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May 11, 2010

Meet the Interior Design Team behind The Austonian

The Austonian exterior has been complete for months, and focus has shifted to outfitting the interior spaces of the building in preparation for the building opening in June. This week, the sales model officially moved on-site to The Austonian. Outfitted by design team Jennifer Hartmann and Lindsay Maki of Greer Interiors, the sales model is a gorgeous space on the 36th floor with views of the Capitol. In addition to developing an original design for the sales model, the team was responsible for the décor in the common areas of the building, following the vision of international design company, Gary Lee Partners.

We asked Jennifer and Lindsey a few questions about the approach they took in designing the sales model.

Tell us a little bit about your design concept for the unit.

Our concept for the unit was to achieve a fresh modern interior that is glamorous and collected.
 
What was your inspiration for interior design in the unit?

The inspiration would definitely have been the views and the gorgeous all-white lacquer kitchen. We kept things light and airy so that everything opened up and kept the focus on the views of downtown Austin and the Texas State Capitol.
 
What’s your favorite design element of the unit?

It would be hard to name one favorite element. We love the modern art deco sofa and the organic-yet-graphic Osbourne and Little wallpaper in the Powder Room. We also love the Kevin Greer painting and the Kyle Bunting hair-on-hide area rug. Both are local artists.
 
We think the model residence is a great representation of the quality of the building and the elegance and simplicity of its interiors. Our original concept for the design of the home was to create a simple classic backdrop that highlighted the people living in them and their possessions. It is so exciting to see how the furniture and art work together with the architecture in the unit, bringing both to life.

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