Art

A Statement-Making Austin Home With a World-Class Art Collection

In the summer of 2015, Suzanne McFayden found herself in the unusual position of telling a room full of men what to do. The Jamaican-born writer and philanthropist had just purchased a house in the hills west of Austin—and had some decisions to make. “There’s something empowering about being the only woman sitting at a table with these men who were so respected in their fields,” she says, referring to the team of architects, civil engineers, and surveyors who helped transform the 7,000-square-foot Brutalist structure into a singular vision of her own creativity. “You learn to speak up in a

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This Creative Consultant Transformed Her Home With a Lot of Art and a $40 Hack

<div class="caption"> “I knew what I liked,” Natasha says. “I have a midcentury aesthetic, but I’m also eclectic and have a lot of pieces from traveling that don’t adhere to a specific time period or design style. I wanted to marry it all together and evoke eclecticism without feeling untidy or overwhelming.” </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Colby Blount</cite>

“I knew what I liked,” Natasha says. “I have a midcentury aesthetic, but I’m also eclectic and have a lot of pieces from traveling that don’t adhere to a specific time period or design style. I wanted to marry it all together and evoke eclecticism without feeling untidy or overwhelming.”

Photo: Colby Blount

It was the natural light, separate kitchen, and high ceilings that first struck Natasha Nyanin about the space where she now lives. After subleasing, sleeping on a friend’s sofa, and living with her uncle on Long Island for a year, she was glad to have finally found

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