Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Rough Powder Room in Hico

A few weeks ago, while heading back to Dallas, we stumbled upon Hico, TX. (pronounced High-Co. I only mention that because I called it Hic-O for a long time). What a great destination town, full of very interesting shops including Blue Star Trading Co., a surprisingly large store offering furniture, home accents, saddles and tack, and the works of local artists. You know it's a great store when it has such a well designed powder room!
Taking a cue from the stone walls of this 1895 building, the counter adds to the texture and interest.

Upstairs, on the third floor, you'll find a pictorial exhibit of the history of Hico. Included in the exhibit are old post offices boxes.
You can actually look at, or in my case, photograph old correspondence. This is from 1926!

The following are some more pics from Fredericksburg. Loving this TX limestone.



I could definitely imagine visiting the Hill Country of TX again. In the meantime, you can visit Ann at Hill Country House for a vicarious visit to this part of TX (and for great design too!)

15 comments:

elizgonz said...

Hico, home of Wiseman House Chocolates. Heaven!

Hill Country House Girl said...

Thanks Michele! I love that bathroom in Hico too! Great minds think alike,or great eyes see alike, or something like that. Good photos of Fredericksburg buildings, too!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love that bathroom! It's so unusual.

pve design said...

You have a way of smoothing out all the rough spots and I love that wall and that house!
pve

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh. So. Gorgeous.


No other words.

Italo said...

Ciao, The bathroom is perfect but also the room like the first photo is so romantic and beautiful

MPA said...

Unexpected and beautiful! Hico here I come!

Michelle said...

Powder rooms hold so much potential...even residentially, I can usually talk a client into bolder detailing. I love the stone wall...now that's real stone! Sounds like a great daytrip...

Best,
Michelle

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Thank you for these pictures! Fredricksburg looks lovely! The Texas limestone is beautiful!

home before dark said...

I, of course, love all of the stone. I also like the part of using the materials native to your environment. I think native stone always looks best under native sun. I might have to commit acts of sin to acquire that bathroom. Great post.

Cara said...

love the limestone.

Yansy said...

That bathroom is fantastic. Great pics. Fredericksburg reminds me of Provence.

Kellie Collis said...

So much gorgeous charm!!

Alicia said...

I'm with you...love the limestone!!!

Kathleen said...

The Texas limestone is stunning, isn't it? In my next life....

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