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35 Secrets Interior Designers Rely On To Make Homes Look Nicer & Feel Cozier

ELITE DAILIY 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…
interior design austin | bookcase, coffee table and decor | austin, texas

35 Secrets Interior Designers Rely On To Make Homes Look Nicer & Feel Cozier

ELITE DAILIY 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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Contributed by Skylar Ross, Innovative Building Materials 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…

Converting Your Home Into a Rental Property

Contributed by Ted James Ted Knows Money 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,…

How to Modernize Your Outdated Home

  Contributed by Douglas Briggs Granite Foundation Repair, Dallas TX 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…

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…

5 Designer-Approved Lighting Ideas for a Perfect Fall Patio

  Mini outdoor accent light by Kichler Contributed by Alice Whitfield Houzz, Sponsored Content Editor 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…

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…

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 of…

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…
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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…

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

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…

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…

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!…

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…
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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…
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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…

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…
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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…