Saturday, April 2, 2011

Style Maker ~ Terry Browder

If you find yourself in Abilene, TX in need of a place to stay, be sure to check out "The Sayles Ranch Guesthouse" owned by Terry and Laura Browder. The Browder's buy free standing homes and after Terry works his magic, they rent them out. A Texas style B&B . . . This one was named "Cotton Eyed Joe", I love that table and the clever way Terry hides the flat screen , the walls, the raised ceiling ect. But the star of the home for me, has to be the floors !
I love Terry's approach to design . . . " I am not in to just buying stuff off a showroom floor and most of the stuff I use is either antique or just plain junk. I wouldn't know Lee Jofa from Lee Harvey Oswald . . . often the deciding factor in how a room , or even how a house comes together is determined by what I find."


He claims that his work is very much like Forrest Gump . . . " it's like a box of chocolate, you never know what you are going to get." I bet no one thought they would get walls lined in old book covers. No, I bet they did not, but then they did not know Mr. Browder !



Terry claims that decorating is just solving challenges until you get it right. None of it is very sophisticated, but it causes one to stretch their mind and come up with creative solutions.


I love how bold and creative he is, always willing to take chances. Terry has the magic and to see it up close and personal , why not take a road trip to a little place called Abilene. I'm sure you will leave feeling very satified indeed. http://www.saylesranch.com/ Tell them Vicky sent you . . .

16 comments:

  1. O wow. I love everything about this place. Except maybe the head in the kitchen :)

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  2. I love his style! It is rich, interesting and very masculine, but not to the exclusion of creating beauty. I like his decorating philosophy, too. Thanks for the chance to see this great house.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  3. Terry is an ORIGINAL and there aren't many of those around. FYI: the bedroom walls are wallpapered with pages from old Title books...how's that for thinking outside of the box?

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  4. What a beautiful place!

    Susan

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  6. Absolutely marvelous and so right for Texas. I like everything but like you, especially the floors. What a talent!

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  7. * I A*D*O*R*E the personal style & flair they (The Browders) have... It bespeaks casual beauty in the MOST NATURAL WAY, and it's sooooo DEEEELIGHTFUL. that it's actually "exciting" to see!!!

    "GOOOOOD find, girlfriend... GOOOOOD find"! Many thanks for sharing it with us!!!

    I've missed you!!!
    Hugs,
    Linda
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  8. Linda, so glad to hear from you ! You have been missed !!!

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  9. The Spacy place looks like a Heaven,this will be a one to all who just love to stay in a Beautiful Atmosphere.. http://www.vivamagonline.com It really great to hear the use of space and so light and airy.

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  10. So unique and creative. It must be fasinating just to actually be in the those rooms.

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  11. Thanks for visiting everyone and for the sweet notes that you left. Terry, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with us. You my friend are very talented ! I have enjoyed our friendship too. smiles

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  12. Vicky: I sincerely thank you for posting this. Everyone has been so complementary! My appreciation for your appreciation!

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  13. Of-course they are adorable,Very cute and i love to have this for me.. Furniture decor looks so beautiful on ur room...http://www.vivamagonline.com Thank u very much for sharing such a superb cool one...

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  14. Such unique spaces! Love, love the 'home on the range' esthetics which at the same time exude luxury. -Brenda-

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  15. I like how the teal perks up the dark woods so the room isn't so dark all the way through.

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  16. ahah! Terry!!! i just got pictures of his newest "house." it's amazing. this one is my favorite though.

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