Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Houston House Envy.

I have been anxiously awaiting the premier issue of High Gloss magazine, and today was the day!  I have seen some great images today around the blog world and am excited for all the awesomeness High Gloss has to offer!  I can't wait to sit down and pore over the details. 

But first, I had to dive right into a Houston home in a neighborhood that I love.  Houston blogger (and fellow attorney), Averill Conn from Odi et Amo, wrote the article about a very inspiring home that is right up my alley.  Frankly, I would love to track down the homeowners, show up at their doorstep, and ask for a tour (and if I can be their new best friend).  Let's check out the home (for bigger pictures, which I am sure you will want to checkout, go to the mag's website). 

I am a big fan of mixing the older with the new, and this (I am guessing) entry way is the perfect example.  The antique piece of furniture with the modern wallpaper, which I love, is lovely.  I am also digging that gorgeous lamp.


The glass-top coffee table is so different, but it works so well with the space.  And how great are those upholstered cane chairs?  The fabric on them rocks.  If you look closely, you can see a bar cart peeking out in the corner.  Those pieces above the fireplace are awesome, and I feel like they could be a DIY project.


This next room makes me swoon.  Um, the pillow in the couch . . . fab-u-lous.  I love the styling of the shelves -- silhouettes are a favorite of mine.  (You can check out one of the ones I have displayed on our bookshelf here of my grandparents.)  Did you notice the lucite coffee table and the fun fabric on the pillows under the coffee table?  I am not sure what the other room is to the right.  But the schoolhouse pendant (similar one here at Restoration Hardware) and the leopard print rug are the bomb dot com (that's right, I said it).   


In case the homeowners, are looking to change things up, I will take the dining table and chairs. :)  I am loving the mix of the white and black.  And the pink fabric on the chairs . . . love it.


I am also a big fan of white subway tiles -- they are so simple and classic.  The kitchen just looks fresh and clean, and the rug is just the right amount of pop.


How fun is the office?  Love the chippendale chair and the pops of color against the dark wall.


Tufted headboard, amazing lamps, fab artwork, gorgeous nightstands, and cloth-bound Penguin classics.  Check, check, check, check, and check.  The combo makes for a stunning, but not overdone in the least bit bedroom.  

(photos: high gloss mag)

Seeing all of these pictures makes me want to paint every room in my house a shade of gray.  There are very few rooms I see where I love all of the elements.  But every room featured from this house is simply perfection.  I will be saving these images and using them as inspiration around our home.  I also can't wait to check out the design resources around Houston the article mentions!    

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful home. Such a great mix of old and new with punches of bright color.

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  2. Lovely home, especially that Kitchen. It's so open and bright!

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  3. Wow, this is gorgeous! I haven't made it through High Gloss yet but I'm excited! I love the office and the fun pops of color against the gray. Fabulous.

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  4. OMG that house is beautiful!! I would like everything in that house. Love the dining room chairs, night tables and tufted headboard!! Would love you to do a guest post, will email you about it!

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  5. Wasn't High Gloss just all around amazing??? LOVE the pictures you picked out...I've been following your blog for a little while now and was *delighted* to see you on mine! Thanks!

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  6. i am obsessed with gray walls as well! love it!

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  7. Yummy home! I was drooling over it last night.

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  8. SO gorgeous. I love the neutrals with the fun pops of color. I really like those paintings on the side tables. Making me think!!!

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  9. if you show up on their doorstep, i want to join! looooove that headboard. perfect bedroom.

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  10. Holy cow, I love that kitchen. Swoon! Especially with the pop of purple and green in the rug!

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  11. What a gorgeous home! I'm loving High Gloss!

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  12. This Houston home is fantastic. I love it all, love it!!!

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  13. So pretty. I'm in awe of people who have "finished" decorating their home. Mine is a constant process.

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  14. You just made my day...my month! Thank you for your sweet compliments. We had such fun time doing my house. You have open invite just beware will not be magazine ready with 2 kids running around. Xo, Annsley

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  15. Looks fabulous. Can you please become their friends and tell us if their house REALLY looks like this?? :)

    The lamp in pic 1 is gorgeous, and I love the family room and bedroom!

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  16. That home is gorgeous! Love it all - but I would love for my kitchen to look "similar" - dark cabinets on bottom, white on top, subway tiles (a girl can dream). The coffee table reminds me of a dining table that Sarah Richardson did in her second "Sarah's House" dining room And, the artwork, you could certainly DIY being the awesome artist that you are. I have a lot of your work framed and on display in my home. -- Mom

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  17. i LOVE that whole bedroom! The tufted headboard, the bedside table, everything!!

    love that your dogs are welsh terriers! that is what we had originally wanted but ended up getting a lakleland pup. she is only a year old and FULL of attitude! i just wish she were more cuddly :(

    hope you are having a great week!

    -kait

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  18. Glad everyone enjoyed the fabulous home as much as I did!

    And Annsley, so glad you stopped by (and weren't too freaked out about me wanting to show up at your doorstep)! Your home is simply amazing!

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  19. I love that quote that says paint neutral colors on walls and pop accessories with color. Great idea! I heart High Gloss (:

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  20. This was certainly one of the houses I really enjoyed.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  21. i just found your blog on Modern Jane, and i have to say i love it!!

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  22. I am so glad you stopped by because I was able to find your blog, which is pretty cute, too! Following!

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  23. OMG... I'm coveting that entry way! Love the Hicks wallpaper! It's my favorite!

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