Midwest Living feature & gift certificates

This beautiful home that I blogged about  here and here was recently featured in the Christmas issue of Midwest Living..such a thrill for all of us! This was particularly special because this client has become such a good friend! And y’all that snow.  That is really special for a Texas girl that never sees snow..it’s magical! Plus the stylist on this project was the amazing BONNIE BROTEN who’s work I have adored for years..the only bad part was I didn’t get to go up for the shoot because of commitments at home ;( But regardless it turned out amazing and I am so proud of Allison and Bonnie and praise God for bringing me into this project and family! I mean just look . . .

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Look at my gorgeous friend.. her soul is even more beautiful!

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This kitchen..so good. But it takes work.  I arrived a few days before the open house and it was an army getting this room and others finished.  It was risky but y’all I rubbed “rub n buff” on these fixtures when they didn’t arrive quite the color we were hoping…they are NOT Visual Comfort..they are from Ballard or RH (can’t remember which) after some muscle time!  Allison did amazing choosing the reclaimed wood in this project and she designed the pantry..she is now doing design work in the Wisconsin area and forming a business called WHITE BARN DESIGN. I love the name because of her family history and their old farmhouse with the amazing white barn! I have encouraged her to do this because working with her on the project was so fun and she is so darn good..it was truly a collaboration with me in Texas and her up in WISCO land doing the hustle work!

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Her gorgeous dog Barley below!

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And the  hollyhock pillows!  And ikea slipcovered chair by LS slipcovers that was originally in the entry but moved here so a tree could go there for holidays!  This bed she already had and painted herself a dark color…and of course the check wall and black windows!

Coffee station in the pantry!

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These panels were made in Texas (just like me) my wonderful seamstress Susie Bronikwoski made these up and we shipped them to Wisconsin!  The chairs are from IKEA and monogrammed in Houston…my southern touch to the project! The sideboard is an old piece that Allison has had for years!

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In the living room we used simple Pottery Barn panels and of course my fave blinds from Select blinds.com  BAMBOO TORTOUISE BABY! The adorable chalkboard ornaments also shipped from Texas from beloved TRUE BLUE HOME!

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photographer is Kim Corneilson, amazing styling by Bonnie Broten!  Follow Bonnie here..she is a legend!

Allison will have more info soon on her blog about paint colors and more details..she is happy to share! You can reach Allison here questions about colors or sources or help in Wisconsin whitebarndesignonline@gmail.com If you don’t live in a region where you can easily find the magazine you can see more here! Enjoy!

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And y’all, this magic all started with an e-mail and e-design and then evolved.  E-design and Gift certificates are now available for purchase here…tell your hubs or Santa to email me or send him these links and we can get started on your home or room asap…

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All of these consults purchased will be first come first serve and will go on a waiting list and I will start them as time comes available…so get in line now!

Curious Details’ Art Shop

Oh y’all this is good. Really really good. Did you know my friend Becki at Curious Details has opened an art shop??  Three wonderful cow prints and more items coming soon… Check it out here.
 Becki says “Part of the inspiration for the wood panels project is that I love original art and was inspired by my work travels to the nearby Texas countryside( which I dearly love!). The project combines my passions of design, photography and road trips.”
What I love is that all of the work is original, photographed and edited by Becki. AND Printed in the USA
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I thought my fave was the one below with the moon…GOODNIGHT MOO…but now I am loving the one above too!  It’s a hard decision.
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The moon is definitely magical….I guess I just love them all to be honest!
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She calls this one below modern moo..I can see it in a nursery..well anywhere.  They are so versatile!
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She chose the wood panels to print on as an alternative to canvas or paper because they have a warm, clean and organic feel. Because they’re printed on wood they feel like an important substantial piece when they’re hung. No additional framing is needed. Look at the easy peasy sturdy hanger on back!
And they fit in perfectly with the clean modern farmhouse style we all love ( and other styles as well!!)
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 The finished product has a subtle painterly feel which given the piece interesting depth.
She is having a Christmas sale too and the code is HOLLYJOLLY2016
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 Like I said, more is coming.. I hear talk of a beautiful paint horse soon and some coastal subjects and trees.  We all need good art and many of you need large art for big spaces in your home..these come in various sizes and they have meaning and are made in Texas (Becki) and produced in USA….wouldn’t you rather invest in something like that for your walls over something from Pottery Barn etc… I know i sure would..i just need more walls!
Congratulations Becki on this new venture…it’s about time sister..we needed this option! SO GOOD!
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