My Art on My Domaine

Someone asked me recently how to build creative community. The short answer is saying “yes” to collaborations that best suit you and your business. I’m honored to have my art included in a recent collaboration with The Vintage Round Top , featured on My Domaine.

Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with my friends at The Vintage Round Top on building projects, events and photo shoots at their vacation rental homes located in Round Top, Texas. Owners Paige and Smoot Hull speak passionately about collaboration and how important community is to them. They’re big dreamers and encouragers.

Check out Paige’s blog post here and hop over to My Domaine to see the full story featuring their modern rustic 1450 Cottage. Loverboy looks right at home there!

The Vintage Round Top Business Branding & Social Media Workshop Fall 2017

My friends Paige and Smoot Hull of The Vintage Round Top are so good at bringing together creatives and dreamers. Their fall workshop was a beautiful experience. If you ever get the chance to attend one of their workshops, my advice to you is JUST GO!

Workshop Dream Team L-R: Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod,  Photographer Ashleigh Amoroso, Paige and Smoot Hull, Kadie Smith of Drop Cap Design and Anissa Zajac of House Seven Design

The workshops will inspire you no matter where you are on your creative journey. Having access to these successful creatives, listening to their stories and asking them questions is like jet fuel for your passion. With social media being the force it is in how we connect and conduct business, learning from the pros in a beautiful setting like The Vintage Round Top can be the thing that takes you to the next level. 

Just as the name promised, the workshop covered business, branding and social media along with hands on photography tips and an opportunity to apply what was learned during a styling session. How cool is that?

Paige shared a detailed wrap up on her blog if you would like to dive deeper into the event. It's so important to never stop learning and workshops like this are a wonderful way to connect.

Recent styling work for The Vintage Round Top

The antiques shows in Round Top, Texas, wrapped up this week after nearly a month of shopping, socializing and sweating. It was a hot one!

Luckily, my friends Paige and Smoot Hull of The Vintage Round Top hosted a very cool Business, Branding and Social Media workshop at their beautiful property in Round Top. I'm so excited to share more details about the workshop in a follow up post. But first, the styling!

I collaborated with Paige to style a vintage modern table in the Boho Cottage for a private dinner for the panelists and workshop leaders the night before the big event.

Layers of new and vintage textiles, candles, succulents, pretty glassware along with vintage elements Paige and Smoot gathered in Europe were the stars of the show.

The bold graphic of the boho table runner from CB2 paired perfectly with Paige's antique tablecloths and brass apothecary canisters filled with eucalyptus. Linen napkins with the perfect amount of casual rumpledness from World Market. We recommend NOT ironing the napkins...who wants to do that anyway? There's a party about to bust out!

 If it's in the budget, I love to use colored barware to kick things up a sparkly notch. The shimmer of the soft gold glasses made the evening feel extra special.

Stylist Tip: Candleholders work great as small planters for table styling. The geodesic tea light candleholders are from CB2. They were perfect to tuck in between the lanterns. We used two different modern brass style lanterns at varying heights. See both styles here and here

What a gorgeous space! Round Top is certainly packed during antiques week, but if you've never visited when things are quiet and normal then you're missing out. From Houston, it's an easy relaxing drive that takes just over an hour. There are a few new restaurants, galleries and my friend Holly Kuhn has reopened Old Glory Antiques in a stunning new space I'll be sharing soon. 

And that's how we created a vintage modern mix for a fabulous evening with inspiring creatives. Stay tuned for more details from the workshop!



Business, Branding and Social Media Workshop at The Vintage Round Top

Three and a half years ago I got a frantic call from Paige at The Vintage Round Top. It was just before the fall Marburger Farm antique show was to open during Antiques Week in Round Top and she needed a stylist asap to help with the booth styling. We had never met, but I was available. Our styles meshed wonderfully and I love a last minute adventure, so I said an enthusiastic "Yes!"

This was no ordinary flea market booth. It was a full on production with custom lighting, a vintage circus theme and a beautiful inventory from their recent buying trip to France. Rarely do you shop at an antiques show where so much thought is put into every detail to create a shopping experience as unique as this. 

I was invited back to assist with the spring show booth as well.  Paige and I love a good style story so we created a booth that was a nod to an unknown French naturalist who we think would have fit right in with our squad. Sometimes you create your own story and magic. Those are the best times.

These shows were just the beginning of a wonderful personal and professional relationship that has resulted in many collaborations, photo shoots, magazine features and thousands of phone calls and belly laughs. Yes...thousands! 

Paige and I have traveled together, created together, cried together, talked each other off the ledge and inspire one another on the daily. Fun fact: neither one of us can read a map or a tape measure worth a crap but together we somehow work it out. Our job is making things pretty....don't judge :)

                                     Me and Paige junkin' in Brooklyn, NY, recently. We get around!

And speaking of pretty, I'm so excited about the new cottage that's being built at The Vintage Round Top. The Boho Cottage is part of an expansion of the 1450 Cottage and is stunning!

                      The "great room" at the new Boho Cottage. Perfect for events and workshops.

