Looking for luxe leather chairs that swivel? Our latest chair arrivals are distinctly stylish and polished. Our swivel chairs feature slate gray leather that is accented by antique nickel nail heads that border the arms of the chairs. They are great pieces for a living room or office.

Pair of grey leather swivel chairs from heather scott

The large frame and deep seats of the leather swivel chairs give a more masculine and polished feel to the chairs. The chairs also feature a fiber back pillow with a box edge detail and welting.

grey leather swivel chairs from heather scott

The dimensions of the chairs are 33 W x 36 D x 32 H and the seat dimensions are 18 W x 26 D x 23.5 H. Each chair sells for $2,119.00.

I really like the lines of the chair. They would be a great way to make a room feel more modern, without making it cold. Plus, who doesn’t love a swivel chair! Come to the store and try them out yourself!

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Before I delve into today’s post, I just want to let you know that the blog will be moving so that it is ‘hosted’ within our main website:

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The team just finished installing a new clubhouse lobby this week and I wanted to share a couple of photos of the space.

Heather scott commercial dining areaThis lobby area’s main challenge was the ceilings; they are so high!  Previously, the lobby had been decorated in a very woodsy, farmhouse look.  We were brought in when the new owners had already put in new flooring and wall paint/treatments and were looking for a design to appeal to their younger residents.

BEFORE:

Before: Lobby area

lobby before

Before: Fireplace/Work Desk

fireplace area before

Before Dining Area:

Dining area before

We were asked to provide the furnishings and decorative details for an environment which would appeal to the residents, made up predominately of college students.

AFTER:

Dining Area

As I said, the biggest challenge was how to manage the height of the room.  This was done with a series of wall shelves which go up to over 15 ft above the ground. 

We also added really dramatic head chairs at both ends of the table!

Heather scott commercial dining area, feature wall

Fireplace/Work Desk Area

Where better to wait for the University bus than by the fireplace in some cozy, leather wing chairs!  The art above the fireplace ties nicely into the other side of the room, which is very modern.

Heather scott commercial lobby

Lobby

The main area needed a really big chandelier and what is actually a full sized dining table, not your usual 30″ ‘entry table’.

Heather scott commercial entry

Dining area detail

Design isn’t always glamorous, so special thanks to Raquel (thank goodness she isn’t afraid of heights) and Emily, both of whom spent the entire day onsite to finish the project!

filling wall shelves

Heather scott commercial dining area

Based on the photos, I’d say they did a great job! 

Just a reminder about the server switch for the blog.  If you suddenly can’t find us, just go to our main website:

www.heatherscotthome.com and look for the blog there!

 

Looking for the perfect home accent? We are excited to spotlight our latest lamp arrivals! Our antique white wooden table lamps from Eastern Europe are casually elegant and sophisticatedly simple.

wood lamps heather scott home and design

The base of the lamp is made of solid hardwood and features a soft antique white finish. The lamp also features chic curves that are accented by the subtle silver banding. The delicate silver detailing against the antique white wood finish of the base make the lamps truly unique.

wood lamp heather scott home and design

The dimensions of the wooden table lamps are 6.5W x 32H with a 16-inch drum linen shade. Each lamp sells for $379.99. The antique white wooden lamps also come in several different styles, some of which we currently have in our store. Come in and see them today!

As designers, we often share photos of rooms which are ‘finished’ but rarely show how the design process starts at the beginning.  When I begin a project, I usually start with an ‘inspiration’ fabric that sets the color palette, style and theme for the room.

Thankfully, new prints are always coming out and our wonderful fabric reps will come by to share the newest options.

We were really excited when our Duralee fabric rep came by the other day to show us some of the latest fabric collections, including the collection by designer/blogger team Tilton & Fenwick.

tilton and fenwick book

I had just seen this spread covering the fabric in the latest Traditional Home magazine…

traditional home spread

It features an entire room done in the multi-layered collection.  I thought it was cute, but when I saw it in person, I was really impressed.  And, I wasn’t the only one!

tilton and fenwick fabric 2

The whole team loved everything about it.  It really helped to see it in person and in the large swatches.  There are so many ways to use the different textures, different color ways, different patterns. 

tilton and fenwick fabric

Online and in print I think they look a little more traditional than they are.  I love traditional, but these definitely fall in the “New Traditional” category.

Tilton and fenwick fabric 3

All of us, no matter our age or stage in life, had a smile on our face as we looked through the fabrics.

tilton and fenwick fabric 1

Geniesse in Sea Green (below) was definitely a group favorite.  Someone described the collection as having a bit of an Anthropolgie vibe.

tilton fabric 2

Here are just a few others from the collection:

tilton fabric

tilton farbic detail

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The fabrics are available now and I already have a project in mind to use them in!  I will be sure to share photos!

 

Just a quick reminder about our Curator’s Collection for Joss & Main if you haven’t checked it out already- go here:

Joss & Main

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And, tying into the “Sophisticated Foundation” philosophy, we have some new artwork which could help add that pop of color to a neutral base.

