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
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I’ve been reflecting on the amazing journey we’ve had and all the opportunities that have come along since we invested in the original farmhouse that is now The Vintage Round Top back in 2011.
Who would have thought then, that a choice to move “backward” per se to simpler times would be a source of cherished community, creativity and inspiration in the here and now.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
Today's post will be one that is short and sweet, mainly because we're building up to some pretty big news here at The Vintage Round Top that we'll be announcing Friday. You might have noticed we've been (not-so) subtly hinting at an upcoming project that we are just aching to share with you all.Read More
It is so rewarding to have our design work published and we could not be more grateful for each feature we receive. Most recently, we were asked to be included in a new coffee table interiors book titled Cosy Interiors: Slow Living Inspirations.Read More
This past month we've been reflecting a lot on our guest experience and what we can do to elevate it to exceed expectations.Read More
Recently, we were included in the December issue of Texas Monthly alongside a handful of our friends. To our delight, the article featured our beloved town of Round Top, Texas as a year-round destination.... something we have known for years!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
Among other Round Top staples like The Compound and Rancho Pillow, The Vintage Round Top was featured in PaperCity's March 2017 Round Top Roundup piece!Read More
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
What a great surprise to see we were featured in Romantic Country's Spring 2017 issue! We found out through our friends at Old Glory and immediately went out to grab a copy for ourselves.Read More
Recently, we had the wonderful opportunity to talk with our friends Lorie and Katie at the Round Top Register about our Modern Vintage Life. Lorie interviewed Smoot about our background, why we chose Round Top, our hospitality philosophy, and more.Read More
We recently received a surprise in the mail in the form of a feature in the Winter edition of Vintage Style magazine!Read More
Recently, we had the good fortune of connecting with the wonderful women at Yellow Conference when they reached out to us for an interview on their blog! The Yellow community was thought up by Joanna Waterfall and exists to gather and equip creative women to use their passion, strengths, and influence to serve the greater good in the world. Yellow celebrated their 3rd annual conference this past August with over 500 creative entrepreneurial women in Los Angeles.
One of the things we love about Yellow is the sense of community that they promote. It's easy to get caught up in competition and comparing our work to others, when we can instead be learning from and empowering other women. We feel so honored to be included in such a strong community of creative women. Check out a short excerpt from the interview below and visit the Yellow Blog to read more about our inspiration, living with intention, our commitment to sustainability, and more!
Where do you live and what brought you there?
Our family home is in Houston, Texas. The Vintage Round Top (RVT), our vacation home rental, is located only an hour and fifteen minutes away in the magical town of Round Top, Texas. Fate brought us there a little over five years ago. We took the scenic route home from visiting Smoot’s (my husband) mom and stumbled upon an open house in Round Top. The open house realtor educated us on the need for rental property in the area. We thought buying a house in Round Top was out of the question until we learned they can be rented during the bi-annual world famous Antique Fair that attracts over 125,000 people per year to this tiny town of 90 permanent residents.
Do you have a favorite quote or motto that you live by?
Yes, “Live with Intention!” We were given this advice right before we stopped at the Open House we mentioned earlier. In fact, that’s why we stopped. We thought, let’s go inside and get the “mojo” going for when we’d be in a position to purchase a second home in the country. Had we not made that stop, we wouldn’t have been told about the rental property business and wouldn’t be answering your questions today. So, our advice is to take action oriented steps towards your goals and desires. Ours was simply to find something creative to do together. And boy, did we ever find that!
Photo: Laura Morsman
We were thrilled to be contacted about promoting the new fall line at Draper James, Reese Witherspoon's clothing line.Read More
As we reflect on the Round Top article, it makes us so happy and proud to be highlighted along with so many friends we admire. It's humbling to see the hard work we've put into our labor of love be recognized. We were so blessed that God lead us to this place, this business, and to these people. Our lives have been forever changed.
Thank you Holly, Rhonda and Modern Luxury Interiors Texas for including us in your wonderful article about our magical town of Round Top!
It's been so great to reconnect with old friends and colleagues in Round Top. There are many people from our days in the fashion and restaurant business that now have second homes here. One of these is Holly Moore, Editor-In-Chief and the co-owner of PaperCity Magazine. She has a special love for these rolling hills and our eclectic little town.Read More
Country Living has long been one of my favorite magazines. I never anticipated how much of an impact one magazine would have on me in just one year.Read More
We're thrilled to be included in the March 2015 issue of Country Living Magazine as a source for vintage crates and bobbins. Laurren Welch's article, named "Old Find, New Use", gives readers clever ideas of how to use vintage items to get organized.Read More