Worldly Influences Down South

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I always “Eeek!” out when I stumble upon a beautiful home from Texas. Having grown up in the Lone Star State, I can say that we are definitely a proud bunch, so I was eager to show off what one of our own had done with their family home. I haven’t lived in the south for five years, but the place you grew up never truly leaves you. Texas itself is heavily influenced by and embraces the Mexican, Native American and cowboy culture that make it truly a state unlike any other. This meant that a love for the woven textiles, colorful patterns and the rich leathers that the region has become known for was instilled in me from birth. So when Iylana and Shane’s home popped into my inbox, I was immediately hooked.

Iylana and Shane of Caprock Vintage‘s home in West Texas is a blend of artifacts from their world travels. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1948 house is a melting pot of the couple’s love of traditional Middle Eastern and African design elements. They have made a pact to visit a new country every year, and they’ve brought back many beautiful pieces that make their warm, minimalist home truly shine. By letting their travels and collections influence their home – more than trends and design – they’ve created a welcoming and unique space. As you’ll see as you flip through, the birthplace of Caprock Vintage is a home truly made for and by its owners.  —Garrett

All photos by Shane Nassiri

  1. K says:

    What is up with the writing style of the captions??

  2. Louise says:

    i think someone forgot upload the photos !
    love the kitchen tho’

  3. Louise says:

    clicked on “Comment ” and photos appeared like magic LOL

  4. Colleen says:

    All the carpets and rugs are so amazing!

  5. winewinewine says:

    Me too, though. So, glad you commented!

  6. Vanessa says:

    Photos?????

  7. Elise says:

    On image 5 the Salvation Army find refer to the Milo Baughman side table? (P.S. There’s an I in Salvation)

  8. I love the whole place but seeing brass plates or trays on a wall always remind me of my grandmother.

  9. Donna says:

    I’m not seeing the slide show either.

  10. Ariella says:

    Open shelving done so well!!! love it!

  11. meg says:

    open shelving always makes me nervous that it’s going to look sloppy, but wow, this looks beautiful!

    @waterlilyshop

  12. Sam says:

    It says this table is a craiglist find. Is there a manufacturer? I am in love with this table. What an incredible find for sure.

  13. Marla says:

    I love the table as well. Would love to know where to get a similar one!

  14. Does anyone know the manufacturer of the rug in image 2?

  15. sarah says:

    where is this amazing rug from!!!!

  16. Meg says:

    Any idea what color is on the wall in the dining area?! Love it!

  17. Aimee says:

    Where is the dining table table and chairs originally from?

  18. koel says:

    This is amazing, I love every things of this.

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