About Paige and Smoot
ABOUT PAIGE & SMOOT
Paige and Smoot Hull were married in 2000 and have 3 children.
Paige was the Vice President of Page Parkes Models. During her 22 years with the company, she helped build the agency from a local modeling center to a recognized powerhouse that it is today, which has represented the likes of Angelina Jolie, Alexis Bledel, and Channing Tatum. Currently, she splits her time between raising their children and running The Vintage Round Top home rental, antiques and decor business. Her eye for design helped create their signature "Modern Vintage" style. She is now developing the RVT home goods line that includes candles, soaps, textile bags, aprons, and pillows.
Smoot has owned and operated nightclubs and restaurants in Houston, Los Angeles, and Rio de Jeneiro. Smoot's projects have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Times Magazine. One of his most notable co-creations, the ever popular Empire Café located in Houston, is still successfully operating to this day. After selling his last restaurant, he was hired to run a start-up toy design company that won numerous awards, including Top 10 New Toy by CBS News. Since 2004 he has owned and operated State Contractors, a successful general contracting business that specializes in the remodeling of apartment complexes. Smoot, along with his team at State Contractors, renovated The Vintage Round Top Vacation Home.
The Vintage Round Top grew organically from a casual Saturday drive with our three children in the Fall of 2011. That afternoon, we stumbled across a farmhouse for sale in Round Top, Texas that started the ball rolling. What seemed like an ordinary day, turned out to be the beginning of a new adventure.We purchased and completely renovated the home with clean, modern lines and vintage touches. We used reclaimed materials whenever possible and made most of the lighting and furniture from found objects.
Not only were we concerned with the environment, but also wanted to create unique pieces that told a story. We decided to develop a vacation home rental business and share our home with others. After several guests asked to purchase items we had repurposed, we entertained starting an antique and decor business. Being located in Round Top, home of one of the most renowned antique fairs in the country, this seemed to be the right next step on our journey.
In 2012 we jumped at the chance to be mentored by Tim and Carol Bolton of Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities in Fredericksburg, Texas. With their guidance and encouragement, we've traveled to France to buy one-of-a-kind pieces, have sold our goods at Marburger Farms Antique Show, developed an on-line shop, and have a year round space in Round Top Vintage Market.
The Vintage Round Top has since been featured in numerous local, national, and international print and online publications as well as coffee table books including Country Living Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Texas Monthly Magazine, Mary Emmerling's Ecclectic Country, Carolyn Westbrook's A Romance With French Living, Houston House & Home, Fashion Beauty Magazine, Houston Chronicle and Dallas Morning News, just to name a few.
We feel God along with the soul of the home has guided our way and are humbled by the reaction to our labor of love. We believe in hard work, following our passions, and going after our dreams. Creating The Vintage Round Top business together has been a dream come true.