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Show Some #LocalLove on Labor Day Weekend!

  Labor Day is upon us, & to many it signifies the onset of Fall. But if you are in Texas, it doesn’t signify anything except that it still feels like you are living on the sun. August is just a garbage month – what does it really offer us besides 10x the amount of regular laundry washing smelly, sweaty clothes – so there is something that about turning the corner to September that makes you feel like you might actually still be alive at Halloween. I managed to pick the end of June to close the store, so between having a closing sale, then trying to move out & […]

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Design Crush – Melissa Haynes | MH Design

I was looking through an issue of At Home Arkansas a couple of years ago, & came across a lovely home that featured Melissa Haynes of MH Design as the designer. At first I took notice because that’s my sister’s name 🙂 And my parents lived in Northwest Arkansas, where she is based, for almost 20 years. But then I was taken in by Melissa’s style. She describes it as a modern take on traditional & classic designs, which is just right for her signature look. I am nuts about what she did in the Tri Delt house at the University of Arkansas. This foyer is so crazy pretty – […]

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draperjames Nashville

I’ve seen several articles online on Reese Witherspoon and the opening of her brick & mortar store in Nashville. I’ve never paid much attention to it online, but now I’m a little obsessed with the design of the store (courtesy of Mark D. Sikes).     This awning makes my heart race! It’s got me thinking about changing ours at the store, at least the one over the door!     This navy grasscloth behind the desk is gorgeous! And I want that light fixture, too. I can’t remember who the manufacturer is, but I think the retail price was $22,500. I don’t think that would be one we could […]

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Fixer Upper Goes Mid-Century

Yes, like most everyone, I am on the Fixer Upper bandwagon. I heard of the show from Joni Webb on her Cote de Texas blog during the first season, and I was instantly hooked. Not only are Joanna & Chip Gaines fun & personable & authentic, they have a great design eye. I think the show kind of plays down Chip’s contribution in that area, but given that he was an established builder long before the show started I imagine he can hold his own. The show has definitely given HGTV, which hasn’t really put anything interesting on in a long time, a boost. And of course, since the Gaines’ […]

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Design Crush:  Ashley Goforth Interiors

Design Crush: Ashley Goforth Interiors

I first saw Houston interior designer Ashley Goforth’s work on a Cote de Texas blog.  Initially what grabbed my attention was how often she used Fiddleleaf fig trees in her rooms, & how great they looked.  Truthfully, there aren’t many good looking indoor trees that can be kept alive for any amount of time – outside of California, anyway, but the Fiddleleaf fig is an exception. But then – wait.  Her rooms are flat gorgeous!  This bedroom, like her work in general, is clean & fresh, modern yet warm.  Love the rug, the simplicity of the upholstered bed, & the beautiful panels on the windows.  Not too feminine, yet with […]

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