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Friday, December 26, 2014

A Texas Interior Designer

I know some people still believe all us Texans live on the prairie with tumbleweeds blowing
through, blazing hot sun, cowboys with Stetson hats, and Luchese boots.

however, this hasn't been the case for a good long while now.

yes there are some wide, open spaces in Texas,
but there are also some beautiful major cities, sassy & brilliant towns (like Austin),
and charming little country places dotted everywhere.

the work below belongs to
Lisa Luby Ryajn,
a Dallas designer, whose talents are sought throughout our country.

this vignette is from her shop and gives you a hint of what she does so well.

Vintage Living - Lisa Luby Ryan

she completely believes in re-purposing your existing furnishings as much as possible,
which is wonderful, isn't it? 
& she has an amazing way of grouping interesting pieces on a wall to create
a large, beautiful focal point for the room.

to see more of her work & her shop,
plus before & after shots of some of her work
please go here

I know all of you had the most wonderful Christmas Day & Christmas Eve
imaginable, as did I.
I did go out of town for a couple of days, which in and of itself was delightful.
of course, the dogs went with me.



  1. Hello Marsha and a very Happy New Year. I wish I had a pair of Luchese cowboy boots! I have my eye on a pair of Old Gringo's as well. Glad you had a good Christmas and managed to escape for a few days.
    I love the examples you have shown of Lisa Luby Ryajn and like her thoughts of re-uphostering.
    Thanks for your visits and looking forward to reading your blog in 2015

    1. I cannot even imagine you in Old Gringo's !
      Happy New Year, darling friend.

  2. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

  3. How pretty! I love the worn, textured patina of what is vintage or antique.

    Wishing you a warm holiday season and a happy 2015.

  4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    I appreciate today's post about Texas and tumbleweeds. My parents have lived in Amarillo almost 40 years and that city definitely has its own style of posh which I've had the privilege to enjoy.

    I've been loving the holiday music on your blog this month so much that I've left it playing for my own joy! Thank you!

    Susan Snyder

  5. I could use that chair and mirrors over here in the 'stone house on the hill' in Greece. . .I wish you lived closer!! I'd tap your eye for decorating talents. Merry Christmas (a bit late) and Happy New Year to you!! Xo Jackie


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