Biscuit Picks: Pillows

One of the best parts about our new location is space glorious space for tons of fluffy Biscuit Beds. This one is profoundly pretty. We are also slanging a dope array of pillow these days, if you haven’t had occasion to check them out…you should.

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It’s like a pillow personality test. I feel like I know their souls now.

Shop ‘em here.

Introducing #ProjectGrayHouse

And for my next trick…

We met with our newest client a few weeks ago, and it has been a whirlwind. We were initially brought in for a simple consult on a few rooms- and now we are already halfway through ordering for the entire house! That is pants-crazy fast. But when I’m on one, I’m on it. So here we go!

The house is gorgeous, one of the early homes built in my favorite neighborhood in Houston. It is super traditional and was recently renovated by the previous owners. My clients tastes are a little spunkier than the classic style they inherited, and so we want to work within the original bones and pretty neutral updates- but glam it up a bit. The one caveat to that is that while my clients like color- they prefer it in small doses. So the trick will be to marry the traditional elements that are there with some sparkle while working within a neutral color palette.

Not as easy as it sounds, but I think we got this. Here are some of the materials we have chosen and our favorite inspiration pictures guiding the vision:

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Shades of gray & taupe with pops of blue & pink.

Texture. Sparkle. Pizzazz.

That’s why they call me ‘killer’. Not a wham, bam, thank-you ma’am. Imma thriller.

Biscuit Picks

Over the past few months I have been working hard getting things running smoothly at our new Biscuit location. Moving from 1,200 to 10,000 square feet has made life soooo much easier- we have a proper warehouse and office space now! HIGH FIVES! But it also took a lot to fill out the floor space and have it looking as fresh as we wanted it to be.

We have also built a team at the store I am very proud of, everyone works so hard and brings a lot of extras to the table. I never properly shared what we have going on in the new space, and we have a lot of exciting new things to unveil in the coming months, so I thought it might be fun to start a series touring the store and introducing you to the fine people who inhabit it. Today I’m slangin’ one of the 5 bedroom setups we have, and some of our favorite items within:

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Tangier’s Pillow, Places To Go Book, Avocado Soap, Travel Calendar, Ombre Stripe Throw Blanket, Frida Kahlo Candle, Sal de Margarita

Welcome to The Shmamptons!

If you follow me on Pinterest, you have probably noticed my Country Mouse board. I am in a constant city mouse vs. country mouse debate with myself, and I started it two years ago as a place to house all of my bucolic fantasies. Though he loves some time in the country, Pete is a tried and true city mouse so the conversation has really never been about moving full time, but finding a place where we can get away from our hectic work schedules and be with our family.

When we got Harry’s diagnosis, one of the things we learned about his care is that regardless of where he fell on the spectrum and how long he was under medical supervision, flying and altitudes would always be an issue for him. Airports are tough on families, and adding oxygen equipment, and the government regulations that go with the gear, made traveling as a family even less of a reality for us. We started thinking more seriously about finding a place within driving distance that we could get away together- there are tons of great towns and wide open spaces outside of Houston- but we were still pretty shocked to find our little country home within a few months of starting to look!

We wanted some land where the kids could run around, enough space for a few animals and a vegetable garden, and a charming old farmhouse that we could renovate over time. The 1,400 sqft house, which we bought in August, is super charming, and old, but had been recently renovated by the previous owners. That normally would be a plus- they did a really nice job- but I love a project and had a very specific fantasy of what this country house should look like. I talked to our contractors about gutting the kitchen (which was really nice but looked a little newer than what I had in mind), adding on a bedroom and converting another bedroom into two bathrooms (the downstairs has only one full bath you have to walk through the master bedroom and a little nursery to get through), reconfiguring the existing bathroom, and some other fixes throughout. After pricing everything out I finally got a grip and decided on the final project list:

  • Add door to front parlor to create fourth downstairs bedroom
  • Remove built ins in Master ante-room to make room for bunk beds/crib
  • Remove shower in Master, add shower plumbing to tub, larger vanity
  • Take space from existing 2nd bedroom and add full bath with hallway access
  • Paint kitchen, remove island, replace countertops

 

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We started construction a few weeks ago with the goal of being out there for Thanksgiving.  I’ll update y’all on the progress as we go along, I hope everyone had a good weekend!

OHay.

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Molly’s ORC, #ProjectLex Master Bedroom, #ProjectMovinOnUp, #ProjectPerfection, Scheming for #welcometotheshmamptons, #ProjectLex Den

Lot’s of new work in various states of done-ness.

Just wanted to say “hi” and thanks for the kindness.

I hope all is well with y’all.

xo