New Children’s Room

In honor of Spring Break and kids and grandparents, I want to show you this children’s room I did last year in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.


Talk about wonderful grandparents huh?! You might remember me showing a sneak peak and phone pics of this space ages ago.  Well we finally finished it and did photos!


The paint by number circus art was done by the homeowners Uncle in the 1950s! She remembers them hanging in her nursery and it was so special to be able to use them in this room.  Their colors and style were the inspiration for everything including the fabric which is called CORNWALL.


The cabinet and Lee headboards are from Laurie’s Home Furnishings in Tomball, Texas, as well as the lamps.  I love how this is a Children’s Space but only the toys and art really are childlike..the fabric could be used anywhere but it is colorful!


All of the sewing and window coverings are by Monica Hancock of Custom Creations in Houston.  She is great!  I adore how the duvets and bedskirts turned out with the red linen bands!  Notice the windows and how the drapes cover so much of the wall, the window really isn’t that big so we used extra wide panels to provide a backdrop for the twin headboards so we could place them on that wall without it looking awkward.  I was determined the beds would be on that wall so you would see them when you enter the room as a focal point.  Extra long rod and “faked” extra wide drapes made it work!


Lots of vintage touchs everywhere in this room.  This is one my favorite clients for many reasons one being she saved everything for her childhood! So lots of fun stuff for me to work with like this red suitcase!


Photos by the fab Becki Griffin’s Curious Details of course. The word and dog and elephant art is by Sugarboo of course (which you can order through me) and of the little animal cars are from Wisteria.  I love the vintage blue shelf I found at Round Top last year.


You can read more about this project on a recent feature by RestyleSource here.

And YES Round Top Antiques Spring show is starting soon or has already in some pockets.  You can get more info here about show dates etc at the Round Top Chamber site and or by looking at the Round Top category in my categories tab….also lots of great pins and links to info on Pinterest of course!

I will also continue with the Southern Living house posts soon as well!


Nana’s table


A couple of weeks ago I shared about my Thanksgiving ideas as part of the  GATHER AROUND THE TABLE campaign sponsored by West Elm.  Thanks for all of your kind really was fun to pull together.


But all of this talk about Thanksgiving tables with my own and a zillion others on Pinterest and blogs had me thinking about how realistic they may or may not be?  Gorgeous yes? But is there any place to put the actual food dishes on the table..or perhaps you serve buffet or maybe your family just does it really casual.  Either way is fine.

**more drink bar styling i played with** I love that feather bottle opener from World Market.


To try something a bit simpler, I used these Hester and Cook CAKE papers below at our son’s thanksgiving feast last week and the kids liked them (ok the girls did not sure the boys noticed) and after school I played with them on Nana’s table.


I love my mom’s table.

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It is so rustic, it is made from old wood and salvaged legs and it goes really well with her authentic antler resin;

Here are the cute Hester & Cook paper exclusively for West Elm Market...I am going to be playing with more Hester & Cook papers for another table so I watch for more..they have so much cute stuff!


 Wooden spoons from Garnish and napkins from Jenny Steffens Hobick Home


 What do you prefer, fine china and all of the serving dishes or more casual buffet? Thanks to West Elm for sponsoring these posts.

I hope each of you have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving no matter how you celebrate, big or small.

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