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

Rockin’ the Kasbah

Some of you know that I am just back from my trip to Morocco. I spent the past week making my way around the country stopping in Casablanca, Tangiers, Rabat and Marrakech.

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The sights, sounds and smells were overwhelingly inspirational. Morocco is known for its vibrancy especially in tile design and installation and it was fun to capture while traveling to each city.

Featured Project: Paisano Kitchen Remodel

AJID had a lot of fun re-designing this kitchen! Click to view MORE before and after photos!

Below are some kitchen remodel highlights: 

Cabinetry: Warm, dark-stained shaker-style Walnut cabinetry. Storage is now concentrated in a larger island and anchored by a large bank of cabinets along cooktop wall.

Countertops: Clean, bright white quartz adds a lighter quality to space.

Lighting: Bright, modern orb pendant light fixtures give the kitchen a touch of whimsy.

Appliances: Although the fridge stayed in its original place the window above existing sink was closed off to accommodate cooktop and vent hood. A wall oven unit now moved to former pantry, and sink moved to island to create the perfect work triangle

Flooring and Tile: Light colored porcelain in 12 x 24s are used to offset the walnut cabinetry. A simple wall of 2 x 2 blue glass tile backsplash gives serenity to the space.

Think Local: Shop Local in Austin Texas

At AJID, a number of our projects consist of shopping for furniture for our clients. Here is a list of our favorite local furniture stores we love supporting.

Caffreys Funriture: This showroom features a multi-line collection of hand-crafted American made goods that are made to order and can be custom sized.

Collectic Home:  A lofty, upscale furniture store in Austin, Texas. We ship anywhere. Worldwide resources for the best in home furnishings.

Copenhagen Living: Copenhagen has always been a family affair and our family of stores is now run by original owner Erik Hansen. This store offers modern and contemporary furniture.

Five Elements Furniture: A local, family owned furniture store that specializes in modern, mid-century, and contemporary furniture.

Nest Modern: Like the Modern movement that forms our collections, Nest offers progressive yet iconoclastic designs. Whether you are a Modern aficionado or a neophyte, you will feel at home.

Loft: A contemporary furniture store is located in The Domain—Austin’s upscale shopping district. All of the products carried are created from eco-friendly materials by craftsmen who adhere to the highest principals of social responsibility.

Signature Style

Bravo’s celebrity designers Jeff Lewis and Mary McDonald are great talents in the industry of interior design and many times their clientele hand over a space to them and they take the reigns. Both have not only developed a signature style but have gained the trust of their audience to do so.

Collaboration is an integral part of the AJID design process and I do my very best not to incorporate my personal style into a client’s home. Instead, I focus on how they want to live in their spaces and guide them though the design process with my knowledge and expertise. But I often wondered what it would be like to design spaces completely carte blanch incorporating my own eclectic signature style where India meets France.

Below are two fictional scenarios, a living room and a master bedroom, both very important spaces in a home. Here’s my take if a client with a blank slate said to me, “take it from here, Allison!”  

If you would like additional information and pricing on the items below, please inquire: info@allisonjaffe.com

Living Room Story Board


When designing a living room, I begin with the largest piece of furniture, the sofa and work my way down to the smallest piece in the space. The selection of a slate-grey/blue sectional sets the tone for the room and is offset with cream colored accents found in the side table, coffee table and accent chair. Mixing sizes, shapes and styles all aid in tying the living room together. The rug is my favorite piece, although traditional in design, it would work in any space.  
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1.ACCENT TABLE 2.COFFEE TABLE 3.SECTIONAL 4.TV CONSOLE 5.PILLOW 6.LAMP 7.CHAIR 8.RUG

Master Bedroom Story Board


More often than not, including myself, a client wants a bedroom room that has a warm inviting feeling and gives them a sense of calm when entering. I selected a monochromatic color scheme for this reason alone. Although the colors are subdued the furniture is unique with nods to the near east and France.
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1.LAMP 2.DRAPERY 3.NIGHTSTAND 4.KING BED5.NIGHTSTAND 6.CHAIR 7.RUG 8.OTTOMANS

Ikat-Love

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Ikat, a fun fabric with a seriously funny name! Ikat, a dyeing a process in which fabric yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving was first seen in 1927. This technique has not lost it’s appeal and can been seen on the fashion runways and in homes around the world. Although the process of dyeing the yarn has partially been replaced with printed Ikat patterns, it can be large seen on everything from pillows, window treatments and upholstered items. Above are items that show case our love for this beautiful and unique pattern. 

1. CHAIR 2.DRAPERY3. LAMPS 4. PILLOWS 5.CUBE 6. DINNERWARE7. SETEE 

Design Tidbits How to dress up your desk space

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Since moved in to our new office, we’ve been ogling every piece of desk décor under the sun and have come up with a quick hits list of what makes a desk space eye catching and beautiful:
Get eclectic – make your desk chair a contrasting style from your desk i.e. rococo desk with modern Lucite chair…just make sure your chair is comfy too!
Let in light – position your desk by a window for the immediate mood lift that comes from natural lighting
Pop accents – add a splash of a bright contrasting color in your accessories to create visual interest and generate energy in the space
Get it up on the walls – instead of cluttering your desk top work space with mail and sketches, move this onto a pin board
Put the fun in functionality – only keep what you need on your desk top, but get creative with how you store what you need and bring in your personality through fun containers and organizer

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My latest #remodel #kitchen project. #austin #interiordesign #interiors #interiordesigner #contemporary #orange #atx (at Westlake, Austin)

My latest photographed project! Rainbow Ranch in Wimberley, Tx. To see more of the project visit my #fb page: Facebook.com/allisonjaffeid#interiordesign #newconstruction #kitchen #contemporary #austin #atx #home #interiordesigner

Missing a cabinet door but Pasiano kitchen is ready for its glamor shot with @briolicious. #photoshoot #photography #austin #interiordesign #kitchen #remodel #softcontempory #atx

Allison Jaffe

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

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