An Austin New Build With Plenty of Potential
REPEAT CANTONI CLIENT ENLISTS DESIGNER GEORGE SABA TO FURNISH AUSTIN HOME BEFORE SELLING, PROVIDING THE NEW OWNERS WITH INSPIRATION FOR THE HOME’S STUNNING POTENTIAL.
Spanning 10,000 plus square-feet of pure potential, this Austin new build boasts custom Italian pieces with plenty of room to spare, allowing the new owners to infuse their style into this spectacular home. When Dimitar Popov built the home in 2020, he reached out to his trusted Cantoni designer, George Saba, to furnish the space. George, who had worked with Dimitar in 2018 to furnish his Chicago penthouse, and his parent’s College Station home before that, was well-familiar with Dimitar’s style – contemporary with an elegant flair, making it a fun yet gratifying project to work on.
Throughout the design process, Dimitar and George were in constant contact, making design decisions via email and text messages. Already aware of what Dimitar liked in his furnishings, George set out collecting pieces that would uphold his client’s sophisticated style with sought-after Italian brands. Entering the home, one is greeted with an impressive entryway that entertains sophisticated minimalism, which can be seen in the Perfect Time bench and Terminal Keramik console table.
Right off the entryway, the main living area opens to reveal unique pieces from Henge, such as the low-slung Teke sideboard and a playful collection of Ring Horizontal lights. Two separate sitting areas share the space, distinctive in their own right, while still complementing one another. The first setting showcases two sets of Malerba lounge chairs, Allure and Perfect Time, which sit across from one another with Arketipo's abstract Chimera coffee table nestled in between. Arketipo is carried over to the second sitting area with nesting Moon Invaders coffee tables and a clean-lined Nash sofa.
The theme of refined Italian craftsmanship continues in the dining room, where more Henge lighting is on display by way of the Ring Horizontal Polygonal lights and the Abaco light, which hangs artfully above the B-Side sideboard. The expansive dining table is surrounded by Cattelan Italia’s Agatha Flex side chairs, swathed in supple gray leather. Moving upstairs, a custom Leolux lounge setting is offset with the subtle warmth of the custom wall entertainment unit. In the primary bedroom, George introduces creamy neutrals to complement the wood paneled feature wall with a custom Gamma Arredamenti Cocoon Night bed and matching Smart sectional.
Throughout the entire design process, Dimitar was traveling for work, so the home was never lived in. And when Dimitar moved across the country, he decided to sell the property, along with all the furnishings that were already in place. Due to the impressive property and George’s inspiring interior design plan, the home sold quickly without being fully furnished or styled, so Cantoni only got the opportunity to photograph the beginning stages of George’s picturesque designs.