American Farmhouse Style
Design elements fill the nearly-completed Villas at Spanish Court. From playful patterns to bright bursts of color, each villa is a feast for the eyes and a treat for the soul.
The Villas at Spanish Court, the focus of our Louisiana Project House this year, are nearly ready to fling open the doors and welcome guests for shortterm stays in Minden, Louisiana. This piece of 1930s small-town American history has not only been restored but ushered into its next era of life with stylish designs perfect as a home away from home. “We’ve come a long way in a short time,” says Sara McDaniel of Simply Southern Cottage, the design maven and genius behind the Villas’ transformation.
And the sentiment couldn’t be truer. Before the Villas officially opens for guests, we welcome you to peek into some of the newlyfinished spaces and get a progress report on what’s still left to finish.
mind all the souls before who’ve gathered around it in the past. A surprising and contemporary design awaits in the bedroom, thanks to vibrant Annie Selke wallpaper and matching bedding in a citrusy orangey hue. “This is a room that will make people smile,” Sara says. “It’s joyful.” Old and new details intermingle beautifully in the living room in the Annie villa, making it extra cozy. “All the calming elements like the botanical wallpaper and rug make the living room a wonderful place to relax,” Sara says. Guests will be able to settle onto a sofa near the original fireplace, which has been lovingly restored and calls to
Across the way in the Laura Ashley villa, the bathroom is a time machine to the 1930s. The original yellow and black tile has received a soft and romantic twist with a Laura Ashley floral shower curtain and delicate accessories. Antique pieces are mixed in throughout the Villas and emphasize their rich, historical heritage. For Sara, she hopes everyone who enters the Villas will leave the stresses and worries of modern life behind, find a peace and restoration during their stay and take a little joy with them when they leave.