Could You Imagine Relaxing At This Hill Top Guest House?!

God morgon, god morgon! I hope you had a fabulous weekend?! We've been in London celebrating my nieces' 1st and 3rd birthday - you forget just how much they love birthdays at this age - it's so sweet! We're heading home today, but I might just ask the pilot to divert to Hunt, Texas. Situated two and a half hours west of Austin, Hunt Sunday House has been newly renovated by photographer and artist Kate Zimmerman Turpin and her husband Luke. The cabin rests on a brow of a hill surrounded by golden grass, oaks and cedars, which is popular feeding ground for deer and hummingbirds. The couple were keen for the property to blend with the surroundings, opting for a simple design in soft, natural tones.  The A-frame ceilings, open plan living space and minimalist kitchen have helped contribute to a handful of design awards (including Remodelista's 'best amateur kitchen') but best of all, the guest house has been artfully transformed into somewhere friends and family can relax, and recharge in the grounds of Kate's family's holiday house. Ready to dream a little?!

The renovation budget was fairly tight so the pair opted for open shelving (a clever idea in a guest house, since it helps guests easily find things) and white concrete countertops. A lot of the furniture was taken from Kate's parent's house in Houston, or found at flea markets. 

Kate and Luke wanted the house to blend with the surroundings. The earthy, natural tones and minimal yet warm furniture was one of the ways in which they drew nature indoors. 

Someone's loving that sofa! 

The artwork is by Kate (see her online shop for more). The chairs are vintage IKEA (try Ebay for similar). 

Side table from Room and Board, this striped bed linen* is similar

The shower head (from Signature Hardware) adds contrast to the simple, yet richly textured shower. 

Kate loves a clutter-free living space in which she can breath. Hunt Sunday House is bathed in  natural light and peppered with items she finds on her walks and small treasures picked up on travels. 

What a breath-taking guest house! I'd certainly feel at home here, how about you? How do I tell my husband I've swapped Malmö for Hunt today?

Is there anything that you love in particular?

For more pictures check out Kate's instagram and website.

Looking for a little more escape this Monday? You can always head on over to the rural retreats archive (you'll find me there with my feet up). For something similar, I'm loving this Topanga Canyon home or for something a little different, I could quite happily sip tea all day looking out over the Baltic at this Gotland hideaway - how about you?!

Have a wonderful start to the week! This is gonna be a good un', I can feel it!


Photography: Kate Zimmerman Turpin with kind permission


  1. PERFECT, simply perfect.

  2. Considering how relaxed I felt just LOOKING at these pictures, I would LOVE to spend a month living there!

  3. this is a guest house? it could be my main house forever, thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous, I am loving the soft natural colours.
    And the dog!!!


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