The W Hotel in Austin, at the heart of a downtown block packed with eclectic boutiques and entertainment options, boasts swank restaurants and swish bars for guests and locals seeking minimal, modern flare. But at a three-bedroom residence on the 32nd floor, high above the city, the quieter vibe created by Nancy Bulhon for a philanthropist and her husband is more modern meets traditional.
“Urban glamour,” the designer calls it, referencing the unit’s vivid red walls, richly textured fabrics and a stunning collection of Venetian glass. It’s a drastic change from their former house, a classic, six-bedroom Georgian—and it’s exactly what they had in mind. “We wanted to move downtown for ease of lifestyle,” says the philanthropist. “We wanted to be able to walk to meetings and events. Plus, we really didn’t need all those bedrooms.”
Interior Design - Nancy Bulhon, ASID, Bulhon Design Associates, Inc.