I almost didn’t make it to yesterday’s Modern Home Tour. With weather forecasts of rain and flooding, I imagined slippery floors (not an accident-prone person’s best friend), hazardous driving conditions, and getting chilled to the bone. Fortunately, all of the meteorologists were wrong and it turned out to be a great day for the tour.
New wheels made the day even more of a blast. The folks at South Point Nissan allowed me to take this 2012 Cube out for the day as an extended test drive, since I am debating between purchasing this superfun car or a Kia Soul.
We saw some amazing homes and design features yesterday, and among them, I noticed these major trends:
Austinites appreciate color, and for me, the more saturated, the better. You can imagine how excited I got over this stuff…
SOARING WOOD FEATURES
Wood walls and ceilings are a coming back in a big way. The distinction between modern wood elements and ’70s paneling is a big one…the modern approach is to go for a more simplified look. Incorporating sleek lines, rich tones and fine wood grain are the keys to pulling off this look.
Many of the homes on the tour featured beautiful light fixtures and interesting lighting effects.
OUTSTANDING EXTERIOR DETAILS
WIDE OPEN SPACES
There’s no better way to erase the barrier between indoor and outdoor than a continuous ceiling treatment and a glass wall system.
The great benefit to including tons of storage in hallways is that this allows you to maintain a more minimal style in main rooms.
Moroccan elements have been trendy for years, but Austin homeowners are putting a much more modern spin on the style.
In true ATX fashion, I noticed a lot of fun figures hanging out in unusual places. These are accessories I can really get behind!
OTHER NOTABLE DETAILS
Check out more photos on the tour’s Facebook page. Videos will be added soon too.
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