Good Vibes Only

Peek Inside This Transformed Retro Hotel in the Heights

The overhauled Heights House Hotel boasts a hip restaurant, pool, discounted concert tickets, and more for travelers and locals.

05/14/2021 Photography by Laura Furr Mericas

Pretty In Pink

Check out Houston Designer Nina Magon's Luxurious Kips Bay Debut

The room is designed with an Italian contessa in mind.

04/21/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Glowing Review

Have You Been Inside the Kinder Yet?

The many dreamy design details of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, the MFAH’s game-changing new space

04/08/2021 By Dianna Wray

home sweet home

5 Home-Design Trends That Developed During the Pandemic

Styles come and go—think Italianate exteriors and (dare we say?) sliding farmhouse doors—and the pandemic has only helped expedite that process. Here are five trends that home builders are seeing in the market.

03/25/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

home sweet home

9 Houston Home Builders You Should Know

Local custom builders and renovators to help you perfect—or create—the home you’ve been dreaming about.

03/24/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt, Laura Furr Mericas, Denise Cathey, and Timothy Malcolm

Vintage Staycay

Look Inside the Stunning New La Colombe D'or Mansion Hotel

The 1923 former home of Houston royalty reopens to the public March 29.

03/12/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Staycation

The Hyatt Regency’s Multimillion-Dollar Revamp Will Make You Excited to Travel Again

The renovation mixes an eclectic flair with industrial-chic design.  

02/26/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Beautiful and Thoughtful design

Peep the Architecture Center Houston and AIA Houston’s New Downtown Digs

The groups are finally moving into their ultra-modern space, three years after a major setback from Hurricane Harvey. 

11/24/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

Dream Home

The 2020 Virtual AIA Houston Home Tour Is Reaching More Viewers (and Continents)

Explore the swoon-worthy houses from the comfort of your own home now through November 15.

11/06/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

On the house

Take a Peek Inside Houston's Coolest Homes

A by-the-numbers look at the Modern Architecture + Design Society Houston Modern Home Tour.

03/02/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Goin' to the chapel

The Rothko Is Getting a $30 Million Revamp

The beloved chapel's new Visitor Welcome Home is set to open this month.

03/02/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Tops on Top

Cindy Crawford Believes in a Coaster-Free Home

The original supermodel was in Houston this week to celebrate her new campaign with Cosentino.

12/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

Could the Future of Houston’s Skyline Be...Wood?

Rice University is pioneering mass timber construction.

12/01/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Space City

In with the Bold: A Makeover Brings New Life to an Old House

A Memorial-area family finally got their dream house, but it was stuck firmly in 1967. So they gutted the place, remodeled it, and—with the help of a great designer—added whimsical wallpaper, lush textures, and pops of color galore.

10/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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Peep Some of Houston's Finest Residential Architecture on This Weekend's AIA Home Tour

A jury of industry experts selected the eight homes on display this year.

10/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Keep Houston Weird

Tour 7 of Houston's Most Unusual Abodes This Weekend

The Weird Homes Tour returns Saturday, September 28.

09/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Modern Love

Here Are All the Stops on This Year's Houston Modern Home Tour

The Modern Architecture + Design Society's ninth annual tour returns on Saturday, September 21.

09/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Go See

An Intriguing Art Opening Pops Up In a Flood-Resistant House

At this Saturday art debut, it's all about Houston's own climate challenges.

09/04/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Work of Art

New Luxury Condos in the Museum District are Tailor-Made for Art Lovers

Details matter at The Mondrian at the Museums.

08/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Space City

These Historic Bungalows in the East End Might Be Houston's Coolest Airbnbs

Every design detail—from the eco-friendly mattresses, to the mismatched furniture, to the pendant lights, to the prints of Texas oilfields and native plants—is part of a Houston story.

07/22/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas