An Inside Job

About Us

Alice Eichner is a native of Austin and has been in the design business for over 20 years. She is consistently reminded of the unique people and innate qualities Austin has to offer. Alice started her company, An Inside Job, 21 years ago and believes discovering her client's wants and needs is key to the success of her business. Alice often includes a "feel good" piece in her designs; something that her clients remark makes them smile every time they see it. She enjoys the creativity and variety of design and her dedication to the process helps form lasting relationships with her clients. She continues to inform herself through continuing education while staying current with styles and performances of the latest products. The design and remodel of a house or office can be a stressful process, but Alice works with other Austin artisans and contractors who share her attention to detail and professionalism to make the process an exciting and rewarding experience. Alice is dedicated to each client being completely satisfied and pleased with the results of their project.

Alice attended Baylor University for several years before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her degree in Interior Design. She is licensed in the state of Texas. Alice has been featured in Symphony Designer show houses and in Austin Home Magazine. Her business is also featured on Houzz.com. Alice has expanded her business to Houston where she finds a healthy referral business. Design is not a job to Alice, it is an interesting and ever changing passion.

Our primary focus is on remodeling homes—from kitchens and bathrooms to entire home remodels. We specialize in the selection of colors and products along with creative accessories on the market. We manage the entire process and bring together the different sub contractors to complete a project successfully.

Q & A - Get to know Alice
Q. Favorite Movie
A. My Fair Lady....love Audrey Hepburn! AND Love Actually!!
Q. Favorite Book
A. Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher set in Cornwall, England
Q.Traditional or Contemporary?
A. Love to design for either, but personal style probably leans contemporary because of the clean lines and simplicity, although I like "things" so I have a hard time with the minimalist part.
Q. First Design Memory
A. Moving furniture around in our house as a child because I was curious what it would look like rearranged.
Q. If I wasn't in the design business, I would be....
A. Teacher or a Psychologist
Q. Favorite City
A. It would HAVE to be NYC!!!
Q. Dream vacation destination
A. Spain and Portugal


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Testimonials

 | 9 REVIEWS
Brenda Barnard
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2016

Alice with An Inside Job did an excellent job of understanding my personal tastes and helping me choose items to remodel my house to meet my budget. She was professional and followed up with all the ... Read More

Stephanie Livitz
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Sep 2014

An inside job helped with a partial re-model. They did an amazing job tying upgrades with things that already existed to make a complete updated look. Read More

lmkuykendall
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Feb 2015

An Inside Job(Alice) helped me turn a 1917 bungalow into something new and fresh but period appropriate. Going in, Alice explained the areas she could help and through the process delivered. My expe... Read More

suewebb1983
Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2012

I have contracted with An Inside Job twice for design work. The first time I worked with Alice Eichner she came into my home and we worked throughout the house changing draperies, updating lighting/ ... Read More

lmlrn
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2013

We have used Alice Eichner with 'An Inside Job' for a number of home update and remodeling projects over the years. She has helped us with our complete kitchen re-do along with updating various parts... Read More

lemiller
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jul 2013

I hired An Inside Job to help us redo our daughters bedroom. I have seen her work and she has impeccable taste. I live in Denver so the job was done remotely. She made is a piece of cake. The ro... Read More

ekrudys
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2013

Great job! Definitely will hire again. Professional and gives personal attention to client's needs and concerns. Creative and practical--a rare find in a design firm. Read More

Mike Bridges
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Oct 2013

We've hired An Inside Job for several home projects over the years as well as hiring AIJ to consult in the overall design of a new construction home. Always a thoughtful listener and full of innovativ... Read More

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