Austin Up-and-Coming Interior Designer Wins Second Award Just Two Years After Launch

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Allison Jaffe Interior Design awarded local ‘Rising Star’ Design Excellence Award

As a young designer with a new business, I am honored to receive this award. This award helps solidify the career path that I always say chose me.

On November 4, 2011, Allison Jaffe of Allison Jaffe Interior Design accepted her second award after just two years since the launch of her business - the Rising Star: Residential Singular Space Design Excellence Award, presented by the Austin Design Community of the American Society for Interior Designers (ASID) Texas Chapter. This accolade further distinguishes Jaffe, one consecutive year after taking home the first place Rising Star Design Excellence Award in the Product Design/Special Detail/Custom Original Piece category from the same organization in 2010.

Jaffe’s recent award-winning space is a living room that needed a transitional and sophisticated lift. She achieved this by working closely with the homeowner to incorporate existing pieces in the home and adding new elements that worked harmoniously together with hints of earth, sea, and wildlife. Other considerations in the room were comfort, stylish function (storage), and natural, yet noticeable, color. The winning work included a Herez Persian rug from Kaskas Oriental Rugs (Austin), a piece from Tomlinson and a Lee Industries sofa.

For Jaffe, who earned her first undergraduate degree in neuropsychology, this award is significant. It validates her newfound career. “As a young designer with a new business, I am honored to receive this award. This award helps solidify the career path that I always say chose me,” said Jaffe. After receiving her first degree, Jaffe worked as a receptionist in an architecture firm and then at a contract furniture group, where she discovered a passion for the interior design field, which she describes as “a grand culmination of art and science”. Shortly after this revelation, she pursued a degree in interior design, graduating from Texas State University-San Marcos Magna Cum Laude. Jaffe then passed the qualifying exam to become a registered interior designer in Texas in 2009, launching her own firm six months later.

Jaffe is proud of her 2011 award, but considers it simply the beginning of her design achievements. “I am excited to have won an award each year that I have been in business so far, and hope I can continue this success,” she said. To celebrate her win and thank the community for its support as her design firm continues to grow, Jaffe is offering a 20% discount on three hours of consultation time for new clients who initiate qualifying projects in January and February of 2012. Those interested in setting up an introductory call to discuss their home design needs should contact Jaffe at allisonjaffe (at) and include ‘2012 Promo’ in the email subject line.

Allison Jaffe Interior Design is full-service residential design firm based in Austin, Texas, launched in 2010 and specializing in remodels and new construction. As a designer, Jaffe’s goal is to create spaces that accurately reflect the lifestyle and personalities of her clients. Collaboration and involvement with the client for every design project is essential in order to execute the perfect design for each individual's needs. Jaffe served on the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas Chapter board from 2007-2009 and is TBAE certified.

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