The key to success with all of his clients is trust and accountability, notes Austin. Of course, it helps that his aesthetics are impeccable. When asked what his client thought about his new home design, Austin says he was recently asked to renovate the client's New York City apartment. The client wrote: "Perhaps we can do as well in NY as we did in DC, which I must say, sets the bar pretty high."
-- MICHAEL McCARTHY, Editor-in-chief, DC Modern Luxury Magazine