Inspiration in the Design Details

Inspiration in the Design Details

Adrienne Breaux
Jan 6, 2010

Austin's new 24 Diner opened late last year, much to the delight of food and design lovers. Filled with fun colors, elements and designed by the talented Veronica Koltuniak, we found inspiration in the clean editing, surprising details and more!

Earlier in the week we posted about our design resolutions and the idea of editing a space. We had a similar conversation about 24 Diner's design with Veronica Koltuniak, who you may remember as being an awesome furniture designer, too. Veronica told us some things that had been planned for the space were eventually edited out due to time, space, money and other limitations, much to the benefit of the overall design. Instead of a space filled to the brim with decor elements, it's now a sleek, mindfully designed space where colors, textures and thoughtful details stand out!

We took a number of valuable lessons from 24's successfully designed space that we think would work well in a home, among them: splurging on cool materials where they count, choosing a common theme to unite spaces and letting objects in a space cast interesting shadows during the day. Where did Veronica get some of the neat details in 24? The basketball upholstery is from Michael Levine in Los Angeles, the paint color on the back wall taken from an old Swingline stapler and the patterned wall leading to the restrooms is Johnsonite custom made Olio tile.

What do you think about focusing and splurging on fun design details rather than the big picture? Have you ever edited down a space and had it come out better than before? Have you been to the new 24 Diner yet? Let us know!

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