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The Prairie | Shabby Chic Cottages by Rachel Ashwell

Thanks to Ashley of Sugar and Cloth, I spent the weekend in Round Top, Texas with friends and fellow bloggers. I was so excited to see everyone and to finally visit The Prairie. I have long loved and appreciated the shabby chic style, though I don’t embrace it as a whole, even like incorporating little elements here and there. I had heard about The Prairie Bed and Breakfast and jumped at the opportunity to visit the property this morning.

white rustic greenhouse with vines

vintage greenhouse with greenery growing on top

Rachel Ashwell was one of the first to find success with her shabby chic designs and made them accessible selling them at Target. I have integrated a lot of the Shabby Chic bedding and accessories into our home through the years. There’s something so serene about lack of perfection and relaxed fabrics. I hope you enjoy this little tour…

shabby chic decorating ideas

farmhouse exterior - white board and batten barn with metal roof

farmhouse exterior - white board and batten barn with metal roof

The exterior of the barn which is the property’s event venue offered the most beautiful views!

white barn doors

farmhouse deck - outdoor living

The board and batten exterior with beams and raw weathered wood porch were so beautiful – farmhouse style at it’s best.

white board and batten barn with wood floors and barn light

The Prairie Bed and Breakfast by Rachel Ashwell in Round Top Texas

Throughout the property there were a few places to gather. This little retreat offered beautiful views of the prairie and a much needed breeze that Round Top, Texas is known for.

wood patio furniture brick patio with greenery trellis

white rustic greenhouse with vines

There’s something beautiful about a greenhouse that always captivates me.

The Prairie Bed and Breakfast by Rachel Ashwell in Round Top Texas

white rustic greenhouse with vines

This cottage is a shabbier representation of what a lot of the homes in Round Top, Texas look like. 

board and batten exterior with metal roof

The Prairie Bed and Breakfast by Rachel Ashwell in Round Top Texas

shabby chic bedroom

Seeing the interior of the shabby chic cottages reminded me that life is simple – it’s us that makes it complicated. 

shabby chic bedroom

Simplicity wins again.

shabby chic bedding by rachel ashwell

white slipcovered sofa with reclaimed wood coffee table

A relaxed and imperfect living room…

simple shabby chic decor

shabby chic decorating ideas

and wood floors that make my heart skip a beat.

shabby chic bedding by rachel ashwell

shabby chic bedding by rachel ashwell

The Prairie Bed and Breakfast by Rachel Ashwell in Round Top Texas

and I’ll never stop dreaming about a brick patio. Maybe some day at the lake cottage?

The Prairie Bed and Breakfast by Rachel Ashwell in Round Top Texas

I hope you enjoyed this little tour! I have so much more to share with you from my weekend getaway!

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15 comments on “The Prairie | Shabby Chic Cottages by Rachel Ashwell”

  1. This tour was unimpressive. The house was empty of furnishings which make a home. Very dull and boring.

  2. Julie- Thanks for the tour! Really enjoyed it. I too incorporate parts of Rachael Ashwell in our home!

  3. Oh Julie, what a fun weekend!!!!! I have long admired Rachel Ashwell and love seeing little glimpses of her work and creativity!

  4. That was a refreshing tour! I love the greenhouse and I loved the chandelier over the bed. Sigh, how romantic.

  5. What a beautiful little haven.

  6. What a lovely and relaxing space! I’m sure you were able to get some great inspiration from visiting in person 🙂

  7. Julie,
    As usual you’ve blown me away – Now I’m thinking about my outside door frames that are flaking and thinking maybe I should let them go. (Not sure if that’s lazy on my part or just making my Dittmer home more country!) LOL

  8. Now that looks like a fun place. I think I’m like you Julie, I appreciate the shabby chic style, but I don’t totally embrace it, but place like this would be fun to enjoy. The grounds are certainly beautiful as well. Love the wood floors and the simplicity of it all.

    Thanks for the tour 🙂
    Elizabeth

  9. Well Thank you Julie! It makes a big difference in my tiny Home and garden.

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