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new year means a fresh start. We’re done with the whirlwind of holiday entertaining and ready to put the décor away and reclaim our neat and tidy homes. But edit too much and minimalism can feel cold and stark, so we’ve got some tips from guest expert Liz Marie Galvan on how to stay warm and embrace coziness. In our personal lives, it’s also a chance to embrace healthy lifestyles with an eye toward wellness. Houston House & Home Magazine is paving the way in Recipe with fitness tips from nutritionist Cassy Joy Garcia and mouthwatering recipes from the Cala-Vie Health Spa. Whether you plan on renovating this year or are looking to build new, we know you’ll meet the vendors who can make those dreams come true at one of the upcoming home shows. With events planned in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, Conroe, Cy-Fair and Humble, we can guarantee there’s a show in your neighborhood. Read more in Calendar. But as we enter this next decade and embrace the new technologies and products on the market, it’s important to not lose sight of the past. Miss Ima Hogg understood the value in curating and preserving vintage pieces from a bygone era, so this month we’re exploring Texas cabinetmakers who were active until about 1880. It was only then that the railroads started to bring in the less expensive — and less original — factory-made goods. Saddle up and take a trip with us down one of the figurative roads of Texas film history. Our special section covers the Texas Film Commission’s Texas Westerns Trail, with a look at
the towns made famous (or infamous) in movies like Hud, True Grit, Giant and Urban Cowboy. Galveston’s on that list — that’s where Gambler V: Playing for Keeps was filmed — but you’ll want to dig deeper into our Galveston Speakeasy feature. Writer Barbara Canetti and her husband recently restored an 1890 cottage that revealed a few surprises once the vintage wallpaper was pulled away. For luxury that sparkles, we’re showcasing one of the most expensive listings at Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. From hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper to a chef’s kitchen with top of the line Gaggenau appliances, plus a wine vault with room for entertaining, this magnificent estate home is breathtaking in its every detail. Psst. Have you heard? Pantone has announced its color of the year and has settled on Classic Blue to carry us through 2020. Turn to our expanded Editor’s Picks to find the fashion, furnishings and original artwork to adorn home and office. Moving outdoors, Joshua Kornegay of Joshua’s in the Heights tells us that this is the best time for planting trees, and he’s got some excellent suggestions — even for the tiniest of yards. Read more in Gardening. At Houston House & Home Magazine, we’re excited about the coming season and are looking forward to another year of introducing homeowners and professionals to the local vendors and suppliers they need and want. From our home to yours, Susie Tommaney
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The Harris County Master Gardener Association has plant sales on January 25, February 22 and March 7. Photo by Carolyn Boyd, Master Gardener. BELOW: “Radical: Italian Design 1965-1985” opens at MFAH on February 14. Shown: “Pensione Atlantic” by Franco Raggi. Photo by The Dennis Freedman Collection
CALENDAR HOUSE & HOME JANUARY 25-26: Sugar Land Home & Outdoor Living Show Resilience is the new buzzword and FloodFrame director Tasha Nielsen will be on hand with tips for protecting your home from flooding. Look for home improvement products from more than 200 exhibitors, DIY workshops, and landscape designs from Outdoor Perfection. The Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash, Stafford, sugarlandhomeandgarden.com JANUARY 25-26: 14th Annual Spring Katy Home & Garden Show Meet home design, renovation and trend-setting experts, learn landscaping tips and experience unique DIY projects. Explore décor trends
and shades of calm reflected from nature such as blue hues found in the ocean, warmth and tranquility found in summer seasons and patterns like palm tree leaves. Merrell Center and Robinson Pavilion, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, 832-392-0165, katyhomeandgardenshow.com FEBRUARY 14-16: 34th Annual Texas Home & Garden Show Get a jump start on spring projects when the Texas Home & Garden Show returns to NRG Center. From windows and doors to roofs and floors, and with more than 100,000 square feet of products and services, this is your one stop shop for experts, ideas and convenience.
