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Austin Way - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Nicole Trunfio

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DESIGN & R E A LTY The Austin aesthetic is unlike anything else. It's modern and edgy, but pays homage to Texas traditions. Here is our guide to the best of Austin's interior design retailers, luxury hotels and high-rise condominiums. ALOFT AUSTIN DOWNTOWN PHOTO BY JESSICA MARTIN 9 2 A U S T I N W A Y S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M T H E G U I D E HOME DECOR Annie Downing Interiors Interior designer Annie Downing's flagship storefront and showroom bring a unique combination of vintage pieces and modern-day goods to downtown Austin. 509 Powell St., 512.524.0061, B&B Italia e award- winning Italian furniture brand opened its grand showroom downtown last year, filling a need for high- end, modern furniture perfect for all of the new luxury homes and condos popping up across the city. 1009 W. Sixth St., Ste. 120, 512.617.7460, Bay Hill Design + Showroom is showroom and design studio is Westlake's resource for well-chosen art, accessories and home furnishings, including antiques and one-of-a-kind items. Lead designer Brooke Anderson has owned the business for more than a decade. e seasonal decorations and custom- pillow selections are worth a stop. 3663 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 4C, 512.374.0210, Breed & Co. What started as a small storefront in 1970 has grown into a local institution. In addition to practical hardware, Breed & Co. carries the finest tableware, kitchenware and seasonal decor. Its expert staff can advise on everything from bridal registries to linens. 718 W. 29th St., 512.474.6679; 3663 Bee Cave Road, 512.328.3960, Four Hands Home Four Hands' furniture offerings are refined and classic yet innovative and cool. 2090 Woodward St., 512.225.0333, Hacienda Austin Curated for the modern ranch lifestyle, this eclectic, high-end shop in the Second Street District features custom furnishings and pieces by diverse local artisans, and an organic bodycare line designed by owner Jessica Beattie. 204 Colorado St., 512.436.8870, High Cotton Opened last year by Tricia Dabney of Dabney Designs by Tricia, High Cotton is a furniture boutique and design center that offers everything from that hard-to-find piece to finish a room to top-to- bottom design services. e store carries selections from more than 100 manufacturers of furniture, lighting, bedding, rugs and the like in varying styles. 10827 W. Highway 290, Ste. 110, 512.296.2423, James Showroom In her cozy, restored bungalow showroom on West Sixth Street, highly regarded interior designer Meredith Ellis stocks exclusive lines of fabric, wallpaper, rugs and lighting. Look for woven fabrics from Rebecca Atwood, Belgian linens from Lisa Fine Textiles and Mally Skok wallpaper. 1411 W. Sixth St., 512.236.1006, PER SONA L PR EFER ENCE With thousands of visitors ushered into town for festival season each year, it's no wonder that Austin has one of the strongest hotel markets in the nation. Among the newest options are Aloft and Element Austin Downtown. Opened in July, the two distinctly styled hotels under one roof let visitors choose a lodging that caters to their lifestyle. At Element, eco-friendly touches such as energy-efficient appliances and fixtures, a breakfast bar and spalike bathrooms reflect the city's sustainable interests and active soul. On the other hand, Aloft's accommodations in the Sixth Street Enter tainment District are open-concept and urban by nature, with 9-foot-high ceilings and tech-savvy features. 109 E. Seventh St., –Hannah Morrow Aloft Austin Downtown offers an urban-style lodging option in the dual-concept hotel space.

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