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Local Love: Home Makeover


Austin Interiors Issue

It’s the beginning of a new year, so that means it’s time to tackle all of those house projects you have been putting off. You want to remodel your kitchen, but have no idea where to begin. Your bathroom is bringing the 1970s vibes (but not in a good way), and new tile would change everything, but who can install it? We quizzed our favorite designers, builders and architects to put together a resource list to make it easy.


Kartwheel Craftmanship

Kartween Craftmanship Tribeza

Beautifully detailed finish carpentry is just one of the services this multi-talented group led by David Clark can do. They also make custom furniture and millwork, and do steel fabrication, general contracting for new construction and entire home remodels. In addition to residential work, you can see their creative flair in person at commercial spaces like Spartan, Preacher, Top Golf, Stag and many other spots around town.

Photography by Leah Muse

Home Organizing


Edit Spaces Tribeza

Read more about Margaret Williams, our go-to home organizer on page 98. In just a few hours, this go-getter can help rethink, redesign or repurpose any space in your house to be less cluttered and more functional. She handles every aspect of the project from sourcing materials to donating or selling unwanted items.

Photography by Kate Zimmerman

Architectural Hardware

Alexander Marchant

Nestled off West Fifth Street, this inviting and locally owned 3,000 square foot showroom houses lines from across the world, like Fantini Rubinetti, Samuel Heath & Frank Allert and Waterworks, for which they are the exclusive Austin and San Antonio retailer. Owners and long-time friends Susan Alexander and Laurie Marchant have a background in restoring historical furniture, and their brilliant curation of pieces feels both classic and modern.


Nathan Phillips Wallcoverings

(512) 626 2286

From wallpapering almost entire houses to a single room of a nursery, Nathan Phillips has worked in the interiors industry for over 20 years and does everything from wall prep and repair to wallpaper installation.

Custom Furniture & Upholstry

New York Interiors

New York Interiors Tribeza

Ramiro Campos, the founder of New York Interiors, first launched his career in New York City 13 years ago and moved to Austin in 2014. He has continued his decade-long work of making meticulously crafted upholstery and custom made furniture. They can do it all, including window treatments.
Photography by Leah Muse

Natural Stone Countertop Fabricator

Toor Stone Countertops

After Oz Toor graduated from Ole Miss, he moved back to his native Texas and started working in the consulting business. One of his projects was with a company in the construction industry. He saw a hole in the local market for a production-based stone fabrication company so he started his own in 2014. Since then, he has done over 500 projects around Austin and specializes in a high level of surface that involves close quality control and communication with the customer so they understand exactly what they are getting.

Photography by Kate Zimmerman

Tile Installation

Jon Nuckels Tile

Jon Nuckels Tile Tribeza

Look closely at one of Jon Nuckels’ tile installations and you will find perfectly set grout lines and an exceptional level of detail. He is especially skilled at all the minutiae that make a tile installation, stand out like tile layout and grout color selection.

Steel Fabrications

Brian Chilton Design

Brian Chilton Tribeza Design

Trained in furniture design, master woodworking and artistic welding, Brian Chilton now creates large-scale architectural elements along with intricately detailed furniture in homes and commercial projects throughout the city—think modern stair railings to steel bookshelves that double as an art installation.

Read more from the Interiors Issue | January 2017