It's almost done! And I can honestly say it will be spectacular! It's also the location of their first event which will be a Business, Branding and Social Media Workshop to be held on Saturday, March 25. (This event is now SOLD OUT!) 

I'm so excited to be part of the workshop panel, along with Travis Weaver of Manready Mercantile, Jordan Breal from Texas Monthly Magazine and social media influencers and photographers Hunter Lawrence and Sarah Lawrence. You can read more about the workshop here

If you missed out on workshop tickets at Boho Cottage, the same day there will be an open house and Pop Up Shop held at the 1450 Cottage. If you've always wanted to see their beautiful vacation home in person, this is a great opportunity to walk through and shop their artisan made home goods, unique vintage finds and European antiques which will be for sale the same day as the workshop.

Also, I will have my wood panel art on site and will be taking custom orders. It's a great opportunity see see these Texas cow prints in person, so be sure to  bring your measurements with you!

Here's a sneak peek of a new piece that's coming to the web store in just a few days. Meet "Loverboy". This painted pony is such a beauty. And he knows it. I was told his good looks often made up for his bad boy behavior. We've all known one of "those", amiright?

If you missed out on tickets to the workshop, I hope you'll stop by the pop up shop and open house and say hi! Come enjoy a fun weekend in the country and shop the shows in Round Top!

Enter to Win a Weekend Getaway to The Vintage Round Top!

Recognize this beautiful room? It's the famous day bed at The Vintage Round Top located in Round Top, Texas.

Would you love to spend a weekend lazing atop that dreamy day bed? Yea you would!

To celebrate the many blessings of the past year, I'm hosting a giveaway on Instagram in collaboration with The Vintage Round Top.

Photo: Laura Morsman

Photo: Laura Morsman

You could win a two night stay in their 1450 Fourteen-Fifty Cottage for up to six guests (a $950 value)

To enter, you must follow both Curious Details and The Vintage Round Top on Instagram and tag two friends on the Instagram post.

A winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Sunday evening April 17, 2016.

Good luck and head over to Instagram to start tagging your friends for a chance to win!

**Restrictions apply: High Season (March-May and Sept-Nov., Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's are excluded)

Shop Where You Sleep at The Vintage Round Top

My dear friends, Paige and Smoot Hull of

The Vintage Round Top

, have created a unique shopping experience for guests of their Round Top, Texas vacation cottage and are inviting you to Shop Where You Sleep.

Just off the kitchen, this primitive armoire holds a small sampling of vintage and repurposed accessories, RVT hand poured candles, and artisan soaps which can be purchased on the spot by following the instructions provided on the little clipboard just inside the door.

Paige has thoughtfully stocked the cabinet with everything you need to make your selection, wrap it up and carry it home safely. It couldn't be easier or more fun to indulge in a special memento from your trip to the country. Wouldn't it be fun to take home an ironstone pitcher for your kitchen table as a souvenir? Or a unique Swiss Army pillow? 

The candles are hand poured into darling old mason jars. And the soaps are completely natural and packaged in handmade artisan paper. 

Paige will be updating the cabinet regularly so if you see something in this post it might be gone soon so be sure to check out their

online store

as well. Also, the cottage is available for rent during the holidays so pop over to check availability for Christmas or Thanksgiving in the country. 

The Vintage Round Top at Marburger Farm in Round Top, Texas

Today is opening day of the Marburger Farm antiques show in Round Top, Texas. I spent the day yesterday styling and photographing the booth of

The Vintage Round Top

. It's so fun to sneak in the day before to see what's going on in those big white tents before the show opens.  

Remember their booth from last fall

? They created quite a buzz with their vintage circus theme. 

I've got some sneak peeks for you of their new spring show, "The French Naturalist", taken with my phone yesterday. It's quite an experience so I hope you're able to visit them this week at Marburger. 

The Marburger Farm

show runs from April 1-5. Visit Paige and Smoot of

The Vintage Round Top

in Tent C, Booth 10 for beautiful antiques from France and colorful spring inspiration.

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! 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. 

The Vintage Round Top

Just days before the Marburger Farm antiques show was scheduled to open, I received a call from Paige Hull, owner of The Vintage  Round Top, a charming, hip rental cottage in Round Top, Texas. 

The Vintage Round Top, Round Top, Texas

Paige and her husband, Smoot, were setting up at Marburger for the first time and asked if I could fill in last minute for their stylist who was unable to make it.  After seeing her gorgeous home and some shots of the merchandise from France they would be selling at the show, I couldn't say "yes" fast enough. We had the best time pulling together all the details that Paige so lovingly chose.  The space that Paige and Smoot envisioned and then created defies description, so I'll let you experience it through my lens. 

"An interior is the natural projection of the soul" ~Coco Chanel

These small notebooks were gifts for bloggers and designers that visited The Vintage Round Top at Marburger Farm. If you missed them, I hope you'll have a chance to meet Paige and Smoot at the spring show or treat yourself to a relaxing and inspiring weekend at their adorable cottage in Round Top, Texas.