Okay, this one is for all of you interior design lovers AND for the quilt lovers and quilt makers out there. One of the most elegant interior design blogs I've seen is Cote de Texas, where a Houston designer chronicles French-inspired design on the Texas coast with regular doses of inspiration and and a smorgasbord of delicious photographs that make her readers want to climb through their monitor screens and take up residence in each beautiful home. Recently, Cote de Texas did a feature on the newly remodeled Cotton-Eye Joe guest house in Abilene, Texas, owned by Terry Browder of Sayles Ranch Guesthouses. Browder took a plain, blah, boring house and created a fresh, chic interior that reflects its Texan roots without crossing over to the Dark Side of kitsch and country clichés. The end result is so beautiful, I want to go to Abilene, Texas just to stay in this guest house! I especially love how Browder repurposed antique quilts as upholstery fabric for these dining chairs, and how she incorporated various traditional quilt patterns in the painted hardwood floors throughout the guest house.
That's just one little picture to whet your appetite; there are dozens more where that came from and each one is just as gorgeous. Without further ado, click this link to be whisked away to Cote de Texas to tour the rest of this project; then come back here and tell me what you think!
COTE DE TEXAS: An Abilene Remodel
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