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 modern 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 in relation to these achievements—she makes it look easy.

Though she is newer to the enterprise, her uncooked expertise actually surpasses her expertise. She even gained Austin Residence journal’s 2023 Rising Star Award.

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

I just lately spoke with Scheck about how she acquired 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 at all times 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 practical and aesthetically pleasing environment lets you have a transparent thoughts so to deal with different elements of your life. The enchantment of having the ability to assist others obtain that’s actually what drew me into the occupation.

Lauren: How did you get your begin?

Scheck: I at all times 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 transforming our first dwelling in Los Angeles, and I began sharing in regards to the journey on-line. After transforming and promoting two properties on the west coast, we relocated to Austin, Texas in 2020.

A number of months after transferring into our present dwelling, I had taken on my first paying shoppers as a foray into the trade. As soon as I had 5 established shoppers, I made a decision that it was time to call my enterprise and formally launch. Audrey Scheck Design was fashioned in March 2021, and we’ve since grown right into a group of ten females across the nation servicing over fifty lively tasks.

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 akin to wooden, stone, and florals.

Lauren: What are a number of the most attention-grabbing tasks you’ve just lately labored on?

Scheck: Whereas most of our work is residentially targeted, we’ve been capable of work on a number of industrial tasks which have been actually attention-grabbing. We just lately accomplished a year-long design mission to construct a set of luxurious salons in North Austin. We collaborated with an architect out of San Antonio to carry 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 industrial atmosphere!

Lauren: Inform me about your pop-up outlets.

Sverify: 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 associates, 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 at all times a lot enjoyable. This 12 months, 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 often extra reasonably priced, 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 at all times so inspiring due to their consideration to element. Our Los Angeles-based shoppers are very intentional about their selections, and so they usually 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 lots of our shoppers are asking for wall paneling and wallpaper which may actually rework a room shortly. They’re a straightforward strategy to discover incorporating fashionable tones like earthy browns and pinks.

We’re additionally having lots of 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 tasks.

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

Scheck: Quick furnishings is one thing that we have gotten very aware of. The poor high quality of those items makes them quickly disposable which is clearly not environmentally pleasant. As a substitute, we goal to include classic items into our designs any time we will. The appeal and character of classic items is unmatched, and they’re usually constructed to final. We additionally attempt to donate as a lot as we will from our tasks 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 recent 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 chunk of customized furnishings or a rug producer who is targeted on sustainability, we love partnering with different creatives to carry our imaginative and prescient to life.

In terms of bigger retailers, we gravitate towards sourcing from outlets which have high quality items which might be each attention-grabbing but timeless. Lulu and Georgia, Serena and Lily, and Burke Decor are just a few of our favorites.

The dialog has been edited and condensed for readability.

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