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Feature Friday: Maison de Pax

Today’s Feature Friday is Rachel from Maison de Pax and she lives in Texas.  Rachel and her hubby had quite the adventure when they were first married and lived in Paris, where their first child was born and where she fell in love with French design.  After coming back to the US, they settled in a beautiful 1940 Colonial near the city in their home state of TX.  This home needed work and TLC and after fixing it up, they recently sold it and have moved on to another home adventure in the Texas hill country.  I can’t wait to see that one too!

But, this Colonial house is definitely worth showing off, so enjoy the beautiful tour.

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I know there are differing opinions on painted brick, but I happen to love it and love the color of this home.

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Older homes have such character and charm.

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A covered porch in the back of the home.

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Rachel has done a beautiful job with this home, infusing it with a little French style and keeping it cozy.

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This kitchen is right down my white loving cabinet alley.

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Master

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Rachel has 2 boys and one girl, so she’s a busy mom.

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The attic has a pretty guest area, which is so charming.

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I hope you enjoyed this tour of Rachel’s Colonial home at Maison de Pax. Stop over and see what she’s up to in her new home, I’ll be watching for pics of that!

Tomorrow is my parent’s 62nd wedding anniversary, so want to wish them a happy day.  I’m so glad to still have them around to celebrate with!

 

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