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sept. contents On the Cover Rob Rosenbaum and Linda O’Neal worked with Round Top Home Builders to construct a weekend home utilizing many reclaimed and antique materials. The couple collected old flooring, beams and various antique doors to achieve historic character in their country place. Photo by Mary Chavoustie.

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A dated kitchen goes cottage chic

Be Our Guest 44 Project Small changes to upgrade your guest room

58 features Season 18 Hunting A guide to fall antiques shows, including

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all brings a tide of changes to our homes. Lazy summer days give way to the demanding schedule of school days. Activities revolve around football, hunting season, harvest time and prepartion for the holidays. Avid antiques enthusiasts are gearing up for their season as well. September and October are peak months for antiques festivals and fairs in Houston and across our region. We’ve added a full page of scoop on antiques events to help serious collectors and greenhorns ready their game plans. Many of these antique shows are still going strong after attracting countless buyers and dealers for decades. The Houston Antiques Dealers Association’s Fall Antiques Show & Sale is in its 46th year, while the legendary Original Round Top Antiques Fair celebrates 44 years this fall. Speaking of local antiques institutions, the Antique Pavilion, at 2311 Westheimer Rd., marks its 20th anniversary this year. For those who can’t make it to one of the major antiques events this fall, a tour of the Antique Pavilion’s 60 dealers can be your own personal antiques festival on any day you choose. We know you’ll get inspired with our two antiques-focused feature stories this month. Writer/photographer Mary Chavoustie’s has been combing the Round Top area since the spring for great stories to share with Houston House & Home’s antiques aficionados. And, boy did she deliver. Mary discovered the beautiful weekend home of Rob Rosenbaum and Linda O’Neal and shares how these hard-working Houstonians built a new

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house with as many antique parts as they could gather from our area and across the state. The reclaimed wood floors, panels, beams and intricate antique doors lend centuries of character to the couple’s country place, located near the town of Burton. Many of you may have heard that Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic fame has purchased and reworked a bed and breakfast in Round Top. After months of research and interviews, Mary gives you the full tour of the B&B, now called The Prairie, complete with Ashwell’s signature flourishes. And if you plan on welcoming guests into your home this fall or during the upcoming holidays season, be sure to read our guide to great guest rooms, which includes wonderful tips from Austin-based luxury pillow designer, Deborah Main. We may not experience major temperature changes this month, but look for the Harvest Moon on Sept. 12, a giant, glowing signal that fall weather is on its way! Sandra Cook Editor scook@houseandhomeonline.com Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @househomemag HOUSTON

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Hunting Season Antlers and animal hides aren’t just for the gun-toting guys in camouflage – the fall is full of antiques events from here to the hill country. We’ve scoped out the best antiques events around and gathered all the goods for avid antiquers and nervous newbies. Here’s a chronological list of what’s not to be missed, but please note that there are dozens of additional shows this fall.

HADA Fall Antiques Show & Sale Sept. 16-18 The Houston Antiques Dealers Association presents the spectacular Fall Antiques Show & Sale at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. HADA is America’s oldest association of antiques dealers, established in 1964. The show is an all air-conditioned opportunity to shop one of the most respected antique shows in the country and a Houston tradition that gives back to the community. Peruse approximately 150 national and international exhibitor’s booths with merchandise from around the world to discover extraordinary treasures from museum-worthy furniture to scintillating objects of arts. The event runs Friday and Saturday 11 to 7, Sunday 11 to 5. Tickets and information: www.hadaantiques.com

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A scene from the Round Top Antiques Fair. Photo courtesy of Cashon & Co.

The Original Round Top Antiques Fair Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 This phenomenal event, now in its 44th year, has grown into an all-out antiques extravaganza, spawning more than 50 satellite shows in and around Round Top, Texas in Fayette County. The official Round Top venues include the Big Red Barn & Tent, Continental Tent and Carmine Dance Hall. The iconic Big Red Barn & Tent features early Americana items, Texas primitives, and Continental furniture and accessories. The Continental Tent, which debuted in the Fall of 2008, offers high quality items from England, France, Italy, Spain, and other European countries. In nearby town of Carmine, the Carmine Dance Hall is a quieter venue, but has been a treasured part of the antiques fair since it began. For shoppers’ convenience, porters are on hand to carry items to vehicles, shippers are on site for large items, buildings are air conditioned and there is on-site free parking. All locations are open Wednesday, 9 to7, Thursday and Friday 9 to 6, Saturday 9 to 4. Tickets and information: www.roundtoptexasantiques.com.

