Ready for another Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour!?! I think you’ll love Kristy from Hyphen Interiors. She’s an Interior Designer that likes to mix up – old and new, inexpensive and nicer pieces, vintage and contemporary, then layer it all off with pops of vibrant color, pattern and fun art. Bold colors and graphic patterns really inspire her when creating new and beautiful spaces. And her home is Interior Design Magazine Ready! Thanks for the tour sweet friend!
My husband and I are recent Austin transplants. His job moved us from Phoenix to Austin about a year and a half ago. We grew up in Houston, and went to college in Austin, so it was a bit of a homecoming for us.
Though we had finally almost finished decorating our Phoenix home and hated to leave, it was fun finding a new home in Texas and decorating all over again. You can see our finished Phoenix home towards the bottom of the Home Tour page on my blog.
We’ve been in this home for a year and a half, but it’s really still a work in progress. But, isn’t that always the case for those of us who love to decorate? No room is ever done. We have decorated just about every room now, except the media room and workout room.
Well, come on in and let’s take a tour of our Austin home. When you walk in, the first thing you see is a little entry area next to the stairs.
You’ll see that I love an eclectic room that includes some pops of color, texture, items that are old and items that are new. I love to add a vintage piece or two just to have a sense of history in the space. I think I love an eclectic space because I love so many design styles! Mixing it up lets me have a piece of several styles.
The dresser was a honey wood color before I painted it blue. The antlers represent my husband’s love for hunting. The succulent reminds us of Arizona. And, the railroad crossing sign is authentic, full of bullet holes and all. I figured it would add a touch of whimsy to the space. What do we keep in these drawers? Paint! Lots and lots of samples. From here, we’ll head to the right into the dining room.
We continued the blue theme in here. It’s the only room in the home with a saturated color on the wall. We wanted to emphasize the coffered ceiling and chair rail details. The table is a custom built table that a local artisan made. We adore the table. The chairs are IKEA lucite chairs. The modern lines of the chairs juxtapose the rustic feel of the table. The rug adds texture to an otherwise fairly smooth space. The metal details on the table and the light fixture add industrial elements.
Now to the not-quite-finished part. The frames that line the walls are currently place holders. My goal is to take some photos of the local area and have them printed for the frames. I haven’t yet found a great printer for a 12×12 size though. But, first things first! I need to take those photos. So, that’s on the old to-do list.
From here, we’ll head into the kitchen. You get a glimpse of it in the second photo above.
Our kitchen is well equipped with a pot filler, six burner gas stove, granite sinks, and large pantry. The design elements include a stone subway tile backsplash, chiseled granite countertops and industrial lighting that we added after moving in.
Connected to the kitchen is the breakfast room.
We found the pedestal table on Craigslist. It’s pretty roughed up, but we like the character and the fact that once things are roughed up, you don’t worry about them getting messed up as much! The fabulous faux bamboo chairs are also a Craigslist find! I got six of them. Two are upstairs, but can be used here if needed since the table has a leaf that will expand it to seat six. The chairs were originally yellow (circa 1976) but we painted them blue to keep with the color scheme of the home.
The plant is a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree. I love those for their graphic look. We added the ZGallerie chandelier to the space just to help give the space definition and a feminine element.
Across from this space is the family room.
One of the first things we did after moving in is painting the ceiling of the family room blue. We just wanted something unexpected but not necessarily all over the walls. The blue and white rug (it almost looks black and white in these images) repeats the ceiling color, as does the blue cabinet.
The sectional is one of a very few remaining items from our last home. We sold almost everything and started fresh.
The cabinet is the most recent addition. It houses our aloe vera and jars on the top and books underneath.
The TV stand is an old Bassett dresser that is 74 inches in length (longer than usual), that I bought painted from a local shop. It’s one of my favorite things in the home.
The curtains are made from shower curtains. The sofa table, which stretches the length of the sectional, is custom made. Here is the view of the family room from the entry area. You can see the repetition of colors.
Also, near the entry is my husband’s office.
I didn’t show the desk area because though it’s a super cool mid-century modern l-shaped desk, it’s full of monitors and cords. So, I chose the prettier parts. Behind his desk is a huge dry erase board that we made (also shown on my blog in more detail). It’s an acrylic board with the back side painted blue, hung with stand-off mounts. Near the door, there is a seating area. The gallery style art over the chairs is comprised of Tesla (an inventor) blueprints.
And, one last thing downstairs that is complete enough to show is the master bedroom.
The color pallete diverts a bit here because this is not a common space. The dark blue just continues through spaces that are connected visually and that do no close off with doors. We went for a bright and airy feel in this space.
The bed is from Four Hands, the bench is something we kept from our last home, the end table on the right is custom made by a local shop. After this photo was taken, we added a chair to it so it can act as a desk.
Here is a zoomed out image so you can see what is across from the bed.
It’s an old Thomasville dresser painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and our chair that has been around Pinterest some with its painted fabric. You can see the chair that I recovered for the night stand/ desk and the painted chair and dresser behind it.
I would love to show the half bath downstairs as well, but I just can’t figure out how to take a photo of such a small space. But, I just adore the 5 ft by 5 ft huge map that I found and put in there as art. So, I’ll try to show that even though the image isn’t the best ever.
It’s from a Texas courthouse, already framed and all! $50 on Craigslist.
Let’s head upstairs.
At the top of the stairs, you’ll see our printer station that also holds our desk supplies and over it is a book shelf.
The book shelf is organized by color! I know, so controversial. It works well for us and adds a nice visual element. And, yep, that is one of the other chairs from the breakfast room set.
Not far from the printer station is the game room.
This space started when we bought a blue ping pong table from a neighbor when they were moving. The rest of the space was built around that table.
I got the pub table and armoire from Craigslist and painted them. The table was walnut and the armoire was yellow-ish. We also painted the chairs. They were a birch color. This created a cohesive look. The barn light is from a local antique dealer and artisan.
Across from the table is custom art by a local vendor. We thought this large scale Good Time sign added a whimsical feel to the space. The curtains are from Etsy.
Also upstairs is my office. In fact, this is where I’m typing up this post right now. It’s quite a different color scheme! I figured I’d go pink since it’s the only room that is my space.
This room is the most similar to a what I had in my last home, of anything. It’s not too different from my last office. I use an old Craigslist farm table as my desk. An IKEA expedit shelf, along with closets, hold my supplies. And, that yellow chair is the final chair that goes with the breakfast room set. It’s still yellow, unpainted. I liked how the yellow worked in this space.
And, finally, upstairs we also have the guest room.
We re-used the bed we had in our guest room in Phoenix. The rug is from the master bedroom in Phoenix. The pillows are from the family room in Phoenix. The only thing new in this room is the dresser. I love following Hyphen Interiors latest updates and know you will, too!!!