10 Austin Homes With Cool Design Ideas

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Austin is a city rich in Texas tradition. And yet, with such a cool food and music scene, it's constantly evolving its vibe, testing just how creative you can get — while still being rooted in Lone Star history. The design scene there is equally interesting: unpretentious, accessible, and a touch old-school. These Austin homes (and a few hotels) all offer decor ideas — no matter where you live.

1. A Sleek and Modern Pad in East Austin

TAKE THE TOUR: The decor in this home walks an interesting line that's slightly masculine, but then again, not.

2. A Wonky Guest House

TAKE THE TOUR: This guest house is actually constructed lopsided for a very clever reason.

3. A Home That Mixes in West Elm Finds

TAKE THE TOUR: Take notes on how to do the modern farmhouse look on a realistic budget.

4. A Boho Compound Made of Two Trailers

TAKE THE TOUR: In South Austin, a designer cobbles together a 560-square-foot home, where every inch is packed with character.

5. Camille Styles' Office

TAKE THE TOUR: Lifestyle blogger Camille Styles works out of this pristine white-on-white home.

6. A Color-Crazy Tudor in South Austin

TAKE THE TOUR: Luscious, saturated tones and festive patterns dominate this home designed by Erin Williamson.

7. A Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Family Home

TAKE THE TOUR: This Bouldin Creek home catches modern farmhouse vibes at our kind of tempo.

8. A 19th Century Building That's Now a Stylish Hostel and Music Venue

TAKE THE TOUR: Native Hostel's digs are surprisingly upscale for a student-friendly stay.

9. An Authentic Midcentury Experience

TAKE THE TOUR: In North Shoal Creek, a house fully embraces authentic midcentury design, and doesn't shy away from retro colors.

10. A Hotel That's a Little Hippie, a Little Wild West

TAKE THE TOUR: The Carpenter Hotel offers lots of low-key design inspo.


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