Laid Back Opulence from Austin's Capitol Saddlery

Laid Back Opulence from Austin's Capitol Saddlery

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 27, 2010

We've seen some photos of Austin's Capitol Saddlery building pop up in a few places on the Internet in recent weeks. Layered, sophisticated, exuberant and unique, it's no surprise that design lovers are delighting in its interiors. We knew Apartment Therapy readers would find inspiration in it!

Austin residents are known for favoring a comfortable, more laidback style of interiors, but that doesn't mean we don't also like a little luxury. One of the best interior designers in the city to infuse spaces with excitement, Joel Mozersky, has brought his signature brand of talent to the Austin Capitol Saddlery building.

Previously Austin's first permanent fire station in Austin, it spent decades as Capitol Saddlery (the vintage sign serves as lovely proof). Owner Giselle Koy knew she wanted to create a palace in this building, but with a unique Austin spin, and the place spent 2 1/2 years being renovated. Featuring sumptuous materials, mixed and match patterns and textures and lots of bold color, these interiors aren't for everyone, but they are certainly inspiring!

If you've fallen as in love with this residential palace as we have, you're in luck: Koy is soon making a move to California and you can purchase this palace for a cool $4.4 million. Or just get loads of inspiration from the great photos found on the Austin American-Statesman website. Still not enough photos for you? Check out the virtual tour.

To read more about the history of the building and what it took to transform it, we highly recommend reading the article by Nicole Villalpando for the Austin American-Statesman. You can check out gorgeous and eye-popping photos taken by James Bruce. Also check out a great post we spotted on Design Sponge.

What do you think about the design of this residence? Too wild or too fabulous? Let us know if you would ever dare to incorporate some of these ideas in your own space.

(Photos: James Bruce Real Tour for the Austin American-Statesman)

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