Tuesday, May 1, 2012

RDH May Blog of the Month – Cote de Texas

When it comes to all-time favorite blogs, no list would be complete without Cote de Texas.  (In fact, it is probably at the top!)  So today, it is with great excitement I am proud to feature Cote de Texas as the RDH May Blog of the Month.

Joni Webb began Cote de Texas five years ago to “indulge her love of French antiques, French furniture, and anything else pertaining to France!”   Along the way she has introduced and educated so many people, including me, to the beauty of not only French design but to Belgian and Swedish design, European architecture, talented top designers, and so much more as well.

Joni’s posts are educational, inspiring, expertly researched, honest, detailed, beautifully written, opinionated, sometimes humorous, always interesting, and never superfluous – the list goes on and on.  Simply said, the best I have read.

 Top Ten Design Element (Curtains) via Cote de Texas

It was on Cote de Texas as part of Joni’s Top Ten Design Elements where I learned the virtues of linen, slipcovers, seagrass rugs, curtains, lighting, wall décor, and antiques.  Each post in this series delves into the details and reasons for each element and includes beautiful supporting pictures.  The list has not been completed yet so I am very interested to see what elements Joni chooses to add.

Top Ten Design Element (Linen) - By James Howard via Cote de Texas

Top Ten Design Element (Seagrass rugs) - By Jane Wood Interiors via Cote de Texas

Cote de Texas also gave most of us our first glimpse of designer Sally Wheat’s work including her famous and much copied, gray kitchen. 

Sally Wheat kitchen via Cote de Texas

 Sally Wheat living room via Cote de Texas

Sally recently changed her décor and Joni was the one who shared the gorgeous pictures of Sally’s newly reworked spaces.

Sally Wheat living room via Cote de Texas

Sally Wheat dining room via Cote de Texas

Besides authoring Cote de Texas, Joni is also an accomplished designer herself.  Below are a few of her projects and pictures of her own home.

As you can see many of her Top Design Elements have found their way into these beautiful spaces!

Finally, no Cote de Texas feature would be complete without also mentioning Joni’s generosity and incredible kindness.  She may not remember but she was one of the very first commentators on my blog.  I had just started Red Door Home and that one comment from Joni absolutely made my day and encouraged me to keep going.

For those of you who are not Cote de Texas followers I hope you will take the time to visit Joni’s incredible blog as there is so much more to see!   If you are already a follower, please be sure to leave a comment for Joni to thank her for all the dedication and hard work she puts into Cote de Texas.

As always, I wanted to thank Joni for allowing me to feature Cote de Texas today.  I truly am honored to be sharing her wonderful blog.


Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...


Joni has been so wonderful to us at Tone on Tone :-) Thank you, Joni!! I am VERY grateful for all of her support. I greatly admire her dedication to making Cote de Texas such a world wide success. Thank you for featuring her and Cote de Texas!!


Love Cote de Texas. She writes a wonderful blog. How wonderful that you remember who your first commenter was.....she is definite a rock star in the world of design blogs.

Anonymous said...

AWSOME POST:) I hope everything is ok with you, here in GBG its summertime weather today:)

Check out my pics of a beautiful botanic garden, in my new post:)

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis

Leslie said...


I need to pop over there! I don't think I've added her to my blog roll and need to do that. Beautiful rooms here and I love that gray kitchen. The first image is gorgeous ~ love the tone and texture of the fabric!

Kellie Collis said...

What a gorgeous home! Every room is just lovely. Have a delightful weekend, Kellie xx

Anonymous said...

Great post:)Thank you so much for sweet words on my blog.

If you want some swedish summer time inspiration, check out my new post:)


designchic said...

Oh yes, her blog is stunning. Adore her top 10 elements and Sally Wheat's home...fabulous!!

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hy beautiful! Love your post! what do u say about following each other?:X


Cote de Texas said...

oy! i just saw this!!!!!!! thank yo SOOOO much! this is sooo sweet and i feel awful i didn't see it earlier. thanks a million. you have made my day!!!


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