Designer Spotlight | Michelle Olivia Design

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This week, we’re taking a walk down interior design lane with Michelle Seaman, owner and designer of Michelle Olivia Design! The full-service Austin-based design firm bridges the gaps between architect, contractor and designer to create custom spaces that are beautifully built for real life - proving beauty can indeed be functional, too!

When it comes to design, her approach goes beyond a new couch or fresh coat of paint. Her goal is to craft a space that works harmoniously with its homeowners, creating an environment where memories can be made. She lives for the wide-eyed excitement on her clients’ faces when she shows them what’s possible and the sighs of relief when their visions begin coming to life mid-project.

She refers to her design method as “interior space planning,” a process that she says sets the stage for making a house a home. “At Michelle Olivia Design, we act as both your advocates and experts to ensure the space embodies your family’s personality and needs.”

But enough chit chat... See for yourself!

All Images: Bennett Creative


This kitchen is the heart of a 1979 ranch home, completely restored by Michelle to mimic the client’s love of “Restored Modern Style” while maintaining the eclectic charm of the space. It’s the perfect mix of boho, glam and modern.

Our favorite thing about this kitchen? The countertops, obviously! Michelle chose Caesarstone quartz in London Grey to serve as the perfect muted backdrop, letting the backsplash take center stage.

Since the kitchen is limited on square footage, Michelle knew she needed smaller appliances that wouldn’t overwhelm the space. Jenn-Air was the obvious choice, as it fit her sizing requirements without sacrificing professional quality. “I have a love affair with Jenn-Air appliances (and Caesarstone, obviously),” says Michelle.

Michelle chose Blizzard countertops to complement the rich walnut cabinetry in this master bathroom remodel, and quite frankly, we can’t think of a better choice for this glamorous space.

When there’s not enough room for a full cabinet, just add shelves! We love the way Michelle maximized every last inch of this master bath, opting for open shelving where cabinets wouldn’t fit. Bathroom storage space is always a necessity!

Brass fixtures are totally having a moment – and we couldn’t be more on board. Just look at the way these fixtures pop against the greys in the marble. And don’t even get us started on that Blizzard shelf inset. We’ll be talking about it for hours!

We’ve got to hand it to you, Michelle…you are definitely on to something with this interior space planning. You've left us wanting more!


For more designer spotlights: Lauren Rubin Architecture | Sogno Design Group

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