Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spaces: Rustic and Elegant Mix near Wimberley

An 1820's Gettysburg barn, moved to Texas and renovated into the Hale's luxury lodge on Wolf Creek Ranch near Wimberley.

Bex Hale charmed millions during her turn on HGTV's Design Star program in 2012.  Today she and her husband David live on 10 acres at Wolf Creek Lodge outside of Wimberley. Her story is unique in the way they live and the way they afford their dream place--sometimes renting their two-house retreat to folks wanting an indulgent Hill Country weekend.

Interviewing her for a Spaces column was a lesson in creativity. In her words, "My design rule is that there are no design rules."  In her homes, she mixes Art Deco and silver with old-world and rustic. Curves and shine lighten straight heavy lines.

A silvered antler chandelier hangs in the entry to the Lodge.

For more about Wolf Creek Lodge, Bex and her design tips-- and more photos--click this Express-News link to the story: Rustic and elegant mix in a place worth sharing.

Turquoise lighting sparkles in this combination guest room-baby's room.  See the mirrored table used for diapering baby Lulu?

Interested in renting?  Gardens, a swimming pool, dining pavilion and outdoor fireplace connect the two homes, which accommodate 13.  More info and reservations here: Hill Country Premier Lodging - Wolf Creek Ranch.

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  1. WOW! What a gorgeous place. It has been a while since I've been to Wimberley, might be time to plan a trip there.
    PS I always enjoy reading your column in the paper:)

  2. I like the front door entry...that's a big place! Those are the original timber / mortar walls? Very nice look to me. Can't wait to read more on this.


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