This may look like a sitting area of an upscale boutique hotel, but it’s not. It’s another scene from RH, which I talked about a couple of days ago. No symmetry today, however, there is harmony and balance. The well-proportioned space is deceptively large. I don’t think this setup will fit in most houses.
As lovely as the furniture is at RH, I’m amazed by the size of the pieces. It looks like the ideal place to fill up those suburban McMansions, especially the super-sized ones in the affluent parts of Texas.
I’ve lived in Austin for 30 years. Much has changed, of course. There’s more traffic, the city has grown, and has, in turn, attracted a different type of consumer. Tastes are more urban and sophisticated. Not too long ago, you wouldn’t have seen stores like this in Austin. You had to go to Dallas, Houston, and beyond. From the growing downtown to the affluent western suburbs, the old college-town roots are harder to find.
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