St. Barts-Inspired Tilley Row Home

Austin, Texas
Interior Design
Photographer
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  • Location
  • Austin, Texas
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • An interior design studio outfits an Austin home with midcentury-modern minimalism, and sprinkles it with organic and ethnic accents inspired by St. Barts.

    In the northeast quarter of Austin, Texas, lies a Tilley Row Home in the new urban epicenter that used to be home to the city's airport. Designed by architect Michael Hsu of Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, the home is part of the new urban typology intended to create a sustainable, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in close proximity to the city center.

    Inside, the interior is enveloped in a material palette that's infused with birch, dramatic pops of white, and touches of blue. The resulting transformation envisioned by Christine Turknett Interiors creates a continuous connection between inside and out. In the outdoor patio space, layered cedar shingles serve as a backdrop to a pair of Finn Lounge Chairs designed by Norm Architects.

    Similar to the first home in this area that the interior design studio revamped, this townhouse exudes a midcentury-modern minimalism. The tranquil organic fibers and ethnic accents were drawn from the neighbors’ love of St. Barts, inspiring a calm, lush, and plant-centric atmosphere. Aptly, the midcentury furniture and stark modern lines are counterbalanced by lush plants and handwoven accessories by local artisans.

    Just like every Tilley Row Home, the heart is centralized around a 12-by-12-foot bookcase. Turknett personalized the space with the owners' personal items and books on display to reflect their appreciation of art and design. Meanwhile, the handmade accents and succulents create a dynamic collage of the owners' love of ceramics.

    Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Pendant Lighting, and Concrete Floor. The dining room is outfitted with a pair of striking paintings by Vivian Caits. Photo 2 of St. Barts-Inspired Tilley Row Home

    The dining room is outfitted with a pair of striking paintings by Vivian Caits.

    Modern home with Storage Room and Shelves Storage Type. The large built-in shelving unit acts as a divider between the dining space and the staircase. Photo 3 of St. Barts-Inspired Tilley Row Home

    The large built-in shelving unit acts as a divider between the dining space and the staircase.

    Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Coffee Tables, End Tables, Sofa, Lamps, Concrete Floor, and Floor Lighting. This room was inspired by the owners' love of St. Barts. Photo 4 of St. Barts-Inspired Tilley Row Home

    This room was inspired by the owners' love of St. Barts.

    Modern home with Kitchen, Concrete Floor, Wood Cabinet, Pendant Lighting, Refrigerator, Microwave, Wall Oven, Range, Drop In Sink, and Range Hood. Iconic Bertoia counter stools were chosen to complement the hardware. Photo 5 of St. Barts-Inspired Tilley Row Home

    Iconic Bertoia counter stools were chosen to complement the hardware.

    Modern home with Storage Room and Cabinet Storage Type. Inspired by their love of ceramics, Turknett blended sculptural ceramics with arid greenery. Photo 6 of St. Barts-Inspired Tilley Row Home

    Inspired by their love of ceramics, Turknett blended sculptural ceramics with arid greenery.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Hardscapes, and Wood Fences, Wall. The owners took it upon themselves to lift thousand of pounds of concrete and stone to create their patio's foundation. To match the white and birch interior, they opted to create continuity with the finishes in the back patio. Photo 7 of St. Barts-Inspired Tilley Row Home

    The owners took it upon themselves to lift thousand of pounds of concrete and stone to create their patio's foundation. To match the white and birch interior, they opted to create continuity with the finishes in the back patio.

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