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Home & GARDEN


The barn’s vaulted ceiling and bright colors are the perfect backdrop for one of Beverly’s creative ways to reuse and recycle. “So much of the original barn wood needed to be replaced, but I couldn’t stand the thought of just throwing it away, so I used it to make a ‘TEXAS’ headboard.”


porch and long evening strolls on wooded paths, but Beverly and Mike were true weekend warriors. T ey admit it was a messy job, but they knew it would be worth it. “When you love what you’re doing, you don’t work a day in your life,” Mike says.


As Beverly and Mike completed one


house after another, they decided to open a bed and breakfast. “T ere was a real need for one in our area, and I didn’t want to sell these houses after we had put so much into them,” Beverly explains. Now, in addition to their


own house, the couple has six cottages available for guests, spread out on seven acres of land. Each home has its own view of the countryside and its own style of décor. From frilly and feminine, to rustic with modern touches, there is a cottage to appeal to every traveler looking for a quiet place to stay in the country. Beverly’s eye for design and sense of style


is evident in each cottage. “I love so many diff erent styles, and the fun part of having all these cottages is that I don’t have to stick with just one.” Beverly is always on the lookout for the perfect addition for one of the cottages. Since they are just a few miles from the famous Round Top Antique Festival, she has easy access to unique pieces that mesh with her vision. Whether it’s a barn turned into a cottage or a sitting area on a porch with a bucolic view, she creates a welcoming space that invites visitors to pause and enjoy some


Being just a few miles from the famous Round Top Antique Festival makes it easier for Beverly to fi nd just the right touch for her latest project. One of her recent Round Top scores: these slipcovers made from an old bedspread that fi t perfectly over plain plastic lawn chairs.


time in the country. • ● ● For more info, visit farmhouseroundtop.com.


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