Retro Modern in East Austin

Architectural photographer Ryann Ford’s home is a part of a brand new development of unique alternative modern homes in East Austin. Built in 2006 from Emily Little of Clayton Levy Little, the green ranked in Agave Austin takes cues from Modern architecture and International Style.

The inside includes a vibrant color palette using retro-modern flair. Ford is an avid traveler, fond of Route 66, and some of the greatest decorative pieces in her residence have been found abandoned in the center of the desert.

at a Glance
Who Lives Here: Ryann Ford
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Size: 1,537 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Architect: Emily Little of Clayton Levy Little

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The focal part of the living room is an oversized classic “cafe” sign Ford found on the side of Route 66. The cactus also speaks to a lot of her d├ęcor’s desert roots.

Yellow cabinet: Texas Surplus
Red coffee tables: Crate and Barrel

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Ford visits numerous national parks all over the USA and has collected a classic postcard from every one. She framed them separately and arranged them in a grid to make a graphic and compelling gallery wall.

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This appealing view greets you when initially entering Ford’s home. The 20-foot high ceilings and clean lines draw you into the distance.

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Fun animal pillows from an Oklahoma boutique accent Ford’s charcoal grey Ikea couch.

Ford turned this classic baby blossom into a stand for her cherished fish tank.

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Ford made the part of artwork above the 1950s classic dining room set with twine and glass candle holders from CB2. Her hope for this area is to eventually produce a diner-style red wraparound booth.

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The kitchen is an open area that encourages visitors to move freely between it and the living room.

Metal bar stools: Overstock

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Concrete floors have become increasing popular in modern layout, and have become some what of a signature look for Austin homes. The green staircase is made out of bamboo that was recycled.

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Subtle artwork can be more powerful than daring artwork. Ford got these papier-mache creature heads from West Elm.

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The view from the top of the staircase is thanks to the elevation, see to the ground floor and windows on either side of the home. 2 blue-and-white checkered signs Ford found abandoned in the desert are her favorite art pieces in the home.

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The upstairs office, filled with color and retro Texas state surplus items, is where she feels most at home. The wall is magnetic chalkboard paint, perfect for proofing photographic prints from natural sunlight.

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Cabinets: Ikea

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