Archive for March, 2011

Maxwell Closet Classics…

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011


We all know that there can never be enough storage space in a home.  Interior Designers try very hard to maximize storage capabilities by utilizing every square inch possible.  We at Colby Design trust Maxwell Closet Classics, here in Austin, to help make closet spaces more functional.  Here is a photograph from Maxwell’s portfolio:


  • Closets are custom designed around your needs & preferences
  • Shelves, drawers, hanging areas can be adjusted.
  • Closet components contain finest furniture materials that wipe clean with a cloth.
  • Optional felt-lined jewelry tray organizes small accessories & is available with a lock.
  • Installation system leaves floor space open for vacuuming.
  • Many styles of handles to choose from

“Local & Family Owned Business – The majority of our materials are manufactured at our South Austin Plant, which means our systems are not pre-fabricated or shipped to us from out of state, which allows us to offer more competitive pricing then franchises.  Being centrally located in Texas allows us to serve Austin to San Antonio to Houston and surrounding areas with the same personal service that sets us apart.”

“Established Reputation – We have provided our organizational expertise, quality products and service to over 2000 satisfied Texas clients since 1997.”

“Professional Design Team– Our designers have over 20 years of experience and have received advanced design training. Their designs have been seen at AIA tours, TXCABA Parade of Homes, Austin Symphony show houses and many in the Hilton 555, and the Nakonah.”

“Experienced Installers – Our employees are experienced, trustworthy, and detail oriented.”

“Completely Customized – We are storage solution experts. We work with you to create a solution designed upon your personal selections that fit your needs and life style.”

“Quality Materials – In addition to many sturdy melamine finishes, we also offer custom stains and paints for designer closets and storage needs.”

“Lifetime Warranty – Our warranty covers your purchase for as long as you reside in your home.”

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Modular Floorcoverings…

Monday, March 14th, 2011


Flor is a modular carpet flooring company.  In other words, you can purchase carpet tiles to be arranged in any pattern or color and arrange them however you want.  They have some newly inspired rugs, as well (see the orange cow rug below).  The great thing about modular carpet tiles is that if damage occurs, you can just replace the damaged piece, a great innovation in interior design.  They are commercial grade and are easily cleaned, and would look great in Austin’s lofts.





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Manhattan Roses.

Friday, March 11th, 2011


Giant pink and red blossoms, perched on steel stems, seem to grow straight out of the concrete along Park Avenue in Manhattan, thanks to sculptor/designer Will Ryman.  These amazing roses are made from fiberglass and resin and are all handmade.  This highly visible project is getting a lot of buzz in the design world and we think it is wonderful, plain and simple.

Cloud Table…

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011


The Cloud Table by artist/sculptor Guy de Rougemont (circa 1971) is a modern classic piece that is both versatile and glamorous.  It comes in an array of colored plexiglass and can have an aluminum or gold finish, and is certainly interior design that could be considered ahead of its time, especially in the ’70s…although we could see this piece in a contemporary home in Austin, today.  Originals are being auctioned off for six-figure sums of money, so we choose to be inspired and enjoy them from afar!

Guy de Rougemont, Cloud table

The Power of Blue…

Monday, March 7th, 2011


Blue is great.  If it is layered correctly, it can almost become neutral, itself.  It is soothing and and has a glamorous appeal.  Check out some of these blue rooms.  Notice the bold blues, mixed in with the softer shades.  You don’t have to be afraid of color if you know how to use it, which is a big part of interior design.



Usona Home

Friday, March 4th, 2011


Check out this great 8 light hanging fixture by Usona Home.  You can make it fit your interior with great contemporary finishing options.  The outside can be either black or white lacquer or stainless steel.  The inside can be finished with gold leaf gilding or palladium leaf silvering.  However you choose to finish this hanging fixture, it is going to be a stunner.  Contact us at Colby Design for more info on how to get this light hanging in your home. 

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When One is Really Six…

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

The TriWing chair by Marco Hemmerling Studio is six chairs in one.  Below, you can see the main chair.  Nestled inside, though, is another smaller version.  Once removed, you have two chairs that can be flipped and used for different purposes, such as reading, lounging or dining.  So, each chair allows for three different ergonomically conscious ways of sitting…certainly an innovation in interior furnishings.