Welcome back to our second #RTTX feature, where we will highlight a local Round Top business and share with you what makes our little town so special.Read More
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Lodging, Lifestyle, and Decor
For the past 10 years, Smoot and I have talked about wanting to relocate our family. We didn't know exactly where, we just knew there was something missing. We love our home in Houston, but the constant feeling that there was more, out there, waiting for us, kept the conversation going.Read More
The kitchens in both Boho and No.1450 were created with our guests in mind. We have loved watching events take shape in the space and watch people naturally gravitate towards the kitchen bar in No.1450.Read More
There's a new joint in town and we could not think of a better spot to feature in our inaugural #RTTX weekly feature. Stop by Monday's for a features on a #RTTX restaurant, shop, maker or can't miss event.Read More
veryone knows we love promoting our little town of Round Top any time of the year, so we were super thrilled to see that Houston Press included is in a feature about the attractions of Round Top outside of the Antique Show!Read More
Nothing calms me more than a soak in a relaxing bath with my favorite aromas and products. So when we first began producing our RVT line of Handcrafted Goods, I knew that I wanted to offer a top quality bar soap.Read More
Always go with the choice that scares you most, because that's the one that will help you grow.Read More
As long as we can remember, we've always had a thing for numeric typography. It has always spoken to us from the very beginning when we first started with the various ways we've incorporated numbers into the decor of No. 1450 cottage. I think it's such a cool aspect in design, and it continues to catch our eye, especially with authentic pieces like this vintage metal sign.Read More
Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.Read More
This past spring at Marburger, we found these absolutely amazing aged glass panes at the Counter Culture booth, owned by Chad Kilgore. By the time we got there, Chad had already sold all of them, which was so sad! But luckily, he was able to secure a few more once he went back home to Kansas City. We were able to snag a few from this sought-after collection.Read More
Aside from the Antique Show, Round Top is such a wonderful place to visit all year round! One of our favorite times of the year to spend in Round Top is the 4th of July. It's the absolute perfect place to celebrate our country, our freedom, and those who died to preserve it.Read More
When in doubt, travel.Read More
We're partnering with Sacred Holidays for a fun-filled Christmas in July Giveaway Event! Sacred Holidays is an awesome organization that empowers women and encourages them to connect with God during the busiest and most challenging times -- the holidays.Read More
Back in its day, this vintage French sign may have served as a signal post for military traffic or a town road sign. Today, it serves as a sign post from the past with the its vintage paint and worn edges.
We found this cool sign in the French town of Marseilles, which is a beautiful beach town on the water. As we explored and took in the sights, you could really feel the soul of this old French town. It was such an incredible experience visiting this amazing place, much less being able to shop for priceless antiques there.
This vintage sign is an authentic French piece. Today there is a tremendous amount of vintage and antique knock-offs, so there's something to be said about the soul and stories carried with an authentic piece. We think this sign was used on a military road, so each man or woman who drive by it had a story and a reason for being there. That's the soul that these pieces carry with them throughout the years.
Happy Father's Day!Read More
As I'm sure you've heard/seen by now, we re-painted the exterior of the house from blue to Nordic black! We gave a little sneak peek back in February, but today we're posting additional photos and giving a little more background into the Modern Vintage Style choice. If you haven't yet, you can read more about my family's Scandinavian heritage and how that played into our black color choice in our Sneak Peek post.
There are about a million different shades of black, so it's always hard to make a choice. Especially when so many are just ever so slightly different. But, we ended up picking this particular shade, which is Valspar Lincoln Cottage. We liked that is was a true black, and did not have overt purple or blue undertones. We felt like it paired best with the white trim and stained wood.
Along with picking the color, we also had to pick a finish. From flat to eggshell and satin to gloss, there are so many choices and things to think about when choosing a finish. We decided to go with the satin finish because it gives the black a silky quality and it's much more durable than flat. And we feel that the satin finish matched the Modern Vintage Style the best.
We loved the idea of black and white, not only because of my Scandinavian heritage, but also because it is very clean and modern. We added the stained wood for warmth and interest. We couldn't be happier with the outcome.
Photos by Natalie Lacy Lange
Found in the French town of Nimes, this beautifully aged "L'illustration" book dates back to 1891. From the illustrations and articles on the pages, this bound piece of French antiquity seems to be a periodical or world book.Read More
Life is meant for good friends and great adventures.Read More
We're so excited to announce that we will be participating in the Las Vegas Market as panelists for the Feels Like Home: Designing For a Lifestyle panel! The panel is in conjunction with Round Top Texas Life & Style, and will be moderated by our friends Katie and Lorie, who also founded the Round Top Register.Read More