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Fieldnotes: CB Chats with Nicole Gibbons

Fieldnotes: CB Chats with Nicole Gibbons
There's truth to the old adage: a fresh coat of paint does wonders to transform a room. But paint shopping can be overwhelming and time consuming. You know the drill: choose a paint brand and grade, select the right hue, retrieve an array of swatches, test out samples, observe said samples in various lights and times of day, make a sound decision, then get the paint on the wall evenly.

Entrepreneur and designer Nicole Gibbons is on a mission to simplify the paint shopping process. Her eco-friendly, direct-to-consumer paint company, Clare, launched in 2018 and is disrupting the traditional paint selling model. Simply put, shopping for paint on Clare's website is a delight and her carefully curated collection of colors will no doubt save you lots of fretting. Continue reading

Storied Details: The Dohar Blanket

Storied Details: The Dohar Blanket
It all started with me on the back of a moped whizzing around the outskirts of Jaipur. This was 2010, my first trip to India, and I hadn’t set out to bring home what would later become my signature, best-selling textile, the dohar blanket. But that’s what happened, and it’s all thanks to an Indian factory owner and my own admittedly risky sense of adventure. Continue reading

Hindsight is 2020: CB's Recap

Hindsight is 2020: CB's Recap

This week we’re joining in what feels like a collective global FAREWELL!! to 2020, a year like no other. Nonetheless life beyond the pandemic has still happened, and in the name of silver linings, we’re bringing you a little recap.

I am grateful for each of you — not only this year, but always. Thank you for bringing our storied pieces into your homes; we hope their beauty has brought much comfort and joy to your world. Happy New Year and we can't wait to see you in 2021!

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
I'm doing my best to lean into the trimmed-back version of the holiday season. Without the usual accoutrement of holiday happy hours, glittering parties, and festive school performances, our family schedule feels focused on that which is essential: time at home with one another. Now more than ever, I'm clinging to the traditions that bring me joy each year, and I'm sharing some of them with you (along with a few other tidbits!). Bright days are ahead, my friends. Continue reading

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. We’re thrilled to settle permanently in the heart of town and welcome area residents and travelers throughout the year with a big dose of southern hospitality…and maybe a margarita or two!

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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