A Moody & Modern Mix in Austin

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Project by: Robert Bentley of Blink.is
Location: Downtown Austin, Texas

This small loft in downtown Austin is a mix of stunning high-end furniture finds and a few affordable pieces from places like IKEA and West Elm. Designer Robert (who lives in this stylish space) shares how he incorporates high-end pieces into his designs: "Budget it out now and amass over time. Get a goal going and a good layout, then attack it like a car payment. And every now and then, if you come across something high-end that is special to you, do it…if the funds are available. It's something you’ll keep, cherish, pass on."

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Highlights of this space and style:

  • Industrial look, concrete floors/ceilings
  • Modern/Mid-Century furnishings
  • Good mix of concrete/stone/wood/painted surfaces/upholstery
  • Monochromatic color scheme with a pop of color
  • Pillows were custom made
  • Put money in a decent sofa, rug and lights
  • This apartment is pet friendly…as far as little french bulldogs
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Robert, who's partners with designer Rebekah Gainsley at Blink.is (an online tool to help you jump start your design process) believes in helping clients make a plan of what they want to have in their space, so that more sophisticated homes with some high-end furniture purchases are accessible through smart planning, budgeting and investing.

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Thanks, Robert Bentley!

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(Image credits: Adrienne Breaux)

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