Design Love

I've spent countless hours looking at beautiful homes lately as we prepare to move. Our new house is a little different from what we are used to and will have a little more space to play with.

Just by lucky accident, I ran across Jeanette Van Wicklen's design blog. Her current home is for sale and it is breath taking in true Texas style! Take a look...

This amazing home is just a block from Lake Travis. 
Imagine living here and being able to go take a dip or eat at one of the nearby restaurants. Wow! My Texas friends will understand all of this.

I love Jeanette's style.  Its traditional but with a youthful current look.
This is what I want in my new house.

Isn't this little sitting room perfect?
I love the way she used the old china cabinet to display beautiful objects. Love the fabric on those drapes - that's the modern edge I'm liking little touches of.

This kitchen is dreamy to me.
 Love the old signs, the granite, and the clever way she has extended the eating area at the island.

Love, Love, Love

That darling Coffee Shop sign is from Ballard Designs long ago. 
Wish I wouldn't have missed out on that.

My husband would be in heaven if his office looked like this.  We do have a deer head around here somewhere (hidden).

I spy cowboy boots.  When we move back, I think I'll get some. :)

Now don't leave, there's more!

This guest room is beautiful and welcoming. Don't you agree?

Last but not least, look at the backyard area.

Just imagine having a margarita out under the live oaks!!

Be sure to visit Jeanette and her beautiful home.

If you are looking for a new place, this just might be the one for you.


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! Gorgeous designs! I can't believe I missed your post about moving! What part of Texas? My in-laws were in Ft. Worth for many years. Loved visiting them in Texas. Exciting times! When are you done with school this year? I've got about 4 more weeks.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How exciting about your move! When will you be all moved in? Lovely inspirations!

Lisa said...

Thanks for this beautiful link! This look is perfection. Cottage-y but not too sweet. It's great she does e-design too.:)

Sonia said...

Hi Stacey,
Well Texas does have some beautiful style. We used to live in Austin and I love the beautiful limestone fireplaces and stonework! I am sure you will do a wonderful job decorating your new home! How exciting!
Miss Bloomers

Granny Annie said...

Pictures of homes like this amaze me because I am always left wondering what room the "live" in.

jvw home said...

Thanks Stacey for this beautiful post you wrote!!
I appreciate your support so much and I can't wait to help you with with a room E-design! You'll have to figure out which room we'll decorate and I look forward to it! Already looks like a great house you moved into...

Granny Annie we truly live in all the rooms at some point throughout each week...but on photo or house showing days it always has that "perfect" look (hah)...we have 2 very sweet labradors that live inside/outside and three cats (they're all outdoors!)....awww but I do love it on days when it gets this "picked up"! xo

April said...

That is definitely MY kind of home! Love everything about it!

Beverly said...

A beautiful home. Yours will be just as wonderful. Can't wait to see how you make it your own. I'm assuming you will be moving when school is out...which should be soon. I'll keep checking back.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so happy for you! The fact that you get to move back to Texas, and that you get to decorate another house. I think this home you shared is beautiful, and I also know for a fact, that you are one gifted decorator. I can't wait to see what you do with your home. The desk area is perfect, and will look so welcoming and cozy, with your touches. The picture of you and your husband is so good!

Michele Smith said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I have the same chairs at my breakfast table too!
What a welcoming home!

PAT said...

What a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing this. I see all sorts of inspiration.

Melanie said...

Lovely photos...I really enjoy that same style. Great idea on the bar extension, too. I need something like that.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll go look at the link! I was so happy to see that you had commented on my blog. I miss you. I really do think of you when I poof my pillows...wish I did just this morning! Hope you are well! Happy summer!

bj said...

O, Mercy folks REALLY get to live like this? It all take my breath away, too, Stacey.

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey!!!! Oh, that is a gorgeous home you've shown. I can't imagine living in something so grand. I can't wait to see your new home. I've had computer problems back some time and had to take off my Google Chrome and go back to Firefox...blah blah blah, and somehow I lost you and am refollowing you!!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rene' said...

You are so blessed to have Jeanette help do an e-design!! She is a wonderful blogging friend and does such beautiful work!!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog :) I've heard hummingbird cake is a wonderful southern recipe!!
I can't wait to make it!!

Rene xo

daisypetals said...

This is Melissa @ LOVE this house! Totally dreamy! Thanks for sharing!

Penny said...

The house is lovely. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with your new home. Thanks for the comment. I am looking forward to following you.

Liz said...

Hi Stacy! Thanks for popping by and saying hi! :) How exciting that you are moving (or moved) I can't wait to see your gorgeous new home!! :)

Hope all is well.


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Rebecca said...

I want to go HOME to Texas, too! Care if we follow you?

Thanks for the sweet note. I'm sad you moved away before we could meet! :( Someday! OK?

xoRebecca PS: This house is a dream home. Couldn't only afford it a maid came with it! :)

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! I'm so glad you popped in to see me and I hope all is well with you. I know I tell you every time I visit, but I do miss you.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Shelia said...

HI Stacey! Thanks for popping in to see me. Good luck with your project to be and I hope you'll post about it.
I also hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Glad you liked my new painting. Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kelly said...

That is a beautiful home! I don't blame you for loving it. Good luck with your move too.

Beverly said...

Still checking back to see pictures of your new home and see how you are doing. Hope all is going well and that you are getting lots done despite the heat.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Totally gorgeous! Can't wait to see your new house!

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Thanks for popping in to see me. How's your house move in coming along? I'm looking forward to seeing what you're up to.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I've been away for awhile, and missed your post on moving back to Texas! Well, welcome back!!! Your new home is gorgeous! Can't wait to see you put your touches on it!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Wow! I think I'm going to have to pin every one of these! What fabulous inspiration and I can't quit studying each photo for new ideas!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Gorgeous home!

Your Moving??? I am behind....moving backward so I can catch up!

Lou Cinda

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

This house is gorgeous, Stacey! Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm in love with that backyard! Beautiful!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, fabulous inspiration. I could move into her home without changing a thing (you think she'd leave the furniture?). I scrolled down to see the cute picture of you and Mr. in your soon-to-be kitchen. What a wonderful space, and that view from the back yard is so peaceful and beautiful. Can't wait to see what you'll do in the new home. laurie