True Blue’s Grand Opening Day

Well it finally arrived and y’all it was special day…after months of talking and planning with the owners, Cindy & Brian Taylor, and sketching (or having this amazing woman do the sketching), sourcing, researching, planning, planning, sometimes crying…being excited..being scared, praying, working and working…it all finally came together because so many worked so hard.  The Taylor’s amazing friends and family and some of my friends and of course precious Nana and my kids…all pulled together and Sunday we opened our doors!  And the community has been so warm and excited for us…thank you readers and clients that drove from afar and friends and family for cheering us all on!

True Blue Home is open!


Door photo by Becki Griffin, our logo is my Meg Sutton of Belle & Union.  We LOVED working with the beautiful, smart and SO talented Meg, truly!


We are so blessed to have several amazing photographer friends….Natalie Lange is one of them and she came by Saturday and took this below…we weren’t even finished styling and I am amazing at what she captured..thank you Natalie!


   We have lots of linen slipcovers and of course mucho blue and white!

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The old brick walls of this historic building are such a beautiful backdrop for any product featured! A dream to decorate around! So glad Becki got this close up shot of the walls!

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One the other walls we did shilap and I love how it turned out!

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Our Visual Comfort sconce wall shows all of the different finishes (or the most popular) offered by Visual Comfort and all of our ceiling lights are also from VC, they have THE BEST hand rubbed brass finish as many of you know!



Photo By Becki Griffin of Curious Details both above and below…We had such a good turnout on Sunday afternoon..thank you everyone for coming out to help us celebrate!



 Lily Taylor below checking out customers, cutest shopgirl west of the Mississippi! And also a close up of our “mission statement” and me with my girl Melisse  (who is at the Red Barn this week as usual) who came out to support!


Also taken by Becki below, that is Brian, the other half of “Brian and Cindy” with his hand in the air pointing to the cypress doors..he is our expert on the cypress cornices and doors! Oh and notice those chalkboards..they have our mission statement and fun facts about the building..Cindy’s friend did them herself… I am so loving how they turned out! And the brass Eugene pendants..yum!


This is a sample of the cypress cornices we “import” from Louisiana, the Taylors’ home state!

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And of course we had monogram cookies y’all!


This is Cindy Taylor and I pictured below…no we aren’t related but people always ask if we are sisters and it always makes my day! We are kindred spirits in many ways both in our taste and in our priorities in life and vision for this store..pretty exciting!


In addition to furniture and pillows and Visual Comfort lighting we have paper, lots of paper and ribbon and prints as well..I love our mix!

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And dishes, British pottery from Burleigh and Emma Bridgewater! Cindy and I are both anglophiles for sure! We will have jewelry designs by My London Flat including these made with antique shoe buckles and horse bridle rosettes!



So there you go a peek at our new store…we will be showing more on our new website soon. And we will be open 10-5 tomorrow through Saturday!!! Come see us 5080 Main Street in Chappell Hill, Texas, right of Hwy 290 between Houston and Austin near Brenham!


And thank you again Natalie and Becki for the generous photos..what a blessing!

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  1. I knew it would be beautiful, but OH MY!!! Absolutely gorgeous. I’m pretty sure I’m going to need some imported cypress cornices in my life. I am so happy for and proud of you, dear friend, and I can’t wait to see it all in person and hug your neck!!! I love you!

  2. Lovely! All of the products look great. So wish I lived close enough to visit!

  3. I’m dying here…purely dying! It is gorgeous as we all KNEW it would be. The pic of you and Cindy is a keeper! I keep zooming in on my screen to see more…buffalo check slip on the chair…polka dot gift wrap. Man oh man oh man….I need to live in Texas!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Wow, what a beautiful space! I am wracking my brain thinking of how I can get to Texas to see it in person. Kudos and best wishes!

  5. Really beautiful. I miss brick and mortar shops in our town and hope they come back – and just like yours.

  6. Swoon! Looks amazing. Best wishes for a wonderful grand opening!

  7. Jennifer Getman says

    The store looks beautiful! Congratulations! Hope this next chapter is “beauty full” for you and your precious sons!

  8. Couldn’t be happier for you, Holly! It’s all just beautiful. Round Top is on my list and I’d love to stop here when I get there sometime! Congrats!

  9. Love it!!! Headed to Round Top and can’t wait to see the new store on Friday!!!

  10. Open one in Atlanta!!! I LOVE all of it.

  11. Everything is gorgeous, Holly! I love it. Congratulations! I’d love to see a close-up of the mission statement 🙂

  12. Ashley Swanson says

    Love the photos and it looks like a wonderful store. Do you ship?

  13. How GORGEOUS!! Oh, my, how much for those brass pendants? Also, what is the paint color you all used on the walls of the store? Blessings, darling woman!

  14. I adore it all! Swooning over those eau de nil crane prints. Need to figure out how to live in this store. Proud of you, friend! xo

  15. Simple fabulous!

  16. I love every single picture. I could study them for hours and plan to. Wish I was closer, but if I’m ever in your neck of the woods…

  17. I am so, so happy for you!!! It is gorgeous and so YOU and I can’t wait to come visit. xoxox.

  18. Simply stunning! I can’t imagine a more perfect store. I want one of everything!
    Congratulations and job well done!

  19. My beautiful friend you are so amazing!! The store looks like it came straight out of a magazine!! You are such a talented woman!! Love ya!!

  20. I want that shop right here in Mariemont. Open another! I’ll work there!! It’s so beautiful. So so soooo beautiful! Congrats you out did yourself! A dream come true!! xx

  21. I. Need. To. Come. Down!!!! Exquisite, my sweet friend. Simply exquisite. So very proud of you!

  22. Love love love! I wish I lived close enough to shop with you. Can I purchase the framed blue heron print (pictured on the left in the picture above) and have it shipped?, ?

  23. Hello,
    Congratulations and what a beautiful store! I keep looking at all the pictures over and over. Please let us know if you ship/can order online once your website is up.

    Thank you and Best Wishes! Claudia

  24. How wonderfully, truly exciting!!!!! Congratulations!

  25. So happy for you! Wish I lived closer. Perhaps the new website will quench my thirst for all you pretties!!!

  26. You are a true talent, and this looks like an amazing shop! Please offer your products online. 🙂

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