I don’t want to be a Karen. I admit I have allowed myself to become apolitical and sit in a safe place. I refuse to accept the racial inequities. I refuse to ignore police brutality and killing of black humans. I am woefully ignorant and today I am choosing to educate myself to become part of the solution. Today I donate money to support #blacklivesmatter Today I stop ignoring. #thosewhohavetheabilityhavetheresponsibility

Simca continues to settle in nicely at the office. Here, we had a team meeting about not biting any furniture at @reissstudio nor chewing rugs. Jumping on furniture and cuddling up encouraged. #lizmacphailinteriors #highlandhousefurniture #theredriverhouse #daybed #interiordesign #designdog

A little mid-stall, Of an install, today y’all. Yes, we did wear masks. #haikuaustin #designhaiku #betteratdesignthanpoetry #bestietribute #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #familyroom #familyroomdecor #moroccanrugs #leatherottoman #highlandhousefurniture

We are still here!!! I’m just really bad at the insta. We are so busy on multiple projects, across 4 different states and I’m still balancing that pesky homeschool and the delicious new pup, that poor Instagram has been neglected. More to come with updates on projects and installs and said cute pup. #lizmacphailinteriors #wallpaperwednesday #instagramdelinquent #moredogsplease

Another install with a custom dining table by our friends @mockingbirdmadedesign This one is a 10’ white oak with a steel, powder-coated-turquoise base that cuts through the top. iPhone pic by the masked @anniebrontosaurus 😷

WFH day 3,247. New team member mostly sleeps on the job and the 8-year-old co-workers keep rearranging the pillows. @anniebrontosaurus is at an install with a mask, wipes and hand-sanitizer while I hold down the asylum.

Pre-paint-powder-progress-plus-it’s-Friday. #wip #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #designinspiration #designinspo #tilemakestheroom #tile #tiledesign #bathroomdesign #powderroom #pouredconcrete #blackandwhitetiles

Well-trained or saw me approaching!? #mykidsinmyworkspace #keepyourshoesoffthefurniture #lizmacphailinteriors #vintagebungalow #bungalowstyle #bungalowrenovation #wallpaperwednesday #cornerbanquette #banquette #banquetteseating #velvetbanquette #diningroom #diningdecor #diningroomdecor #farrowandball #farrowandballwallpaper #vintageart

Oak paneled office - with a pair of built-in wine fridges - almost ready for a little SIP, WFH, never-leave-the-house-again action. From our work at #projectwestnine with @wallerbuild and @stuartsampley #lizmacphailinteriors #wip #interiordesign #homeoffice #homeofficedesign #whiteoak #whiteoakpaneling

Worlds collide. #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #atxdesign #atxdesigner #theredriverhouse #vintagebungalow #barriebensonforhighlandhouse #bungalowstyle #bungalowrenovation #morninglight #wallpaper #stopdropandread

One of the most common discussions we have with parents as we work on kid bedrooms is - to desk or not to desk. Wouldn’t this one come in handy right about now? This one is vintage from @roomservicevintage - one of our absolute favs. 📷 @ryann_ford #lizmacphailinteriors #workspace #kidsbedroom #kidsdesk #kidbedroomdesign #wallpaper #wallpaperwednesday

A view of a little bungalow kitchen we completed last year - complete with a vintage hutch for added storage. Hard at work for its family right now I’m sure. #lizmacphailinteriors #kitchendesign #kitchendesignideas #vintagerugs #blackandwhitekitchen #marblebacksplash #vintagebungalow #bungalowkitchen

The best pics lately are coming from happy clients, enjoying their homes. As they realize what their dogs really do all day. Here, another satisfied customer on his custom sofa #dogisourdesignclient #familyfriendly #lizmacphailinteriors #highlandhouse

Another view of my home office. My @peraltaprjct keeping me empowered in my role as mom, homeschool headmistress, lead chef, housekeeper and interior designer. #lizmacphailinteriors #homeoffice #homeofficedecor #asifineedcurlers

Missing @anniebrontosaurus and #theredriverhouse but grateful for my home office, the door to keep my little co-workers out 🤪 and the dappled sunlight streaming in today. #lizmacphailinteriors #homeoffice #moroccanrugs #moroccanrug #animalprint #animalprintisaneutral

Crappy work-in-progress shot du jour ... a happy little office tucked away off the kitchen and tricked out by @quercusandco wallpaper at a project underway with @stuartsampley and @camelotcustomhomes #lizmacphailinteriors #homeoffice #homeofficedecor #wallpaper #wallpaperwednesday #workinprogress #quercusandco

Mid-install pics from two weeks ago, taken on my iPhone, gonna have to carry us through shelter in place. I wonder if this family has a game, puzzle, school work or parental work going down on this table right now? #lizmacphailinteriors #moroccanrugs #gametable #den #officedecor #gameroomdecor

Gratitude for our dog-client, who has stepped up in his time of immunity, to provide a keen eye for approvals. (Kidding really ... he approved this weeks ago.) #lizmacphailinteriors #dogismydesignassistant #dogismydesignclient #designinthetimeoftherona

We turned an unused office into a bold, family-friendly (but, honestly, mostly for mom) sitting room. Here, a little corner ... mid-install. #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #interiors #sittingroom #sittingpretty #reissstudio #livingroomdecor #familyroomdecor #moroccanrugs

Pre-paint progress at #projectwestnine with @stuartsampley @wallerbuild #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #bathroom #bathroomdesign #bathroomdecor #bathroomremodel #kidsbathroom #kidsbath #kidsbathroomdecor #pennyrounds #pennytile #blacktiles #blackfloors #accentwall

Heavy-hearts this week at #lizmacphailinteriors We lost our best design dog and founding partner. She’s been my right-hand-girl since day one and saw me through many a late night and early morning. She was never afraid to speak her mind but was equally confident to sit back and nap. This was her last visit to the studio last week and I knew she was tired. Rest easy my girl, you were my forever 💕.

