For Etch Design Group, Creative Inspiration Starts At Work


Austin-based interior design firm Etch Design Group was bursting at the seams in its former quarters thanks to rapid growth at the company, prompting principals Stephanie Lindsey and Jessica Nelson to create a functional and stimulating new work environment for their team.

“We needed room to spread out, but also to expand our sample library, meet with clients and not feel like we were working on top of one another,” says Lindsey.

The resulting 1,800-square-foot office boasts two sample rooms, two additional rooms for layout and design scheming sessions, and an area for collaborating that has direct access to a conference room. However, settling on an aesthetic proved no small feat. “When you have an office full of creatives, the ideas never stop flowing,” notes Lindsey.

They landed on plenty of color, pattern and texture. There’s grass cloth throughout, an open wood-rafter ceiling, velvet, leather—even mosaic tile flooring arranged with the words “you are brilliant.” As a space made for creative thinking, this one hits the mark.