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An Artist’s Beachy, French-Inspired Home

March 28th, 2018

photography by colleen duffley

After years of designing, styling and making beautiful pieces for her surroundings, artist and designer Yvette Leihgeber has finally curated the perfect home in the East Texas countryside where her creations can all come together. In full transparency, this incredible woman is my mother, and I can speak from experience about the way she’s inspired me to not take everything so seriously and to create and love with my whole heart. She and my father (who is a real hoot as well and doesn’t get as much credit… you’re welcome, Dad!) built this house in 2009, and since then I’ve watched its years-long transformation.

At times I thought my mother was crazy – running around the house slopping chalk paint on everything we own and singing show tunes while doing it – but in hindsight, this home is her biggest work of art yet.  She finally agreed to have the space photographed after years of saying, “it’s not ready yet!”, and now I couldn’t be more excited to share it with all of you. So, here it is: the pad I threw epic high school house parties in (they had to find out at some point, right?) and my favorite place in the world.

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  1. Karin Pereira says:

    Wow, and I thought there was nothing to Tyler except my dear friends….love the whole article with Yvette. Absolutely beautiful and inspiring including the herb garden. Shows you can create a piece of heaven everywhere, especially when you have been in the most lovely countries in the world. Thank you!

  2. Eva says:

    Truly an inspiring home! I cannot believe that is Texas!

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