Louisiana Home Tour!

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I have been working on this beautiful home in Louisiana for nearly two years…since the beginning stages and plans!  So its such a delight to see it come to fruition and finally be a warm, cozy home for my client’s family!  I posted about the construction here.

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And now it has boxwood and Christmas decorations and the sounds of children inside !

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The homeowners were asked to participate in a local home tour that will be this Saturday evening, December 10th, in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  Details are here and  at the bottom of this post if you would like to attend and or donate to the cause of the tour.

Here are a few sneak peeks! (these are just phone pics so they do not give this home justice but they are better than nothing right) enjoy!

Homebuilder on this project was Chris Ledet Homes and the architect was Mike Bougeois. The fresh garlands and wreaths from Green Acres in Thibodaux, with magnolia woven in by yours truly;;  They were all so patient and as you can see, extremely talented!

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Of course we decorated with lots of magnolia, simple satin ribbon (it is red not pink;) and oyster trees! I love that the house is new but has such a historic feel…so many Louisiana elements like brick floors, wood walls and floors, Audubon prints, elevated porches and gas lanterns! I had to add some of my faves too like the brass lights in kitchen and the art from Lindsay Letters for the season.

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The house is such a pretty setting too..the trees down there just make me gasp..such beauty.

The dining room is right inside the front door with study to right…classic central hall design.

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This antique french dining table that I baby’d in storage for over a year came from Marburger Farm.  So fun to see it finally decorated with greens ready for entertaining!  The drapery fabric is Pierre Frey and the chairs were monogrammed and reupholstered via Gracie’s Custom Interiors in Houston! All of the drapes in the home were constructed by Ronda Crockett of Jouli Designs (you can reach her at 985-232-2519).

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The outdoor ribbon is actually a red herringbone..its reads a soft red/pink from a distance but you get close it is red herringbone..it is from True Blue Home..in fact many of the accessories in the home came from True Blue Home as well as new furnishings from Ethan Allen (the kid friendly sofas) and antiques from Leftovers Antiques in Brenham!

This particular light from Visual Comfort is discontinued so glad we got it for this house..along with gray cabinets, old rug and brass faucet.

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Chairs below…Schumacher floral on front and stripe on back…and the secretary is an early Round Top find by the client!

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Upstairs is a nice great play space with natural light..that entire front shed window IS PLAYROOM!

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Les Indiennes pillow from True Blue Home (i get all of my Les Indiennes and John Robshaw pillows there fyi) worked in with Christmas gifts and pillow!

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Notice the Lindsay Letters 12 days of Christmas cards on the garland, big blue dot pillow from True Blue Home

and street signs from Old Glory Antiques!  And the mudroom, back downstairs entrance is on the left with more Les Indiennes pillow From TBH and banner from my pop up shop…so cute!

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I love this entire extended family..the hospitality down there is amazing and I wish I could be at the tour but I hope some of you can attend.  I will be home with my own Bebes;; but I will be there in spirit!

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You will not be disappointed with the tour and especially the beautiful people!

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This is Mandy who started this ministry for which the tour proceeds benefit.

All tickets can be purchased online at refuge127.org under the “tour of homes” tab”
There is also a donations tab if people would like to donate online.
If anyone would like to donate with check you may mail to

REFUGE 127
P.O.Box 5582
Thibodaux, La. 70302
Checks made out to Refuge127
All donations are tax-deductible

Contact is Mandy Holloway and her number is: 985-414-0217

When your purchase tickets you will receive an email with the addresses of the five homes on the tour.

Homes will be open from 5:00 pm to 8:30 PM There will be light refreshments at each home.

Real Life House-Brenham Edition

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Another installment of REAL HOMES coming to you from Brenham, Texas.  Brenham is the home of BLUE BELL ICE CREAM and is a charming little town….all of WASHINGTON COUNTY, TEXAS is beautiful and full of history and charm so this is an idea place for real house living.

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My friends Aubrey & Mitchell Davis recently remodeled this “real home” near Brenham, Texas, where all live!  Brenham is a great place to live and raise a family and they knew this fixer upper could be perfect for the right family.  Aubrey is a budding real estate agent and Mitchell is a contractor in the area!  Can you believe the befores of this property?  And when I say PROPERTY that really is the strength of this project (along with the people involved)!

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This house is located on a lovely rural road out from the town of Brenham with nice trees and a bit of land.  That made this venture make a little more sense but I have to admit, when I first walked in the BEFORE space I thought they might be a little nuts and definitely had a hard road ahead.

This collage shows more BEFORES, check that one in the MIDDLE! YIKES!

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But Mitchell forged ahead with construction and Aubrey chose the finishes, and colors and THEY DID IT, they pulled this one off.  I am so impressed with the job y’all did on this guys!  Y’all are hardworking and have great style.

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Aubrey and Mitchell are hardworking and persevered… that is what it takes to remodel and “flip”!


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They kept the beams but darkened them and painted the new sheetrock one of my favorite colors, SW Worldy Gray!

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Aubrey found the perfect entry lantern at a good value! And the kept the charming front door….

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look at the view out of the front windows!

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 They added a master bathroom and a powder closet under the stairs!

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And a little during  . . .

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They used some of the old boards from the porch and planed and cleaned them for open shelving in the kitchen…and then they REBUILT the original porch!

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And AFTER again

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Now on to their best project yet…a NEW BABY..the Davis family is due ANY DAY! If you can flip a house, parenting will be a breeze…NOT!  The intensity can actually be very similar at times but I know y’all will be great parents and I can’t wait to see more homes and projects in your future!

Mitchell is accepting new project so if you want to reach give him a ring at 979.251.4872 or email him at mitchell.davis@millcreekmgmt.com

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