Friday, July 24

Beadboard UpCountry

I am thrilled to be posting this story and pictures from one of my favorite customers, Beadboard UpCountry! When I met Maryanne Flaherty (the owner) at a Dallas Market, I instantly liked her and felt we had a strong connection with our design styles. She has such a great sense of humor she is a blast to work with! She describes herself as a California girl with Texas roots, and her incredible store reflects her vision of an upscale Euro Country Lifestyle, that is perfect for her customers that come from all over Texas, California and the rest of the country.

Her store itself is a completely restored Farmer’s Bank building in the Classic Revival Style on Brenham's "Main Street" district which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brenham lies halfway between Houston and Austin and is 20 minutes from the renowned Round Top Antiques Fair.

Customers browse to the sounds of Parisian jazz, and enjoy her beautiful vignettes of tabletop landscapes, decorative accessories, fine linens, home fragrances and toiletries from France and Belgium, and her custom upholstered and slip covered furnishings, just to name a few of the delights that greet you.

She has a large fan club including Ann Williams from Hill Country House . I was inspired by Ann's great story on Beadboard UpCountry a little while back, take a look (more pictures!)since she does this blogging and story telling full time, and it shows! To top it all off - Mayanne goes to Maison et Objet every fall (I'm so jealous) and has been awarded the Texas Downtown Association's "Best Commercial Interior" of 2007! What an honor and what a pleasure to have Maryanne as a customer!


  1. Leigh, What a lovely post! You are an excellent blogger and I think your photos are beautiful.Thanks so much for the mention of Hill Country House!!

  2. Oh, thank you Ann! Coming from you that is a huge compliment. I love your blog and the Hill Country from my many visits to Texas over the years. I think it is one of America's best kept secrets!

  3. By the way, I can't take any credit for Maryanne's beautiful photography, but I just love the way she has diplayed everything, especially my linens;-)

  4. Maryanne @Beadboard UpCountryJuly 25, 2009 at 7:11 AM

    Hi Leigh!
    Well what a nice surprise this morning, your representation of the shop is beautiful!! We love your linens too!!! I hope Ann reads this as I am living my vacation through her posts from back East.....Everyone loves the bed in the front, I know our offering Papillon will enhance our shop.

  5. Thank you Maryanne, Your store is so beautiful, it was a pleasure. I have been following Ann's blog as well, and never having been to Boston - Wow, now I really would love to go there and follow her footsteps! Like the new movie "Julie & Julia;-)

  6. What a gorgeous shop! Your linens look delicious. What a perfect setting for them.