Residential Interior Over $100,000
Tier1 Group, Leander, Texas
Interior designer: Robin Bond Interiors
Project goals: Create a more open living space for entertaining in a high-rise condominium with views of the Austin skyline. Use color to accentuate artwork and furnishings. Completely renovate the home’s 3½ bathrooms.
Solutions: Tier1 Group created a more cohesive flow by removing the dropped ceiling, walls, and elevated bar tops in the living area. They installed a custom-built kitchen island with one continuous level surface that increased the amount of food-preparation space and removed barriers to views. Glass-front cabinets and warm paint colors were used in the kitchen along with LED lighting in the ceiling and under and above the counters.
The entertaining areas are defined by custom cabinets, a floating bar top, LED ceiling and undercounter lighting, an undercounter refrigerator and wine cooler, and an entertainment center with a large, flat-screen TV.
Decorative lighting and suspended LED fixtures and sconces illuminate each room. New tile flooring was installed in the primary living areas.
Bathtubs were converted to walk-in showers, and such features as floating cabinetry, towel warmers, vessel or drop-in sinks, and LED lighting were installed. New tile and paint give each bath a unique and inviting atmosphere.
What the judges said: “This condo was certainly past its prime. After some creative design and tasteful material selection, a fresh, inviting space was realized.”