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Hallie Eubanks Showcase

Last week we hosted an art show featuring Hallie Eubanks, a local Austin artist. The store got a fresh look when Hallie brought in some beautiful, abstract artwork – and we celebrated the show with an artist reception on Wednesday evening in collaboration with The Scout Guide.

Hallie’s exploration of color is evident in the gestural paintings currently on display. Her work clearly borrows from the Abstract Expressionists, even drawing on similar themes like the spiritual and the unconscious. Her unique background brings freshness to the genre. Hallie lives and works in Austin, and is available for commissions as well.

The show is still hanging for the first part of this week – we would love for you to come by and take a look!

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A special thanks to The Scout Guide, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Henri’s Cheese

for making the artist reception so wonderful!

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Welcoming Spring!

Spring has finally sprung in Austin! We have been freshening up around the house and soaking up the sun as often as possible. Here are a few easy ways to freshen up your home after this long winter (crossing our fingers it isn’t coming back).

PILLOWS

One of the fastest ways to make a big impact in a room is with pillows! Swapping out your usual pillows for ones with bold colors, geometric patterns, or floral patterns can totally change the feeling of a room and make it feel spring-ready. We are partial to the down-filled euro and always have them in stock – you can even design your own.

*all of these and more are in stock now

SCENTS

Nothing welcomes you and friends into your home like a lovely aroma.

First, open your windows and let in the fresh air! If your allergies can stand it you will love letting the outdoors in for a few hours. It will instantly lift your spirits.


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Next, find a new candle. Look for candles with light scents like jasmine, orange, lemon, magnolia, lavender, or freesia. Don’t reserve lighting it for when you have company – enjoy it every day just for you or your family.

We also like to freshen up our drawers and closets with lavender sachets! We have some in-store now that are actually designed to hang on hangers.

GREENERY


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Oh how we adore fresh flowers! And there is no better time to buy them than right now – tulips are in season and the price is right. Use unconventional vessels as vases around your house to add interest. We are partial to blue and white pottery and vintage brass urns.

For year-round greenery, we love preserved fresh boxwood. The wreaths look sweet hung over mirrors or windows, and draped around table lamps, and the balls look amazing in planters or bowls. They are in-stock now!

PHOTOS

An easy way to bring in a new look is to update the photos around your house and add a few new frames. It is so meaningful to see cherished people and memories in your home – highlighting different ones can be a renewed reminder.

Happy homes!

Team Bay Hill

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Summer Entertaining: Garden Party

We were certainly enjoying the “real” Spring that we were afforded in Austin, and we officially have outdoor entertaining on the mind. There is a small window where the temperature is just right for a charming garden party before the scorching summer heat sets in, and we might be just about there. Please relax and enjoy these beautiful images captured by Jessica Taylor of a garden party we hosted at our home. We hope they will inspire you to host one of your own with your dear ones!

On the menu:

  • Savory salmon, cream cheese, and caper brochette
  • Homemade biscuit BLTs
  • Ham and cheese cornbread
  • Fresh fruit kabobs
  • Donut hole croquembouches

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We chose a traditional blue and white color palatte complemented by vibrant orange. Guests enjoyed full bar service, complements of a dear friend, and had fun playing bean toss.

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A Blank Canvas

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A blank canvas… it holds so many possibilities. It holds so much hope for what the finished masterpiece will be; the finished piece of art. Will the canvas be full of color? Will it be muted? Will it have a lot of movement or will it be a quiet subtle infusion of ideas and feelings? At the starting point of the blank space, there are endless possibilities.

This is how I approach every new space, every new design job. Blank spaces can be as large as a whole house to craft a plan for, or as small as adding new accents to update a room. At its inception each project is a blank canvas, a new start, a world of possibilities to create the perfect masterpiece called “Home.”

Here is my latest blank canvas: our new home store and design studio. As I stand here dreaming of the possibilities of what this space will become, what I will fill it with, how the canvas will change seasonally and with trends, I am filled with excitement to share my art, my craft, my process of filling a blank canvas, and the joy I find in creating Masterpiece Homes for my clients at Bay Hill Design.

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Come to our new Home Store and Design Studio to see our latest finds, and let us share how we are filling our new blank canvas with you.

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