Shea McGee, interior designer and Chief Creative Officer of Studio McGee, will be one of our panelists for our upcoming Business, Branding & Social Media Workshop on September 22, 2018. Shea got her start in the interior design industry after graduating with a degree in Public Relations, but soon realizing that designing homes was her true passion. With her ‘vanilla’ tract home acting as her canvas, her design skills started to catch the eye of friends and neighbors.Read More
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Spring is such a special time of year, with extra sunny days and the rich greenery all around. If you’re local to Texas, you’ve probably been enjoying the warmer temperatures for several weeks. If you’re still stuck in the snow, hopefully this post will at least help the inside of your home feel a bit more spring-like!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
We've been fortunate enough to be featured in Houston House & Home, but this month we were thrilled to see we made the cover! HHH is the go-to publication for resources about the home. They provide amazing design inspiration, remodeling advice, and information on services, products and local businesses.Read More
At The Vintage Round Top, industrial lighting has always captured our hearts. The upcycled materials, the metal work, and the general structures are cool enough to catch the eye, without infringing on the comfort of a space.Read More