A Conversation With Austin-Based Interior Designer Audrey Scheck

Inside design that feels present but timeless is an aesthetic that’s difficult to nail. What’s much more troublesome is discovering a pure steadiness in up to date design that’s intentional and clear, but has a heat to it. However, inside designer Audrey Scheck of Audrey Scheck Design doesn’t simply shine with regards to these achievements—she makes it look easy.

Though she is newer to the enterprise, her uncooked expertise really surpasses her expertise. She even received Austin Dwelling journal’s 2023 Rising Star Award.

A former Angelino, she moved to Austin, Texas in 2020, however presently works nationwide—main a group of ten proficient feminine inside designers.

I just lately spoke with Scheck about how she received her begin, design traits, California versus Texas and a lot extra.

Amanda Lauren: What drew you to inside design as a occupation?

Audrey Scheck: I used to be drawn to the design trade naturally, as I’ve all the time been very intentional about my environment at dwelling. My dad and mom let me design my very own room as I used to be rising up, and I drew on that have in maturity as soon as I had a house of my very own. I really feel that good design can vastly enhance the way in which we stay. Having useful and aesthetically pleasing environment lets you have a transparent thoughts as a way to deal with different features of your life. The attraction of with the ability to assist others obtain that’s actually what drew me into the occupation.

Lauren: How did you get your begin?

Scheck: I all the time had a ardour for design, and I began promoting classic dwelling decor on-line whereas I used to be working in company America. I used to be additionally reworking our first dwelling in Los Angeles, and I began sharing in regards to the journey on-line. After reworking and promoting two houses on the west coast, we relocated to Austin, Texas in 2020.

Just a few months after shifting into our present dwelling, I had taken on my first paying purchasers as a foray into the trade. As soon as I had 5 established purchasers, I made a decision that it was time to call my enterprise and formally launch. Audrey Scheck Design was shaped in March 2021, and now we have since grown right into a group of ten females across the nation servicing over fifty lively initiatives.

Lauren: How would you describe your inside design type?

Scheck: Our type is timeless and natural, drawing infinite inspiration from nature. We love working with earth tones and supplies that may be discovered naturally in our environment reminiscent of wooden, stone, and florals.

Lauren: What are a number of the most fascinating initiatives you’ve just lately labored on?

Scheck: Whereas most of our work is residentially centered, now we have been capable of work on a number of business initiatives which have been actually fascinating. We just lately accomplished a year-long design venture to construct a set of luxurious salons in North Austin. We collaborated with an architect out of San Antonio to deliver an empty shell of a constructing to life. The salon simply opened, and it has been so rewarding to see our work come to life in a high-end business surroundings!

Lauren: Inform me about your pop-up outlets.

Stest: We co-host quarterly pop-up outlets at our workplace park in South Austin with Anastasia Casey of The Identité Collective and Claire Brody of Claire Brody Designs. Anastasia and Claire are two of my closest buddies, and all of us have a deep ardour for dwelling design. We every curate our personal choice of furnishings and decor to promote to the general public, and it’s all the time a lot enjoyable. This yr, we’re beginning to invite different distributors to promote alongside us.

Lauren: What’s the distinction between designing for Texans versus Angelios?

Scheck: In my expertise, Texans are usually extra informal and are keen to take extra dangers with their design selections. The price of actual property in Texas is usually extra inexpensive, so there’s a way of eagerness to not take issues too critically which makes working with them actually enjoyable.

However, designing for Angelinos is all the time so inspiring due to their consideration to element. Our Los Angeles-based purchasers are very intentional about their selections, they usually sometimes know precisely what they need.

Lauren: What design traits are you liking essentially the most proper now?

Scheck: We’re loving incorporating large-scale wall installations into our designs. So a lot of our purchasers are asking for wall paneling and wallpaper which may actually rework a room rapidly. They’re a simple option to discover incorporating fashionable tones like earthy browns and pinks.

We’re additionally having numerous enjoyable with curved strains proper now. From rounded corners on furnishings to scalloped cabinetry and arched doorways, curves are permitting us to include a lot dimension into our initiatives.

Lauren: What design traits would you prefer to see much less of?

Scheck: Quick furnishings is one thing that we have gotten very acutely aware of. The poor high quality of those items makes them quickly disposable which is clearly not environmentally pleasant. As an alternative, we intention to include classic items into our designs any time we are able to. The appeal and character of classic items is unmatched, and they’re sometimes constructed to final. We additionally attempt to donate as a lot as we are able to from our initiatives as a substitute of sending it to a landfill.

Lauren: What are a few of your favourite locations to supply furnishings and decor?

Scheck: We like to supply classic items from vintage malls, property gross sales, and Fb Market. Once we’re on the hunt for a more moderen merchandise, we love supporting small companies which might be passionate in regards to the work they do. Whether or not it’s an area millworker who can construct a bit of customized furnishings or a rug producer who is targeted on sustainability, we love partnering with different creatives to deliver our imaginative and prescient to life.

With regards to bigger retailers, we gravitate towards sourcing from outlets which have high quality items which might be each fascinating but timeless. Lulu and Georgia, Serena and Lily, and Burke Decor are a number of of our favorites.

The dialog has been edited and condensed for readability.

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