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Our framed pear artwork has wonderful colors of gray, cream and warm orange with touches of metallic glimmer.  They make the perfect accessory! The framed artwork can be hung individually or displayed on an easel, but work even better as a pair!

 2 pears

 

The metallic frame is accented by the metallic speckling in the pears and overall warm color palette used in the framed art piece.

Each frame is 21.5″W x 20.5″ and sell for $399.95 each. Come and make these timeless art pieces a part of your home today!

I am very excited to be doing another ‘Curator’s Collection’ with Joss & Main next week!  The event starts in the evening on Tuesday, January 28th and runs for just a few days.

joss and main

The theme of this “Curated Collection’ will be based around the idea of cultivating a ‘sophisticated foundation’.  This supports my philosophy that you invest wisely in your basic fundamentals, and splash out on the ‘decorative’ elements, such as art, accessories, and throw pillows.

For example, in this room the ‘foundations’ are the bed, upholstery and window treatments.  The room’s style and color could be completely changed by selecting different wall paint, accent pillows, lamps and art.

Bedroom

Source: Heather Scott Home & Design

This dining room could also get a complete makeover with a new wall paint and rug.  You could choose any accent color you were in the mood for!

Dining Room 2 - High Res

Source: Heather Scott Home & Design

In this loft room, you could simply swap out the painting, lamps and pillows and have an entirely new look.

Loft

Source: Heather Scott Home & Design

I am a believer in spending your money well, once.  If you invest in a ‘sophisticated foundation’ you have so many more opportunities to make future changes without being frustrated that you wasted money choosing the wrong items the first time around.

You will continue to see this concept through all of our upcoming projects, including the Texas Monthly Star Home.  I look forward to sharing these selections with you as we get closer to the completion of the home!

Are you looking for a pair of custom accent chairs to finish your room yet add a much needed splash of color? We just received these chairs that are the perfect hues of light blue, green, and turquoise.

diamond printed chair

It all started with a simple base that is elegant in nature with it’s skirted base and slightly winged frame.  They are each 28”W x 34”D x 39”H and the back pillow and seat cushions are detachable.

chair frame

…And then this interesting and subtle diamond printed fabric was selected to make it vibrant, fun and definitely unique. Our pictures don’t do this fabric any justice!

turquoise diamond fab

Although purchasing non neutral custom upholstery is intimidating, it can perfectly coexist with neutral counterparts to create a stylish and calming room.  These chairs are priced at $1856.99 each and are readily available!

heather scott home chairs

Need some additional inspiration?

turq chair

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turquoise and white room

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The building of the parade home is fully underway now and we are very busy with all the decisions for the home!

The Austin HBA Parade of Homes is scheduled to be held in Tierra Vista in Spicewood (also known as “Willie Nelson’s Ranch”).    The dates are April 26th- May 11th.

Tierra Vista Parade of homes

The home I am designing is being built by Silverton Custom Homes (the same builder we worked with on the Southern Living Showcase Home).  They have partnered with the amazing Texas Monthly magazine for the event and I am really excited about some of the benefits of the partnership.  You will see more about the home in the coming issues of Texas Monthly magazine!

I thought I would give you a little preview of the home and some of the fabric/color elements we are looking at for the home.

First off, the home is situated on a bluff in the “Texas Hill Country”.  You can see the hills in the background, even though the weather was horrible the day I took pictures!

Exterior view of austin parade home, side view

Exterior view of austin parade homeThe finished house will be just over 4,000 square feet.

Exterior view of austin parade home, other side

This is the view from the family room.  There is a river in the distance, but you can’t really see it here.

view from family room

This is the amazing view from the master bedroom.

austin parade home bedroom view

You feel like you are up above everything when you step out back.  An infinity pool will be added, enhancing the amazing views that much more!

And now, for some of the fun stuff…Fabric and colors!

I’m still a big believer in timeless neutrals on all the fundamentals, so all the major elements are going to be done in creams and browns, but we’ve added a lot of rich blue and rust as the main color accents.

These are our main area elements, which includes the family room, kitchen, breakfast area and dining area.

wood floors, farbics and paints

The ‘laundry’ room in the back is huge and holds everything.  These are the shade and barstool fabric.  I’ve been wanting to use the heron fabric for awhile now!

Prep kitchen fabrics for austin parade of homes

The office is going to be very cool, with a music theme in homage to Willie and the history of the area.  We’ll have some very rich textiles and colors, including orange taffeta and teal velvet.

office fabrics for austin parade of homes

Upstairs we are going to keep the cream and chocolate backdrop but in a little library alcove I am going to use ‘aubergine’ for something unique.  There is a paint called Plum Chocolate which I think will be perfect!parade of homes library fabrics

There are 3 guest bedrooms and each of our interior designers are in charge of a bedroom.  I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

I hope you are getting excited and plan on putting the Parade of Homes tour on your calendar at the end of April!

Looking for a conversation piece? The clean lines of the geo coffee table are truly unique and eye-catching.

Geo Coffee Table

The square coffee table features a glass top and a weathered oak wood finish base. The weathered finish of the base adds a subtle touch of softness to the geometric design of the table’s base.

