Thursday, June 12, 2014

Gaurd'n the Planet | Eddie & Mary Phillips

My latest home tour on is a beautiful handcrafted bohemian homestead in Mansfield, Texas owned and operated by Eddie and Mary Phillips. Their little slice of heaven, carved out of seven acres in the Texas countryside, is a magical space. I so enjoyed my visit and cannot wait to return. Here is a little taste of their home and garden tour. To read the full article and see all of the photos, click HERE.

From the article: 

Artist, biologist and plant ecologist Mary Phillips calls her Texas homestead a “7-acre experiment in sustainability and creativity.” She and her husband, Eddie, who is also an artist, have made it their life’s work to create an environment for extraordinary creativity by repurposing, reenvisioning and retooling their house. 

 The couple took recycling to a new level when they built their home, piecing together a derelict house, a lakeside cabin and a Wienerschnitzel fast-food restaurant — all of which were trucked from their original locations to the homestead. 

The Phillips family members also grow their own food, raise chickens and work from home in their welding and sculpture studio. The homestead has grown from a single-family operation to an artist’s co-op. “When we realized we had enough space to host more than just our own Guard’n Gallery,” Mary says, “we housed the whole shebang under the umbrella of Guard’n Planet and opened ourselves to the idea of adding more artisans to the mix.”

The couple has peppered their property with handmade iron bottle trees, garden kaleidoscopes and a host of other sculptural work. Their art infuses their garden as well as their home. Here is a quick look at some of the couple's personal artwork inside their home. (To see the full interior of the house, click HERE.) 

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Shawna McComber said...

It's fantastic! I'd love to live there!

Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor said...

Love this so much!!