Back at the Ranch
“I appreciate the Americana aesthetic and living out in the Hill Country of Texas. It feels like a natural extension of the land and of the house to decorate with things that pay homage to its past.” The ranch house is constructed of river rock and cedar and cypress beams, most of which were found on the property.
“Because I spent a lot of the last 15 years traveling, I stumbled upon things that work at the ranch even if they were from different cultures completely. I love rugs and textiles and like to mix them up. I am also drawn to landscapes—especially the cool tones of blues, greens, and turquoise when they are worn and weathered by time.”
Cool & Collected
“My decorating trick is to keep the same overall color palette throughout a house but use a pop of a favorite color. This allows me to move things around at the ranch.” In the kitchen, blue and green pottery and glassware—her favorite things to collect—offer a cool counterpoint to the warmth of the wood.
A Happy Harmony
“I surround myself with things I love, which add up to collections of things that make me happy when they are around. Like my boot collection, which started early on as a Dixie Chick when we dressed a bit more kitsch. Although I stopped dressing in them, I kept a lot of my boots for nostalgic reasons.”