At back home, we believe that interiors are about the people who live in those spaces, not about who decorated it. Our passion lies in converting clients into friends and creatively changing spaces with our unique blend of french inspired living.
Whether you are looking to furnish an entire french country mansion, the living room of your your downtown apartment, or enhance your vintage transitional dwelling, back home will help see your vision through.
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Mari’s design success has been her ability to pick trends well and her timeless style. Her popularity with clients is in her ability to assist them with updating their personal style. Mari’s clients have sought her design expertise based on the look and feel of her stores and consistent referral’s from her work.
Her design experience is from a combination of 31 years of retail experience and her international travels of which 30 trips have been to France, specifically Paris, and surrounding cities. Other experiences include working with existing furnishing and re-staging, incorporating new furnishing to update a client’s style, selecting entire palettes of paint, tiles, fixtures, etc. for new or newly re-modeled homes. She has worked on homes and businesses with square footage varying from 3500 to 12,000 square feet as well as showcase homes, twice winning interior design awards.
Mari Johnson owns two furniture stores in Austin, Texas, Back Home South location (her South of France Maison) and Back Home North location (her Paris Apartment). One of her greatest retail accomplishments was her store being named the Best Specialty Store in the Midwest/SW Region of the US by the ARTS Committee.
With over twelve years of experience, Cristalle Volpi has learned and mastered many styles of Interior Design through the completion of hundreds of projects. From traditional to modern endeavors, simple and functional design is the main objective in creating a space that is both restful and relevant to the client’s personality and lifestyle. Academic and eclectic techniques are thoughtfully balanced to produce unique and beautiful interiors with elements that are both fresh and timeless. This approach was developed from a strong interior design background from Michigan State University combined with work in Paris and other worldly travels…
Residential and commercial clients can expect a professional level of services including hand drawn space planning and elevations, custom paint selection, lighting design, furniture selection, window treatment selection and installation, custom millwork design, plumbing fixture selection, and even just help with general “clutter management” which alone often proves to be a tremendous help for most people. Whether the job is a simple bath renovation, new home construction, or office finish out, all work begins with a friendly and realistic consultation to establish the scope of the work and a plan to accommodate the proposed budget. In person consultation times are very flexible and work from these meetings is turned around in a timely manner that is appropriate for the project schedule.
Three years of freelance work through Back Home Furniture and projects in MI, CA, IL, and TX has offered a perspective and knowledge of interior design that comes only with many trials and tribulations and allows for an outstanding consistency in her ability to produce wonderful designs and happy clients.
Pat offers full-scale design services from remodeling and drawing of floor plans to electrical layout and cabinet design. She can pick the perfect paint color, assist with your furniture selection and placement, then design beautiful window treatments and add accessories.
Pat prides herself on her ability to listen to what her clients need. Her goal is for your home to be a beautiful reflection of you. Her niche decorating style is sophisticated and… comfortable…no matter what the genre. With your vision, treasures and her design expertise, together you can create the home of our dreams.
After years of assisting Homebuilders with interior selections, working in an upholstery fabric store and selling custom furniture, Pat Berry decided to follow her passion. In November of 1995 she became a Licensed Interior Designer; and in 1996 started Design Time Interiors. Her business has been built and thrived solely through client referrals. Her commercial portfolio ranges from remodeling a high-end men’s clothing store to designing software company interiors. Residential projects range from relocating Austin’s historical homes and total renovation, to new home plan development from space planning to interior furnishings.
Lucy has a Bachelor degree in interior design from Baylor University and over 35 years of experience in all aspects of interior design and retail. She live din Waco for several years and has been in Austin area for 10. Lucy has 20 years’ experience working with a high-end custom home builder where she was involved in designing of the homes of which she lived in many. The efforts of pulling together all apsects of the home from plans to furnishings has given her invaluable real-life experience that she can pass along to her clients.
Lucy was also part of a family owned home accessories, furniture and gift store for over 18 years. She was a buyer and designer in that store as well. For nine years she has been working as a manager and designer for Back Home.
Lucy is more than qualified to help you make your home a beautiful retreat for you and your family.
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4477 South Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78745
P 512 327 7753
F 512 328 8421
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