Room No. 5 Carol Hicks Bolton

As promised, I have more images to share from my visit to Carol Bolton's shops in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Room No. 5 was stunning. So much so that I put the big camera away during my visit and shot with my iphone instead. Sometimes you just gotta soak it all up and be free of distractions.

And I did.

This was my first visit to Room No. 5 and I loved the experience. Carol and her team are so good at creating atmosphere. Warehouses can be tricky to style, but this space felt like a desaturated, poetic fantasy world.


Upholstered furniture, beautiful bed linens and antique furniture. All in dreamy shades of white.

Becki Griffin's Curious Details_Room No. 5 Carol Bolton Unloading Sale-1.jpg

I visited Carol during her January sale and she just announced another unloading sale that's coming up quick so get this on the books. She had some gorgeous pieces and really good prices. Here's all the info: 

Follow Carol on Facebook to see new arrivals and current sale information.

If you'd like to see Part 1 of my visit to Carol's unloading sale, click here.

Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities Unloading Sale

I recently went on a really fun girls roadtrip to Fredericksburg, Texas, for Carol Hicks Bolton's French Antiquities Unloading & Warehouse Sale.  It's safe to say any designer I know that's from Texas and beyond admires Carols unique style; raw, rustic, collected and curated from some of the most romantic places on earth like Belgium, Provence and India.

Her stores and the styling are dreamy. So much so that I think anything I take the time to write is unnecessary when there are so many beautiful things to see so I'm going to let the pictures do the talking on this post. I do want to say I think every home, no matter the style, needs something old and interesting in it and you're sure to find it at one of Carol's stores. These images are from Carol and Tim's warehouse where they unload the new inventory and also held an inventory clearance sale through January.

I'm saving the pictures from Room #5, which is another store of Carol's (where I lost my was so beautiful) because it deserves it's own post. 

  The light fixture is made from tree roots.                     

Some delicious details from the unloading sale. Fun fact: I love vintage bird taxidermy. Carol has some gorgeous specimens. Reminds me of Deyrolle in Paris which I would love to visit.

I walked around this collection of antique bee skeps about 47 times, photographing it over and over..making slow motion video. They were so beautiful.

With merchandise in four stores, Tim and Carol keep things old school and do not offer online sales. If you see something you like here give them a call at 830-997-5551 and they'll be happy to help you with more information.

                                                         Allison, Carol, and Becki.

Road trippin' with my good friend Allison of (they do fun vintage/antique pop up shows)  . Thank you Carol for taking the time to chat with us and letting us hug you too many times!!! We didn't want to leave! 

Designer in Residence

"You will spend 9 luxurious nights in an ancient Mas nestled in the heart of the Luberon Valley".

Doesn't that sound like a dream?   The Vagabond International wants to make your dream come true:
Texans and style icons Carol and Tim Bolton of Antiquities Laboratories de Design, along with their two children will head to Provence this Fall to tour the markets and share their design inspiration with some lucky travelers. What a unique way to experience Provence, with your very own designer! For more information visit The Vagabond International or call 
~Bon voyage!~

Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities Laboratories de Design

On our way home from the Hill Country last week, we took a detour to Fredericksburg, Texas, so I could lay my eyes on Carol Hicks Bolton's new store Antiquities Laboratories de Design. Pictures barely do it justice. It's really that good.  Her concept at this store covers some trends with industrial, taxidermy and curated collections, but it is also true to her unique voice in the way she's been doing it for years. For me, Carol Hicks Bolton was doing this look before I even knew of Restoration Hardware. I've always admired how brave and innovative she is with design. The store has many instant collections and glass cabinets which encourage you to begin your own collecting and curating   I loved it and made a quick video and was allowed to take some picture to share:

When you're in Fredericksburg, you can find the shop here.  
I'm also excited to join a group of bloggers on April 2 in Round Top at Royer's Cafe where Carol Hicks Bolton will be the guest speaker!  Mrs. Hicks-Bolton, Texas is proud of you!