Rue Comes to Texas

Do you read Rue?

Rue is a bimonthly (typically) online design magazine that focuses on beautiful interiors created by talented designers, and also features the latest trends in fashion and design.  It is full of inspiration, and while I do not always read it as closely, I soaked in every page of this issue because it is all about something close to my heart – the great state of Texas.

While it does reveal some interesting stops and shops around the Lone Star State, and a very yummy-sounding shrimp taco recipe by Camille Styles, I felt the real articles and photos of note were those of the homes of Joslyn Taylor and Gypsy Soul customer and fellow TCU alum, Samantha Reitmayer Mayo.

What I found so intriguing about the write-up of Joslyn Taylor’s home is I actually felt I was reading an article about design – the thought process of the home as the art of you.  There was nothing cliche about her words, truly refreshing.

And Sam’s home…what else can I say except it is a mesmerizing shade of fresh moodiness?  Her style has an intensity that draws me in.  Love.

The homes of mother-daughter team Judy (AtlantisHome) and Jane Aldridge (Sea of Shoes) were also featured.  I must tell you, I am completely taken by the fabric covering these chairs.  It is also shown on a loveseat in a bedroom, and I adore the varied greens.

I was a little sad after I read all of the publication.  “That’s it??”, I thought.  There is sooo much more here to show, to reveal.  How can one issue be enough?

Here’s to another Texas issue.

Read it all for yourself here.

What do you think?  Did Rue do Texas design talent justice?

4 Responses to “Rue Comes to Texas”

  1. Kelly KV August 13, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I haven’t read Rue before, but I will now! Very inspiring photos … they’re kind of Texas with a wild, moody (as you said), raw & richly textured twist.

    • Grace August 14, 2012 at 1:13 am #

      Yes, I really enjoyed studying the photos in this edition. Very artsy, yet classy. Well done. And aren’t you glad you didn’t see any overly western homes in their Texas edition? Maybe it will help people realize we don’t all live on ranches. 🙂

  2. Mommy Chic August 17, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Read it last week and so bummed I missed the launch party at Wisteria! Guess that’s what happens at 35 weeks – no more boozing and socializing! Haha. I’m obsessed with Sam’s house and style and your description is perfect.

    • Grace August 20, 2012 at 5:02 am #

      I know, I missed it, too. So sad. You are getting close to holding that sweet baby. How wonderful!