Let’s talk about taking creative risks in our homes and in life. Just for the simple fun of it.Read More
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.Read More
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!
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Spring in Texas has been exceptional! Our fabulous early spring is the consolation prize to the hellacious summer that we know is right around the corner. But let's not talk about that.
Let's talk about these beautiful wisteria and red bud branches instead.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
One decorating style that's sure to be around forever and ever amen, is farmhouse style. Designer Cathy Robinson Hutton and daughter Courtney Prochaska of Renovate in Houston, are doing their part to keep it fresh, relevant and affordable. You can see one of my most pinned images of their farm, The Garden Club Cottage, in New Ulm, Texas in the new Country Sampler Farmhouse Style magazine, Special Issue.Read More