The Vintage Round Top Featured in Country Living


I'm so excited to see the February, 2014, issue of Country Living that features The Vintage Round Top, the vacation rental property of Paige and Smoot Hull which is located in Round Top, Texas. I was honored to assist on this shoot and it was wonderful to work with so many local friends.  

The Hulls completely renovated the cottage with reclaimed materials and found objects throughout. I especially love these repurposed cow feed sifters, which are now custom light sconces, above the day bed:


Photographed by Max Kim-Bee
Photographed by Max Kim-Bee
I met and worked with Paige and Smoot last fall during the Marburger Farm antiques show where we bonded over all things vintage, so I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to work on the Country Living shoot with them.  Here are some of my behind the scenes iphone pics: 

The Hulls, ready for their close up.
Pie from Royers Cafe in Round Top.  Perks of a stylist...eating the props!
The gang at Royers.  Thanks for the pies Tara!!!
Think styling is glamorous work?  Ha!...no makeup, bad hair and not much sleep.  I love every minute!
Not everything we style makes the cut, but I loved this vignette from the sun porch dining area.
"Branches by Becki"

The lead stylist for this feature was Janna Lufkin. I am still inspired by the four days we spent together watching her work her magic at The Vintage Round Top. We had the best time prop shopping in Houston in the pouring rain and laughing at all the little mishaps that are bound to arise (flat tire!). Her aesthetic is so refreshingly simple and beautiful. In addition to her career as a talented stylist, Janna is also the founder of Raw Materials Design. You'll love her all natural, American made goods such as aprons, placemats and dish towels.

 

Janna styling the back hall entry.
A special thank you goes to my friends Michael and Ed at Leftovers Antiques in Brenham, Texas, who provided us with additional props. As I write this, they are in Europe shopping for more one of a kind finds for their beautiful store to share with us, so be sure to visit them soon.  They'll also be at the Marburger Farm antiques show which is coming up this spring. 

The striped rug by Dash & Albert can be found at  Leftovers Antiques.
To read more about The Vintage Round Top, visit Country Living for the complete story and more pictures of this charming vacation property. Or, pick up the February 2014 issue which is available now on newsstands.