Welcome to Bête Abode! We are a full service interior design firm in Austin, Texas. Our focus is on residential design and renovations, as well as creating custom material boards for commerical and residential spaces. We take pride in our ability to create exceptional designs while working within our client’s budget.

A little bit about myself, my path into interior design was long and somewhat inevitable. My mom was an interior designer, and my dad a builder so I have been around home and commercial design my entire life. I always had a knack for decorating, but you could say I avoided following in either of my parents’ paths and graduated with a degree in Economics and Water and Resource Economics from The University of Arizona in 2009. To exercise my creative side I started a jewelry line called Layla James while in college which is sold in several boutiques in Arizona, California, and Texas.

After college my husband and I moved to Los Angeles where he completed Grad school. By 2013 we were in Austin, and in January 2015 our baby girl, Celia Belle, came along.  At that point I got my real estate license, and had the opportunity to remodel several houses. That changed my life because it was the most exciting thing I’d done career wise. I loved the challenging aspect to it and the creative one. Plus, I learned a very important lesson: you do not need to spend a fortune making a space beautiful. In 2016 I completed the Interior Design program at The New York Institute of Art and Design, and created Bête Abode Interior Design and Renovation, LLC immediately after. I currently reside in Austin, Texas with my husband, daughter, two white fluffy dogs, and the cutest horse in the world.

I’m glad you’re here, and I hope you enjoy perusing the site. Check out my portfolio page to see our past projects, and, if you have time, check out the blog. Call or email with any questions or comments.


Leah O’Neill



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