ETCH INTERIOR DESIGN BLOG

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 - 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…
Etch Design Group - a remodel in the Zilker neighborhood with unique wall coverings and modern aesthetic.

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…

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…
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!…

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…

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…
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…