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Marburger Farm Antique Show Sept. 27- Oct. 1 For 15 years, the Marbuger Farm Antique Show has been a part of the extended Round Top experience. This fall’s edition hosts close to 400 exhibitors from 38 states and nations. The show opens Tuesday for a special early buying day from 10 am until 2 pm. Regular admission begins at 2 pm and continues until 5 pm that day. Shopping continues Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5 and on Saturday 9 to 4 pm. Tickets and information: www.roundtopmarburger.com. 18

Now in its 23rd year, The Round Top Folk Art Fair gathers artisans from across Texas and and the U.S. who present an interesting a mix of objects from fashions to Folk Art. Expect to see quilts, pillows, fashions, art in many forms from formal to folk art. Located in the Round Top Arts Center at the edge of Round Top. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5, Saturday 9 to 4. Information: www.roundtopfolkartfair.com or 281493-5501. Note: Find a comprehensive listing of Round Top area antiques show venues at www.roundtop.org under their Antique Show menu.

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AFTER: Tearing out the ceiling light box and installing recessed can lights, new tile backsplash, dark quartz countertops, new shelf design over the window and new painted Shaker door fronts really updated this kitchen. Recovering the chair seats and creating a workspace freshened up the breakfast room area.

BEFORE: A dated florescent ceiling light box, wallpaper, plastic laminate cove countertop and backsplash and golden-oak-stained cabinets were spoiling this room’s potential.

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AFTER: Removing the upper “brow” cabinet and cutting back the peninsula, building in the fridge, re-grouting the floor, adding custom floating shelves to the blank wall for storage and matching the woven wood window treatment transformed the room. BEFORE: An ample skylight was virtually hidden behind the old furdown and cabinet above the peninsula, and the side of the refrigerator jutted into the room. Dark tile grout made the floor seem dingy.

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created. By removing the light box and adding recessed can lights, the existing ample skylight suddenly became visible. Double glass sliding doors installed on both sides of the pass through cabinet allowed the couple to display their glassware. I advised the couple to use glazed DalTile “Biscuit” subway tile for their backsplash, which worked well with the maintenance free CaesarStone “Amazon Green” quartz countertops from The Great Indoors. Eddie Stone, owner of Sugar Land Paint & Décor, matched their second subway tile color choice, DalTile “Urban Putty”, in Pratt & Lambert Accolade latex velvet for the walls and custom matched the living room blinds for the cabinets and trim in Pratt & Lambert RedSeal alkyd satin enamel paint. They searched tirelessly for the perfect drawer pulls, finding them at 24

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TRADE SECRETS • Paint consistently gives the most “bang for your buck”. • Keeping the old cabinet boxes and refacing the doors and hardware is much less costly than buying new cabinets. • Lighting can make or break a space. • Sometimes the most effective strategy is not to add square footage to your house, but to first rethink the space under roof that is already paid for.

resources Contractor: MEL SOTO, 281.787.9843 Tile: DALTILE, 713.344.8742 Paint: SUGAR LAND PAINT & DÉCOR, 281.265.3125 CaesarStone countertops and appliances: THE GREAT INDOORS, 832.476.8000 Drawer pulls: WWW.HOUSEOFANTIQUEHARDWARE.COM Knobs: BERING’S HARDWARE, 800.237.4647 Hinges: CUSTOM LIGHTING & HARDWARE, 281.556.6500 Joetta Moulden offers home makeovers using your own home furnishings. See more makeovers on her Web site at www.shelterstyle.com, e-mail her at joetta@shelterstyle.com or call 713.461.2063. Appointments or referrals booked by September 30 will receive a 15 percent first meeting discount. Shelterstyle.com holds a "Pages of Happiness" rating and, for the fifth consecutive year, a “Super Service Award” presented to 5 percent of companies that achieve and maintain a superior rating on www.angieslist.com. 26

AFTER: By cutting back the peninsula eight inches, removing the upper cabinet, replacing the wall ovens with a sleek new range and moving the fridge to the right, room for a new coffee bar/microwave cubby was created. Glass sliding doors were installed on both sides of the upper cabinet over the old bar sink to display glassware. BEFORE: A too long peninsula with a “brow” cabinet over it, outdated, mismatched appliances and dated cabinet doors and hardware were adding years to this kitchen.

