• In photos, the red chair now moves around the world, as it holds beautiful femmefatales contemplating murder in exotic locations.
    Photo by Wade Livingston
  • My great-grandmother's favorite psychic den was Bottom of the Cup in NewOrleans, a staple back then, and still today, for palm, Tarot, and tea leafreading, and most bizarre, gourmet teas.
    Photo by Linda Gaines
  • Most of all, as the days grow short and the nights long, I look with paranoia atmy own red chair I inherited from my grandmother. Is it comfortable in its homeor does it feel stagnate?
    Photo by Tarra Gaines

  • Judy Nyquist stands with the iconic Andy Warhol print of Marilyn Monroe thatserved as a starting point for the room, initiating the soft purple-pink thatcovers the walls.
    Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
  • Nyquist with Ellen Bell's Marilyn Dress; to the right, a work on paper by NinaBavasso. On the mantel, a series of ceramic dessert items Nyquist purchased fromthe St. John's School.
    Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
  • An intriguing piece by Elena Poirot-Lopez captures three sets of paster-casthands, each from a different generation of the Houston artist's family.
    Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
  • Scandinavian moderist Jens Risom's classic side chairs from Knoll sit under aglass dining room table adorned with flowers. Next to the Warhol print, Nyquistdisplays art from her children along with a Picasso print and work on paper byBritish artist Peter McDonald.
    Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
  • "It could be worse," reads the pink text on a quirk black textile piece next tothe fireplace, adding to the light-hearted atmosphere of one of the Nyquistfamily's favorite rooms.
    Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com

  • Homeowners are spending less for remodeling, and when they do, they spendconservatively.
    Photo courtesy of Trusty Joe
  • Home construction and remodeling have been soft, although this house is beingbuilt in Bellaire.
    Photo by Ralph Bivins
  • Intero Real Estate Services, a major residential brokerage firm in the SiliconValley of California, recently opened an office in the West Ave development onKirby Drive near Westheimer.
    Photo by Ralph Bivins

  • Angela Lee, ASID Allied Member, is the principal designer for Evolution byDesign, which she founded with her husband William Lee.
    Photo by Felix Sanchez
  • With a client list ranges from new construction homeowners, to some of the NFL’smost respected athletes, Lee tries to reflect the unique personality in each ofher deisgns as shown in this 2007 living room project.
    Photo by Felix Sanchez
  • Example of Angela Lee's work from a 2007 master bath project.
    Photo by Felix Sanchez
  • Cindy Aplanalp, AISD Allied, general speaks of her style as an "elegant mix ofsophisticated eclectic," incorporating touches of the traditional and a savvyuse of textures and technology.
    B. Goldman
  • Example of Aplanalp's work in a 2010 residential project in Kehmah.
  • The kitchen from Aplanalp's 2010 residential project in Kehmah.

  • Scroll damask vinyl wall decal by Birdie Graphics, $44 on Etsy[http://www.etsy.com/listing/81147873/scroll-damask-18-graphics-10026-vinyl?ref=cat3_gallery_3]
  • "Breakthrough" by Surface Collective[http://www.surfacecollective.com/wall-decal-detail/breakthrough/202/37/], ~$145
  • Imaginary Castle by Patrick Hruby for Blik[http://www.whatisblik.com/shop/explore/imaginary-castle], $110
  • All You Need Is Love by Harmonie-interieure[http://www.harmonie-interieure.com/home.htm], from ~$122
  • Elephant wallpaper silhouette by Romp[https://rompstore.com/productDetail.php?productId=74&categoryId=126&productItemId=96&optionId=199],$110.

  • From her perch on the bed, Franci has views of the South Boulevard oaks to thefront and her garden to the rear.
    Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
  • Soothing colors, pillows and draping give a cozy feel to the large room.
    Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
  • Needlepoint is one of Franci's bedside pastimes.
    Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com