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The severe angles of Johnson's structure would be softened with colors such as fuchsia, crimson, butterscotch and a paint color dubbed "Menil Gray."  A curvy modern banquette, 18th-century Spanish furniture, art hung gallery style and African sculpture all fit together in their dining room, for example.  In the living room, a bar closet held miniature works of art, rows of colorful glasses and at least a few taxidermied birds who met an untimely death when they ran into the home's huge…

New book explores the decorating sense and sensibilities of 15 trendsetting women

The severe angles of Johnson's structure would be softened with colors such as fuchsia, crimson, butterscotch and a paint color dubbed "Menil Gray." A curvy modern banquette, 18th-century Spanish furniture, art hung gallery style and African sculpture all fit together in their dining room, for example. In the living room, a bar closet held miniature works of art, rows of colorful glasses and at least a few taxidermied birds who met an untimely death when they ran into the home's huge…

Reggie Van Lee stretches his long legs out from a plush chair in his spacious Wharton home to talk about his home and his life.  A grand piano shares space with artwork just off the foyer, capped with a glittery Hudson chandelier dripping with strands of gold chain.  To the other side is their banquet hall, a giant dining area usually set up with a table for 24.  A huge living room filled with curvy Christopher Guy chairs and sofas arranged in several small groupings is the center of the…

Family compound: Man builds luxurious home for tight-knit brood

Reggie Van Lee stretches his long legs out from a plush chair in his spacious Wharton home to talk about his home and his life. A grand piano shares space with artwork just off the foyer, capped with a glittery Hudson chandelier dripping with strands of gold chain. To the other side is their banquet hall, a giant dining area usually set up with a table for 24. A huge living room filled with curvy Christopher Guy chairs and sofas arranged in several small groupings is the center of the…

Ceiling treatments give homeowners a wealth of options"I have a champagne taste on a beer budget." -  When homeowners plan remodeling projects and new home construction, they consider floors, walls and finishes.  From a simple tray ceiling to more complicated vaults, barrels and groins, ceiling treatments are getting attention from homeowners, remodelers and builders right now.  Newton and her husband, Mark, have a vaulted ceiling with beams in their master bedroom and another vaulted…

Sky's the limit on home ceiling options

Ceiling treatments give homeowners a wealth of options"I have a champagne taste on a beer budget." - When homeowners plan remodeling projects and new home construction, they consider floors, walls and finishes. From a simple tray ceiling to more complicated vaults, barrels and groins, ceiling treatments are getting attention from homeowners, remodelers and builders right now. Newton and her husband, Mark, have a vaulted ceiling with beams in their master bedroom and another vaulted…

[...] reduced to a pile of construction debris, the 17,000-square-foot home that once stood at 2945 Lazy Lane originally was considered some of the finest work of John F. Staub, one of Houston's early notable residential architects.  Businessman Matthew B. Arnold is the current owner of the property that sits across the street from another Staub design - the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, once the home of philanthropist Ima Hogg.  While the 2945 Lazy Lane home already had veered greatly…

Staub-designed house was home to power brokers

[...] reduced to a pile of construction debris, the 17,000-square-foot home that once stood at 2945 Lazy Lane originally was considered some of the finest work of John F. Staub, one of Houston's early notable residential architects. Businessman Matthew B. Arnold is the current owner of the property that sits across the street from another Staub design - the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, once the home of philanthropist Ima Hogg. While the 2945 Lazy Lane home already had veered greatly…

Sunset Settings is full of high-end modern furniture, but it's Eero Saarinen's fire-red Womb chair that tugs at Houston shoppers wanting a dose of retro style.  Saarinen's Womb chair is a standout among many classic designs from that era, when factories regrouped to fill needs at home.  [...] it was simply called modern design, with clean lines and bold pops of color that helped the design world at large take a giant step forward.  More loosely designed reproductions abound, too, from…

Demand still rising for midcentury-modern pieces

Sunset Settings is full of high-end modern furniture, but it's Eero Saarinen's fire-red Womb chair that tugs at Houston shoppers wanting a dose of retro style. Saarinen's Womb chair is a standout among many classic designs from that era, when factories regrouped to fill needs at home. [...] it was simply called modern design, with clean lines and bold pops of color that helped the design world at large take a giant step forward. More loosely designed reproductions abound, too, from…

Stores may be selling off their summer wares - from clothing to home décor - to clear shelves for new designs sure to come for fall, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few new things to freshen up our summer.

New collaborations bring designer touches to home décor

Stores may be selling off their summer wares - from clothing to home décor - to clear shelves for new designs sure to come for fall, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few new things to freshen up our summer.

Nate Berkus loans his creativity and his charm to his newest venture: a collaboration with The Shade Store.

Nate Berkus now does windows by design

Nate Berkus loans his creativity and his charm to his newest venture: a collaboration with The Shade Store.

Here's a look at some of Houston's most stylish homes.

Most stylish homes of Houston

Here's a look at some of Houston's most stylish homes.

Built in 1934, this East End Revitalized bungalow is nestled on a 5,750-square-foot lot in the thriving Idylwood community.

Before & after: Historic Texas bungalow sees stylish makeover

Built in 1934, this East End Revitalized bungalow is nestled on a 5,750-square-foot lot in the thriving Idylwood community.

This is what it's really like to be on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' - Houston Chronicle

This is what it's really like to be on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper'

This is what it's really like to be on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' - Houston Chronicle

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