This month Houston House & Home Magazine celebrates its 25th year; it’s been an amazing journey since publisher Mike Harrison and art director Tim Beeson transformed their love for home remodeling into a successful publishing endeavor.
What a joy it has been to document gorgeous projects by architects, builders, interior designers and contractors, providing inspiration for Houstonians as they make plans for their own projects. We also take pride in connecting small and large companies with the homeowners and professionals who need their services most, serving as informal matchmakers as part of our overall mission to “support local.”
I would like to recognize the hard-working team at Houston House & Home Magazine, without whom none of this would be possible: Publisher Mike Harrison for his stewardship and for sharing his dream with the rest of us; art director Robert Coplin for his deep institutional knowledge, creativity, and ability to wear multiple hats; sales gurus Gia Montalto and Christina Garza for their tenacious spirit and uncanny ability in helping local businesses get their message out to readers; Robert Cox who makes sure the magazines are available so loyal readers can find the next issue; and our dedicated staff of contributing writers and photographers with their valuable knowledge of all things “house and home.” Over the past 25 years we have seen other staffers come and go and they all left the magazine just a little bit better, and for their efforts we remain grateful.
This month we took a trip down memory lane, showcasing some of our favorite projects over the years. Please look to see which ones you remember, then read our other features: a modern farmhouse with a twist by 2Scale Architects, and a comfortable family abode by Rice Residential Design and built by Cason Graye Homes.
With hospitality as a theme, and to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we’ve dedicated this issue to entertaining. From champagnes to event planning and from holiday serving trays to the ultimate in host/hostess gifts, consider the November issue your resource guide for entertaining in style.
So raise a glass and share a toast with us as we embark on the next quarter century of introducing homeowners and industry professionals to the local businesses and craftspersons who can make dreams come true. Salud!
From our home to yours,