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Houzz - On Trend: Antique Rugs to Dye For


On Trend: Antique Rugs to Dye For
Saturate a well-worn Turkish rug with vibrant colors, and what do you get? A floor covering that celebrates old and new

Article by: Houzz.com
Featuring: Lead Designer, Emily Basham-Hoelscher from Urbanspace Interiors
Photo Credit: W Residences in Austin, TX 
Design by: Urbanspace Interiors

A wave of antique Turkish rugs in unexpected colors has landed on our shores, and interior designers are using them in spaces from


ABJ: Austin Music Hall Staves Off Redevelopment



 Article by: Chad Swiatecki from the Austin Business Journal

Photo Credit: Nick Simonite 


The Austin Music Hall will continue its conversion to a primarily event and conference space after a purchase offer by an out-of-state company to redevelop the property fell through this week.

Julie Cripe, president and CEO of OmniBank of Houston, which purchased the property at a foreclosure auction last year, said the latest offer on the downtown venue


ABJ: Austin gas prices dip in time for July 4



Article by: Sarah Drake from the Austin Business Journal
Photo credit: Jupiterimages

Those planning to travel for the July 4 holiday weekend will pay a little less for gasoline this week, as the average price for a gallon of gas in Austin fell 5.2 cents, according to GasBuddy.com.

The current average of $3.35 per gallon is 19 cents higher than the same day last year but 0.6 cents lower than prices last month.

The national average also


ABJ: Former Downtown RunTex Store Meets Demolition Crew



Article by: Jan Buchholz from The Austin Business Journal
Photo Credit: Nick Simonite

 Another hub of Austin culture is being wiped from the landscape.

The former RunTex store — a longstanding gathering place for runners and fitness buffs at West Riverside Drive and South First Street — is crawling with members of a demolition crew today. Phoenix-based Alliance Residential Co. is building an apartment community on the site,


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE: Urbanspace's Weekend Picks June 28th - 30th


Urbanspace's Top Five Weekend Picks
June 28th - 30th 

At Urbanspace, we live the urban lifestyle, and well, we love, adore, and whole-heartedly embrace all the urban lifestyle has to offer. There are some great events on tap for the last weekend of June, so check out Urbanspace's TOP FIVE weekend picks and bid au revoir to the first month of summer with a little Austin


Urbanspace Interiors- Real Estate Stalking: Kenwood Residence


posted by Shannon Stott-Sosa on June 26, 2013

Since starting at Urbanspace Interiors, my curiosity for real estate has magnified to the nth degree. So instead of getting my license, I’ll just stalk. I casually pick up loose flyers around the office, in the printer, in peoples' bags...really anywhere, and fantasize about designing each space. And now I’m outing myself to you.


ABJ: Leffingwell forms group to guide urban rail's first route


Article by: Sarah Drake via Austin Business Journal

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell has formed a 16-member group called the Central Corridor Advisory Group that will focus on designating an initial route for the city's proposed urban rail line.

The advisory group, headed by Leffingwell, will meet for the first time tomorrow and are expected to have a recommendation prepared by early next year, according to the Austin


3 Most Valuable Game-Time Bars


Sadly, the San Antonio Spurs lost the 2013 NBA Championship last night to the Miami Heat.  This controversial victory comes from the back-to-back reigning champions, with Lebron James continuing his all-star status as reigning MVP.  The sports fans out there already know the stats, game winning plays, and heart-stopping moments from the 2013 championship series, so I’m leave that analysis to someone more qualified. I am however, an expert on where to catch a game in


Urbanspace Interiors Unveils Updated Website to Commemorate 4th Anniversary



Urbanspace Interiors Unveils Refreshed Version of 

Successful e-Commerce and Design Website

Austin, Texas – June 20, 2013 – Commemorating the fourth anniversary of Urbanspace Interiors, the design team officially unveiled the newest version of their successful e-Commerce website and design resource –www.urbanspaceinteriors.com. Building upon the first version of their globally reaching site, the


The New Face of Seaholm











On the North shore of Lady Bird Lake sits one of Austin’s most iconic structures, the Seaholm Power Plant. In the early 1950’s when this Art Deco structure was originally constructed the city of Austin was a much different place. Throughout the decades this quiet capital city of 132,000 people has transformed into a bustling metropolis of nearly two million, yet this stoic structure has remained relatively

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