to showcase their favorite makeovers-and to bring you…
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Tips to make any room look bigger than it actually is

You have a small space where you feel restricted in? You wish you could just make it bigger with a magic wand?  Here are our interior design hacks to make any room look bigger than it actually is. And it’s easier than you may think! Mirrors Adding a mirror to a room can really have…
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Create the best home office to wow your clients

Whether you are a coach, a teacher, a therapist, an accountant… if you are planning on meeting with your clients at your home office you need to make sure it is created intentionally. The way you will design your office will have a big importance on how your clients will feel.  You need to make…
Bedroom Interior Design, Dark Blue Upholstered Bed, Etch Interior Design, Austin, Texas

Tips to make your bedroom feel more like a luxurious hotel room

How good would it feel to wake up in a luxurious-hotel-looking bedroom? You know that feeling when it seems like the world is spoiling you and everything is possible…  We love that sensation when going to a hotel, so why not replicate it in our own bedroom?  Here are our interior design tips to treat…
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Psychological Effects of Color in Interior Design

  Artists and scientists have long known that colors affect people’s moods. They know that specific colors can influence the human mind and move it toward serenity, anxiety, aggression, lust, trust, creativity, hunger, anger, hostility, or even, healing. Interior designers have also found this quality of colors helpful and have deployed it to create whatever…
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10 must-have items in your house to make colder days much more enjoyable

As colder days are continuing, making your house even more cozy and warm can really cheer you up. Here are 10 tips that can be easily implemented to make your house more enjoyable during the colder months. Ready? Let’s go!  Days are getting shorter by the minute and it’s getting harder and harder to wake…
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Reinventing Contemporary Interior Design

Contributed by Beni Restea More so than ever, interior design is an integral part of a homeowner’s everyday life. In a world that changes faster and faster, having a space that you can make your own can make you feel safe and at home. Something as seemingly insignificant as a lamp or a painting can…
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5 Affordable Ways to Redecorate Your Home in the New Year

5 AFFORDABLE WAYS TO REDECORATE YOUR HOME IN THE NEW YEAR A new year is a new opportunity to start fresh, explore your passions, and make changes. Some people want to go to the gym, others vow to get more out of life, while still others promise to start working on projects that they have…
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Get your house ready for the winter months

GET YOUR HOUSE READY FOR THE WINTER MONTHS As the weather is starting to get cooler, getting cozy indoors is all we want to do. Here are our tips to make the best out of the season and decorate your house appropriately for maximum coziness.  As neighbors have started decorating their house for Christmas, we…
Interior Design, Outdoor Dining, Etch Interior Design, Austin, Texas

Interior Design tips to make Christmas sustainable this year

The magic of Christmas is incomparable. The tree, the decorations, the lighting, the smell… It all works together to create a cozy environment. It brings us together and reminds us of many sweet childhood memories. When everything seems to be off this year, we can count on Christmas to bring peace and joy inside our…
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11 Luxurious Golden Paint Colors Designers Love

VERANDA Gold tones are often misconstrued as too gaudy or only meant for drawer pulls, but as we look toward rooms that offer a sense of comfort, gold can add depth and personality to a space while managing to act as a neutral paint color. Gold paint doesn’t necessarily mean shiny and over-the-top; golden hues can…
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9 Paint Colors You’ll Never Find in an Interior Designer’s Home

domino Picking a new hue for your walls can feel like a major commitment. After all, there’s no other design element that has quite as much power to impact how you feel. But in reality it’s a pretty low-risk update. “The beauty of paint is that it can be changed,” says Russell Whitehead, cofounder of…
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35 Secrets Interior Designers Rely On To Make Homes Look Nicer & Feel Cozier

ELITE DAILY While upgrading your home, there are so many ways to make an impact without undergoing a full renovation. Minor enhancements like lighting, throw blankets, and pillows can make all the difference in the world when it comes to revamping your living space. To gain more insight, Bustle asked interior designers what Amazon products they use to make…
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This Chic Industrial Boy’s Bath takes cues from a Locker Room

CLAY IMPORTS Etch Design Group‘s client approached the full-service interior design firm with two ideas in mind: her boy’s bathroom should not read too kid-ish or overly “done-up”. Instead, they felt inspired from an industrial locker room style. So, the designers incorporated classic elements with modern prints and whimsical accents to tie the design together.…
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Trending Modern Interior Design Tips for Your Home

Trending Modern Interior Design Tips for Your Home Interior design trends are always evolving and changing, so it’s important to stay somewhat up-to-date on them if you want to maintain a chic interior space. Going too long without checking on what’s hot and what’s not could leave you with an embarrassingly out-of-touch design aesthetic if…
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5 Tips for a Cost-Effective Building or Remodeling Project

BUDGET TIPS There are countless items to consider when constructing a new residence or updating your existing home. But top of mind for many is – budget! While trying to make your home perfect on a tight budget can seem daunting, there are many fun ways to design your home in an affordable manner. Whether…
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What Type of Flooring is Best for Resale Value?

