There’s something about Antique Weeks that has us dreaming about the road less traveled. Once Harris County is in our rear view mirror, we discover that the vast expanses of concrete have given way to pastured farmlands, panoramic landscapes, and quaint vestiges of a simpler time.
In shopping for antique, vintage and upcycled goods, everybody has a different idea of what defines “treasure.” This month we take a closer look at architectural salvage, whimsical touches, and heirloom textiles that range from hand-knotted kilim rugs to luxe European bedding. Our list of the best shopping spots also includes new resources for shipping that furniture home.
There’s no denying the appeal of country life. Did you know there are eight wineries in our region alone? Be sure to set aside time between shopping to sip and savor along the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, then head over to the Antique Rose Emporium for a few stunners that will soon transform your garden with fragrant blooms. And no back yard is complete without some hardscaping: Read about the abundance of options for outdoor kitchens in Product and then turn the page to Project as we look at patios, decks and shade covers.
One of our features this month showcases ranch living, where Jeffrey Dungan Architects utilized thoughtful architecture to bring harmony to a Hill Country Retreat.
Closer to home is The Bellemore, a new River Oaks estate that fuses traditional French design aesthetics with soft tones of pre-Modernism. Not only was Al Ross Luxury Homes able to preserve a 100-year-old oak tree, but the builder also installed more than 180 magnolia trees on the property.
We also wrap up our coverage of the ASID TXGC River Oaks Show House, with more innovative decor from some of Houston’s hottest interior designers.
Don’t miss the upcoming HDC Showroom Sample Sale and the Fall Katy Home & Garden Show, then mark your calendars for September’s MA+DS Houston Home Tour and Weird Homes Tour Houston.
Last but not least, when it comes to making a pitch or proposal, thanking a client for their business, or ensuring your message gets read, there’s nothing that compares with print. Turn to Editor’s Picks for our curated look at designer stationery, couture cards and more.
From our home to yours,
Correction: In our July story about the East Coast inspired remodel in Southside Place, we described Franco Albarran, AIA as a contractor and builder; we should have described him as an architect and builder. Houston House & Home regrets the error.