AUSTIN HOME MAGAZINE INCLUDES THE WEST AUSTIN HOUSE FROM KQ DESIGN IN THE 2016 FALL ISSUE.
An excerpt from Austin Home Magazine:
In the new layout, the dining room transformed into a family office, where Mom and Dad could use their computers while the kids worked at their own desks. This would de-clutter the kitchen and allow the breakfast nook to become the main dining area.
To make the main living space feel larger, the design removed the dividing wall that separated the kitchen from the living room. (This was Alli's favorite part of the redesign because now there's a space for her to slide along the floor in her socks.) In addition the project replaced the heavy cabinets in the kitchen with simple shelves, allowing more natural light to shine in through the transom windows.
For the dining table and bench seating, Quick and Leslie decided to contrast the dark blue with crisp white furniture. Though white furniture doesn't normally work for a family with young kids, these pieces are all made of material that is easy to clean. "It's not a dressy kitchen, it's not a casual kitchen— it toes the line," Leslie says. "You want people to feel like they can actually it down and eat."