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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Interior Design & a little SOUL

Over the weekend, I was in Austin for a dinner party and I always get excited to visit the laid back dog friendly city!  After living there for 2 years and visiting my whole life it is a great place for me to get away or mix up it up.

Anyway... I have always wanted to stay at this great boutique hotel in South Austin, The Saint Cecilia.  However, because it is a small hotel and I rarely plan ahead, it is almost always booked.  But this time I got in and we were lucky enough to stay in one of the bungalows which are very private, surrounded by trees and the main house is a historic landmark!  This pet friendly hotel literally has soul built in and interesting quirks around each corner.  The owner Liz Lambert did a fantastic job and it has set the bar high for any other hotel.  Every little detail was thought out and I didn't want to leave... there was even a record player in our room - it was fun! 

Plus, if you are traveling with dogs it is a great place to stay.  Not only did they offer us dog bowls and beds for our pups but there was a little park right across the street!  The hospitality was really wonderful and I won't ever forget it.

Here are some pics for you guys!

photograph by Allison V. Smith


 This is the view of the patio below our bungalow.  I love the blue stained saltillo tiles!  Great D.I.Y project for anyone who has saltillo tile in their home. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a beautiful place! The pool, the windows in the bedroom and all of those amazing floors! I'm sure you had a wonderful time. I love those coffee cups too, did you happen to get the name of the maker?

  2. Stunning, love the jungly location and those bamboo blinds

  3. Thanks for the posts!

    Ann: I have a link to the mugs you like in today's blog post - they are by Iitala.

    Insideology: I agree, the bamboo blinds really warmed up the room! If you are ever in Austin I highly recommend The Saint Cecilia or The San Jose. They are both owned by Liz Lambert and South Congress is the most fun area to stay.


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