True Blue Home *update*

Things are moving fast and exciting on the new store…our opening is planned for Sept 27th (more details to follow)! The historic building is in downtown Chappell Hill, Texas…near Brenham.  Chappell Hill is right off (and I do mean directly) off Hwy 290, the highway that connects Houston and Austin! So this is a major route for many Texans and this tiny town is such a hidden gem.  This area is known as the Birthplace of Texas and is so rich in history. In fact when I first moved to this area 18 years ago as a newlywed we lived in this tiny town and I worked at the nearby state park and museum just a short drive down the road. SO when people ask “why a store in Chappell is so tiny?”  Well the answer is simple…Chappell Hill, Texas is special!

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For the past few months the owner of the building has been transforming the space and it is finally coming together! New solid glass windows,white trim and blue doors coming below . . . I can’t wait to see our logos and branding on the glass!


Inside the original breadboard ceilings have been sanded and conduit for the new lighting added, love those old ceilings.


We added a shiplap wall with barn doors near the back for a small storage space.


The owners handpicked the old cypress doors from a special place in Louisiana…we may be “importing” other salvaged pieces from our Louisiana source so stay tuned on that…


And probably our favorite feature….the brick wall..oh how we love that wall. The opposite wall we clad in shiplap and it is painted white..that wall was an old rock and we felt like it needed covering for stability..the shiplap also gives us a place to display and nail into without damaging the integrity of the building.


And now, with floors refinished, shiplap painted and ceilings painted fresh! I love that they left the duct work exposed and conduit showing. I can’t wait to see all of our product that has been in storage in this gorgeous space..I mean what a backdrop.  I cant wait for the store counter to be in stalled and the lighting.

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We will have six large brass pendants in the main space as well additional lighting.  IN FACT, the big new is that . . .

                We are officially going to be a Visual Comfort lighting stockist! Chandeliers, pendants, lamps and more!


We will have an assortment of their amazing product including lamps, chandeliers, pendants and sconces and we will also be able to special order.  I have worked with Visual Comfort a long time and its so exciting that customers and clients  will be able to see it locally without having to drive into Houston…the finishes are so amazing it will be a treat for everyone to see this lighting in person! So keep checking the website here for more details and join the mailing list so you don’t miss any info about the opening and previews!

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  1. Leigh Rhyne says

    Can’t wait to see it! Visual Comfort, so exciting!

  2. Amazing Holly! If we make it back to Texas I will have to stop in. I have to laugh…a very dear friend of mine and I years ago were scheming about things we would do once the kids we all gone (mine are, she has one left)…we decided we wanted to open a shop that carried strictly blue and white. That name came to mind. Best wishes!!

  3. I need to see this!! I love the navy floral fabric!! Can you tell me the name of it!! Everything you do is fabulous!!!

  4. It is looking beautiful already! So exciting to see it all come together. Can’t wait for the big grand opening!!!!

  5. Looks FABULOUS!! And how amazing is it that you are the stockist for VC! They have such gorgeous pieces. The building is beautiful even without items in it, so I know it will be a must-shop-place when you have everything in.
    Best wishes for you and Cindy on this big adventure!

  6. What a dream! I love having the option to shop in Chappell Hill rather than drive into Houston. Cant wait for the opening!!!

  7. Oh my goodness, this is such a charming store. I can’t wait to see it stocked with the treasures you’ve found for shoppers.
    We have family in Austin and will definitely be making this a stop sometime in the future.

  8. Looks beautiful!! I will definitely have to visit at some point, can’t wait to see!!!

  9. Jeanne Marietta says

    please include me on your mailin list for updates regarding True Blue & your darling guesthouse!

  10. so excited for your new venture Holly! I thought of you as we made our way to Austin on Saturday for lego fest as we rolled through Brenham…cant wait for the grand opening!!!!

  11. Can’t wait to visit! I’m lucky to live so close. I see a friend road trip to CH coming up soon!

  12. Rachel porias says

    What are prices for the blue/white Asian ginger jars?

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