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The couple chose contractor Mel Soto to do their remodeling. In addition to the items already mentioned, he replaced both sinks with new Blanco 18-guage stainless models and Hans Grohe faucets, relocated the existing dishwasher to the left of the sink and installed the DalTile “Biscuit” subway backsplash tile. Mel replaced the old floor grout with sanded Custom Building Products "Quartz" No. 101, a lighter color, which lightened and unified the kitchen. The hardest thing for them to visualize was how sinking their existing refrigerator into the wall three inches in a wall pocket would further “open up” the kitchen, “Your idea turned out great and provided the illusion of a counter-depth refrigerator,” Debby said. “Mel was able to reroute the plumbing for the icemaker in the side cabinet so we could push it back. It has really changed the kitchen!” Instead of building fixed shelves in the lower cabinets, they had Mel install Elfa pull-out drawers, which increased the functionality of the entire kitchen. They love how it turned out. “We are very patient and we’re careful to make choices that will last. We don’t redecorate often so we spent years collecting photos. As we set up the kitchen, we discovered to our delight that almost all of our dishes and glass accent pieces (some are wedding gifts over 40 years old) work as if we had specifically purchased them for the new kitchen,” Debby explained. “In reality, they were hidden inside dark cabinets for years, just waiting for this kitchen!”


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Thousands of products and services from landscaping to remodeling. From floors to roofs, doors to decks, if it’s about home…you’ll find it at the Texas Home and Garden Show, September 17-18 at Reliant Center.

REMODELING JOB? Check out the Greater Houston Builders Association / Remodelers Council 4th Annual Charity Garage Sale for great buys on a vast selection of new home improvement items. The Garage Sale will feature excess inventory from home builders as well as donations made by local businesses, all available to consumers at deeply discounted prices. Shop and find huge savings on doors, windows, tile, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, flooring, and much more!

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Paul Wishnow hosts “The Antique & Collectible Show,” Sundays from 1 PM-3 PM on News Talk 1070 KNTH AM Radio. Mr. Wishnow has been involved with the sale, design, repair, manufacture, and restoration of antiques since 1944. Stop and visit “The Antique Man” on Sunday and get his opinions & expertise! Bring in your small collectibles and antiques for an opinion or a value. Cost is $10 per item, benefiting local charities.


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Greg Pruitt Owner of Rock-Crete Foam Insulators, realized huge energy savings when he installed foam in his own two-story home. Foam insulation is the only product that will solve the hot upstairs associated with all two-story homes. The advantage is with all two-story homes you have less roof deck and therefore a much lower price for foam insulation. his heating bills this winter. He can’t wait to see his summer bills! Example 3: The Allen’s electric bill on their single story dropped $1,727.75 over a full year, with a huge drop in August from $550 to $194, a $356 savings! They are ecstatic. Example 4: Mr. Exley’s Missouri City residence experienced approximately 50 percent in savings after installing foam insulation. The neighbors, the Swansons, saw a 30-percent savings. Both are now able to enjoy the second stories of their homes without sweating in the summertime and they are more comfortable in the winter also. Example 5: A commercial machine shop’s large metal building was so hot that working inside was impossible during the afternoon. Mr. Alley had purchased seven large commercial A/C units to cool it. After installing foam insulation by Rock-Crete, they now use just one unit.

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S M A L L C H A N G E S C A N B R I N G B I G C O M F O R T T O F R I E N D S A N D R E L AT I V E S ABOVE: Add appeal to a modern room with luxe accents, such as pillows from the Red Brick Modern collection by Austin-based Deborah Main Designs.

The spare bedroom often functions as a catch-all room, harboring miscellaneous stuff that doesn’t have a home, aiding and abetting clutter that needs to be hauled off. Some spare bedrooms may be recently vacated after kids have left the nest — some may have been vacated 10, 15 or 20 years ago, but never made the transition to a proper guestroom. You can dress up a guestroom by improving a few small things or go for a complete makeover. The simplest things can have a major impact. New sheets or a new duvet can provide an instant boost to the look and appeal of your guestroom. Already love the linens? Spring for a spectacular accent pillow to add fresh sophistication. “I love color and texture — those are very important to me,” says Deborah Main, owner of Deborah Main Designs, known for stunning pillow creations. “I have learned over the years to go with what you love. In a guestroom, start with a basic, soft wall color to serve as a backdrop, then have some fun. I love playing with color, such as a peacock blue or 44

orange. For linens, of course cotton is very durable and washable, but use silks in accent pieces for a more luxurious touch.” Deborah Main’s wide variety of pillows features French vintage fabrics and trims, feathers, vintage furs and antique broaches. Each one tells an individual story. She considers the pillow collections a family of sorts for each creation. Her Redbrick Modern collection of pillows is inspired by the revitalization of downtown Austin. GUESTROOM ESSENTIALS

