Recent Styling Work: Texas Ranch


With my bonkers schedule during summer and early fall, I forgot to share with you one of my favorite styling assignments. This Texas ranch house, owned by Susie Clark, had an amazing before & after transformation. You can see more photos, including the before shots (and paint colors) over at Country Living. What she’s done with the place is incredible!



Susie, and her delightful and stylish Mom, Helen, were so much fun to work with. They have both worked in the home furnishings and fabric industries for many years and had impeccable taste. Gorgeous artwork, warm rugs, great linens and textiles….I loved their entire home.
Susie even treated the crew to homemade Blackberry Apple Hand Pies. She’s quite the baker and was the inspiration behind my Ultimate Nut Lovers Granola.


The giant metal “C” was found at a local garden supply center. I love how the peaceful, muted tones and warm textures make this living room so inviting.


The black built-in vanity in the bathroom provided a nice contrast to the hex flooring and white beadboard and trim. The light in this room was perfection.


Susie is able to work from home often, and her desk has a front row view of the grassy Texas fields right outside her window.


And here’s Stella, isn’t she pretty? She and her friend Norman get to call this place home. And although it’s called Lucky Dog Ranch, I believe the horses are pretty lucky as well.
Oh, and before I forget, take a peek at Susie’s super cool barn style garage!

The beautiful images are by Victoria Pearson and a big thanks goes to my assistant on set, Becki Griffin. Who brought her guitar and plucked away as we all sang Happy Birthday to Susie! Such fun memories!

Have a great weekend everyone! Between posts you can usually find me on Instagram…documenting the little things in life.


  1. Hi Heather, your styling (as usual) is impeccable. The space is so warm and inviting. I especially love the kitchen shelves with all those fun dishes.

    I’ve also enjoyed reading your updates on your Grove Farm too and look forward to more updates.

    Also, I finally wrote about my vanilla extract effort (HB-inspired) a few weeks ago. Pop by and read it when you get a chance.

    Have a nice weekend!

    • Heather Bullard says:

      Thank you, Lisa…so kind of you. I’ll be sure to stop by and see your post. Hope you enjoy your vanilla…mine is crazy dark right now, almost like a syrup!

  2. Heather, Such beautiful work! Susie’s place is gorgeous. I just had a photo shoot of my kitchen for Better Homes and Gardens Beautiful Kitchens Magazine so I can truly appreciate the styling that goes into it. You have an amazing talent.

    • Heather Bullard says:

      Thanks, Emily. Your kitchen must be beautiful! I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for it! Happy Fall!

  3. Heather,
    What a great house. I love the relaxed vibe in each of the rooms and the fact that it sits where there are views of the fields and Stella seal the deal.
    Great job styling.

    • Heather Bullard says:

      Thanks so much, Karen. The ranch is also home to lots of cats and dogs…Susie is an animal lover for sure! Have a great weekend!

  4. I remember that story in CL. I remember thinking that Susie and her mom were adorable. Thanks for sharing it and letting us know you styled it. Beautiful.

  5. i just cannot get over the incredible before and after photos of this beautiful Texas home…everything about this warm and inviting home is just perfection. Cannot imagine how wonderful it is to be able to sit and enjoy the views of the magnificent fields with bluebonnets…
    Your styling is always stunning…so enjoyed this home! Thank you!

  6. just awesome!! soooo darn inviting!!! amazing work you did!!! {and “mom”…sheesh! i want to be that cute when i grow up…shoot, i want to be that cute now!!! ;}

    m ^..^

  7. Hi Heather, I love the before and after photos of Susie’s Texas Ranch House! It’s amazing! It must have been a fun photo shoot. I’m in love with your blog and wanted to let you know I mentioned today on my blog about your French Baguette Wrap/Free Printable Post. I used it for a present for some girlfriends. Thank you so much for sharing. My husband has promised me a chicken coop and I’m in love with yours.
    And of course, your chickens!! Thanks for all the inspiration.


  8. Amazing job as always Heather. I remember reading this story. They are too cute. Love the style of the home.

  9. Beautiful! Love the use of the unexpected paint color combinations!

  10. L-O-V-E IT ALL!!!!!!!

  11. stunning home! Makes me want to sit a visit a while!

  12. Love that cozy family room and I have always longed for a banquette!