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NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, texashomeandgarden.com FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 1: Montgomery County Home & Outdoor Living Show Meet with Sherwin-Williams color consultants, view luxury kitchen and bath products from ABM Cabinets, and learn about interior design from Mari Scalli, owner of Simple Elegance. Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport, Conroe, montgomerycountyhomeandgarden.com MARCH 7-8: HTown Home & Outdoor Living Show This inaugural event features former White House florist Laura Dowling, High-Tech Texan Michael Garfield on smart homes, and Marie Kondo certified organizer Ashley Barber. Silver Street Studios at Sawyer Yards, 2000 Edwards, h-townhome.com
MARCH 21-22: Cy-Fair Home & Outdoor Living Show Discovery Channel’s Dr. Lori returns with her comedy and appraisal show, plus learn from more than 200 area home improvement pros. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress, Cypress, cyfairhomeandgarden.com MARCH 28-29: Lake Houston Home & Outdoor Living Show You’ve seen her on Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings, now Dr. Lori will be on hand to appraise items live at this home and outdoor living show with two sessions daily. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, lakehoustonhome.com
Also from MFAH’s upcoming “Radical: Italian Design 1965-1985” exhibit: “Monumentino da Casa” by Alessandro Mendini, “Patroclo Table Lamp” by Gae Aulenti, “San Remo” floor lamp by Dario Bartolini, and “Cucus” chair by Andrea Branzi. Photos by Collection Dennis Freedman
EVENTS THROUGH MARCH 22: “Norman Rockwell: American Freedom” Inspired by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, explore the American artist’s iconic depictions of freedom of speech and worship, as well as freedom from fear and want, through paintings, illustrations and prints. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main, 713-639-7300, mfah.org JANUARY 4-30: “Urban Observations” Joel Anderson’s new collection of encaustic paintings captures the heart and soul of Houston through the magic of beeswax mixed with damar resin. Opening reception is January 4. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, 713-522-2409, archwaygallery.com FEBRUARY 14-APRIL 26: “Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection” Explore Italy’s postwar explosion of disruptive design through furniture,
lighting design, architectural models, paintings, and other objects from Dennis Freedman’s collection. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7300, mfah.org FEBRUARY 23-MAY 25: “Francis Bacon: Late Paintings” The MFAH is the only venue in the United States to host this landmark exhibition that will exhibit 40 canvases, including an array of Bacon’s monumental triptychs. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7300, mfah.org
ANTIQUE WEEKS JANUARY 22-26: McLaren’s Antiques & Interiors 917-900-5036, 1745 North S.H. 237, Round Top, mclarensantiquesandinteriors.com JANUARY 23-26: Chicken Ranch 225-936-9269, 4150 South S.H. 237, Warrenton, facebook.com/chickenranch warrenton
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JANUARY 24-25: The Original Round Top Antiques Fair 512-237-4747, The Big Red Barn Event Center & Annex, The Continental Tent, 475 South S.H. 237, Round Top, roundtoptexasantiques.com JANUARY 24-26: Cole’s Antique Show 281-961-5092, S.H. 237 at Willow Spring (FM 954), Warrenton, colesantiqueshow.com JANUARY 24-26: The Compound 979-551-5916, 2550 South S.H. 237, Round Top, roundtopcompound.com JANUARY 24-26: Old Depot Vintage Market & RV Park 281-851-6779, 550 North Washington (S.H. 237), Round Top, facebook.com/olddepotvintagemarketrvpark FEBRUARY 15-16: 2020 Houston Glass Show, Best Little Antique Show Explore some of the rarest and best examples of glass, pottery and china, ranging from the Depression era through the 1970s, when Max Miller Antiques hosts its
annual glass event. Selections include silver, primitives, linens, Victorian objects, art glass and jewelry. Preview sale is February 14. Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 Highway 36 South, Rosenberg, 713-410-4780, maxmillerantiques.com
YEAR-ROUND: Bootleggers Antiques and Unique Decor (Fridays through Sundays) 979-251-2982, 13129 S.H. 290 West, Burton, facebook.com/Bootleggersburton Curate by Stash (Thursdays through Sundays) 281-212-3929, 111 Bauer Rummel, Round Top, stashco.com/pages/locations Humble Donkey Studio (Wednesdays through Sundays) 713-870-9948, 195 Henkel Circle, Round Top, humbledonkeystudio.com Junk Gypsy World Headquarters (open daily) 979-249-5865, 1215 South S.H. 237, Round Top, gypsyville.com
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LEFT: “H-Town Skyline 104” by Joel Anderson on view at Archway Gallery through January 30. Photo courtesy of the artist and gallery. RIGHT: Board and Brush will guide attendees to help build a unique wood décor project during the Sugar Land Home and Garden Show, January 25-26. Photo courtesy of Texwood Shows
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MARCH 20-APRIL 4: Old Town Market Warrenton 281-894-7778, S.H. 237 north of F.M. 954, Warrenton, oldtownmarketswarrenton.com
MARCH 26-APRIL 4: The Marketplace Warrenton 817-599-7664, 3960 South S.H. 237, Warrenton, marketplacewarrenton.com
MARCH 20-APRIL 5: Round Top Vintage Market 281-731-5132, 1235 North S.H. 237, Round Top. roundtopvintagemarket.com
MARCH 27-APRIL 4: The Zapp Hall Antique Show 4217 South S.H. 237, Warrenton, zapphall.com
MARCH 21-APRIL 4: Blue Hills at Round Top 713-487-6573, 1707 South S.H. 237, Carmine, bluehillsatroundtop.com MARCH 25-APRIL 4: The Arbors 281-388-1075, 1503 North S.H. 237, Round Top, thearborsroundtop.com MARCH 25-29: Antiques on the Square 318-465-1603, 201 North
