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Fieldnotes: CB Chats with Michelle Adams

Fieldnotes: CB Chats with Michelle Adams

Over the years creative consultant, editor, and design guru Michelle Adams has been at the forefront of the home and lifestyle editorial spaceThis installment of our Fieldnotes series is littered with sage advice and insightful anecdotes as Michelle dishes about trends and timelessness, offers tips for selecting the right house to remodel (and shares about her newest home reno project!), and catalogues her favorite publications, newsletters, and designers in the industry.

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Round Top Travel Guide: Country Roads, Take Me Home!

Round Top Travel Guide: Country Roads, Take Me Home!

Round Top is a quiet little Texas hill country town situated between Austin and Houston, and we love it so much we decided to put down roots. Our Round Top Shop is set to open in just a few days

Here’s the thing about Round Top: it’s refreshing slow pace, cultural vibrancy, and breathtaking beauty make it a slice of Texas worthy of a visit any month of the year. Whether you’re headed to the fields for the biannual fall antiques showan institution since 1968!or considering a visit another time of year, we’ve pulled together basic information and a few of our favorite recommendations for dining, shopping, and accommodations.

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Good as Gold

Good as Gold
I recently heard it said that it is indeed September—not January—that marks the new year, culturally speaking. We’re attuned to the rhythm of the school year beginning, summer’s languid easy-come, easy-go-ness tucked neatly away as we eagerly slip into sturdier schedules. Join us in celebrating the new season as we pay homage to the harvest hues of autumn. Continue reading

Storied Details: The Lassi Cup

Storied Details: The Lassi Cup

Like many pieces in the shop, our authentic lassi cups serve as an ode to bridging origins and eras, while also sustaining heritage crafts. For generations, the eponymous yogurt-based shake was served in hand-engraved patinated metal and brass cups. We now gather these one-of-a-kind pieces from markets across India for you to treasure for years to come.

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Midsummer Finds for Houston Modern Luxury

Midsummer Finds for Houston Modern Luxury
I’ve found my mind wandering to all things bright and breezy and you can find the bounty of these cogitations in our new Summer Shop. As a supplement of sorts, I’m sharing an assemblage of seasonal finds I was thrilled to recently curate for Houston Modern Luxury. Continue reading

Fieldnotes: CB Chats with Erin Gates

Fieldnotes: CB Chats with Erin Gates

I'm honored to feature my friend Erin Gates, the visionary behind Erin Gates Design and award-winning design blog Elements of Style, in the first installment of Fieldnotes, our new Journal series devoted to conversations with influential tastemakers. We hope that the perspectives, design tips, and industry insights chronicled in the series will inspire curiosity and delight about your home.

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Storied Details: The Enchanted Arabian Nights Tent

Storied Details: The Enchanted Arabian Nights Tent

Last week The Wall Street Journal featured our Arabian Nights Tent in their roundup of children’s indoor play structures. What’s so captivating about the tent, what sets it apart from other teepees and indoor playhouses on the market, is its custom detailing. While it may be tempting to brush off design intricacies as above a child’s sensibilities, it is the structure’s details that conjure its whimsy, that transport visitors to a tiny magical world. To that end, consider this an introductory tour as we tie back the canvas flaps and invite you into this inspired lair.

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Summer State of Mind

Summer State of Mind

With long-plotted getaways thwarted and kids’ activities in limbo, chances are that many of us are regrouping when it comes to summer plans. Our family will be home more than we expected, but I’m scheming about ways to make the most of the time, focusing my energy on home projects and work endeavors that normally get pushed aside this time of year. With the season changing and summer spreading before us, I can’t think of a better time for a refresh.

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CB's Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is coming up, and like much of 2020 the holiday will no doubt be wrought with emotion. For our family, the weeks since Easter have been a bit of a struggle, the newness of days at home having worn off and our longing for normalcy growing stronger. So I’m looking to Mother’s Day with joyful anticipation — preparing to celebrate the influential women in my life is giving me a much-needed boost.

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Egging On

Egging On
With Easter upon us, I’m determined to summon the springtime holiday spirit, drumming up ways to stay inspired in our house. Home may feel all too familiar — confining, even — for many of us who’ve been quarantined for several weeks. The repetitiveness of days at home beg for indulgences to brighten the hours, domestic delights to mix up rote routines and nurture a fresh connection with loved ones. Continue reading
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