Marco & Shanna's House of Style

Marco & Shanna's House of Style

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Adrienne Breaux
Jun 9, 2011
Name: Marco Fiorilo and Shanna Eldridge, their 5-year-old son, 4 chickens, 2 dogs and sea monkeys Location: South — Austin, Texas Size: 1186 square feet Years lived in: Owned 2 and a half years It's not a requirement that you own a hip furniture store to have a stylish house, but chances are if you do helm one of the hottest and trendiest furniture stores in Austin, you're probably going to have a cool house to match. The home of Marco Fiorilo and Shanna Eldridge, owners of Aviary Lounge and Home Decor in South Austin, doesn't disappoint. 060911aviary-01.jpg Don't think this is a stark, showroom-like space filled with barely-touched modern furniture pieces. Our favorite thing about Marco and Shanna's house is it shows just how talented and stylish they are; they didn't just stick to borrowing from their store's showroom. Instead, they culled together cutting edge design with vintage pieces, artwork, memorabilia from world travels, a bold and dramatic color palette and a sense of humor that shows they enjoy life and don't take decor too seriously. That fun attitude toward living and design is reflected in both their home and their business: Aviary used to just be a design store, but now also sports a fun lounge with great food and drinks. Their home is also built for entertaining, with lots of interesting things to look at and welcoming for guests. The room of their 5-year-old son is full of imaginative details like a homemade rocket ship bed, fun striped Marmoleum flooring and lots of toys. And let's not gloss over the fact that at just over 1100 square feet, this isn't a huge house, and there's not a lot of natural light. Using their skills and talents they've created a beautiful, dramatic, bold home that works perfectly with the home's strengths and diminishes any size or light weaknesses. Apartment Therapy Survey: Our Style: Extremely eclectic. No exact style. Inspiration: Whatever inspires us at the moment. Favorite Elements: We like the flow of our house. Biggest Challenge: Living with one restroom. What Friends Say: They like how comfortable is. Biggest Embarrassment: My husband's dirty room (the extra room we weren't allowed to photograph!) Proudest DIY: The garden, because it provides food for the family. Biggest Indulgence: Wallpaper and flooring. Biggest Advice: Make sure to take time planning out your ideas thoroughly, and try to finish one project before starting another. Dream Source: Architectural Artifacts in Chicago. Resources of Note: Appliances: Lowes Hardware: Anthropologie Furniture: Aviary Accessories: Aviary and found vintage pieces Lighting: Aviary and Architectural Artifacts Rugs and Carpets: Aviary Window Treatments: Handmade by my mother. Fabric from Fannie's Beds: IF&D Artwork: Marco Fiorilo Paint: Benjamin Moore Flooring: IF&D Thanks, Marco and Shanna! Images: Adrienne Breaux • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.
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