Photographs by Lauren Logan
Portrait by Andrew Chan
Maureen Stevens Styling & Design
Maureen Stevens’ passion for design goes back as long as she can remember. Her work has taken her from collaborating with friends to working with HGTV.com, Make It Over magazine and the Austin American-Statesman.
Stevens describes her design style and philosophy as “well-edited and immensely functional,” and her project on Frazier Avenue is exactly that, with an added touch of Victorian modern. Working with Quick Residential Solutions and Kitch Cabinetry & Design, Stevens transformed the home for her clients, a fun and young couple with a clear vision, who recently moved from New York to Austin.
Stevens’ aesthetic shines through in this project. “Part Parisian, a dash of Victorian and a pinch of midcentury modern” perfectly encapsulates the redesigned space: a bathroom with whimsical black-and-white wallpaper and the intricate silver feet of a claw-foot tub; mint green kitchen cabinets with a handmade Moroccan tile backsplash; a clean, crisp breakfast nook surrounded by windows.
“I love a room full of storytellers,” says Stevens, detailing her fascination with pieces and knickknacks that inspire and make a house a home. This project tells a story in and of itself, a unique and refreshing expression of the collision of beautiful, thoughtful details and charming taste. – SARAH KITCHEL