To retain the ambiance and history of the original structure, Rachel kept the original unvarnished wood flooring and tin roofs, but put her mark on the place with sparkly chandeliers and lots of white paint and furniture. The new looks is a lot of classic Rachel Ashwell/Shabby Chic and some Texas Country, with a dash of luxe lodge.
I think this chandelier sums up the look of this place in a single statement. On a sidenote, I have a pair of sconces with those exact deerheads holding those exact crystal baskets. I got them about 10 years ago and have yet to find the perfect spot for them. They're not one of those things you can work in just anywhere.
The dining area is mostly Texas Lodge with a little Shabby Chic on the side. Ashwell embraced the taxidermy left behind by the former owners.
Classic Rachel. Not digging the mismatched chandeliers, but I love the white/rustic wood combination.
More inherited taxidermy made whimsical by crowning it with flowers and flanking it with crystal. This seems like a big leap out of her comfort zone with the dark, moody wallpaper and heavy wood moldings.
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