It’s no secret that Smoot and I love designing with white paint. While white can seem like a no-brainer, there are actually hundreds of paint shades available--each with its own subtle variation in undertone. Pure white has no hue and reflects all visible wavelengths of light, so white paint will be very “reactive” to its environment. Now that we’ve completed four cottages with white interior paint, we want to share a few of the things we’ve learned along the way. Read on to learn our tips for choosing the perfect white for your space!Read More
Lodging, Lifestyle, and Decor
Dads can be hard to shop for. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with some fun Father’s Day gift ideas that Dad is sure to love!Read More
With Mental Health Awareness Month coming to a close, Smoot and I want to share a little more about our personal experiences with this important issue. I’ll preface that we were inspired to share our stories from the brave work of Val Van Galder, one of Smoot’s longtime friends from Los Angeles. Val’s passion project, Depressed Cake Shop, aims to raise awareness about mental health by partnering with local bakeries to create “depression-themed” treats—cookies and cupcakes with greyscale frosting. The goodies are meant to start conversations, promote awareness about self-care and mental-health resources, and raise funds for local mental health organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).Read More
Read on to learn what inspires Kristen, what she loves about Texas, and what she cooks for her own dinner guests. We’re also sharing a recipe for one of her all-time favorite meals: stuffed cabbage rolls with bacon and creamy cucumbers!
We’re still receiving so much positive feedback on last month’s Women of Today x The Vintage Round Top Social Media Marketing Workshop Weekend! This time, we’d like to showcase the talents of Valerie Wolf, the creative mind behind Austin-based floral design company Davy Gray. Read on to learn how Valerie created the gorgeous floralscapes for our event—and how you can apply her creative approach to your next dinner party.Read More
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! We’re sharing a few of our favorite vintage finds and modern goods that Mom is sure to love.Read More
In our last blog post, we shared how liquid chef Rob Floyd created “edible sensory adventures” for the guests at the Women of Today x The Vintage Round Top media dinner. This time, we want to share a little more about the evening’s auditory entertainment: an acoustic performance from singer-songwriter Andy Grammer (scroll down for video clips!).Read More
During an evening full of exciting moments, liquid chef and Bar Rescue mixologist Rob Floyd was undoubtedly a highlight. Rob stepped behind the bar during our recent Women of Today x The Vintage Round Top media dinner to create a sampling of his fresh, innovative cocktails for our guests.Read More
Our Business Branding & Social Media Workshop Series is one of the coolest things we get to do at The Vintage Round Top. These events have allowed us to meet other entrepreneurs, connect small-business owners with one another, and share our knowledge and expertise as well as that of our incredible panelists.Read More
We’ve been so proud to have been featured on the cover of ORIGIN magazine’s food and design issue! Although we’ve been fortunate enough to have been included in many publications in the past, our ORIGIN feature was our first-ever cover story—truly a pinch-me moment!
In our last post, we talked about the amazingly talented creative minds behind Loot Rentals—Rhoda Brimberry and Anna Crelia—who styled a gorgeous post-shopping dinner party at The Vintage Round Top for a group of creative visiting the Antique Week shows.
We thought we’d share a few behind-the-scenes secrets that you can use to create your own intimate dinner party!Read More
We are so pleased to share that The Vintage Round Top is once again appearing on newsstands! Our collaboration with our friends Loot Rentals is featured in the current issue of Mingle, a magazine published by Stampington & Co. and dedicated to inspiring gatherings, parties, and get-togethers. Together, we hosted an intimate dinner party for a group of fellow creative visiting the spring Antiques Show from Austin.Read More
When we first set out to design our cottages, we knew we wanted to create a dynamic space that could easily accommodate gatherings both large and small. Over the course of eight years and hundreds of guest stays, The Vintage Round Top’s cottages have proven to be a fertile setting for creative inspiration and collaboration.Read More
Eight years ago, we decided to fully commit to Living with Intention and purchase the property that would become The Vintage Round Top. At the time, our priorities were twofold. We wanted to give our family a weekend retreat to enjoy the slower pace and simpler pleasures of country living, and we wanted to embark on a project that would allow us to fully stretch our creative muscles.Read More
What an enormous honor it is to see our No. 1450 daybed lounge area on the cover of this gorgeous magazine. We’ve been blessed with great press features throughout the years, however this is our first cover - eek!!Read More
More than a mantra or a slogan on our tee shirts, Living With Intention, for us, is the only way. It’s taken us places we only dreamed of before. In fact, if it weren’t for that mindset of setting our intentions in motion, The Vintage Round Top simply wouldn’t be.Read More
I was blessed to grow up in a home that celebrated Christmas with lots of traditions. Some of those I carried on with our own family — buying and decorating our tree on Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas Eve Candlelight church services and tamales for dinner, opening one present the night before Christmas (my favorite when I was a kid).Read More
We promised a holiday prop tutorial in our “A Very Swedish Christmas” post last week, and it’s time to deliver! If you’ve been following along for the last couple weeks then, like us, you’ve been anticipating this paper star tutorial by Becki Griffin of Curious Details.Read More
I’ve always been one to love the thrill of the hunt. Traveling to a new place to search for our next greatest treasure is the very thing that gives me the drive and inspiration to find those perfect vintage pieces that fit right into The Vintage Round Top web shop, and ultimately, into your home!Read More
Growing up with a Swedish heritage, I’ve always been drawn to the beauty of natural, simple and understated decor. When it comes to the holidays, there seems to be even more of an opportunity to achieve this with forged and handmade items being the base of your styling.Read More