Photographs by Wynn Meyers
Well Dressed Space
Houston, Brooklyn and London were all home to designer Kim West before she moved to Austin. The unique markings of each city inspired her eclectic style and also her business. After returning to Texas, West found herself disappointed in the local selection of décor and design offerings and swiftly teamed with like-minded designers Callie Jenschke and Kristin Gish to found Supply Showroom. Their boutique showroom sources textiles, wallpaper, furniture and other design elements from around the world, supporting small vendors and bringing independent style to their clients.
West’s own home, a 3,200-square-foot bungalow done in collaboration with Craig Hoverman of DIG:A Architecture & Design, is a testament to the designer’s love and mastery of color and pattern play. Bold motifs are blended fearlessly across wallpaper and upholstery, all working in concert to allow for a space that feels relaxed and fun. Despite her affinity for daring design, West knows when the eye needs a rest. Her pastel kitchen of sky-blue cabinets and glazed tile provides just that in a home whose design feels effortless.
To retreat further into the property, West and her husband Dave, built a backhouse made of hemlock wood. The stained-black structure serves as both an office space and a guest home and happens to be stationed right beside the property’s pool, where the couple and their two children cool off for most of the year (it is Austin after all). West’s home is a reminder that despite her many moves, her roots are in Texas. – ABBY MOORE