Gorgeous remodel of a home in the Allandale neighborhood of North Austin. When working with the clients to explore what design styles they were most drawn to, I saw an intersection of contemporary and mid-century modern design. I brought aspects of both of these styles together to transform their space. I worked with architect Derek Mizner and contractor John Cortez to complete this remodel and realize our clients’ visions for their home. Read more about the design below.

The kitchen is a central part of my clients’ home so we made this a highlight of the remodel. We chose a bold backsplash tile to contrast subtle marble countertops, and had new cabinetry built for the space. Two different tones of paint on the cabinetry—painting the island cabinets a blue-gray hue while the majority of the space was painted a crisp white—adds to this contemporary-style contrast. The island creates additional seating for the kitchen and living space which makes this room a gathering place in the home for meals and more.

The fireplace in the living area originally had a dark painted brick exterior but my clients expressed that they wanted to modernize this feature of the home. They mentioned that they disliked the disjointed look of the brick here so I created a design that made the exterior feel more cohesive. I lightened the fireplace surround and hearth to accentuate this amazing aspect of the home. I also added a beautiful mantel in appreciation of the fabulous natural materials we have access to in Texas.

The bathrooms might just be the stars of this remodel! Each of these gorgeous, light spaces have defining features that sets it apart. The bathroom first boasts a spacious walk-in shower with tranquil white ripple tile, a luxurious modern soaker tub, and double sinks with gold mid-century mirrors. The second bathroom has bold patterned floor tiles and unique tiling in the shower. The third bathroom has a distinct countertop and classic tiling in the shower. The varied hardware in each bathroom individualizes the spaces by incorporating different aspects of the same design style. This project included amazing custom work (including a beautiful closet) done by contractor John Cortez who I always enjoy working with!

We continued the transformation to the exterior of the home. Wood paneling in the entryway leading to the front door is a nod to the iconic houses of the 1950s, as are the square and rectangular windows on the front door and garage doors.


Architect: Derek Mizner|miznerdesign.com|@miznerdesign

Contractor: John Cortez

Designer: Gege Cordeiro

Allandale — Residential