Finding Inspiration Close to Home


by Michele Marano

Twice a year, April and September, Round Top becomes a focal point on the map, holding the largest antique festival in the country.  Stretched over 25 miles, what are typically quaint little towns turns pastures of green into an array of color and beautiful ranch acreage is transformed into an antique extravaganza.

If you’re looking for a certain piece but can’t make the trip, bring us a photo and we will find it for you.   Michele Marano & Associates – www.countrycottagechick.com is the design side of our real estate business, www.MicheleMarano.com.  We stage our clients’ homes who sell with us and Michele also keeps a booth stocked full of antiques, refinished & distressed furnishings, architectural pieces, doors, artwork, custom pillows and all kinds of vintage accessories at the Antique Gallery of Houston Booth A-2 in Spring, Texas.

“Being inspired by the countryside, I love to incorporate the beauty, yet simplicity of nature into design, whether it be through the use of calming colors, textured fabrics, or simply an antiqued refinished piece of furniture aged from time.  There is something comfortable about mixing an old timeless piece with a little bit of rustic and a little bit of French.   I like to take a deconstructed piece of furniture, like a chair or a sofa and add to the space around it.  Combing rustic with cottage and adding a European twist to it, just feels right.  There is a sense of nostalgia and I like that.”

If you are looking for that certain piece or want to create a look for a room, we can assist you.  The trip to Round Top is just one of our shopping sprees we will be making this fall!

Michele Marano & Associates, 713-899-8420 Michele@MicheleMarano.com

Antique Gallery of Houston, Booth A-2.

21127 Spring Towne Drive Spring, TX 77388.

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