Friday, May 14, 2010

Creative Is My Name-Decorating Is My Game

What is an English/Texas theme. Do I need a ranch house? No? A Texas cottage....with an English feel. Let's say the style is English Lord meets TX Cowgirl-how romantic...
We had a get together breakfast this morning, and our wonderful host has been working on her new house. Paint colors to decide on-where to hang fantastic deer mounts, brown transferware, and burlap ribbon on everything. We loved it! So inspiring Ms. McClure!
Can French Roast paint be any better-how about Dinner Party mixed with it? This is the master bedroom-love the Hereford hide on the floor with the Spode mixed with the deer mount.

Never underestimate the power of some antlers! And brown china and birds nest!

I must have a cow creamer now-and I love these jars filled with raw sugar and splenda in the kitchen.

Her sea shell collection and jars of sand collected from different oceans-love this too-hope I didn't go overboard on pictures!

English inspired kitchen table...

Table topper is made out of linen grey good with ruffle on edge-fits perfectly and wonderful! Let us help you design one for your table!

Cloche over beautiful peach Bellini short breads in kitchen...delicious!

Jar filled with children's china in little girls bedroom...

Birds egg blue bathroom with touches of brown toile and leopard...loved this!

Collection of brown pitchers hanging from rack above mirror in bathroom...very creative!!!

Close up of baby's clothesline-focus between the two white iron beds.

Little girls room in pale pink-love the clothes line full of baby clothes. One gown was hers when she was a baby.

Where's Ralph? The antiqued American flag draped over the iron headboard-white ruffled sheets mixed with quilts....

So, she compromised by creating an ambiance that combines both English and primitive Texas heritage. English china and cowhides-it's good...A look that goes back to the American West when Englishman would purchase ranches and estates in the 1800's. Texas necessities mixed with the fine goods from England.
Thanks for the inspiration!