When you start the search for wallpaper, there’s only one real way to describe it – OVERWHELMING. You search the internet, go to showrooms, then circle back to all of them on the off chance you missed something. OH NO. Not you. You will not miss a pattern or a print or a swatch. We get it. One of the best resources when you’re looking is someone with amazing taste. Lucky for us, we found three.

Their names are Callie Jenschke, Kim West, and Kristin Gish and together they own and operate SUPPLY Showroom. They have a brick-and-mortar in Austin and their online shop is always open for orders, inspiration, and a whole lot of “oh wow.”

Who are these girls? Two are native Texans and one married a Texan. Two have a design background and one is a design enthusiast. They all three moved to Austin from New York but didn’t know each other way up there. Of course, they found each other down here. United through a love of prints and patterns, they set up shop in 2014.

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Broken 7 SM

Replacing solid walls with glass separates while unifying

There’s a new design term percolating over from Europe called “broken concept.”  I think of it as open concept 2.0.

If the point of open concept is to remove all dividing walls to combine multiple rooms, Broken Concept is about achieving openness while retaining some separation. Think of it as a halfway point between individual rooms and complete open concept.

Some homeowners are realizing that open concept is OK when there are few people in a home but the more residents added, the more privacy decreases as intrusion increases.  There is a reason we all don’t live in wall-less communal studio spaces.  Maybe you’ve just had a spat and you need some physical separation to cool off. Or the more typical reader facing off against the sports fan.

But as we know, open concept does some things really well.  It’s great for entertaining groups.  It’s great for connecting the kitchen to the rest of the house.  It’s great for increasing light transmission.  It’s great for improving sight lines.  It’s great for making several poky rooms feel much larger and grander.

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