Hill Country Travel
Sometimes I need to leave Dallas to find the perfect piece for a home. I am currently working on a large project in Austin, TX that requires old beams and doors with character. One of the places I visited to look for reclaimed beams and doors, was Fredericksburg. I found some wonderful beams that will add a dimension to the home that will make it really special.
While I was in the heart of the hill country, I took some time to check out the old Sunday Homes. The character these homes have is so indigenous to the area and I can’t wait to incorporate the vernacular architecture to this extraordinary project.
The next week after I visited Fredericksburg, I also ventured down to Round Top, TX trade days. My main mission was to locate some antique doors that we would use for the front façade of the renovation. The trip was a success. Although we didn’t purchase any old doors for the project, I was immensely inspired by the character and style of the antiques we did see. The builder is going to create a custom door that I drew, based on the inspiration from an old French door from the late 1800’s!
Spotlight on Design – Pantone Color of the Year 2017 – Greenery
Every year since 2000, Pantone has chosen a color that reflects the current cultural climate. This year, they chose a greenish-yellow hue named Greenery.
I must say that green has always been one of my favorite colors. So much so, that when I was three years old, and my mom told me that I was going to be a big sister, she asked me if I would rather have little brother or sister…. My response was, “I don’t care as long as they are green!” I was really into the Incredible Hulk at the time, but either way, Green and I have a very long history of admiration. So Pantone’s announcement of Greenery, made me want to share some projects that will make you Green with envy!
1) Book Shelves – In these bookshelves, I used a beautiful green grass cloth to line the backs of these shelves. This added depth to the shelf, which highlighted the client’s accessories.
2) Laundry Room – In this laundry room, I used green two ways. The cabinets as well as a floral patterned material for the farm sink skirt and window treatment.
3) Living Room – This fresh green area rug anchored the room and gave it a year around Spring vibe.