River Oaks Wonder Home Makers: Powerhouse Architect Duo Fights the McMansion Craze with a Conservationist Attitude
When describing a classic 1920s home, Houstonians will proclaim, “That’s a John Staub.” Now that same reverence greets homes built by powerhouse architects Bill Curtis Read
The Most Mysterious House in Texas: Pitch Black Stunner Raises Eyebrows — and Outlasts Its Haunting Critics
INK BLACK AND SHROUDED IN SHADOWS, A BEAUTIFULLY BROODING 19TH-CENTURY HOUSE IN WEATHERFORD IS ANYTHING BUT MOURNFUL. Drive one-hour west on I-30 from Dallas, and you’ll run Read
Legendary Texas Store Gets Dismantled for Auction, But Its Peerless Owner is Already Plotting a New Future
INSIDE A HIDDEN ROOM OF ANTIQUARIAN BETTY GERTZ’ LEGENDARY STORE, EAST & ORIENT, ON THE EVE OF ITS DISMANTLING FOR AUCTION. I’m lost in the moment: Read
The Death of a Texas Legend: She Dated Dukes, Hobnobbed with Movie Stars and Designed Like No One Else
WE REMEMBER THE INIMITABLE DESIGNER BEVERLY FIELD — BRAZEN, BRILLIANT, AND UNIVERSALLY BELOVED. Beverly Field, who died last month at age 88 at her home in Dallas, Read
Editor’s note: PaperCity’s counting down to the holidays with ultra-curated and distinctive gift guides. To kick things off, home design editor Anne Lee Phillips gives us 11 perfect gifts for any hostess — from the most luxurious soap ever to the ultimate accent for a side table.
Every family seems to have the perennial hostess — the one who brings the family together and graciously opens his or her home for holidays, cementing family traditions with aplomb and style.
In my family, it’s my uncles in Washington, D.C. I’m fresh off of a joyous week spent with them — they generously host around 20 for Thanksgiving dinner, including hosting 10 of us for overnight stays.
With that in mind, I’ve rounded up a few gifts for the host with the most! Happy gifting.
Editor’s note: PaperCity’s counting down to the holidays with ultra-curated and distinctive gift guides. To kick things off, home design editor Anne Lee Phillips gives us 11 Read
A Bayou Runs Through a Swanky Houston High-Rise: Vaunted Designer Channels Historic Estate in Plush Sky-High Retreat
Bodron + Fruit has worked on houses for an elite roster of contemporary art collectors whose preferences for Ruscha and Rauschenberg over Remington and Russell Read
Legendary Billionaire Lawyer’s Treasures Hit an Estate Sale: Palatial River Oaks Mansion Full of Prizes
This is not your average estate sale. Starting this week, you will be able to acquire a household or office item from one of the Read
New York Power Couple Finds Their Dream Home — and Dog Paradise — in Houston: Inside Their Stunning French Manor
MECOX FOUNDER MAC HOAK AND HUSBAND, FRED PERKINS, OPENED SEVEN STORES THEN PULLED UP STAKES IN THE HAMPTONS, MOVED TO HOUSTON AND PUT DOWN ROOTS Read