Getting the right interior design look for your home is never easy - whether you prefer carefully themed, period, eclectic or colourful, it is a personal choice and all that really matters is the resulting look makes you feel comfortable, happy and proud to show off your home to your guests. At Interior Classics we love showcasing inspiring design and hope that it gives you ideas for your home. In this case, this new home in Austin, Texas built by Capstone Homes has a rustic feel and the owners have gone with a contrasting modern, colourful look with a mix of earthy and modern. 

the house itself is modern and built on a slope with a nice outlook, but the plain facade belies the colourful interior. Stepping through the large front door, you're welcomed into the living area with two canary yellow occasional chairs and a baby blue Eames rocking chair. It's a good contrast to the neutral lounge and polished concrete floor, especially given the size of the room.

The owners have gone design classic for the bar stools and dining chairs - with gunmetal Tolix stools and white and beechwood Eames Eiffel chairs around a rustic, timber trestle table.The gunmetal stools match the industrial look of the floor and the colour blends nicely with the natural wood and stone of the island bench - great choice.

White Eiffel chairs similarly match the light wood of the dining table, an obvious advantage of a clean neutral colour. Another good choice and looks like an amazing place to entertain guests in this light, open area with views out to the garden.

The designer theme is carried into the rest of the home with these two white Panton S chairs creating a lovely feature in the casual living area as does the matching period geometric yellow rug. Clever use of 'accessories' like this is the best way to personalise a space and add individual character.

The bedrooms are a mix of minimalist, austere spaces for the adults and warm, bright areas for the kids.

Overall, a home full of variety around a clear design theme that is attractive, practical and easy to adapt over time.


Images: Allison Cartwright