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Inspired TEXAS Style - Part II
because everything really is bigger in Texas.
We were down in the lone star state this past weekend for a wedding reception and were invited to stay here at the house of the bride's parents for the weekend.
Pretty sweet accommodations. :)
Our friends only finished building and moving into this home late last year and then had to quickly shift gears and begin planning a wedding.
I think they have done a spectacular job of pulling things together for the party.
I say they, but Glynda we know it was all you making so many of these decisions.
One of the things I like best about homes in the south are all of the outdoor spaces.
I spent the better part of Friday evening parked right here.
Hot but breezy and oh so relaxing.
Maybe it's a Texas thing but I have never even considered venting our outdoor grill, especially with such a massive copper hood. I do like this look though and the built in sink and refrigerator down below make it so functional.
It would also be great to have a pool like this but it is hard to justify in our part of the world where the swim season is so much shorter.
Yes, I could get used to floating around here with a cocktail in hand. :)
Then there is the kitchen...
If it were up to me I would build the house without a kitchen.
I have very limited culinary skills.
Maybe a microwave for heating up take out
and a frig to keep the drinks cold and I could call it done.
But for those of you that like to cook, the boat load of storage space and all the appliances here could make you swoon.
This kitchen has not one, not two, but three ovens,
and look at the size of that range hood!
Glynda, I didn't even know you cooked.
They had two margarita machines going for the party.
Dangerous and delicious!
The rooster collection is a nice touch.
I even found the Anniversary Box that I painted for our hosts a couple of years back tucked in one of the many built in shelving units.
I really liked the kitchen sink they went with.
Actually, some of the sinks throughout the house were like works of art.
Every house needs a little bling. A mirrored sink will take care of that.
There were a number of fascinating architectural features here including the main staircase which is floating. Stunning.
Mike and I have also liked these taller nine foot doors throughout the house.
and I have always been drawn to the character that a dutch door gives.
This one opens into the laundry room.
The ceilings are also noteworthy.
This one is in the master bedroom
and this one in the foyer.
The library ceiling
I am also intrigued by some of the wall finishes.
especially this one involving burlap.
Apparently they laid the burlap flat and coated it with wall mud.
Let it dry completely.
Then they rolled it up to create the cracked and distressed look.
I'm not sure how it was then applied to the walls but I really like the way it looks.
There is so much eye candy in this house that it was hard to take it all in.
Besides, what we were really there for was a wedding reception.
They kept the wedding decorations to a minimum but there were a few nods to the event scattered around for the party.
I thought it was fun touch to put the wedding dress on a mannequin for this event.
It was a fabulous party and a spectacular house.
Congrats to Nick and Nicole
It was an amazing weekend.
In the words of Montgomery Gentry,
" That's something to be proud of, that's a life you can hang your hat on"