Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Fun Stuff More Photos of our Home in Tuscan Style

 Since the magazine has been on the shelves for almost three months I thought I would share the rest of the photos from Tuscan Style shot by the amazing  John Granen, and styled by the wonderful Bonnie Broten.
I love this shot John took of the door going into the wine room with the bouganvilla in full bloom.
Our Wine Room.  This room has enjoyed many incarnations.  It began it’s life as my husband’s workshop, then morphed into a workout room.  When my son got married at our home we decided to turn it into a wine room.  We saved money by  salvaging the original concrete floors.  We scored and stained them.  The counters are constructed of old barn flooring from a barn in Pennsylvania. The beams are also from an old barn.  One of Steve’s guys built the cabinets and I painted and aged them.  The door to the wine cellar was a left over from one of Steve’s vendors.  We had local artisan Bob Signorello due the ironwork on the door to make it more interesting.
The beautiful painting in the background is by Pat Huber.  The wine on the left is from one of our favorite Paso Wineries Villa Creek.


A stack of Early American Boxes in the hallway upstairs
Our bedroom chair slipcover by Katie Baker Slipcovers.  The bed was custom made to my specifications in Mexico many years ago.image

Closeup of beautiful linens by Trish from Cottage by Design

Several people have emailed me and asked about the lighting in the kitchen.  It was made in Mexico over 20 years ago as was the cabinet hardware. The cabinets were built by Hattersley Construction.  The ceilings and beams were sandblasted, the beams hand azed, then  whitewashed and scraped also over 20 years ago. The counters are concrete overlay by Brenda Davis  The new backsplash is Meditteranean 9 by Tabarka Studios
Next week I will post about our wonderful trip to Roundtop and don’t forget to put May 2 on your calendar for our barn sale. You can enjoy wine and nibbles while you shop!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Round Top Bound & a Barn Sale May 2

Kris from Driven by Décor contacted me about going to Round Top with a group of bloggers.  Her friend Kimberly Ellis (who lives in Fort Worth) and has a great online store Off the Cape Vintage has started a business giving tours and insider tips of Round Top.  I have always had it on my bucket list so when she asked I said YES!!

Maryann wanted to come but she is going to be in Brazil (boo hoo) Debra from 5th and State  is joining us as well as my daughter Jenna.   We can’t wait!

via google
I am giving my clients and local readers a shout out now because if you are looking for anything let me know! I personally really don’t need anything but I am going to be looking for a couple of  things.  I am looking for one of these vintage french travelling trunks to use as a coffee table in my game room. The one that I have now will be in the Barn Sale.
Vintage Finds: Wicker Trunk and Riding Boots
pinterest via vintage finds
I am also going to be on the lookout for a small box to store the multiple remotes in. I don’t want it to be a fine antique  because I want to be able to open and close at whim and not worry about ruining it. I also do not want it to be brand spanking new.  Anything like that looks silly in my house. I can hear my family saying “you have ten of them in the closet”, but I am looking for the perfect one!

My Tahoe client and pal Barbie needs some great things for the finishing touches on her home. We are not even sure what we are looking for but we will know it when we see them!!

You can read about Kimberly’s tour here Follow me on instagram (see sidebar) to find out what we are up to!!

On another note we are going to have a barn sale on May 2!  We will have goodies from Round Top, designer cast offs, and antiques.  More to come!