Look around your guestroom to determine if your room has the elements of a comfortable guestroom. At the top of the list is a comfortable bed – if you haven’t tried it in a while test out the comfort of the bed in your guestroom. Could you sleep well on that mattress? If not, consider replacing it. And before you move a new bed into the room, take a look at the wall color. Make any necessary touchups or apply a whole new color for a fresh look.

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Additional accessories to complete your guestroom include a nice mirror, placed on a wall or dresser, so guests can easily get dressed when they may not have access to the bathroom. Make room for your guest’s things. Make sure there is a practical place for luggage, such as atop an ottoman or even a luggage rack. Be sure to provide hanging space. If you guestroom closet is jammed with your own stuff, mount wall hooks or install an over-the-door rack with multiple hooks for guests to hang their clothes. Give your guests easy access to an electrical outlet. These days, most everyone travels with a phone, computer or other device that requires charging. If all of the outlets are obscured behind furniture, plug in an extension cord or power strip to offer guests a handy power source. If you have room, place a small desk as a bedside table. Many desks can be purchased with a built-in power stip. To treat your guests with five-star hospitality, stock the room with a few snacks, bottle or carafe of water and a small coffee maker.

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ABOVE: For the couple’s kitchen, new cabinets were too modern, old cabinets were unstable. Craftsman Robert Riebeling suggested a working combination: new cabinets with fronts created from old barn wood. A honed marble countertop and stainless appliances provide contrast to the island—an antique nail bin from an old hardware store. OPPOSITE: An altar from a 125-year-old church was repurposed into a buffet and placed beneath a mirror. A mix of light and dark vintage woods welcomes dinner guests. The chandelier is from Tara Shaw Maison.

MAKING HISTORY Architectural antiques and Hill Country vistas add serenity to a couple’s weekend country home STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARY CHAVOUSTIE

Rob Rosenbaum and Linda O’Neal have busy schedules, spending their daylight hours helping others. Rob, a Houston-area chiropractor and Linda, a Registered Nurse First Assistant, were finding their days allowed little time to relax, particularly with each other. A peaceful weekend country home, set atop 20 rolling acres just outside Burton, was the ideal prescription. “When we built the house, we knew we’d enjoy it but we had no idea we’d be coming here almost every weekend,” says Linda. “We hate to leave on Sunday nights, lingering as long as we can before we head back to the city.”

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Rob and Linda describe their country home as “French Country Shabby Chic” but once inside, you find there’s nothing too shabby about their choices. Their inviting home is infused with the colors of nature. Unobstructed blue skies and rolling grasslands, viewed through floor-toceiling windows, become a gallery all their own. Doors, purposely different at every threshold—indoors and out—add even more color, with their hand-painted flowers, leaded glass and years of weathered paint. “The white house on the hill,” as the building contractors called it, is certainly not plain.

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ABOVE: Rob and Linda handpicked 10 tons of river rock for the stone fireplace and outdoor kitchen. Brenham contractor LeRoy Schroeder supplied the stonework. The paint color for the interior untextured walls is Pittsburgh Paint’s “Pure White” with no tint whatsoever.

Initially, the couple fell in love with a 1900s home in Somerville, but Rob and Linda desired more space and significant upgrades. Rob and Linda found Round Top Home Builder Barney Reynolds, who encouraged them to let him draw a new home — one that would satisfy their wish list as well as retain the original vintage appeal. The larger, energy efficient and built-to-code result was exactly what the couple had wanted, complete with barn wood floors in every room. HARNESSING HISTORY

“We bought the wood from a dealer at the Warrenton show, Bill and Jean Livezey from Two Rivers Trading in Iowa,” explained Rob. “They set up each year at Bar W. Field. They bring in samples of 50

lumber for you to pick from, you tell them how much square footage you’re looking for and Bill personally hauls it back to you on a big flatbed truck.” Throughout the house, chandeliers of all shapes and sizes, new and reproduced, spill down from the ceilings. Each is handpicked from dealers and storekeepers across the state; the dining room lighting a choice from Houston’s Tara Shaw Maison. Equally important to the design was the choice to not use window coverings. Insulated windows with standard low-e coating provide thermal efficiency and yield Rob and Linda a sunrise view from their antique iron bed. On the bed, luxury down pillows from Pandora de Balthazar rest atop Simply Shabby Chic sheets. The delicate lace-topped linens