Contributed by Daria Roman   What makes selling a house difficult is not putting it on the market and waiting for bidders. It’s selling it for the highest price possible. You need to consider many things if you want to achieve that, from hiring a real estate agent to knowing how to increase your home’s…
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Guest Room Ideas and Decor

Guest Room Ideas and Decor One of the greatest joys is welcoming your loved ones into your home. And, if you are someone who loves to host guests, creating the perfect space ensures a memorable stay. When designing your guest bedrooms, one of the key points to consider is who exactly your guests are. What…
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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…
Creative Succulent Decor | Succulents by window with blue couch | Austin, Texas

How to Decorate a Small Living Room

6 TIPS TO DECORATE A SMALL LIVING ROOM Thinking about the term ‘living room’, it can have multiple interpretations. This is a space where we  lounge, watch tv, read a book, play with kids, hang out with family and friends, or maybe even take a nap. The versatility of the room allows for very different…
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Maximize Remote Working Productivity

Maximize Remote Working Productivity with These Home Office Design Tips Remote work is a situation that allows professionals to carry out their duties outside the traditional office setting. In a bid to remain relevant, especially at this period where the world is facing a global pandemic, it is crucial to learn how to enhance productivity…
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Converting Your Home Into a Rental Property

Contributed by Ted James We’ve all felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and even as some aspects of life start getting back to normal, other changes will last a bit longer. The real estate market hasn’t slowed as much as many people feared. However, home buyers and sellers are understandably nervous, which has led…
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How to Modernize Your Outdated Home

Contributed by Douglas Briggs Are you looking for ways to pull your home out of the last half-century into the modern era? Do you want to do it in a fun way that will cost you next to nothing? There are several good qualities that are often associated with old homes. They exude charm and…
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Modern Bohemian Décor Ideas

Decorist Modern Bohemian is more than just an interior style – it tells a story of the inhabitants through its complexity. The word ‘bohemian’ refers to a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts. Therefore, to be called a bohemian means one who lives an eccentric lifestyle, often with few permanent…
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5 Designer-Approved Lighting Ideas for a Perfect Fall Patio

Mini outdoor accent light by Kichler Contributed by Alice Whitfield A beautifully designed patio has a sense of magic. It draws you in and makes you want to linger as nature works its charms. It’s a backdrop for family memories – think s’mores nights and starlit movies – and, especially now, a much-needed escape. While…

Custom Homes of Texas

CUSTOM HOMES OF TEXAS Written by: Tania Taylor Griffis || Featured in Texas Living Magazine Photos Courtesy of: Cate Black Photography This home is filled with smart design choices that make each space both chic and family-friendly. As the homeowners were relocating from out of state, they relied upon Etch Design Group principal designers Stephanie…
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6 Creative Succulent Décor Projects

  Contributed by Alex Capozzolo Co-Owner, Brotherly Love Real Estate Succulents, the thick, fleshy, deserted plant; you’ll see them growing anywhere in any environment. Better use them as your interior decoration and get a real feel for the greenery without worrying about additional maintenance or work. That’s what we have on our minds today! Because…
Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - designing a condo downtown Austin for a bachelor - inviting, lively space with wallpaper, pops of color, warm wood tones, and neutral furnishings for a cohesive design.

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…
Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - a condo redesign with plenty of art and functional accessories together with a warm palette to create consistency throughout the home - light colored bedroom with nightstand and bench.

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…
Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - designing a condo downtown Austin for a bachelor - inviting, lively space with wallpaper, pops of color, warm wood tones, and neutral furnishings for a cohesive design - geometric wallpaper in the bedroom.

15 Tips to Revamp Your Room From Dull to Dazzling

Contributed by Julia Weaver Originally Posted on Redfin Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house and the one you spend most of your time in. Even though few guests will step foot inside, it’s important to give your space a refresh to fit your style and become your personal getaway.…
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How Green Building Meets Luxury Design

  Contributed by Matt Lee Owner, Innovative Building Materials Designing a luxury building on its own can be a significant challenge for certain architects, but designing a luxury building that is aesthetically pleasing as possible while remaining eco-friendly is another beast. Luckily, there have been quite a few innovations in the field of luxury green…
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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…
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 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…
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Lighting Trends You Should Know

Author Bio: Lisa Wetherell runs the blog Lighting House – where she writes about her knowledge gained from 10 years of industry experience in the lighting and interior design field. To learn more about how lighting can improve your space, you can follow her blog. Those who love lighting will probably be interested in the…
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…

Everything You Need to Know About Quartz Countertops

Author: Mandy Lee of Innovative Building Materials Over the past several years, quartz has become a sought-after material when it comes to countertops. Quartz comes in a variety of colors and patterns and is considered to be a quality alternative to a natural stone material. When starting a home improvement project involving countertops, it is important…
Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - a newly constructed home with family-friendly furniture including stain-grade fabrics for easy cleaning. Brass accents were added throughout the home for a subtle and elegant appeal - kitchen.

Everything You Need to Know About Reclaimed Wood

Author: Mandy Lee of Innovative Building Materials Reclaimed wood is the latest trend in home design that is showing no signs of slowing down. The wood type can provide a rustic look for any room and give you a variety of uses, not to mention that the option is eco-friendly. Overall, reclaimed wood is a…

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. …

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…
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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…
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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!…
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Gray Matters

Don’t let your paint color battle get the best of you!  Gray is the season’s hottest trend, but with so many paints and shades to choose from–How the heck do you decide?!? Let us take the guess work out for you, and show you the best of the best! We’ll introduce you to our favorite…
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…
interior design austin | shower with white picket tile and gold fixtures | austin, texas

To Picket or Not to Picket?

This showstopper of a bathroom is our all-time top viewed photo on Houzz, and we have a hunch as to why….. Pickets are quickly becoming the newest and trendiest tile shape, and we’re calling it now….you’re about to see much much more of this clever little tile!  An updated take on the subway tile, pickets…
Hill Country Austin | Wood Table with Stools | Austin, Texas

Design Trends – Hill Country Austin

Austin has come a long way from the Old World traditional and rustic look of 2005 and has moved into a much more modern aesthetic in the city’s design portfolio. You will hear terms such as “Hill Country Modern”, “Modern Contemporary”, and “Modern Transitional” when consulting with your building professionals about the style you are…
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…