Archive for the ‘Colby Design’ Category

Merry Christmas, Austin!

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

“Merry Christmas, Austin!  We wish you all the best this holiday season, and hope that the coming year is prosperous, and brings you much joy.”


Lynnda & Keri

Colby Design


Dressing Your Thanksgiving Table…

Monday, November 14th, 2011

With Thanksgiving around the corner, you are probably scurrying, trying to pull together last minute details for this festive affair.  Maybe you haven’t had time to think about your table setting, yet, and it will be done last minute, or maybe you have been thinking about it for weeks.  Either way, we have found some very simple ways to dress your Thanksgiving table, wow your guests with understated seasonal flair, and at least look like you’ve been planning all along!

The Romance of Fall Colors…

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Fall is here.  It may not feel like it at times with the Texas heat, but the season of change is upon us.  The light, the smells,  and the overall sensory changes that occur this time of year leave a feeling of warmth, even though we are getting a break from the heat.  The colors.  Fall colors are beautiful and exciting, bringing on the feeling of nostalgia, reminding us of things to come.

No Fuss Wine Cellars.

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Home owners all over the place, and especially in Austin, are living a much “cleaner” way.  We want less fuss and more function.  Wine cellars offer a great place to showcase your wine collection in a simple way, allowing the bottles to become wall sculptures.  They can also be intimate places for sharing a glass of wine, as they often feel secluded.  Here are some great wine cellars worth taking a look at.  They are clean, but not cold.  Enjoy!

Luce Plan Fans.

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Now here is something a little different for those of you who expect more from your fans than simple function.  Check out these fans by the company Luce Plan.  They are fun and funky, and they come in multiple colors and designs.  While these fixtures may not be for everyone, they are certainly different, and are more like colorful ceiling sculptures than fans.

For more from Luce Plan, visit them on the web at

Outdoor by Firelight…

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Is there such a thing more romantic than firelight or candles?  Fireplaces are an amazing design feature that can add such drama to your outdoor living spaces.  They are cozy and invite us to simply relax in their presence.  Look at some of the inspiring ways that we found to introduce fireplaces into your home.

Another Quick Note On Assymetry…

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

We’ve talked about how assymetry works well in rooms when implemented in the architecture, but check out some of these assymetrical rugs.  They are interesting, without being over the top, and they carry a traditional thread, but with a twist.  Traditionally, rugs have been repeating patterns, that over the years, have grown in scale.  For those of you non-conformists, it is now easy to find a rug that is a deviation from the expected.




If you are interested in any of the above rugs, they are available “To the Trade” and we’d be happy to help with your interior design needs.

Maraham Digital Projects

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Maraham is a company that has created large scale digital images that can be mounted on the wall of your home or office.  They have an enormous virtual library, with new designs being created constantly.  Check out some of these interesting finds below.  For more, visit

The Tulip Table…Truly Timeless.

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Table was first introduced close to 70 years ago, and it has managed to remain perfectly relevant today.  This is because this timeless beauty is perfect for almost any decor.  It has been copied by countless manufacturers, making it an affordable option to the masses.  When the Tulip Table was born, it had a powder coated steel base with options for its top:  laminate, wood, or marble, and could be round or oval.  Today, it is commonly replicated with a fiberglass base, but the table top options still seem to be available.  Take a look at Saarinen’s creation, and imagine how beautiful it would be in your Austin home!

tom scheerer

Home Offices With Snap.

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

People are spending more and more time in front of the computer as our society becomes more and more technology reliant.  Because of this, we want our home offices to be both aesthetically pleasing and inviting.  The study below has these qualities…and we love it.  It has that great mix of transitional style in a traditional setting, and is large enough for a sitting area by the fire.  The large windows and and ample lighting make this room bright, even though the walls are dark.