31st ASID Design Excellence Awards

I couldn’t be more thrilled and honored to accept 3 more awards this past November at the ASID Design Excellence Awards Ceremony in Austin. The yearly competition recognizes the finest interior design achievements in all aspects of interior design. 

Many thanks go out to my amazing clients that have given me the opportunity to collaborate with them make their house a spectacular home!

And the winners are…

Gibson
Rising Star Winner: Singular Space
Medinah Greens
Rising Star Runner Up: Remodel


Rainbow Ranch
Rising Star Winner: Special Detail/Product Design

Go Wild By Using Stripes For Interior Design Stylishly

Stripes can be a very cool thing to add to any type of space. It doesn’t matter if it’s a large or small room, or if you’re planning on putting them on your pillows, ceiling, or wall, a striped pattern can easily add drama and visual intrigue to any interior design style. In addition to that, they also go along well with floral or patterned designs. You can choose to make them as subtle or bold as you like.

Wide Stripes

Wide stripes that use contrasting colors are great to use if you want to come up with a fluid-like and dramatic space. They can liven up any space and add to its overall aesthetic whether it be a living room or a transitional space such as your hallway. When you choose to go with black and white stripes or chocolate and white stripes, let them be the focal point of the room. Every room inside the house needs to have a showcase piece or a spotlight and if you’re going to use stripes, they will work perfectly for that role. When using these stripes, be sure to keep your accessories and art pieces to a minimum so that they don’t go over them. This way, your stripes can serve as the conversational element of your room. Always remember that when you’re designing with bold stripes, match them with less busy elements so that they can stand apart.

Varying Stripes

Stripes with varying sizes and colors on a wall or surface create an interesting and engaging interior space. In this way, the stripes have different widths and are strategically laid out so they produce a visually appealing piece. When you use different colors in a striped pattern, be sure to use hues that are similar to each other or ones that belong in the same color family. Never use colors that clash against each other or ones that are either all dark or all light.

Using Stripes As Accents

You don’t always make stripes as the dominant element in a room. You can also use them more subtly but still let them deliver a striking response. Whether you use them on a vase, chair, pillow, or rug, stripes still work well in making a statement and in complimenting other textures and patterns inside a room.

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Using Stripes On Your Ceiling

Yup, you read that right. You can use stripes on your ceiling as well and that can be a very interesting concept. You don’t always have to paint your ceiling white. You can use a fun pattern, a wide stripe, or a bold color to add a unique and unexpected element to your ceiling.

Inspired: Vertical Garden

In a matter of months, cooler temps will be on our doorstep so why not bring your garden outside in. My client and I are developing and designing a vertical garden wall in her living room with the help of a landscape architect. After doing some research, this is no small undertaking but I am looking forward to the end result.

If your working with a black thumb or need a hassle free indoor garden try playing around with succulents. Succulents are resilient, low maintenance and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Grouping succulents together can create a fun aesthetic to any home environment. Need something to house your plants in, then look no further than West Elm glass bowls to hold your newly purchased succulents.

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Featured Project: Rainbow Ranch Master Bathroom

A recent residential project consisted of contemporary new construction. See how the design of the handcrafted cabinetry of the kitchen, stairwell, and master bathroom make this a retreat for the couple who live here in Central Texas. Emphasis on the use of natural materials in a clean way allow for a space that is warm, inviting, and completely livable. View more project photos.

Cabinetry by Flat Creek Cabinet Company

Colorways: Freish Paint Ideas


This month, AJID attended Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2013 event where next year’s color forecast was revealed.  As designers, we realize all the potential a color possesses to transform a space.  Check out these colors recently used in a project.

SW6222 Riverway
Deep, reflective, a chance to decompress. This color is true to its name, relaxing and cool.
SW6913 Funky Yellow
Bright, cheerful, but not over zealous. This yellow is a warm color, but perfectly toned as to not being offensive. And when used well, provides some much needed cheerfulness during those overcast days.
SW6227 Meditative
Clean and clear, like the sky in the early morning light. This blue lets you meditate on the day to come, providing a feeling of serenity and calm.

Allison Jaffe

Award-winning ATX Interior Designer|Social Shaker|Community Pathfinder|Girl on a Mission

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