Old Glory: A Sneak Peek

I blogged here about this fun summer project and it has not disappointed.  The Old Glory bunkhouse is in Burton, Texas, next to the Old Glory Antiques store that is in an old dance hall in the small Texas town.  Becki Griffin of Curious Details assisted me on this project and we had a ball pulling antiques from the store and playing to our heart’s content arranging and rearranging furniture and scheming the best look for the house.

The front entry we framed collectible pennants that represent places of meaning for the Kuhns and we went crazy with hats.  A vacation home is a great place to do something whimsical like hanging hats..something you might not do in your primary home. The vintage flag totally sets the tone.

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I knew I wanted to the space to carry over with the wonderful brand that Holly Kuhn has developed with Old Glory Antiques in Denver and now Round Top.  It’s American primitives and antiques at its best with a bit of whimsy and her furniture line mixed in to add softness and practicality.  But I didn’t want to go to hokey red white and blue so I had to practice restraint. I ADORE this old sandwich sign..it is the real deal!

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This patchwork rug is from IKEA!

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These wonderful INDIGO chairs are part of Holly Kuhn’s Old Glory Americana upholstery collection..some feature feedsacks and linen or burlap but this is indigo is truly special. So rich in color and texture.  The window behind we simply added my favorite blind from selectblinds.com in bamboo tortoise. I love their shades because they come in custom sizes and ship fast, they can inside or outside mount and can be lined for privacy!

One of five bedrooms, I call this room below the shutter room. I am still tweaking the bedding but this is just a peek right?!;

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Originally it had a lot going on with the windows: blinds, shutters, old glass windows and curtains…we simplified with this clean cell blind from select blinds, the soft white is perfect with our creamy paint and it has no cords you just push up!

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In the front room across the hall I used a new bed constructed by Amish craftsmen in Ohio…its new and queen size and comfy and sturdy but blends with Holly Kuhn’s antiques and upholstery line so well. In this room I used bamboo again from Selectblinds.com with sheer linen panels from Pottery Barn…there is no window look I love better than linen plain panels and bamboo! It really worked in this room to provide a backdrop and base layer for all of the other goodies.  The stripe duvet is from PB and the silhouettes are from Southern Gilt antiques in Houston.

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Don’t you love that old luggage cart and ottoman?  I can’t wait to get better shots of this room. These are just from my cell except the one on the left by Heidi Jaster. I didn’t have the insert in the duvet yet and these photos just don’t do it justice..more coming soon I promise! Including this Dash and Albert runner on the stairs! It is just laying in the photo below but we got it installed and it looks so good!

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This is a peek of what is going on upstairs! Three little iron beds with buffalo check and funky old lights. And the gypsy rug from Dash and Albert!

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Come back soon to see more . . . and thank you to Old Glory Antiques for allowing me to be a part of this project. And thank you to Becki Griffin for collaborating, you are the best!

If you are interested in Select Blinds, they are offering a special code for my readers good through the end of the month! The code is Holly35 and will get you 35% off!

Also a lot of people have asked about the iron beds and they are from Restoration Hardware kids!

 

Slipcover heaven

If you follow me on Instagram or have been reading my blog long you know I love slipcovers and over the past year I have been collaborating with a new slipcover artist and team! All of the seamstresses I use are great and Michelle Fritz my friend that has MAKE slipcovers iss so talented too but she is out from Houston and not always looking for crazy deadlines and volume.  When my client Stacy told me about Laura and her team I knew she would be able to help me with some clients and she has proved an amazing talent.

Aren’t they the cutest!

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{Laura K, Jeanie, Laura S and Nathan!}

Today I want to show some of their most recent work and a fun recent colloboration for one of my favorite clients.

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First off, these amazing chairs! This popcorn detail (its actually a zillion perfect little french knots but I like to call it popcorn) and the length of the skirts just make my heart flutter…of course the amazing photography of Becki Griffin highlights the work of LS so well…Pretty shots Becki!

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Perfection huh?  I don’t even usually like pink (sin i know) and I want these chairs!  Laura has her own linen fabrics in stock in white and flax and various weights so you don’t even have to worry about finding the perfect linen for your project. She has already done the work and keeps in stock and washed so it doesn’t shrink after the slipcovers are made . . . I love this flax color but I also love white of course!

 Becki captured these wonderful images (above and below) of Laura pinfitting at her house! Love these shots, it really shows the process. (And isn’t Becki’s house so pretty!)

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So much work goes into a slipcover. And it happens in your home for the most part, Laura comes to you! Her team helps her with the rest of the sewing and other part of running a business like bookeeping etc. But she does the design for the most part and pin fitting and cutting. Truly handcrafted in America!

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Photos by Becki Griffin of Curious Details

As you can see, LS Slipcovers has also mastered the ballerina tie as well.  Laura K was the lead designer on this project and did a great job! Love this chair skirt. They can do this on piano stools and barstools.

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The possibilities are endless. She is really creative and can help you sketch and determine what is the best treatment of the furniture you want to slip. She can even design a custom monogram and hand monogram your fabric!

Laura and I recently colloborated on a special monogram and treatment for my client Rachel Guidry in Louisiana. You can see more of the Guidry home here in my portfolio.

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This chair is for a guest room and we wanted it to be special so we decided on a scalloped skirt, ties and tone and ton monogram.  I always feel like I am writing wedding gown descriptions when I am blogging or describing to clients how and what Laura can do with slipcovers and monograms.  It’s because the details truly are dressmaker, special and frankly couture. Look at this monogram!

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And Rachel is so happy as you can tell (isn’t her baby bump the sweetest so happy for their family).

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So here is the deal if you want to work with Laura and her team and you live in Houston you are lucky, her prices are reasonable considering the craftsmanship and work is amazing and turnaround is good.  Click here to read about her prices and fabric requirements so you can get a quick idea of the investment. If you live further away like Rachel, or even states away, you can still work with Laura with a little planning and flexibility. Email her to discuss ways to make travel work and see about the travel cost.  If you really want a custom look and you have found furniture you want to repurpose the price to have her travel may be more feasible that  you think.  And if not you still enjoy her work with her Ready To Wear line for IKEA, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware chairs. She did these linen slips for my client Beth and they look amazing…those are IKEA Hendriksal chairs y’all and they never looked better!

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So there ya go, explore her site if you love this look.  And you can also email them photos of your furniture for more specific pricing. I get so many questions about Laura and her work and I wanted to share more with you of our recent designs and her process and where she will travel.  I have even more to show you and hope to soon! It’s such a joy to work with people who are creative and LOVE WHAT THEY DO! Blessings on you Nathan and Laura and your beautiful sons (and Laura K and Jeanie too!) I love what you do and love your American “maker” spirit!

Also be sure and follow them on Instagram and facebook..rumor has is LS is doing a fun giveaway soon from the READY TO WEAR line!

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