Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House

By Lauren Brackett

The Southern Living 2018 Idea House made its way to Austin, Texas this year! Not only did they have their eyes set on Austin, they wanted local talent as well. The team was made up of Meredith Ellis Design, Sanders Architecture, and David Wilkes Builders. Once the team was assembled, it was time to find a house! After dozens of houses, Meredith saw the listing in Northwest Hills and knew it had potential.

The shell of the house was left intact, while the interior was redesigned for a better overall layout. The before and after pictures are incredible. If you have the chance, go visit! (Click here for dates, times, and tickets) I was able to visit the house today and I fell in love! Each room has so much detail that I could have spent hours exploring every inch. For now, here are a few highlights. Who am I kidding, here are all of my pictures! 

Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Exterior
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Built In Blue Bookcase
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Built In Bookcase
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Sun Room
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Pink Room
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Pink Wallpaper
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Living Room
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Master
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Master Bath
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Green Dining Room
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Exterior Porch
Avery Cox Design Blog: Southern Living 2018 Austin Idea House by Meredith Ellis, Backyard

To see all of the items, paint, fabric, etc. used in each room, check out the 2018 Idea House Resource Guide.