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Savvy Style-Our Top 5 Austin Interior Designers

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Our top Austin interior designers have mastered the fine art of balancing modern and traditional style while maintaining their roots with a rich southwestern flare.

Austin is actually a hub for amazing talent in the interior decor arena, and this was not easy narrowing it down to just 5. Like our top Chicago interior designers, these artists have a keen understanding of style mixed with telling the story of this unique location.

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Heather & Scott Harkovich

Our first on the list of award-winning Austin interior designers is run by founders Heather and Scott Harkovich.

They have elevated their team to one of the top-rated design firms in Texas based on a simple philosophy of designing interiors that are classic, chic, and serene.

Their work work has been featured on HGTV and TLC television programs and published in Luxe, Southern Home, Modern Luxury, Austin HOME, Big Sky Journal and HGTV magazines.

Scott’s main focus is the business side of the biz, utilizing his International MBA from Warwick University, taking this firm to new heights with his “customer first” focus.

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The Montana Dog House caught our eye with its warm, woodsy tones and simple elegance. We think aiming for chic and serene all falls in nicely with this home design. Stedman might even be a bit envious, this seems to be the better doghouse to be

Allison Jaffe

Allison Jaffe is another award-winning interior designer with an intuitive head on her shoulders, allowing her to easily connect and understand the vision of her clients.

This must come from her pursuing a degree in Neuropsychology from the University of Pittsburgh before following her true passion for interior design. She knows what you’re thinking, and that’s a good thing.

Allison can work an entire room with cool, calming tones or go bold, taking on each room as the adventure it was meant to be. As a licensed hobbyist skydiver on the weekends, we see where she has that adventure streak.

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Since founding Allison Jaffe Interior Design, she has been honored with 23 interior design awards, including a Design Excellence Rising Star Award from the American Society for Interior Designers.

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Her work has also been featured in a long list of top magazines including Modern Luxury, Austin Architects, Austin HOME and Design Guide.

Rachel Horn

Spending her childhood in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Rachel’s deep-rooted understanding of Mexican heritage and Spanish colonial style has elevated her to be one of the top interior designers in Austin.

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Looking for a one-of-a-kind piece or something special sourced from Mexico? Rachel’s got your back as she maintains her roost with the artisan community in San Miguel de Allende.

Rachel’s interior designs have an impressive provenance, having been featured in the top decor magazines including Luxe, Harper’s Bizarre, Modern Luxury Interiors and Archtectural Digest.

Her Casa Dragones interiors in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico shows us just how far she can seed culture and heritage, and her work at the Punta Sayulita resort tones it back a notch with stunning elegance.

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Exotic and modern, Rachel doesn’t miss the little details that mean so much. We’ll take a hammock on the balcony over a lounge chair any day of the week.

Laura Roberts

Walking into a Laura Roberts designed interior, you’ll experience the traditional southwest from the subtle patterns while not losing focus of the space at hand, which is warm and welcoming.

Striking out on her own in 2001, Laura has a strong background in art and textiles which seems to be the secret ingredient in subtly weaving southwest patterns into the style at hand.

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Her work has been featured on the AIA Austin Homes Tour, in Traditional Home and Luxe magazines, as well as Texas Made Texas Modern by Monacelli Press.

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We love how she can take a hodge-podge of patterns and objects and combine them as if they were always meant to be together. She uses walls like canvases that never overwhelm the space, but still maintains a focus of interest. You’ll look at a wall and either decide it’s beautiful or just fun. Sometimes both.

Jennifer Greer Hartmann

Jennifer leads her team at Greer Interior Design, and they have an impressive list of publications featuring her interiors. The firm focuses on creating timeless residences using a holistic approach to design.

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Being in the interior design world for twenty-something years, much was spent working in Chicago with the prestigious Gary Lee Partners.

We can see her influence, capturing big city urban tones, using shades of light and dark to create a contrasting richness in her designs.

This is exemplified in her historic Houston River Oaks home that underwent a full renovation to become a modern showpiece. Taking on a minimalist approach conducive to modernism, her rooms still feel full and rich with warmth.

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Her Mount Bonnell house which was featured in the 2015 AIA Austin tour of homes, and is another great example of Jennifer using warm whites and soft taupes to build a rich contrast and give the home a serene and timeless feel.

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