30 June 2007

Stalking Houston Real Estate


Whenever I'm bored (well, before I discovered design blogs) I search the MSL for Houston homes. I always start with the most exclusive neighborhoods: River Oaks, Memorial Villages, West University, or Tanglewood. It is so fascinating to me to take a glimpse inside a stranger's house. Mostly, though, I am searching for interiors that speak to me.




The biggest "find" is to see a house decorated by a designer whose work I recognize. If the designer is locally well known, they will be mentioned by name. A successful search yields an interior by Carol Glasser, Babs Watkins, Ginger Barber, or Pam Pierce, to name a few of my personal favorites. I've even spotted a few of their personal homes on the web site. Some of the houses for sale have been featured in national design magazines and finding one of these is a special high for me. I save the pictures of the homes that attract me. Here are a few of my favorites pictures from this year. Looking at the ones I picked, I realized - gee I LOVE seagrass!

5 comments:

  1. Ok - so now you have me thinking about seagrass rugs, well - a rug for the guest room. What do you think about Turkish Kilim Rugs layered atop seagrass or jute?

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  2. The dining room in the center of this post, the one with the patterned wall paper, is truly one of the most stunning rooms I have ever seen. And with regards to the very last picture...why DO realtors use such bad photography?

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  3. Debbi - that house was actually in Southern Accents a few years ago. so funny how i never got any comments in the beginning!

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