We are excited to see one of the projects we worked on (the Granger House) featured on the cover of TRIBEZA - especially since it’s the annual “Interiors Issue" of Austin’s premier arts & culture magazine. The editor felt that the house made a perfect backdrop for a winter “fashion shoot” (pp 66-75) and said that their “fashion team couldn’t get enough of the Eames chairs and mid-century modern décor throughout the space.”
The house was built in 1951 by Austin’s most famous Mid-Century Modern architect, Charles Granger, who designed it for his family. The current owners, Mark Seeger and Jeff Harper, bought the house in 1998 and lovingly restored and updated it with the help of architect Jay Farrell, an Austin architect who is known for his work on historic renovations. Mark and Jeff asked our managing partner, Laurie Smith, to design some custom furniture and help them find some new furniture and fabrics that would relate to the house’s Mid-Century Modern aesthetic. One of the pieces of custom furniture she designed (fabricated by Alan Reams) received a “Design Excellence Award” from the Austin Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
The house is located in Austin’s Judge’s Hill Historic District and was featured on Dwell TV and Preservation Austin’s Mid-Century Modern Homes Tour. It’s listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a Historic Landmark by both the City of Austin and the State of Texas. There are indeed some chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames in the house, but there are also several other notable furniture designers represented such as Eero Saarinen and Isamu Noguchi.
While we can provide a full range of architecture and interior design services, we often serve as part of a design team because of our interiors, lighting, space planning and furniture expertise. If you need help with a renovation or a new residential or commercial project, please contact us at 512.383.1090, x11. For more info about all of the services we offer, go to our "About Us" page.
btw . . . Photos in the TRIBEZA article are by Austin photographer Wynn Myers / Styling by Lauren Smith Ford / Hair + Makeup by Franchiska Bryany (Jose Luis Salon)
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