More True Blue Cottage

I hope everyone is having a great holiday week!

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I can’t let this season pass without showing more of the True Blue Home Cottage all gussied up for its open house that has been going on throughout December. I had so much fun styling the home using my favorites from the store.  All of the furnishings, lighting, art, accessories were hand-picked and are available for purchase through True Blue Home. Contact me or contact Cindy at customer service@truebluehome.com for more info.

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So this cottage is just steps down Main Street from the True Blue Home store in Chappell Hill, Texas. The original structure dates back to the 1850s, and the home has an official “marker” from the Texas Historical Commission. When you step in the front door you enter this charming dining room with shiplap ceiling, True Blue’s signature Visual Comfort lighting, Schumacher drapes designed by yours truly and of course, slipcovers galore! (And yes I wish I could reach into that photo with some Downy Wrinkle Release and jerk down that skirt on the chair, keepin’ it real; But that is the thing with slipcovers easy to adjust and fix! Just not once on film;)

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And of course British pottery from Emma Bridgewater…I think we should nickname this pattern the “Bluebonnet Blue” Toast pattern!;

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The cottage has one bedroom outfitted in a new, freshly painted pine bed (Made in America) AND is covered in Les Indiennes textiles on the bed and windows! We love their patterns and they can be ordered through the store of course~  The Monogram pillow is custom via moi, Holly Mathis Interiors.  The chandelier over the bed is called FLANDERS from Visual comfort and the bedsides are flanked with alabaster lamps also from Visual Comfort. The blue check is also from Les Indiennes.  The store also carries napkins from Les Indiennes. We can’t get enough of their hand blocked textiles.

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I love this chair in the corner of the bedroom.  Hard to believe this original shiplap ceiling had popcorn sprayed over it likely in the 1980s!

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The living room is full of shiplap, slipcovered loveseats, more painted and natural pine furniture and the Visual Comfort Country Chandelier! The blue and white throw pillows are by John Robshaw and are available at the store on Main Street! The drapes and fabric hoop ornaments are custom by Holly Mathis Interiors;

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The table with white urns above,  hutch and coffee table are all made by the same company and the gorgeous raw pine they use comes in multiple very cottage-y colors!

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I love these color samples!

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This big white hutch in the kitchen is a built in piece and is  filled to the brim with True Blue’s favorite English pottery patterns from Emma Bridgewater and Burleigh!

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This was so fun to style!

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Pendants from Visual Comfort of course! This shot shows a good view of the original fireplace. Fabrics from Schumacher on cafe curtains and pillows are available through Holly Mathis Interiors.  All of the slipcovered furniture is also made in America (both bases/frames and the linen slips) and can be purchased from the store. The lamp between the chairs is called the Harper from Visual Comfort and is in stock at True Blue!

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From the back door looking toward living room..you can see a smidge of the back of the rock fireplace on left. Isn’t that island amazing.  It was in the home when True Blue acquired the property…amazing piece!

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One more detailed shot

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I already showed the glorious back porch off of the kitchen in previous but have to show it again…I know, those doors and the blue ceiling, blue chairs and the Visual Comfort lantern in white!

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Now let’s go outside to the “Mini Cottage” or “Tiny Cottage” or “She shack” as we call it…this little cottage is truly small indeed but so full of charm and once the styling took on a life of its own it felt a bit of Texas botanist/naturtalist feel to me!

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Isn’t the roof pitch cute and I love those white rockers…nothing more Texas than a porch and rocking chair!

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This ceiling slays me every time, who cares if a room is not huge if it has a ceiling like this.  Another gorgeous light from Visual Comfort, special order through True Blue Home.

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Sofa and chairs are from the Best Slipcover Company and available via True Blue (in fact, the sofa is going home to a lucky customer in The Woodlands, Texas this week!) as are the pillows and lamp.  The antique herbariums over the stripe chair are from Campbell’s Melange in Baton Rouge and more are available through Melisse and I have some in stock as well.

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Below another pine piece and of course some blue and white pottery!

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That is all of the Tiny Cottage but don’t you want to just sit there with a glass of wine..or out on the patio by the street in these chairs.  I love this neighbor house too..

        The views are good out in Washington County, Texas, y’all! I am telling you, you must visit!

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True Blue Home will reopen next Thursday…be sure and watch their Instagram and facebook feeds for more info on the Cottage, future events and what is in store (pun intended) for 2016!!!!

I have enjoyed being a part of this project so much and hope you can all come see it in person!

Special thanks for Natalie Lacy Lange for her help with these amazing photos.  She is wonderful to work with and so very talented and kind!

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Open house photos & Favorite things

Being a part of the creation and launch of a retail store has been fun and exciting.  Seeing that store flourish and develop new space and come into the holidays…even better.  This past Saturday, True Blue Home opened its “Show Cottage” in an 1850s structure down the block from the flagship store!!

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The weather wasn’t perfect but it was still such a lovely day welcoming people into the space and seeing their reaction to seeing new product in a “homey” setting with candles flickering and refreshments. This project has added to my joy so much this holiday year.  So grateful to be a part.  For those of you who live too far or were unable to make it here are a few shots.  Watch the TBH website for more images and announcements about upcoming events at the property.

The kitchen has vaulted ceilings and opens up to the sweetest little screened porch balcony that feels like a treehouse almost!

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Notice the “tiny cottage” out back…you can see more of that soon on the TBH site! More pics coming this week!

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And then the bedroom..aaah… Fabrics and pillows from les Indiennes and all lighting in the house from Visual Comfort all of which you can purchase from True Blue!

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The Cottage will be open again this coming Saturday Dec 19th from 12-5 and Wednesday Dec 23rd from 12-5.  Again, watch the True Blue Home website and social media for more info on special ladies events and lodging!

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{Image by the lovely Natalie Lacy Lange}

The cottage is an extension of items, a showcase, of product sold in the store down the street.  These are some of my favorite things in stock at the True Blue Home store on main street!

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 (1.) Deauville lamp by Visual Comfort is one of my fave, it’s at the higher end pricepoint and traditional but fresh, one of their very best lamps in my opinion, (2) John Robshaw pillows, both the store and cottage are full of John Robshaw pillows ready for the plucking and plopping, (3) Burleigh pottery made in England perfect for a friend for or teacher, (4) A more modern Visual Comfort lamp, the “Ring”, TBH has these in stock to freshen your living room ASAP, (5.) More English pottery, this Emma Bridgwater pattern is a classic and some are already packaged for quick gifts, (6) Don’t tell Camille but she is totally getting one of these from Santa, a throwback graphic used during WWII in England, perfect for groceries and toting! (7) The Visual Comfort Dauphine lamp, good for a smaller table or guest nightstand, we have one on the kitchen counter in the cottage! Great value too, (8) Sugarboo art, this one makes me think of my Henry who scatters joy, and mischief!, (9) The blue version of the classic Emma Bridgewater pottery, I hear this one is my friend Susie’s wish list for Christmas!, (10.) Last but not least A NEW SOFA, this Moss Studio Emma Sofa and chairs are in stock in the store they are in the prettiest soft gray blue fabric, made in America y’all.  

From the inexpensive tote and cute mug to the dreamy sofa and investment lamp, True Blue Home has great items IN STOCK, so please come by and shop if headed to Austin or Houston or 290 or ShopLocal!  Watch the TBH website and Instagram for details on holiday hours! And remember the Cottage will be open again this coming Saturday, Dec 19th 12-5 and Wed, Dec  23rd 12-5 pm!  You don’t want to miss! For quick directions click here.

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