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ABOVE: A tablescape in the living room exhibits Linda’s gift for design. BELOW LEFT: Early morning well water drawn for the couple’s galvanized tubs is usually a perfect temp by late afternoon. BELOW RIGHT: Antique wooden beams top the entries to the dining room and den. “We knew we wanted a beam for the texture and the color that it brings, so when we came across a 28-foot beam with hand-hewn notches, it was perfect. We hated to cut it but, ultimately, each piece compliments the other and is a prized addition to our home,” explains Rob.

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ABOVE: Worry Free Landscape’s Christopher Fredricks added exterior touches with a flagstone patio framed with the popular “Belinda’s Dreams”—a hardy rose variety selected to receive Texas A&M’s “Earthkind” designation. OPPOSITE: The colorful stained glass door to the couple's master bedroom is hung on an antique barn rail. Whether closed or open, it is always a conversation piece.

contrast nicely with the weathered wood that tops two night tables. A 4x7-foot stained glass church window serves as the door to the master bedroom, gliding along an antique barn rail to open and close. “Visiting guests always remark about the door, particularly if they visit in the evening. It’s beautiful with the glow of the bedroom chandelier or the bedside lamp shining through the colored glass. The door is like a piece of art in itself,” says Rob. The master bath, with two Turkish marble bowls set inside an antiqued furniture base, are works of art, as well. “The base was originally a dining room buffet, much like your grandma would have had, with dark, dark wood. I showed a friend, Jennifer Williams, a picture of one of the antique doors and she was able to replicate the same great style,” explained Linda. The guest bedroom door traces back to the late 1700s and French occupied Egypt; another purchase from the Warrenton show. Its worn and crackled teal blue paint stands as a testament to time; the hardwood beneath it of equal character. The door’s wavy glass is indistinguishable as new, a compliment to the craftsmen at Bobbitt Glass.

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A mix of Rob and Linda’s faith and worldly travels are also evident throughout their design. Linda’s recent trip to Israel led her to many sacred places, yet none can compare with the reverent simplicity of the pieces acquired by chance back in the states. “A friend of mine in St. Louis called and asked if I would be interested in some items from an 1886 church (St. Joseph Lithuanian Catholic Church) that was being renovated,” said Rob. “The property had been sold by the diocese to a non-denominational church that planned to make changes, with no use for the century-old wooden altars.” Rob and Linda repurposed the handmade elements as signature pieces in their home, creating an antique buffet from the distressed main altar and a soon-to-be bookcase from a second altarpiece they acquired. The items converted easily for the couple’s home use, thanks to Linda’s talents as a decorator. Rob and Linda agree life is good at “the white house on the hill.” What better place to regenerate the body and the soul. Too bad it’s just for weekends.

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Forty-six acres of peace and tranquility await at Rachel Ashwell’s bed and breakfast, The Prairie in Round Top.

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esigner Rachel Ashwell felt a kinship with Texas long before she purchased the 40-acre ranch, now called The Prairie. The London native fell in love with the Round Top property, formerly known as the Outpost at Cedar Creek Inn, during her yearly treks to the area’s antique festival. “I had an agenda when I was there,” she explained. “I had to fill a 50-foot container. We worked long hours and it was hard and it was hot, so to be able to now come back to The Prairie, what was once the Outpost, makes the whole experience more sacred. Part of it was the flea market itself but the other was the structure and the location of where it is.” Today, The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell is a peaceful blend of four guest cottages and a new Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture shop, where visitors have the opportunity to purchase bedding and furniture from the couture line that reflect “beauty, comfort and function” – the foundation of Ashwell’s design philosophy. The successful entrepreneur purchased the award-winning B&B in 2010

