We’ve got spring fever, which means we’re itching to get outdoors to work in the garden, to get out of the house for a weekend vacay (or even longer), and hop on board some of the home, architecture and garden tours in the weeks ahead.
Our special section focuses on Coastal and Country Escapes, and we’ve mapped out road-tripping adventures heading north, south, east and west, with highlights about some of the fascinating events in the months ahead. If your journeys take you to Galveston, don’t miss our round-up of area eateries for fresh seafood and refreshing cocktails.
For a backstage pass to magnificent homes, don’t miss our features on the 1892 H.P. Luckett House in Bastrop, a new Porch House designed by studioMET Architects up in The Woodlands, and the adaptable homes on the Rice Design Alliance 2019 Houston Architecture Tour.
Discover more area tours in Calendar, including those from Johnson Development, the East Montrose Civic Association and Victoria County, as well as news about next month’s Galveston Historic Homes Tour and the Houston Pond and Water Garden Tour. Plus you’ll see information about gardening classes, shopping, art events and festivals.
Also in this issue of Houston House & Home you’ll find inspiration for your next project with Amitha Verma Chalk Finishing Paints (perfect for that beach house style), a look at what’s hot in chandeliers, and a preview of Florescence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; British botanical artist Joseph Massie is offering a demonstration and lecture at ticketed events.
As you spend more time outdoors this spring, you might find a few uninvited guests; we’ve got some tips for how to politely and firmly disinvite those intruders. But do consider opening your heart and home to this month’s Pet of the Month, Bentley, an energetic border collie mix that was rescued near traffic on New Year’s Eve.
Keep reading and let the adventure begin!
From our home to yours,
Editor’s note: In our March story about what’s new at design fairs in Paris and Cologne, we selected images that reflected those new furnishings coming on the market. Designer Anne Breux did also provide photographs that demonstrated the impact of Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson on the Houston architectural landscape. Due to space limitations we were not able to include those images.