Archive for July, 2011

You’ve Never Seen Outdoor Fabrics Like These…

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Perennials Fabrics set the standard in quality and style for outdoor textiles.  Their innovation in design and materials are exquisite.  Some of their latest prints are wild…literally!  We are always of the mindset that having a small dose of animal print inside (or out,  as the case may be) of your home can add just a touch of whimsy.  Any of the fabrics featured below could be great as decorative accents, such as pillows.  Perennials is “to the trade,” so contact Colby Design if you are interested in any of their collections.  For more, visit

Citty Kitty

Hissy Fit

Soft Rock

What Knot


Curves In All The Right Places…

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

This chair by the Bright Group has us excited.  It is simple and clean and could be used in just about any style of home.  These types of pieces are design essentials.  Their versatility and ability to change with the times (a simple reupholster) make them great selections.  If you are interested in this piece, or any other pieces from the Bright Group for your Austin home, call Colby Design.  We’d be glad to help!

“To the Trade.”

Innermost House.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Can you imagine living in a 12 x 12 home?  Most of us think it is laughable (the idea may even make you squirm in your seat), but for Dianna and Michael Lorence, it is heaven on earth.  No electricity or running water…just the sunlight that nature has bestowed upon us and firelight in this home.  Although this beautifully simple life is not for everyone, I would hope that you could agree with us on how serene the nature of this home really is.

Jan’s New Sofa…by Linteloo.

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Check out “Jan’s New Sofa” by Netherlands based company, Linteloo.  It is refreshingly charming, and seems to call us to jump in and stay awhile.  What is so great about this sofa is the use of masculine lines (notice how clean the frame is), paired with the fabric flanges that appear almost ruffle-like in nature.  It is casual, but this is a piece that could be dressed up or down…just switch out the pillows, and you are there!

banken - jan's new sofa - Paola  Navone

Light & Nature…

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

LZF is a Spain based company with the most fantastic sculpted wooden shades for their lighting.  Their use of bent wood, melding light and nature, make them a hit with Colby Design.  Their designs are innovative and every selection has many colors and sizes from which to choose.  Besides looking great, their price-point isn’t bad, which is always nice to see in this economy.


Happy Birthday, America…Let’s celebrate in style!

Monday, July 4th, 2011


Happy Independence Day, Austin!  In honor of July 4th, we at Colby Design have decided to share some colorful chair styling in patriotic form!  Enjoy!


Garden Stools Or Tables…

Friday, July 1st, 2011

With summer here, you are probably going to find yourself outside more and more.  We at Colby Design love interesting little tables…especially when they are extremely versatile.  Take these garden stools below – they are a great addition for just about any room in your home, as well as outside on your patio or deck.  They can fit cozily between two chairs to set a drink on, or they could become a seating area all on their own.  This is also just a taste of the hundreds of styles and colors that are available, sure to fit any home decor.

“To the Trade.”