Posted by
Hearts of the Home
By Rhonda Reinhart | October 2, 2018

Keeping it Casual
An easygoing Austin kitchen sets the scene for a Houston family’s weekend getaways.

Just about every weekend, Meg Lonergan’s clients load up the car and make the drive from...

Posted by
High on a Feeling
By Helen Thompson | October 2, 2018

The peripatetic owners of a recently completed house by Austin architect David Shiflet have called many places home. “We’ve lived in Houston, Lake Jackson, Michigan and Latin America,” says the wife, rattling off just a few of...

Posted by
Into the Woods
By Helen Thompson | October 2, 2018

“It’s like getting to know a calm person,” says Dallas architect Max Levy about a house he designed for Anne and Ethan Underwood, “and discovering they are more interesting than you thought.” The couple’s new two-...

Posted by
Simply Amazing
By Jessica Elliott | October 2, 2018

If there were ever a place you’d expect to find a serene respite that reads West Coast, it might not be in the heart of Houston’s inner loop. Yet an unmistakably laid-back serenity takes hold when you step into the Spanish colonial-...

Posted by
The New Traditionalist
By Mimi Faucett | October 2, 2018


"Writing a book feels like a very natural progression from how I began my career in design,” says Paloma Contreras. Said design career started as a creative outlet with La Dolce Vita (a design blog before...

Posted by
Lost and Found
By Helen Thompson | October 2, 2018


Texas’ most unexpected design truism might come as a surprise: Over the last 25 years, our best trends have emerged from small towns. Think Fredericksburg, which became an interior design mecca thanks to Carol Hicks Bolton...

Posted by
Marfa Lights
By Helen Thompson | October 2, 2018


The following is an excerpt from Texas Made/Texas Modern: The House and the Land ($50,, which debuts Oct. 16.

Marfa has become a destination, if...

Posted by
Dream World
By Stephanie Davis Smith | October 1, 2018

Light streaming through grooved slats of wood to resemble a forest’s canopy, copious greenery tucked into overhangs, mossy AstroTurf tiles intermixed with smooth alabaster flooring—in true California living style, the...

Posted by
Built to Last
Laura Eckstein Jones | October 1, 2018


Why was Knoll considered revolutionary when it launched in the late ’30s?
Hans and Florence Knoll and their many...

Posted by
Home Run
By Becca Hensley and Rhonda Reinhart | July 24, 2018

“You never live in a house the way you sell a house,” says Laura Gottesman, owner of Gottesman Residential Real Estate. Consistently ranked as one of Austin’s top real estate agents,...

Posted by
True Colors
By Rhonda Reinhart | July 24, 2018

Going Green
“Nature is the ultimate color inspiration,” says Courtnay Tartt Elias, creative director and principal of Houston-based Creative Tonic. “If...

Posted by
Modernism Exposed
By Helen Thompson | July 24, 2018

Late architect Dick Clark is often credited with creating a variant of modernism that is quite at home in Austin. His muscular Hill Country version of the aesthetic established a distinctive look that complements the vigor of the craggy...

Syndicate content