Archive for April, 2011

Modular Arts – Innovation for Interior Design

Friday, April 8th, 2011


Interlocking Rock by Modular Arts is an amazing collection of products that fit together seamlessly to produce eye-catching accent walls or back splashes.  The joints are invisible and the interlocking system adds to joint stability and accurate alignment, not to mention a quick installation.  The non-combustible mineral modules come in panels, blocks, and tiles, sure to fit any application, and are easily trimmed on-site for easy installation.  For more on this innovative product for your Austin interior, visit

modularArts® InterlockingRock® BuildingBloks™

In Your Space Collaborative Arts – More Than Paint

Thursday, April 7th, 2011


We first became acquainted with Mary Senders, owner of In Your Space Collaborative Arts, about 7 years ago and were immediately impressed with her professionalism and ability to take our schematic design and turn it into something beautiful.  If you are looking for the best in old world plaster, murals, or custom painted furniture, In Your Space is it. 

Front entry dome mural done for Colby Design

Study dome done for Colby Design

Dining room mural done for Colby Design

 Color Effects


Color Effects

“The In Your Space team has created award-winning custom wall finishes in both commercial and residential spaces. Combining centuries-old plaster techniques with modern materials and an artist’s flair for color composition, In Your Space helps to create spaces that are unique, timeless and inviting. 

 In Your Space works with luxury home builders, commercial contractors, interior designers, and directly with individual homeowners to make each finished product a reflection of the client’s personal taste and style.

Unlike process or technique faux finishing, our artists study architecture, design, and classical art to inspire the re-creation of authentic wall design. Each space is a blank canvas that is transformed into not merely textured walls, but a fully created atmosphere that is the backdrop for the design of
the space.”



Tromp L’oeils

Stone & Brick Effects


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Specialty Glass for Great Interior Design.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011


Bendheim has been supplying architects, builders, interior designers, and home owners with innovative glass for over 80 years.  The application that we are most interested in is their architectural series.  These beautiful pieces of etched glass could look absolutely amazing in your Austin home as a partition, an architectural detail behind a mirror, a shower enclosure, a glass insert into a cabinet front…the possibilities are endless.  These durable surfaces resist finger prints and staining, and are sure to add interest into any interior.

Lighting – Bone Simple Design

Monday, April 4th, 2011


Chad Jacobs, a Texas native who received his degree in architecture here in Austin, began his lighting company out of “his interest in handcrafted design and his love of texture, unusual materials and the transformative power of light.”  Jacobs works with craftsmen to hand-make every light fixture and customize it to the client’s needs.  Although these lights seem contemporary, they are so simple in nature that they would add interest to the most traditional of interiors.  For more, visit


Clearly Good Interior Design…

Friday, April 1st, 2011


Lucite, or acrylic, is a beautiful material that furniture makers translate into good design.  It adds glamour and sophistication to any room.  Check out some rooms below that have Lucite furniture.  There is a certain amount of class that has been added by the transparent pieces in them.  Another great thing about Lucite is that it can go with any style…