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Living the Life in Leander

Photography by: Cate Black Photography

Lead architect, Ranjit Gupta, worked together with interior designer, Heidi Feliz-Grimm of Martha O'Hara Interiors, and builder, Olson Defendorf Custom Homes, to create this Texas Transitional gem in Leander, a beautiful suburb just north of Austin. Nestled within the oak trees, the home was designed primarily a one story, with only a studio on the upper level. The exterior palette of materials incorporates native Texas white limestone, stucco and a standing seam metal roof. The clients wanted a bright and trend-setting home that would stand the test of time, all while adhering to their individual tastes.

Light was a key component of the design through window placement and interior material selections. The base of the home was kept primarily neutral with lots of creams and whites, while elements of color were added throughout. The clients were drawn to both warm orange and pink tones, as well as to blues. The design palette became a perfect marriage of both colorways.

A focus on quality and sophistication also drove the design. The interior design team selected distinguished furnishings without sacrificing on youthful patterns and textures.

An existing art piece – with both warm and cool elements – became one of the central inspirations. Positioned above the fireplace in the living room, this special piece showcases the consistent color spectrum that connects from room to room.

The floor plan design kept the rooms practical and simple, proportioned at a very functional scale, while focusing the flow to the interior yard.

The design team successfully met the goal of delivering a beautiful, customized home with all of the comfort, love, color, and character the clients envisioned for their forever home. The home has received accolades after recently being awarded first place at the American Society of Interior Designers Texas 2019 Legacy of Design Awards and featured in the Fall 2019 issue of Dallas Style & Design!



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