For antiques collectors there’s no more exciting time in Texas than the twice yearly antiques shows in Round Top, Texas. This fall, Zandra Zurow of Little Yellow Couch and The Style Matters podcast will be hosting a style retreat in Round Top that combines personalized shopping opportunities during Antiques Week, good food, new friends and a styling session with me at my favorite venue, The Vintage Round Top.
Does your home have a “season”? Mine does….summer! Our master bedroom is on permanent vacation year round and it’s the most peaceful room in the house. My collection of vintage coastal paintings, white bedding and soft neutral walls keep this small room soothing and restful.
Well hello sweet summer time! The June issue of Country Living Magazine shares a fun peek inside a home in every state. I was honored to style the home of Jim and Barbara to represent Texas. Their daughter, Austin designer and owner of James Showroom, Meredith Ellis, helped update her parent’s Fredericksburg farm style home with fresh and bold fabrics to complement their antiques. It feels so fresh, comfortable and collected. My favorite!
At this busy time of year, having all your wrapping supplies organized and handy is so helpful. At our recent Christmas styled shoot at The Vintage Round Top, we turned an old repurposed bed spring and table into a gift wrap station for wrapping up pretty packages, vintage style.
This paper star tutorial is as easy and magical as it looks and it only takes a few supplies. Watch this simple video tutorial then gather up a few basic supplies and you’re on your way. Detailed instructions below.
I’m pre-gaming my Thanksgiving table styling this week and pulling from what I already have tucked away here and there. It’s going to be light and airy neutrals, naturals, vintage and a little metallic.
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.
My graduation gift to myself was to get away and spend a week with other artists on Cumberland Island, Georgia, with Pigs Fly Retreats, hosted by my dear friends and fine art photographers Lori Vrba and Anne Berry. The island is rich with history, wild horses, moss covered oaks and the ruins of historical mansions that once belonged to the Carnegie family.
I didn't prune my shrub roses this spring. Time got away and before I knew it the stems were loaded with new buds. My absent minded neglect didn't seem to effect the blooms one bit and the bushes offered up a bumper crop.