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Old World Wonder Old World Wonder

When the owners of this magnificent house began their new home search, their check list included some must NOT haves, along with some non-negotiables. This accomplished neurosurgeon, along with his wife and three children, knew they were ready for a completely different aesthetic than they’d enjoyed in their previous home — an

Fresh Start Fresh Start

S
teve and Lynne Gibson’s twin daughters were mere newborns when the couple moved into their house a few years back. Fast-forward and those babies were toddlers on the move.  A little house-tweaking was in order.

Mission Accomplished Mission Accomplished

It was a drab scene. Outdated wallpaper, gold-colored fixtures and white carpet throughout. Add to that a less than appealing orange exterior brick and a tall arched exterior entry that served no purpose.

A French Country Christmas A French Country Christmas

Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation Holiday Pilgrimage kicked off the 2012 holiday season with a festive home tour to support local charities. The biennial Pilgrimage Home Tour was held last Nov. 30 through Dec. 2

Merry Manor Merry Manor

For more than two decades, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CASA) has been showcasing homes lavishly decorated for the holidays in the area’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising money to support their programs and to offer holiday inspiration to visitors who then take the great ideas back home into their own decor. The 2012 tour

Sprawling, Spacious and Stupendous Sprawling, Spacious and Stupendous

Twelve years ago, the homeowners of this Richmond estate met in Houston and were introduced to each other by mutual friends. They embarked upon their life together though they lived in different Texas cities: he in suburban Katy; she in rural Columbus.

Tantalizing Texture Tantalizing Texture

Portrait photographer Susan Becker makes her living through the lens, absorbed in her subjects. It’s all about lighting, contrast, composition. Balance. And it’s that same creative intuition that drove perhaps her most compelling project to date, the design of her art-filled New Orleans style shotgun house

Extraordinary Details Extraordinary Details

When Dr. David Shin and his wife Morgan met in l993, he was an intern at Methodist Hospital in Houston and she was a nurse. Morgan recalled, “He brought chocolate-covered macadamia nuts for the nurses, and I remember thinking ‘Aww! He’s such a nice guy!’ ”

Splendor in Shadyside Splendor in Shadyside

Villa de Luxe, a 1920s-era Venetian Revival historic Houston estate, was transformed into a stunning design show house earlier this year. The house was originally constructed for hardware magnate F.A. Heitmann, owner of Houston’s oldest …

Riverstone Showstopper Riverstone Showstopper

The Winklers believe the ASID designers embraced their ideas and broughtthem to life with style, ingenuity and valuable solutions to their list of “wants” for the home.
Houston’s top 20 interior designers combined their creative …

A Majestic Home in Memorial A Majestic Home in Memorial

Text by Melanie Saxton | Photography by Gary Zvonkovic
Just a bit off the beaten path in the heart of Memorial is the expansive home of Roger and Debbie Clemens. The view from their gated entrance …

Traditional With a Twist Traditional With a Twist

It’s a lovely feeling, entering a home and experiencing that sense of déjà vu. Maybe it’s the porch and the way it frames the sunset just like at your grandmother’s house. Or it’s the dining …

Dazzling Design with room to Grow Dazzling Design with room to Grow

 
When Steve and Laura Jones met in the late ’90s, she was fresh out of law school at the University of Texas, he was a client of hers through the energy business and they each …

A Lovely Lifestyle A Lovely Lifestyle

Paul and Genelle Robishaw fondly recall the many years spent in their Briargrove Park home in Houston. Lots of love and memories went into that house, purchased in 1973. They raised their children there and …

ACADIAN – Style in a Suburban Dream home ACADIAN – Style in a Suburban Dream home

Like many young couples with growing families, Kirk and Christina Tholen realized that their garden home in Rice Military was simply not going to be big enough. Kirk shares, “With our son, Connor, a toddler, …

New England Meets European Elegance New England Meets European Elegance

Couple blends culture, style and family
She’s a familiar face and a local treasure who appears on the television in our living rooms for the evening news. Now the tables are turned on KPRC news anchor …

The Twelve Days of Christmas The Twelve Days of Christmas

For 20 years, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CASA) has been showcasing homes lavishly decorated for the holidays in the area’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising money to support their programs, and …

Comfortably Contemporary Comfortably Contemporary

Annemarie Stiehl knows what she likes and she wasn’t about to settle when it came to finding a new home for her and her two young children, Isabella and Sebastian.
“I looked at probably 40 or …

A Perfect Fit – A family finds a new home in this Southern Traditional charmer A Perfect Fit – A family finds a new home in this Southern Traditional charmer

Sometimes things are just meant to be. Jennifer Malone and husband Bob had casually discussed moving. “Just a thought… for a bigger yard mainly,” says Jennifer, who was happy in the home they had recently …