While designer Bailey McCarthy may spend her weekdays in Houston, designing pretty and playful bedding for her company, Biscuit Home, and keeping readers of her popular blog, Peppermint Bliss, inspired, weekends are all about taking advantage of Texas’s wide open spaces. After their son, Harry, now two-and-a-half, was born, Bailey and her husband, Pete, began searching for a place to get away for quality family time with Harry and big sister Grace, now five. “We wanted somewhere that we could drive, where we could be together without distractions,” Bailey says. “We pretty much drew a circle around Houston to include anywhere we could get to by car in under two hours and started looking from there.”
Within that circle was Bellville, TX, a little over an hour outside Houston, and a charming Victorian farmhouse. The couple was instantly smitten. Texas native Bailey brought a “refined country-granny vibe” to the home while making sure it could stand up to “dirty dogs and wet bathing suits.” She raided her mother’s storage unit to find pieces from her childhood home that could be incorporated with treasures from antiques fairs and local “junktiques” stores.
Life at the farm is similarly casual. Most weekends are spent with family and friends by the pool and the firepit, with margaritas for the adults and outdoor movies for the kids once the sun goes down.
Bailey designed the house to fit a crowd: A sleeping loft has six beds, a downstairs room has a daybed for friends with very little ones, and any overflow can bunk in the renovated trailer. Each space is decorated with Southern hospitality in mind and filled with vintage finds and, of course, her own gorgeous linens.
From the cotton-candy-pink front door (complete with a mat emblazoned with a warm and welcoming “Howdy!”) to the kids’ playhouse, which is based on a legendary Texas dance hall, the vibe is all about kicking back and having fun. “I instantly relax the second we pull up,” says Bailey. Take a tour of this eclectic rural retreat and you’ll see why.
Bailey chose durable pieces for the living room, including an “indestructible” leather sofa and coffee table and a sofa slipcovered in a pink check. “Chintz and mixed patterns are great for hiding stains,” she says. Even the vintage toys and games fit the casual country vibe. “I think they are charming, so we keep them out on the shelves where the kids can easily access them—and put them away as well!”
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