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Rachel Ashwell's Texas Retreat

Monday, April 30, 2012

Have you discovered Garden and Gun?  It's a Tennessee based publication that's loaded with great articles and photography.  While browsing the magazine online a few days ago I came across a story that featured Rachel Ashwell's latest project in Round Top, Texas.  According to the article, Rachel had stayed at the bed and breakfast over the years when she came into town for their annual Antiques Show and Fair.  When the property came up for sale, she bought the property and started work on the restoration/transformation. It's now a Bed and Breakfast/spa known as The Prairie, and there's  a Shabby Chic store on the grounds.

To retain the ambiance and history of the original structure, Rachel kept the original unvarnished wood flooring and tin roofs, but  put her mark on the place with sparkly chandeliers and lots of white paint and furniture.  The new looks is a lot of classic Rachel Ashwell/Shabby Chic and some Texas Country, with a dash of luxe lodge.
I think this chandelier sums up the look of this place in a single statement.  On a sidenote, I have a pair of sconces with those exact deerheads holding those exact crystal baskets.  I got them about 10 years ago and have yet to find the perfect spot for them.  They're not one of those things you can work in just anywhere.

The dining area is mostly Texas Lodge with a little Shabby Chic on the side. Ashwell embraced the taxidermy left behind by the former owners.

Classic Rachel.  Not digging the mismatched chandeliers, but I love the white/rustic wood combination.

More inherited taxidermy made whimsical by crowning it with flowers and flanking it with crystal.  This seems like a big leap out of her comfort zone with the dark, moody wallpaper and heavy wood moldings.

See more of The Prairie and read the article here.

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