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from artist/owner Lenore Prudhomme, a business transaction born of friendship and respect. “Most B&Bs are charming, but many compromise on comfort and sophistication. I was drawn to the Outpost by Lenore’s sophistication in the world. She’s an amazing painter, she’s intelligent and she makes great breakfast conversations about art, about family and about creativity.” Ashwell’s first order of business, after the sentimental property became her own, was to bring out buckets of white paint. Poetic alliteration played into the next step, as she coined names for the unique guesthouses. The Meadow Manor has an eat-in kitchen and an inviting front porch, perfect for a girlfriends weekend. Pink-and-white-striped Farrow & Ball wallpaper grace one of the two large bedrooms, the other a vintage pink floral. Queen size beds make for a heavenly night’s rest after a long day, searching for vintage treasures. Brick pavers lead the way into and throughout the rustic white house known as The Blue Bonnet Barn. Guests enjoy the ambiance of the white

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ABOVE: Deep-colored damask wallpaper adds a striking contrast to the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture sofas in The Meadow Manor, one of several cottages at The Prairie. BELOW LEFT: Simplicity and beauty at its best—a vintage bath with morning light. BELOW RIGHT: A delicate floral pattern wallpaper and sheer drapes provide cottage charm.


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ABOVE: Geometric tiles add a masculine touch as does the multicolored, reclaimed bead board on the ceiling. Ashwell’s touch of bling provides balance for the genders.

ABOVE: Even the Texas sun, filtering through vintage shutters, has trouble awakening those who linger in the comforts of the Cornflower Cottage. LEFT: The Liliput Lodge’s distressed teal cabinets and zinc workspace entice weekend getaway guests to serve up a snack or meal.

picket fence, a claw foot tub and a big feather bed piled high with soft cotton Shabby Chic Couture linens. The Cornflower Cottage offers a stylish flair with its use of vibrant geometric tiles. The ceiling of the spacious bath is lined with multicolored reclaimed bead board complete with Ashwell’s touch of sparkle – a vintage chandelier. Built in the late 1800s, the two-story Liliput Lodge serves as the main building with its screened-in porch and comfortable rockers. The Liliput can be rented separately, the upstairs or the downstairs, with each floor giving access to a private bathroom; rented together, it’s perfect for two couples or a large family. The kitchen, with its teal-colored distressed cabinetry, zinc workspace and butler’s sink, is the style Rachel Ashwell followers have grown to love over the past 22 years. The tin-roofed Rangers Lounge is the place for a Texas-style breakfast, with Danny Riebeling often serving as chef. Returning guests remember Riebeling’s spicy migas and sausage muffins as favorites from the Outpost. Selections at the Shop will match those featured in other Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture stores throughout the world, the difference being how each is accented. “At the end of the day, the overstuffed linen sofa in the Ranger Lounge sells as well in London as it does in California as it does in New York,” Ashwell explains. “But the Ranger Lounge has an extra – an antler chandelier topped with lavender pleated lampshades.” The Prairie also contains several elk and deer heads, traditional Texas mainstays that came with the sale of the property. Instead of removing the taxidermy, Ashwell adjusted her signature feminine style. “I thought ‘let’s embrace these animals.’ They’ve already had their sacrifices, but they’re still amazingly beautiful and handsome. That’s why I gave some of them crowns and some floral hats.”

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Cattle graze peacefully outside the cottage windows.

The Liliput Lodge, the original 1800s home on The Prairie, welcomes arriving guests with the U.S., Texas and British flags.

Ashwell describes the look as “Marie Antoinette going to Texas.” Guests that fancy a particular timeworn dresser or lamp will be able to buy the pieces on site and take them home. All furnishings at The Prairie are for sale. The custom machine washable, slipcovered furniture, vintage accessories, bedding and Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture pieces can all be ordered. “The Prairie is a huge Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture canvas of expression,” says Ashwell. “This is really how you can live the Shabby Chic life in its entirety.” When asked what’s most important to her, the popular designer, diva, author, lecturer and now B&B owner’s answer is simple and earnest: “The most beautiful Shabby Chic room doesn’t mean a lot without friends, family and your home.” Learn more about The Prairie at www.theprairiebyrachelashwell.com and Rachel’s Blog at rachelashwellshabbychic.blogspot.com.

WHERE’S RACHEL? IN TEXAS, OF COURSE! On Sept. 18, Rachel Ashwell will speak at Round Top Festival Institute’s Library and Museum Collections Forum, discussing beauty and inspiration in timeworn treasures. Ashwell’s seventh book, Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Inspirations and Beautiful Spaces, will be launched at The Prairie on Sept. 27 with a book signing and store opening event. New Treasures by Shabby Chic fabric will soon be available to quilters at the Fall 2011 International Quilt Market in Houston. Ashwell will be at the event on Oct. 29 to sign her new book.

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