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  • Jonathan Adler collection couch at Kravet
    Photo by Altamese Osborne
  • Colorful glass is a big trend for fall.
    Photo by Altamese Osborne
  • Toy horse in front of the Andrew Martin store
    Photo by Altamese Osborne
  • White and neutral furniture was found in many showrooms.
    Photo by Altamese Osborne
  • This year's fabric is heavy on abstract design.
    Photo by Altamese Osborne

  • Sorrel's scallops
    Photo by Kimberly Park
  • Pondicheri's barley salad
    Pondicheri/Facebook
  • Smoothies at Roots Juice
    Photo by Karen Burd
  • Veggie burger from Green Seed Vegan
    Photo by Ruthie Johnson Miller
  • Crepes by Radical Eats
    Radical Eats

  • Natalie Svacina, a curriculum coordinator for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,stands by a Debbie Carlos poster and a small selection of plants in her diningroom.
    Photo by Whitney Radley
  • Ostrich, a torch drawing by Helen Altman, hangs above a sideboard equipped withhosting essentials and topped with travels memorabilia.
    Photo by Whitney Radley
  • Friends seek Svacina out to revive ailing plants or keep them while they'reaway. Her rug is from IKEA.
    Photo by Whitney Radley
  • An IKEA table is topped with brass from the collection of Svacina's mother.
    Photo by Whitney Radley
  • A leather butterfly chair from Urban Outfitters is cozied by a hand-sewn pillowand a knitted stuffed creature from a close college friend. The open doorwaylooks out onto the living rom.
    Photo by Whitney Radley

  • The Town & Country Stool comes in a $350 each, and is a Fab Find for the holidayseason.
    Photo by Whitney Radley
  • Lam Bespoke, formerly Hien Lam Home, recently rebranded for a greater focus oncustom-tailored furniture and upholstery.
    Lam Bespoke/Facebook

  • The little study in her Sugar Land home is where Chitra Divakaruni wrote six ofher novels including her latest work Oleander Girl, due out in March.
    Photo by Allamar Young
  • A small Buddha given to Divakaruni by her mother helps to create a calmatmosphere.
    Photo by Allamar Young
  • Occasionally, Divakaruni will take time out to meditate to clear her mind.
    Photo by Allamar Young
  • Divakaruni understands the essential need for a writer to have a room that issolely her own.
    Photo by Allamar Young

  • The child's room and adjacent wash room at Vision House
    Photo courtesy of Green Builder
  • Vision House is part of the Innoventions exhibit at Epcot.
    Photo by Ralph Bivins
  • Bath with Numi toilet (in foreground)
    Photo courtesy of Green Builder
  • Climate control center
    Photo courtesy of Green Builder
  • Living room and dining room
    Photo courtesy of Green Builder
  • Ron Jones, president of Green Builder, explains the housing exhibit at Epcot.
    Photo by Ralph Bivins
  • Ralph Bivins and Mickey at Disney's Epcot park in Orlando
    Photo by Ralph Bivins

  • The Theta Charity Antiques Show is celebrating its 60th year.
  • A "Sneak Peak" from the event's Facebook page: Extremely rare, museum-quality,mid-19th century dressing table from dealer William Cook Antiques.
    Theta Charity Antiques Show 2012/Facebook
  • Shoppers will find everything from Americana folk art to Continental furniture.
    Robert Latiff

  • Allison Monteith Evans, left, and Kelly Blackstone Love, right, hosted a BranchBasics promotional event at Calypso St. Barth in Highland Village.
    Photo courtesy of Branch Basics/Facebook
  • The product, which is available in a concentrated formula, can be used in a widevariety of settings — from the household to the medicinal.
    Photo courtesy of Branch Basics/Facebook

  • Biscuit Homegoods' flagship store opened on Monday.
    Photo by Logan Sebastian Beck
  • The Biscuit team, from left, Christina Ducruet, Bailey Quin McCarthy and IsabelReed Wilson.
    Photo by Logan Sebastian Beck
  • The walls are lined with crisp linens in bright hues.
    Photo by Logan Sebastian Beck
  • The space features two bedroom vignettes plus a living room and dining room setup, filled with custom-reupholstered furniture.
    Photo by Logan Sebastian Beck
  • Photo by Logan Sebastian Beck
  • Photo by Logan Sebastian Beck

  • You want your house to shine, and it will sparkle much brighter if you dustlight bulbs and clean light covers, says interior designer Janus Lazaris.
    Photo by Adrienne Breaux
  • A clean home is a welcoming home. Finally set down — and stick to — a cleaningschedule this fall, suggests Apartment Therapy's Adrienne Breaux.
    Photo by Adrienne Breaux
  • Flowers bring life to a room, says Texas Monthly writer-at-large Kristie RamirezHoitsma.
    Photo by Adrienne Breaux
  • Set up the guest room weeks before your company arrives, suggests Janus Lazaris.
    Photo by Adrienne Breaux