Meet Tribeza Interiors Tour 2020 Designer Sara Cukerbaum
The SLIC Design founder is into black for kitchens and bathrooms
By Lauren Jones
Photograph by Lars Frazer
Eye-catching and colorful yet minimalist describes SLIC Design founder Sara Cukerbaum’s style. The Texas-native just opened up her South Lamar storefront filled with gorgeous home décor goodies like luxe velvet burgundy pillows and sculptural accessories. That same aesthetic is carried through in one of her latest interiors projects, the Bouldin Creek home of Via 313 Co-founder Brandon Hunt, which is featured on Tribeza’s Interiors Tour 2020. There’s the waterfall-edge dining table, the low-profile living room sofa imported from Italy, the golden yellow headboard in the master bedroom and the unexpected warm and cool tones in the main living spaces.
We asked each of the designers on this year’s Interiors Tour to answer a series of questions about their personal style and aesthetic to get a deeper sense of their influences and what informs their design.
How would you describe your design aesthetic in three words?
I utilize a natural take on modernity, focus on the architecture first and add-in in fun pops of texture, color and pattern to personalize a space.
What’s your favorite album or musician to pull out for an impromptu dinner party?
Tame Impala or Washed Out.
Roundtop, Brimfield or Marche Clignancourt?
What are three design trends you love right now?
All the natural stone furniture pieces, lots of black, whether it’s black kitchens or bathrooms, and bold color.
Is there a design trend you’d like to see fade away?
Light oak. We learn toward darker oaks and walnuts flooring.
What’s your favorite insider design resource?
Houston and Dallas showrooms that are only open to the trade and Urban Space.
Where do you shop for interiors in Austin?
Urban Space, Nannie Inez, Supply Showroom and Wildflower Organics.
What’s your current dream travel destination?
What’s your local watering hole for a business drink?
South Congress Hotel.
What’s your favorite scent for the home?