The Cottage At Chappell Hill – Bed and Breakfast Design

Where I live and work is always a fusion of new and old.   Somehow it just happens that way.  Perhaps, it is because the majority of the properties are antique houses  with so much darn character you just fall in love instantly.  I had the privilege of decorating this quaint bed and breakfast beauty.  It is open to the public by reservation only – year round.  You can visit the website here:


The following photo is the sitting area of the master of The Cottage at Chappell Hill.



Here is a peek in the kitchen area where a buffet and plate rack serve as the coffee and breakfast center.

An up close of the sink area.   My client has a fantastic eye for good bargains and would find a lot of things on her own.   She would ask, “Can you use this?”   Of course I can, what great taste she has…

There was an old fireplace mantel that I had used many times for store displays.  It received a coat of chalk paint and serves as the headboard.

A view of the modern living area or front parlor as they would say in the “olden days”.   Some of the oil paintings are from local artists depicting everyday life from that era.

A view of the bath with the buffet turned sink vanity.   An old crate mounted to the wall serves double duty as a towel holder.

A bit of a bounce around, but I wanted to share the view of the kitchen with the clock because the owner’s hubby picked it out and thought it wouldn’t be used.   Here it is in a place of prominence…I loved it.

The plate rack in this photo belonged to another client who was ready to let it go.  Instead of placing it in my antique shop, I suggested it for this client.   It serves multi purposes keeping the coffee bar free of plates, for storage and it is just so pretty.  The dishes are a hodge podge of good deals found by the client.

One final shout out –   The photography was done by Scott Hill, of Brenham Portrait Gallery,  who has been shooting (no pun intended) Brenham and Chappell Hill families for years.   You can find the website here:


















4 thoughts on “The Cottage At Chappell Hill – Bed and Breakfast Design

  1. How BEAUTIFUL! What a lovely cottage designed by a lovely women! I had the honor of having “The Irish Lady” decorate our entire home 16 years ago. She did such a “classic and timeless” look it is still “in style” today! I have seen a lot of her work over the past 16 years and she can do absolutely anything…traditional, contemporary, vintage etc! I love that she REALLY listens to her clients and gets to know them, their family, their lifestyle and personalities extremely well before she even starts…and once she starts, she is on a roll! Thank you for posting the pictures Cynthia Haba!

  2. Love the posting of the cottage that you did for Tina. what a joy to see how you used the plate rack! Sp happy for both of you to see what a warm and inviting feel you both have created. Hugs? SF

  3. So good to see you pop up in my email! I absolutely love the cottage and maybe one day this CA gal will get a chance to visit Chapel Hill. That bathroom vanity/sink is fabulous. What is the counter top made of? That’s what I would love to do in my bathroom when we redo it. Hope you are well 🙂

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