How To

How To :: Shop Smart for Antiques

Downton I adore you, but my first love on PBS will always be Antiques Roadshow. If you haven’t already discovered it for yourself, the show is part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt for those who love history and stories revealed through unique objects. With the Roadshow stopping in Austin this year to… read more


How Do You Start the Day?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to live a balanced life — mainly, wondering if such a thing is even possible to achieve in today’s world (without moving to a remote cabin in the woods and living off my organic garden…which, some days, sounds quite lovely), or are we all destined… read more


How to :: Be Happier Now in 9 Simple Steps

Lately I’ve been on a quest of sorts — a quest to understand happiness. It started with watching documentaries about the human condition like I AM and 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama, and ultimately led me to stumble upon an incredible site called Happier. Happier is an app for your phone — I can… read more


How to :: Take a Staycation

At the Camille Styles headquarters, the month of March has been devoted to all things Hometown Love. We have celebrated our hometown of Austin, Texas and made stops in Marfa and Portland along the way. Sometimes life gets so hectic that even the time and planning it takes to go on a vacation feels overwhelming.… read more


How To :: Style Paper Products

We all know a gorgeous invitation suite when we see one… just the right combination of calligraphy and print, perfect color choices, and design that can bring an entire party theme to life. But if you ask me, what really sets show-stopping paper products apart from the rest is great styling. And if you’ve ever tried… read more


How to :: Make a Martini

This is the second post in our new “How To” series that will share fresh ways to bring more style into everyday life.  Nestled underneath the offices of one of Austin’s most respected (and Mad Men esque) ad agencies, McGarrah Jessee, is what will soon be the city’s hottest watering hole — Garage. Filled with original art deco design details, co-owners… read more


How to :: Organize the Laundry Room

This is the first post in our new “How To” series that will share fresh ways to bring more style into everyday life.  Wait, do you mean to say that you don’t always have this much fun doing laundry?! Wish I could say that I did, but let’s face it: we all probably spend a… read more


How To :: Create a Stylish, Baby-Proof Home

The arrival of baby is often associated with the demise of a gorgeous, well-designed living space — first comes the love, then comes the marriage, then come the ugly toys and baby-proof eyesores, right? Wrong! Janette Crawford is the founder of Sun + Dotter (a brand new curation and styling service for design-conscious parents) and a… read more


How To :: Make Your Bar Cart Beautiful

How many of you have taken the plunge and purchased a bar cart? We scored a vintage one on Craigslist a couple years ago, and since then have used it countless times, painting it a new color between uses. And when it’s not being used at a party or in a photo shoot, the cart stands… read more


How to :: Make Your Own Caramelized Nuts

How many of y’all go as crazy as I do for those crunchy candied walnuts that are in so many great restaurant salads… or constantly  buy them from the cheese counter at the grocery to accompany appetizers? Well, betcha didn’t know that it’s just as easy to make your own at home, and dare I… read more