THE NEST Project

I am going to start out the new year telling you about a fun project.  The Nest is a bed and breakfast project I worked on with my friends Jay and Sally White of Brenham, Texas. The Nest is 14X28 (392 sq’)  Each room is 14X14.  The structure is an old motor court that sits next to their charming home and garden in the countryside of Washington County just miles from Round Top!

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I got to know the Whites when Sally was my son’s third grade teacher.  She is an amazing teacher and we just fell in love with both of them.  Jay helped me with a tree project at our previous house and my recent boxwood acquisitions at our new old house (blog post forthcoming).  Jay’s day job is at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer center but his passion is organic and heirloom gardening and he and Sally love collecting antiques and vintage. And not just your typical old stuff, they like funky stuff like lucite and weird art and art deco.  To sum it up, they are cool!  Going to their house is happy and fun just like they are…they have chickens, and the color red is everywhere and there are plants and bugs and the boys and I both love it!  So when they asked me to help with polishing up their little bed and breakfast venture I was thrilled to help!  Sally and Jay are so funny..they laugh a lot and are self depricating in the best way.  Jay and I were like two pre-teens at the mall shopping and giggling while working on this project and Sally is such a good sport putting up with our shennagins and excitement.

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This is the bedroom area of The Nest… with comfy and colorful bed!  Jay bought yards of this Ikea fabric a while back and we used  it on drapes and bedskirt. You know I had to throw in a red tolix chair (actually Jay painted it and Sally’s childhood desk). Jay did the art of their daughters… I love the style!  And the old letters and letterpress print . . . . I love that Jay and Sally let me do so many little funk gallery walls.

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I love the color in this room and that big fish!

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So many fun vintage toys and books..they had so much to work with and style.

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Check out the cool lighting and this mid century dining set! Yes those are my fave bamboo tortious shades from Selectblinds.com you can find them here.

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To find out more about booking The Nest visit here and to find out more about Jay’s work and garden blog visit here.

Photos by the talented Natalie Lacy Lange.  Natalie blog at The Shady Acre.

Round Top hangover

Well another Round Top Antiques show has come and gone!  It was fun and productive and yes exhausting!  I am trying to get myself together to tackle computer work and catching up! and laundry! But I had to drop and show you a few things…first, a photo from a fun Country Living dinner that design besties Becki Griffin and Jenny Johnston and I went to last week.  So fun! I didn’t get great photos of the styling but it was so cute and I bet Becki will do a fun post on it in the weeks to come!  She always gets better photos because well she is a photographer and all;;

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Also speaking of Country Living, the November issues is ON STANDS and in mailboxes and it features the Old Glory house I told you about..the project I was working on over the summer and blogged about here! This is my first time to have my work in this publication so I am excited! AND Becki yes OUR BECKI of Curious Details styled it for Country Living…so proud of her..she rocked it! of course!

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Sorry for the cheesy grainy picture and goofy frin…hubs took this with his ancient cell phone (laying on the sofa) when I ran into the house to show him!! SO proud of this project and adore the homeowners and everything about what we did so much! Holly Kuhn gave us a lot of creative freedom and trusted me on this project and also gave me a great canvas to work with and all of her antiques at my disposal..dream job!

So aside from all of this, I was also searching for antiques and rugs the past few weeks for clients in Louisiana and Oklahoma and Dallas!  I found a great rug for my Dallas client and also THE most amazing table for my new Louisiana house I am working on…Just look at this…8 feet of French cherry BEAUTY!  19th century yall!  SEATS TEN!

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It has a leg in the middle and I love the apron on the ends, it will look so amazing in my client’s new home with monogrammed parsons chairs all around!

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Oh and last but certainly not least…Melaine from the fab blog MY SWEET SAVANNAH was in town for the show with her gorgeous friend Tonya!  It was so fun to finally meet Melaine.  Paige and Smoot Hull of the Vintage Round Top hosted us at their place for a little mini blogger get together..so fun! I can’t wait to see Melaine’s blog post about her visit to Texas.  She is just as gorgeous in person and so sweet…Loved meeting you Melaine!

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(from the left, Tonya, Paige Hull,Becki Griffin, moi, and Melaine from My Sweet Savannah)

That’s it for now..sorry I didn’t get more beauty shots of cool stuff in tents but my iphone kept getting clogged up with photos (I haven’t found my cord to download and erase since moving)…

Have a great week y’all!  I will be back soon to show you more from the Old Glory house that Country Living did not show…so many nooks and crannies in that house that need blog time!

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