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Abode Americana Abode Americana

City dwelling reflects couple’s
love of lodge design

Southern Style Southern Style

In 2012, Laura and Patrick Schneidau purchased a spacious lot with big plans in mind. They had a solid vision for the nearly 5,000-square-foot home that would one day inhabit that space,

Modern Moroccan Riad Modern Moroccan Riad

When Patrick and Pam Cohan decided they were ready to make a change in their living environment, they were motivated by a few factors. “We are now empty nesters and we wanted to create our …

Light and Bright Renovation Light and Bright  Renovation

Continuity And Comfortable Elegance
Originally built in 1932, aside from its grandeur and stateliness, this elegant home hardly resembles its former self. Current owners Millette and Haag Sherman

Thrill of the Hunt Thrill of the Hunt

Some people gravitate toward shiny, new things. But it’s that thrift shop treasure spotted among the mundane that gets this homeowner’s heart racing.

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.

CASA Christmas – Under the Big Top CASA Christmas – Under the Big Top

Last year’s holiday home offered festive circus fun
For 23 years, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) has been showcasing homes lavishly decorated for the holidays in Fort Bend County’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way …

Contemporary Village Chic Contemporary Village Chic

Making A New Home In A New Style In A New Neighborhood
Married for 19 years, the Coneleys know what they want and what works for their family. Though Clay, who works for an energy investment …

LIVED-IN and Luxurious LIVED-IN and Luxurious

Family-friendly home allows both comfort and well-appointed finishes
Achieving the right balance in home design when accommodating active adults and even more active kids is not an easy task. What helps is having a clear vision, …

Space, Location, Specific Design Space, Location, Specific Design

Couple’s ‘must have’ include three essential elements
Since we married in 2002, we’ve lived in three homes, and each move was dictated by a need for more space both indoors and out,” disclosed Deneige and Derek …

Comfort and Class Comfort and Class

A thoughtful design with punches of soft color makes this house sing

Hill Country Comfort With Urban Refinement Hill Country Comfort With Urban Refinement

Southern Living Home Builder Fuses The Best Of All Worlds In Showcase Home

Quietly Modern, Completely Fabulous
From bare slab to sophistication
Quietly Modern, Completely Fabulous </br>From bare slab to sophistication

We’ve all driven through lovely neighborhoods in the Houston area and admired the big lots, wonderful architecture and inviting landscape. But you’re unlikely to drive by the exquisite residence I visited for this month’s home …

A Luxurious Lakeside Villa A Luxurious Lakeside Villa

Settling In And Spreading Out At Cross Creek

A Remarkable Renovation A Remarkable Renovation

A villa gets a facelift
Since 1998, these homeowners have moved from Houston to Canada, then back to Houston. They make their living in the oil and gas industry and though frequent moves are sometimes a …

Fresh Start Fresh Start

Steve 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.

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.

Sienna Chic – Grown-up and sophisticated new digs Sienna Chic – Grown-up and sophisticated new digs

Husband and wife team, Todd and Linda Riddle, are passionate about their home. And they know homes. As a couple with a business (they are real estate professionals) and with children, they have long appreciated …

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 hardware store, founded by his father in the 1860s.

A Stunning, Sun-Drenched Abode A Stunning, Sun-Drenched Abode

Gene and Stacey Strouhal have been sweethearts since they attended high school together at Wharton High. Though they went their separate ways for a few years (she attended college at Southwest Texas State; he went …

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.

Traditional with a Twist Traditional with a Twist

A sun-filled home on a corner lot puts a fresh face on tradition 
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 …