Be not afraid to have fun, live a little ... and use a colorful, antique urn as a dining table. #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #diningroom #diningroomdecor #shiplapwalls #originalcharacter #originalshiplap #blackceiling #wovenshades

Laser-cut, unlacquered brass, logo sign as office/house warming gift. Thank you @stuartsampley - you seriously get my brand 🙏🏼👊🏼 #lizmacphailinteriors #theredriverhouse #interiordesign #austindesigner

Rich reds are trending at our office. Enjoy the love. ❤️ #lizmacphailinteriors #theredriverhouse #kitchendesign #kitchenfloors #checkerboardfloors #vintagebungalow #austindesigner #interiordesign

Yesterday I got to meet the man, now 87, who grew up at #theredriverhouse He told me the spaces between the slats in the dining room used to be wallpapered and that most of the tea cups his grandmother kept on the plate rail broke once the airport was built nearby and planes flew over and rattled the house. Lucky for my art, the airport has been moved. #lizmacphailinteriors #vintagebungalow #wallpaper #farrowandball #farrowandballpaint #farrowandballwallpaper #vintageart

Ever wonder what happened to the original Antone’s sign? Neither had we. But consider yourself officially in the know - ‘cause we hung it in our clients’ music room. Austin y’all. #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #austindesign #musicroom #musicroomdecor #gallerywall #neonsign #antones #antonesaustin

Mildly interesting fact: we had two clients last year who had vintage mask collections. At this house, we hung them front and center. #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #austindesigner #entrywaydecor #vintagestyle #vintageart #tablescapes #tablestyling

A closer look at a favorite coffee table from our #houstonhousedoneaustinstyle #lizmacphailinteriors #interiors #interiordesign #livingroom #sittingroom #familyroom #coffeetable #coffeetabledecor #allaboutthatrug

Happy #tribezainteriorstour Sunday with a house you won’t see today 😉 Excited to see the work of, and hang with, some of my talented friends. See you out there! #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #austininteriordesign #livingroom #colorfullivingroom

My talented friend @cathlin.mccullough took lots of professional headshots of me looking composed and confident. But this one sums me up best. Colorful, power-clashing, art-filled, gold-bracelet wearing, nose-scrunched laughter. What’s the point otherwise? Thanks for capturing this reluctant subject @cathlin.mccullough and for getting a few sultry ones for online dating profiles 🤭 #lizmacphailinteriors #theredriverhouse #austindesigner #austininteriordesign #interiordesigner

I joke with @anniebrontosaurus that I’m over this house, ready to start on the next. And while it is true I was itching to find the next house before I even moved into this one, I do love this house so very much and am so grateful. . . #lizmacphailinteriors #theredriverhouse #interiordesign #bungalow #vintagebungalow #bungalowstyle #vintagestyle #farrowandball #skimmingstone #farrowandballskimmingstone #flowersbyannie

Mid-install ... when it starts to come together, but you’re too spent to move the broom. . . #lizmacphailinteriors #projectroostroost #interiordesign #dining #diningroom #diningroomdecor #diningtable #customtable

Girl meets nightstands. A love story. . . #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #nightstands #rattanfurniture #canefurniture #canewebbing #vintage #vintagestyle #vintagefurniture #farrowandball #farrowandballbancha

Clients’ own family heirloom, art and alcohol. 📷 @ryann_ford . . #lizmacphailinteriors #bugalowdesign #vintagebungalow #shiplap #originalshiplap #diningroom #interiordesign #antiques #barcart #vintageart

Kicking off the new year over here with a little built-in desk and storage concept ... #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #builtins #penandpencildrawing #kidsroom #kidsdesk #kidstorage #officedesign

As the sun sets at #theredriverhouse on this second to last day of 2019, I’m reflecting on what an awesome year it has been. I hired my bespoke-alpaca, right-hand-woman @anniebrontosaurus full-time, as well as a quasi-CFO to run my books. Photographed work and submitted for public consumption (outside the insta) for the first time and landed at Domino.com. Met some amazing new clients and dove into exciting projects. Let go of some clients and projects too. That’s never easy, but it’s been a powerful lesson in following my heart and taking advantage of being the boss — deciding where we will focus our creative time and energy. But I’m most proud, this year, of taking a huge leap of faith in myself and my business to converge my vision, passion and grit, to open this design studio. What a ride it has been to trust, listen, lead and leap. I see blue skies ahead ... to 2020! #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #interiordesigner #2019inreview

It must be my own motherhood that has me so into drop-zone utility. This ebullient, bold-note design by us, built by @michelleoliviadesign and photographed by @ryann_ford An interesting note, this mom organized her kids/days/meals with a chalkboard prior to our design, so we threw in the side chalkboard to fit her functional system. This chalk writing is exactly as we found it the day we showed up to photograph. The cleats not so much ;) #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #organizedhome #dropzone #utilityroom #mudroom #mudroomdesign #mudroombench #mudroomlockers #mudroombuiltins #storageideas #greencabinets #chalkboard

Well-done, thank you, high-five and we like your style @preservationaustin ... Saving these homes is challenging, worthwhile and wholly gratifying work. Welcome to the club, and stop by and see us sometime neighbor 👋🏼 #anotherredriverhouse #theredriverhouse #preservation #historicpreservation #preservationaustin #streamlinemoderne

Happy, fun-filled Friday ... with a happy, fun-filled room we recently completed. #lizmacphailinteriors #interiordesign #designinspo #livingroom #chesterfieldsofa #familyroom #familyroomdecor 📷 @ryann_ford