My mother Lisa and I have long wished to team up as a design duo, and we’re so thrilled to have a place of our own to share our creative thoughts and experiences. As of August 2016, we’re working on my mother’s new home in the sky, on a tip-top floor of a high-rise in Houston.
From what I’ve seen, I think my parents may be among the youngest tenants in the building, so it has a quiet and stately vibe that the previous owners did a wonderful job of translating into their own space. When we first toured the home, Lisa and I spent hours exclaiming over its myriad custom design details, large and small. For one example, its wooden floors were imported from the Tower of London!
This photo shows the floors in the family room adjoining the kitchen. The cabinets to the left fold open to reveal television, media and storage space. The floors’ provenance is a really neat fact to me, honestly. As I said, you could tell immediately how much the owners cared for the place, and it felt like entering a grand and beautiful English home.
This photo shows one side of the entrance foyer, with the staircase and its iron railings hand-forged in France. My mother’s aesthetic lies in a different direction, however, so we’ll be documenting the significant transition in the months to come.
Lisa and I can’t wait to share this journey with you!