Design Series Finale – ACTION!

So you’ve been following the series, dreaming of your highest and best design, getting a clear picture of the style that suits you best, and gathering up your inspirational images. Now it’s time for action!

Get out and get your hands on the finest Austin has to offer…

Visit Natural Gardener for pots, plants, water features and rain barrels and composters.

Head to the Great Outdoors, for inspiration, plant materials and for yummy coffee to sip while you are purusing your selections. Great resource for succulents too.

Barton Springs Nursery has flats of wonderful annuals and perennials, great selection of pots and are so helpful with their information-rich labelling of plants throughout their nursery!

For furniture, I like peeking around at Austin Furniture Depot for off-the-wall finds on a budget

I love stopping in at uncommon Objects on South Congress for vintage and mid-century modern lovelies (don’t forget to look up while you’re shopping!)…

and to Threshold for complete fabulousness!

Spring is upon us any day now, no matter what the calendar says. If you want to share a wonderful Austin resource I’ve neglected here, please comment below! And as always, we here at Spark are always ready to help you translate your interior and exterior dreams into reality… how do you want to live?

Plan Ahead: Austin Design Events for February 12

Plan Ahead: Austin Design Events for February 12

Copenhagen contemporary furniture store is having a moving sale starting February 12. After 16 years of serving Austin from its current location at Burnet and Anderson, Copenhagen will relocate to a larger, more innovative showroom. All items on the floor will be sold as-is on a first come basis with discounts ranging from 15-60% off [...]

Are You Sitting Down?

Are You Sitting Down?

These chairs by Johan Lindstén make me go week at the knees. (Which is absolutely fine since they’re chairs, afterall.) Johan and his desgin firm, Lindstén Form are based in Stockholm.  Lucky Swedes. His chairs artfully combine the best of modern shape with vintage needlepoint: “This furniture’s destiny is to elevate and promote these neglected pieces [...]

Hot Potato

Hot Potato

One of my favorite shops online is Three Potato Four. Not only does it have amazing vintage finds and original art & home accessories, but the folks who run it are every bit as interesting and original as the items they sell. Stu and Janet travel and search the world over for their finds.  You [...]

Seen Around Town

Seen Around Town

I spotted this fantastic chair at Caffrey’s Furniture on Burnet. I was immediately drawn to the wonderful combination of colors.  And i love how somewhat autumnal colors can still be light and delicate. This chair features 8-way hand tied construction with hardwood frame.   Upholstered in Linen Viscose Fabric:  Euphoria Natural.  (Love the name!)  Can [...]