Austin Residence
Austin Residence

project: Residence

location: Austin, TX

Austin Residence
Austin Residence

project: Residence

location: Austin, TX

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Towering above Austin in one of the city’s tallest buildings, the brand-new 3,900 sq-ft space was a literal blank canvas of white walls, concrete floors, boxy rooms and very little character. One of Kelly’s priorities was to make the apartment as open as possible and bring the vibrancy of the surrounding life outdoors inside. The designer knocked down walls and created an expansive living area, floored in a cooling combination of different stones laid in geometric pattern that became a seamless extension of the outside views.

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Perforated brass doors lead to a vertiginous fireplace wall of Negro Marquina marble that anchors the living room and features an abstract John Williams painting that provided the starting point for the decoration: custom velvet and lambskin sofas, geometric hand-painted wallcovering and marble and brass tables. Nearby, zebra-patterned chairs surround a cracked-ice glass dining table and a gleaming black marble and burnished bronze bar.

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Mixed metals, leather, silk, parchment and other artisanal elements add luxurious detail and sumptuous texture to the artistic and avant-garde aesthetic that resonates throughout this colorful and expressive home. Photography: Stephan Julliard, Production: Ian Phillips.