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HTX Comforts of Home 2012

With the holidays upon us, our thoughts turn to transforming our house into a sanctuary suitable for entertaining. Plus, now that cooler temperatures are keeping us inside, we long to create a cozy, comfortable space we can settle into.

This month, our special editorial series looks at ways to better enjoy the place we call home. We talk to experts who share simple tricks for sprucing up our digs and peek inside the favorite rooms of Houston notables. Plus we shop for on-trend and covetable furniture and home accessories, uncover top home and design shops, and explore public spaces that remind us of the comforts of home.

HTX Comforts of Home 2012

INTERIOR INSIGHTS

The five hottest home trends for fall and winter: Cooler weather means warmer design

By Altamese Osborne

Nov 27th, 2012 at 12:27 PM

You might not be able to tell from its nondescript exterior, but inside the Decorative Center Houston lies an interior designer’s dream: Floors and floors of home design showrooms ...


A VEGGIE REVOLUTION

Houston, the land of healthy eating? Believe it or not, fatty comfort food no longer reigns

By Ruthie Miller

Nov 26th, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Let’s get one thing out of the way: Houston is — and always will be — a burger town. Steakhouses trump all here, and fried chicken may as well be our ...


HIGH/LOW AESTHETIC

My favorite room: Dining area in Museum District apartment mixes mini-gallery and plant hospital

By Whitney Radley

Nov 25th, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Natalie Svacina moved to Houston just a year ago to take up a post as curriculum coordinator for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston after finishing her art history masters ...


FAB FIND

Lam Bespoke's custom-created Town & Country stool adds versatility to any room

By Whitney Radley

Nov 24th, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Montrose denizens may have noticed the recent transformation of Hein Lam Home into Lam Bespoke, its immense exterior walls accentuated by a cheerful, robin's egg logo.  Inside, shoppers will ...


MY FAVORITE ROOM

Author Chitra Divakaruni's favorite room is a space of calm during creative storms

By Tarra Gaines

Nov 20th, 2012 at 2:34 PM

According to Virginia Woolf, having a room of one's own is essential for female artists to create. Almost a century later, award-winning Houston novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni understands that ...


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