Inspiration on Steroids: The AIA Austin Homes Tour 2012

28 Sep
AIA Homes Tour

One of the houses on the Tour

If you love beautiful spaces, there’s no better place to get inspired than the AIA Austin Homes Tour.  Every year they present a dozen or so homes that represent the best of architecture, interior design and landscape design. It’s a great way to get ideas for your own home, or get to know local architects’ work better as you consider a new build or remodel.

It’s also a little voyeuristic, since you get to see inside real people’s homes.  I have to admit, I always wonder what those beautiful, spacious rooms look like strewn with shoes like my house is.  Honestly, it looks like a shoe store threw up in our foyer. And not even a very good shoe store.

Shoes

Ah, the glamour!

I have a friend who’s house was on the Tour one year, and I’ve been back since for dinner.  With the exception of one or two toys in the living room, her house looked as glamorous as it did on the Tour.  It’s kind of annoying, and if she wasn’t so funny, bright and warm I wouldn’t be friends with her any more (love ya, LR!).

But anyway – this is definitely the place to be next weekend (the 6th and 7th). We’ll be giving away a pair of tickets on Facebook next week, so be sure to join us there if you haven’t already.  But, the tickets do sell out sometimes, so if you don’t want to wait you can get your tickets here.  See you at the Tour!

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