A new year means a fresh start. We’re done with the whirlwind of holiday entertaining and ready to put the décor away and reclaim our neat and tidy homes. But edit too much and minimalism can feel cold and stark, so we’ve got some tips from guest expert Liz Marie Galvan on how to stay warm and embrace coziness.
In our personal lives, it’s also a chance to embrace healthy lifestyles with an eye toward wellness. Houston House & Home Magazine is paving the way in Recipe with fitness tips from nutritionist Cassy Joy Garcia and mouthwatering recipes from the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa.
Whether you plan on renovating this year or are looking to build new, we know you’ll meet the vendors who can make those dreams come true at one of the upcoming home shows. With events planned in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, Conroe, Cy-Fair and Humble, we can guarantee there’s a show in your neighborhood. Read more in Calendar.
But as we enter this next decade and embrace the new technologies and products on the market, it’s important to not lose sight of the past. Miss Ima Hogg understood the value in curating and preserving vintage pieces from a bygone era, so this month we’re exploring Texas cabinetmakers who were active until about 1880. It was only then that the railroads started to bring in the less expensive — and less original — factory-made goods.
Saddle up and take a trip with us down one of the figurative roads of Texas film history. Our special section covers the Texas Film Commission’s Texas Westerns Trail, with a look at the towns made famous (or infamous) in movies like Hud, True Grit, Giant and Urban Cowboy.
Galveston’s on that list — that’s where Gambler V: Playing for Keeps was filmed — but you’ll want to dig deeper into our Galveston Speakeasy feature. Writer Barbara Canetti and her husband recently restored an 1890 cottage that revealed a few surprises once the vintage wallpaper was pulled away.
For luxury that sparkles, we’re showcasing one of the most expensive listings at Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. From hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper to a chef’s kitchen with top of the line Gaggenau appliances, plus a wine vault with room for entertaining, this magnificent estate home is breathtaking in its every detail.
Psst. Have you heard? Pantone has announced its color of the year and has settled on Classic Blue to carry us through 2020. Turn to our expanded Editor’s Picks to find the fashion, furnishings and original artwork to adorn home and office.
Moving outdoors, Joshua Kornegay of Joshua’s in the Heights tells us that this is the best time for planting trees, and he’s got some excellent suggestions — even for the tiniest of yards. Read more in Gardening.
At Houston House & Home Magazine, we’re excited about the coming season and are looking forward to another year of introducing homeowners and professionals to the local vendors and suppliers they need and want.
From our home to yours,