Interior designer Amy Slaughter says that while growing up she often visited homes with her mother who sold real estate and thought: “I could do better.” Turns out she was right.
Since founding Slaughter Design Studio in Fredericksburg 12 years ago, Amy has earned a big reputation at Boot Ranch, having designed the first three Sunday House interiors and many homes for Boot Ranch members thereafter. Though she prefers to embrace her clients’ style, she has worked in genres ranging from contemporary to historic, and during 13 years working in Park City, Utah developed a background in rustic, Western interiors.
Amy has found that people coming into the Hill Country care less about things matching perfectly, rather preferring an eclectic, curated and collected interior. “They want to purchase only things they really love and bring together antiques or pieces that have stories from their past.”
For the Texas Monthly Show Home, Amy chose a palette of neutral colors to exude the serene and peaceful environment people seek in the Hill Country. It is refreshing, clean, yet transitional. “Because this home has beautiful views out the back, the monochromatic interior allows you to take it in without the interior competing,” says Amy.
Though her interior palette for the Show Home is calm with shades of gray, light beige, taupe, navy, Amy wanted it to be on the forefront of some of the trends. The interiors lean towards contemporary, incorporating agate wallpaper, gilded raffia wallpaper, and sleek furniture. She wanted the Show Home to be warm and elegant, but not too formal or modern. The furnishings blend seamlessly with the finishes of the home and embrace a relaxing, Hill Country lifestyle.
Amy said the new furniture collections and Fall 2016 fabric releases were very inspiring. She commissioned art by a Texas artist and purchased fine art from a Fredericksburg gallery that pairs perfectly with these new fabrics, creating a transitional, yet edgy, contemporary interior.
The great room is Amy’s favorite, featuring tailored upholstery pieces in mohair and richly colored cut velvets, reclaimed wood tables, and abstract paintings, while open to the kitchen and covered patio. She promises an exciting first impression for those touring the home.