ChiLantro began as a food truck concept in Austin, Texas. The design concept for the new brick & mortar is all about good food and thought provoking "inspired" conversation.
Keeping the finishes a bit raw, like their journey on the open road in a truck, Kim Lewis Designs used birch plywood, studs, raw steel, white subway tile and orange colored cord pendants to create a simple, yet colorful space. The design is as casual and authentic as the food served.
It’s always important to keep in mind the homeowners’ interests when designing and planning their homes. That is exactly what designer Michelle Rohrer-Lauer did when she designed this sportsman-influenced hideaway. This Texas den was transformed into a rustic, yet classy living space that is perfect for reflection and relaxation after a long day of hunting in the tallgrass.
The neutral material palette of this contemporary open-concept home blends with the site’s natural and restored vegetation in Austin, Texas. The clean design of the backyard pool by Word + Carr Design Group lets the surrounding nature command attention, earning this site the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in the Residential Design Category.
Although headquartered in the Chicago area, designer Michelle Rohrer-Lauer renovates homes across the country. Michelle kept her city-dweller mentality in mind when designing the interior of this North Texas bedroom, while adding in elements that pair with a southern lifestyle. Both modern and sleek, this living space also incorporates hospitality and charm, which are two things that are always in abundance down south.
In this second-home Chicago high-rise pied-à-terre, rough wooden side tables and a rustic dining table paired with brilliant red faux-leather chairs create an inspired look in this combined living and dining room. The giraffe-print stools in the breakfast bar are custom designed, inspired by the homeowners’ love of their home state of Texas, animals and travels to Africa.
This Texas patio features a full outdoor kitchen and a view of a tiled, tiered infinity pool and hot tub, not to mention the panoramic Austin countryside. Stone walls, warm wood finishes and a terra cotta tile roof give a nod to traditional Mediterranean design.
This clean lined, modern kitchen features large windows to embrace the Texas hill country views. The space includes travertine marble flooring, mahogany cabinets and integrated stainless steel appliances. Ample recessed lights provide both task and accent lighting.
Interconnected barn-like structures, designed from stacked stone and rustic lumber, house the main living areas. A covered outdoor living space features comfortable seating areas, an outdoor fireplace and outdoor kitchen that overlook the beautiful Texas ranch.
By moving away from minimalism in preference for a widely diverse planting scheme, the house achieves a very eye-catching effect in the neighborhood. The plant scheme is designed to always have something in peak of color, whether its beautiful Japanese maples and other ornamental trees in the fall and winter or gorgeous swaths of perennials and bulbs in the spring and summer.