If your family has finally outgrown your home but you love the neighborhood, or you’re just tired of that worn sofa, faded drapes and Kool-Aid stained carpet, then maybe it’s time to embark on a remodeling or redecorating project. These endeavors are made infinitely easier by engaging a professional: not only do they have knowledge about products, finishes and trusted contractors, pros can keep you from making expensive mistakes. Consider this issue of Houston House & Home your handy guide from start to finish, with information about insurance and home improvement loans to tips and tricks from expert designers.
Don’t miss our feature about a Southside Place expansion by design-build firm Albarran Architects. What was once choppy and dated has been imbued with an East Coast feel that delivers farmhouse modern with a light-filled ambience.
The ASID TXGC River Oaks Show House last month was a stunner, with eye-popping décor by 21 talented designers (think gold hardware, lacquered paint, illuminated onyx and couture fabrics). From outdoor living spaces to windowless laundry rooms and everything in between, you won’t want to miss these inspired designs. At 6,886 square feet, this house is massive, so we’ll showcase some of the photos in this issue and more in August.
We were so excited by the new construction we saw during the Houston Heights Association 2019 Spring Home & Garden Tour that we had to dig deeper. Check out the photographs of this modern design by CONTENT Architecture™: it makes living a joy and seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor spaces.
In the mood for furniture shopping? Well, so are we. In Editor’s Picks we present a curated sampling of new furnishings and products from design fairs this season, while our Product story looks at home furnishings that blur the lines between art and utility. Then mark your calendars for events this month and next: a home staging workshop, the Designer Sample Sale, the Vintage Glass and Antique Show, the Fall Katy Home & Garden Show, and the Houston Build Expo.
Has Houston’s heat got you down? Peruse our Recipe section for summer’s best frozen treats, then freshen those gardens with plants that will actually thrive under extreme temps.
Last but never least, check out the sweet pair of adoptable dogs over at the Houston SPCA. Both Romeo and Molly are looking for their forever homes; read more in this issue.
From our home to yours,