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
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 hardware store, founded by his father in the 1860s. Heitmann was also a prominent civic leader and proponent for Houston’s […]
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 capacity in Riverstone for this year’s only ASID home tour to design a house like no other for owners […]
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 room that reminds you of family dinners growing up. Whatever the case, the house has that sense of familiarity — […]
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 had a residence in one of Houston’s super-hip urban neighborhoods. They loved the 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 renovated it more than once, gutting the story-and-a-half for a complete remodel.
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, and learning we had twins on the way, we knew we needed more space — both house-wise and yard-wise.”
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 and native Houstonian Dominique Sachse and her husband, Nick Florescu,
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 as a way to offer holiday inspiration to visitors who then take the great ideas
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 50 homes,” she recalls. “I wanted something fresh and contemporary, but I didn’t see much of that around. And […]
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 remodeled for their family of four. Nevertheless, they had started looking around a bit.
Houston’s sixth Pink Ribbon House®, a designer showcase home built to “raise the roof” for breast cancer research at The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), did just that. Established in 2003 by the Breast Center Advisory Council
If the elegance of French Country architecture and design along with the ease of suburban country club living are your style, then you’ll easily imagine the allure of Dr. Chris and Sherry Angelo’s 11,000-square-foot home on a vast, sprawling lot. This accomplished couple — he a family practice physician; she a family law attorney — […]
Danny Davis, president of Houston-based Escopeta Oil and Gas Corporation, is Houston proud from the word “go.” His father owned W.H. Davis, Co., an office equipment business, where Danny says, “My mom was the boss. My dad was a well-known and respected man in the business world because he visited his clients every day, going […]
This couple needn’t trek hundreds of miles to an exotic location to tap that vacation spirit. It starts at their front door. “That was a big thing with me. I wanted this place to have the feel of a resort,” says the husband, president of a Texas-based oil and gas company. “It was important that […]