Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Little Bit of Texas

Since my last post we have traveled from Retama (South Texas) to Florida and are now in the Chicago-land area.   It’s a rainy afternoon and a great opportunity to share this next Retama coach house.

Located on Lark, this coach house was created by Greg and Barb who spend their summer's working in  Redfish, Idaho, perhaps this area of the country should be on everyone’s ‘travel destination bucket list’.  Don’t forget to check out Greg’s RV Travel Journal, he's quite a story-teller!
Here's the link Keeping Up with the Jone's Blog

When you think of the Southwest, what do you think of? Deserts, cactus, saloons? Well, in Barb and Greg’s coach house FUN is a better way to describe their coach house and the cowhide rug really sets the Texas theme.  The bright colors and patterns blend beautifully.
Barb and Greg collected some of their southwest treasures while living full time since 2007.
Check out the clock on the boot clock!

Barb has a great eye for finding the perfect accessory combinations … The wall painting was found here in South Texas.

The neighborhood carpenter, Raul, created the tray ceiling and took the traditional bathroom and created a creative angle.  The display shelf fits in perfectly.

The kitchenette is located off the coach house side entrance and contains a fridge, microwave and everything for outdoor grilling.  Check out the detail in the sink and matching backsplash tile.  Perfect for South Texas!
Here's a close up of the sink area. Cabinetry is from the local craftsman.

Just off the kitchenette the bathroom continues their theme with the great copper sink and the star-studded mirror.
The lifestyle at Retama means the outdoor sitting area is the hub of activity  and nothing better and comfortable seating, palms and a slight breeze .... oh, and a cold margarita!
Greg and Barb paid a lot of attention to the small details ...  

where even the moulding reflect's Texas,
making for the perfect 12 x 20' coach house.  
Thanks Greg and Barb for letting us see 'A little bit of Texas"!