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
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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!
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
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
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
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
Our Mother's Day traditions are simple, but so dear to my heart. Smoot and our children always prepare a special breakfast in bed before we head off to church. Then we enjoy brunch together and spend time as a family for the rest of the afternoon. Days like Mother's Day remind me of how blessed I am and how much I cherish our time together.Read More
Today we're sharing our collaboration with Forrest Middleton, a mastermind potter, tile maker and educator who lives in Petaluma, California. We worked with Forrest to find the most beautiful, unique tile for our bathrooms in the Boho cottage. We originally found Forrest's work through Cle Tile, and now Forrest has begun to sell directly through his website.Read More
We knew we wanted something unique for the headboards of our Boho Guest Room, and had admired the work of Natural Dyer and Textile Designer, Cara Marie Piazza, for quite some time. We reached out to Cara and partnered together to bring our vision to life!Read More
We’re excited to talk about a very important Boho collaborator on the blog today. Boho would not be what it is without our rockstar architects, MARS Culture. We had such a wonderful experience working with MARS Culture Studio Principals Kelie Mayfield and Erick Ragni.Read More
Over the past three weeks, we've shared the inspiration behind our latest projects; The Pierce, The Eisley and The Cameron Lounge. Before I start any project, I pull together a design inspiration board filled with images, textiles, and anything that inspires me.Read More
Last but certainly not the least, we are sharing our inspiration behind our new outdoor space, The Cameron Lounge. The Cameron Lounge will connect The Cozy Cottages and will be a gathering area to unwind, have fun and kick back with a couple games of cornhole. We want this space to evoke a freshness and have an element of fun, kind of like our daughter, Cameron!Read More
We're back this week with more inspiration behind our latest project: The Cozy Cottages! This week I am sharing the inspiration behind The Eisley Cottage, named after our sweet and spunky daughter. The Eisley will feel a little more girly and feminine and will reflect her shining personality with surprising design elements, and lots of fun sparkle!Read More
We are so happy to have finally shared the news with you about our latest project, The Cozy Cottages! These next couple weeks we'll be sharing our inspiration for both cottages, as well as the outdoor patio. We lovingly named each after our children; The Pierce, Eisley and The Cameron Lounge.Read More
We couldn't be more excited to FINALLY share the news with you! Soon, our property will encompass four lodging options with our latest additions - The Cozy Cottages. The two cottages will be named lovingly after our children, The Pierce and The Eisley, and will be centered with an outdoor patio area filled with hammocks, lounges, and games, named after our eldest, The Cameron Lounge.Read More
It's no secret that Pinterest is a powerful tool for small businesses and we have seen it do wonderous things to help grow ours. Through sharing images of our home and what inspires us on Pinterest, we have built a following that in turn has helped get our home published in books and magazines, drive sales to our webshop and attract guests from all over the world.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
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
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.