Monday, December 9, 2013

Spaces: A Wimberley Ranch Home for a weekend or a life

Folks travel from around Texas to the eastern Hill Country town of Wimberley to forget their big-city blues in the old-time feel of the stone circle at the center of town.

Art galleries and funky shops entertain. But the real draw is living within rough limestone hills cut by clear tumbling creeks, a quiet land perfect for releasing the tension that knots at the base of the neck.

When the Farris family from Katy, TX near Houston began looking for a family getaway home, Wimberley was at the top of their list. They fell in love with the first place they saw, a spacious home clad in white-and-gold Austin limestone, sited in a grove of oaks and surrounded by 80 hilly acres, including a wet-weather creek and year-round pond behind the home.


But Darla Farris really fell in love after walking through the front doors. Inside, the architecture echoed the landscape in limestone walls and soaring ceilings complemented by woods and natural materials.

Darla decorated her home to be a place where grandkids and dogs could play, and folks could prop their boots on the coffee table without damaging her style of rustic elegance.
I shared Darla's decorating secrets in my Spaces article, which ran in the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle.  For more about her Hill Country style plus many more photos, click the link above.

Who knows? Maybe you'll be inspired to add a little Hill Country to your home.

Copyright 2009-2013 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathleen - gorgeous home, I think I could be very happy there! I always wanted to explore your beautiful state and now I can thanks to your beautiful blog. Thanks for visiting me and for your sweet comment. New follower :) xo Karen


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