Light Wood Cocktail Table

The dimensions of the coffee table are 36″W x 36”L x 18″H. It sells for $879.99.

If you have not been in the store recently, we have many new arrivals! From chic home accessories to lush upholstered occasional chairs, we have beautiful pieces to make your home look chic and stylish!

When Scott and I started our business 6 1/2 years ago we were the only 2 employees for 2 full years!  We knew we would have to add staff eventually and we did, slowly…. up until this year!

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   Raquel     Charissa      Emily             Toni        Sarah          Amanda    Eli

Our design business has grown so much that in addition to our retail team, we now have in place 4 full time designers (including myself) and two operations team members to manage all the details for the ordering and installation of our projects.  If you work in the industry, you know how critical that phase of the business is!

I wanted to take today to give you a little bit of a run down on who is now working on our team, their background and key roles.

INTERIOR DESIGNERS:

1) Toni McWilliams

Toni has over 20 years experience in Interior Design, beginning after she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Baylor University. After graduation, Toni was hired by a design firm in Aspen, Colorado. She has spent her career as a full time designer, working at large firms, small firms and as an independent designer.

In Colorado, Toni’s jobs focused on luxury homes and condos in the Aspen area.  One of her projects won an ASID award, sponsored by Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazine, for Best “Residential Traditional Kitchen”.

If Toni wasn’t an Interior designer, her dream job would be working with rescued baby elephants in Africa!

2) Raquel Skrobarczyk

Raquel is an artist at heart and has studied fine arts, photography and interior design in Texas and Italy.  So far in her seven years of design experience, Raquel has worked in model home merchandising and high end residential design. She collaborated on the design of a 2009 Mueller Parade Home winning 8 awards including “Best of Show.”

You would think an artist’s ‘dream job’ would be something painterly, but when quizzed, Raquel said if she wasn’t a designer she would be solving mysteries as a CSI!

3) Amanda Bogner

Amanda has an enthusiastic and fun personality that shines from the minute you meet her.  She grew up in the design world- her father was in construction, one uncle was an architect and the other an interior designer.  So, naturally this business is a bit ‘old hat’ for her, even though she is young at heart. 

Amanda has spent time working with luxury bedding and upholstery and is also so good with CAD she has done a lot of freelance work for other designers.  Outside of the design world, Amanda’s dream job would be in dance…ballet specifically. 

I think our new design team is amazing and I can’t wait to roll out all the wonderful projects we have this year with them.

DESIGN OPERATIONS:

We’ve also added to our ‘ops’ team to handle the increased workload. 

1) Emily Hernando

Emily has been with us over a year and a half now.  She is the consummate professional and a major help to both Scott and I.  She has the ability to see what needs to be done to meet a goal and dives right in to do it.  I am continually amazed when I ask her about something and her reply is “I already did that”.  That is such a blessing in a business!

Emily studied at UT when getting her BS in Textiles & Apparel, Retail Merchandising.  We were lucky to have her intern with us and she has been here ever since!

If Emily wasn’t working with us, she’d be searching out a job to name nail polish colors! 

2) Sarah Kirsch

Sarah is just finishing up from the University of Texas, after also working on a merchandising degree.  Her positivity and strong work ethic make her a great add to our operations team, which requires an amazing commitment to attention to detail.

In this business we can’t afford to make mistakes so we need those involved in our ordering and procuring to understand what our clients need and make sure it gets built properly.

While Sarah studied merchandising, she has also worked at couture clothing companies, including a high end bridal boutique and a men’s custom dress shirt company.  Learning about these couture details will help her as we deal with custom upholstery with ‘dressmaker’ designs.  If Sarah wasn’t working with our team, she would be in marine biology and swimming with dolphins.

RETAIL OPERATIONS:

1) Elisandra Noriega

Eli is our Assistant Store Manager.  She studied business and marketing at UT.  She worked retail in college at Forever 21, with the Forte Foundation helping women in business and also worked for the state.  She is a wonderful writer and I wished I had tapped her to put this blog post together for me! 

Eli is originally from El Paso but loves Austin.  Eli loves to travel and spent a semester in Europe.  If she could do anything, she said would move to Nice, France and be a food and travel blogger!

2) Charissa Pongtaratik

Charissa was another Textile & Apparel intern with us (if you own a business in Austin you should definitely get linked into this crew!).  She finished up her internship in December and started with our retail team in January. 

She never meets a stranger and knows everything there is to know about Austin, especially if it involves restaurants!  Charissa is hoping to spend her career focused on fabrics and textiles and we are a good spot for her to begin that journey!

Whew!  What a team.  Those of you who remember when it was it just Scott & I are probably blown away by what has transpired in just a few years.

I am just thrilled to have such a group of motivated, positive and inspiring ladies to share in this awesome workload in 2014. Scott and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings, but I can guarantee we will be staffed to handle it!

Owner, Heather Scott Home & Design, Cultivating an award winning interior design firm and retail home decor boutique located in Austin, TX.

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