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Country Living Feature

Earlier this year I started working on a project in Burton, Texas, for Holly Kuhn owner of Old Glory Antiques in Denver.


I first blogged about it here and here.  Holly and her husband Brian have been coming to the Round Top Antique Show for  years and finally bought property in Burton for a shop and getaway home.  The property includes an old Dance Hall where they have their twice yearly “Old Glory Texas” pop up shop and also a two story Texas farmhouse that had been renovated into a bed and breakfast.  The property has been renovated nicely but the decor did not reflect Holly K’s style so she called on me to help transform the space.  We worked via email and text to develop a plan to turn the “Old Glory House” into a space that showcased her antiques and style and was also a comfortable place for the Kuhns, their associates and friends to feel at home while in Texas.


This was a fairly big project for me and tight deadline to get ready by the fall show so I called on friend and fellow decorator/stylist Becki Griffin of Curious Details to collaborate on details with me and be my sounding board.  Becki came out and helped me move furniture around and develop a plan to pull the space together.  I knew I wanted lots of details like the Scout books for guests  and monograms on pillows, shams and towels! Little things and big things to make every inch of this house just sing!


Becki and I had the entire Old Glory Texas store next door to pull from as far as antiques and accessories.  What I didn’t have on the premises I filled in with from a few of my favorite antique stores locally and big box sources. Like these beds in the bunk room from Restoration Hardware kids and bedding from Ikea.


 This room I used an new Amish made bed and Pottery Barn bedding..the side tables are Old Glory antiques and the lights are from Restoration.  The silhouettes in this room are from my friend Kelly Evans’ Southern Gilt Antiques on Etsy and in Houston’s Antiques on Yale in the Heights!


I love how Becki styled the nightstands just right.


I could just go on and on about this project and probably will..there is just too much to talk about. So many rooms, eight in all including some bathroom fun!


Country Living spotted the project on Instagram and before we knew it they were headed to Texas to shoot this project just as we were wrapping it up.  My friend Becki who had been assisting me quickly changed roles on the project! Lo and behold Country Living asked her to the be the stylist for the shoot (smart people).  She also took these photos for my portfolio!  So Becki wore many hats on this project and did each with grace,  precision and skill! And we are still friends!  What a miracle!  Becki and I have both talked about what a blessing this project was and truly has been amazing.  Holly Kuhn was an angel to work with and well I hate to gush but it was just a dream project.  So thank you Holly & Brian Kuhn, thank you amazing Becki Griffin, thank you Haulright movers in Brenham the best most patient men, thank you to Country Living’s Steel Marcoux and Page Mullins for appreciating our work, thank you to my mom for stuffing duvets and pillows, thank you to Kevin Gilmore of Oaks Renovation for your carpentry skills and patience, Heidi and Jason Jaster and the list goes on and on.

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KuhnTexas (click here for pdf)

Watch for more photos coming soon to the portfolio section of the blog. And if you haven’t seen the Nov issue of Country Living here is the article above! Also Becki did a great post here on the project with more images!

Amazing KITCHEN grace

I (along with several other blogs) received an amazing email last night…from a blogger named Grace..she said:

You have been quite an inspiration during the renovation of our home that my husband renovated in just 30 days. I felt the need to share the before and after pics, as your blog has given me such design direction. I want to thank you for your blog, and how much you inspired me. I would LOVE for you to visit me over at , to see Part I of our reveal. My husband and I worked very hard so that our family could move in. We had a deadline of 1 month to finish an entire house. We are in our late 20’s, and are in now way shape or form professionals when it comes to interior design, nor do we have a lot of experience. Not having a budget to hire a professional interior designer, I gained most of my knowledge from blogs, including yours, so THANK YOU!!!!! I Hope you like what you see because there is more to come…kitchen and bathrooms:)

What is that Rachel Zoe says?? I die. well, yall. I DIE. this kitchen is so good..i thought she was joking at first…look at the lights?! and they did it in a MONTH! MORE TO COME??? Bring it on Grace, we can’t wait to see.

AMAZING GRACE, indeed! THANKS FOR SHARING. blogs really are an amazing thing they way they connect ideas and people with similar interests..,in the tradition of magazines and blogs… Lauren at Pure Style Home (who is amazing herself and about to have a baby!) calls this, the sharing and honing of style and ideas among “non pros,” the “democratization of interior design” and i agree and i love it!

yall go check out Grace’s lovely home, her cute stockings and adorable baby!

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