history

But Ours Is Taller

A visit to the recently reopened Washington Monument prompts a reassessment of Houston's own obelisk.

10/30/2014 By Andrew Husband

Design

No More Shabby Chic: the New Texas Hill Country Style

A new book shows the beauty and variety of residential architecture in the Hill Country.

10/23/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 24–26

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

architecture

This Weekend, See Houston's 7 Coolest New Homes

The annual AIA Home Tour features houses designed by top Houston architecture firms.

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

Events

Design Blogger Heads to Houston

Designer Erin Gates has built a blogging empire sharing highly personal and oh-so-pretty spaces.

10/15/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Slideshow

Three of Houston’s Coolest Home Bars

A bar of one's home.

09/01/2014

city planning

Reinventing Rice Village

Architects and planners will race the clock this weekend to win the annual Rice Design Alliance design competition.

07/31/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

Space City

Fighting Off Carpet, One Compromise at a Time

When building their dream home, one Houston couple had only one requirement: no carpet!

04/30/2014 By Kerry H.

Toddlers sans Tiaras

Childrens’ Room Themes, Outside the Box

These fresh approaches will inspire you to think outside the pink-and-blue box when designing for your new arrival.

02/02/2014 By Kerry H. Photography by Max Burkhalter

Dream Homes

Interior Design Trends: New Balance

As with life, the ideal living space for 2014 is all about finding balance between opposites.

12/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Slideshow

Slideshow: Houston’s Five Best Residential Architects

We asked dozens of architects who they’d choose to build their own homes. These are the five names we heard most often.

12/31/2013

Dream Homes

These Days, More is More

Out: Scandinavian minimalism. In: wallpaper!?

12/31/2013 By Kerry H.

Slideshow

Slideshow: Interior Design 2014

As with life, the ideal living space for 2014 is all about finding balance between opposites.

12/18/2013

Space City

Kitchen Remodeling: When Less is More

Not necessarily bigger, but better

12/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Slideshow

Slideshow: Perfect Man Caves

Men ratchet up their retreats.

10/31/2013

Space City

Designing the Perfect Man Cave

Men ratchet up their retreats.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Architecture

Slideshow: AIA Houston 2013 Home Tour

Check out spectacular photos of the homes on the popular annual tour.

10/25/2013 By Michael Hardy

Bizarrechitecture

Five Of Houston's Weirdest And Wackiest Buildings

Derelict Dairy Ashford-area orb palaces, exuberantly neo-classical freeway churches, and more.

10/07/2013 By Michael Hardy and John Nova Lomax

Slideshow

Access Contemporary VIP Home Tour and Mixer

The Radcliffe’s “Frame” house, designed by architect Harwood Taylor, was featured in House & Garden magazine in September 1961.

10/01/2013

Space City

Living the High Life

Earthbound Houstonians consider something uplifting.

09/03/2013 By Peter Holley