MARCH 27-APRIL 4: La Bahia Antique Show and Sale La Bahia Turn Verein Hall, 979289-2684, 550 S.H. 237, Burton, labahiaantiques.com MARCH 31-APRIL 4: Marburger Farm Antique Show (March 31-April 4) 800-947-5799, 2248 S.H. 237, Round Top, roundtopmarburger.com
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Blackburn Environmental Seminar Environmental speaker Mac Stone’s conservation photography demonstrates the connection between humans, animals and our natural resources. The seminar is presented by the River Oaks Garden Club. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-523-2483, riveroaksgc.org JANUARY 25: Harris County Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) West Side Fruit Tree Sale More than 1400 samples of Master Gardener selected trees are available for our Houston gardens, including citrus, apples, peaches, pears, plums, avocados, berries and figs. Richard and Meg Weekley Park, 19110 Longenbaugh, Cypress, hcmga.tamu.edu/plant-sales FEBRUARY 22: HCMGA Fruit Tree and Tomato Sale Choose from more than 700 varieties of select fruit trees and nearly 40 types of tomatoes. The Master Gardener shop will be on site with gardening supplies, and compost and rain barrels will be avail-
able. Campbell Hall Pasadena Fairgrounds, 7601 Red Bluff, Pasadena, hcmga.tamu.edu/plantsales
OUT OF TOWN JANUARY 11-12: The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids The Grand 1894 Opera House, 800-821-1894, Galveston, thegrand.com JANUARY 18: Uptown Wine Swirl Downtown Brenham, downtownbrenham.com/169/Uptown-Swirlin-Downtown-Brenham FEBRUARY 14-25: 109th Celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston, mardigrasgalveston.com FEBRUARY 15: 5th Annual Courir de Mardi Gras de L'anse Mermentau Cove, Louisiana, cadientoujours.org
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Adding a large piece of wood furniture warms up any room; garland, plants and pillows bring a pop of color and a restful quality.
TIME TO GET COZY Survive the Winter Months With All the Comforts of Home
hen a chill seeps into our south Texas weather, it’s time to get cozy. But creating a comfortable home for wintry weather conjures different sights and smells for each of us. It might mean the glow of a fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa or the smell of a favorite dish from childhood. It could be a soothing color, a perfect pillow, or hugging a favorite pet. “A cozy space is one where you can decompress and completely relax,” writes designer Liz Marie Galvan, the author of Cozy White Cottage: 100 Ways to Love the
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Feeling of Being Home. Ideally each person’s home should reflect his or her heart’s desire. For Galvan, that means comfort, warmth and security. “I have many tips to help make a cozy home but it really comes down to what makes each person feel good,” Galvan says. To make your home a place where you love to be consider all five senses when you are designing a room. Make it livable for your whole family and choose items that are functional while also matching your personal style.
Displaying items that bring you joy will help to personalize and cozy up your home.
Another tip is to clear out the clutter. “More stuff brings more stress. More stuff doesn't mean more joy,” Galvan says. “Look around you: Does everything in your home bring you joy? Does it help or benefit you and your family? Or, does it cause chaos and annoyance?” Once you’ve managed the clutter, try these pointers to make your home more inviting. Add a rug to your room or layer a natural fiber weave atop a cozy wool rug. “Rugs add a soft texture to a room and sometimes bring more color or interest to a space,” advises Galvan. Load up on texture with comfortable pillows and throws. Texture adds depth and character to a room. Blankets and pillows have the ability to soften and warm
up an uninviting room for the people who live there, as well as your guests. A soft, luxurious throw — like the unique mohair throws at Biscuit Home — can make a piece of furniture feel instantly welcoming. If a room doesn't feel anchored or seems sterile, adding a piece of wood furniture will warm up the space. “Placing a large wood armoire, a wood coffee table, or wood accents next to a white sofa can — Liz Marie Galvan make a world of difference,” Galvan says. If you want to add a splash of color with a larger painted piece, she recommends a cautious approach. “If the thought of painting a wood piece grips your heart with fear, start small. Leave your grandmother’s antique buffet alone,” she counsels. Or, you could just go straight to the shops. There are many unique (and already painted) furni-
“If the thought of painting a wood piece grips your heart with fear, start small.”
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ture finds at Shabby Chic Texas. Add seasonal greenery by bringing in plants or making your own terrarium. For a pop of color during the dormant growing season, go to a local greenhouse and pick out different garlands and branches. Also, natural greenery can carry through the rest of winter, including for holiday wreaths, branches, and garlands. A great tip is to remove most of your twinkle lights but keep a few around in small spots such as jars or vases. Remove anything that’s red and replace it with creams or whites. Galvan suggests adding something shiny like a mirror or metal candlesticks. “It adds a hint of elegance to your space that makes eyes linger longer,” she says. Head over to Three Doors Houston for furnishings and accessories that shine. For a comfy bedroom, try large pillows and soft linens. “Bedrooms should be soothing, a place to gather us in at night and comfort us. That looks different for everyone,” Galvan says. Her method begins with keeping it tidy and
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uncluttered, then focusing on a quality mattress and bedding. And leave technology — including phones — outside the door. For luxe bedroom goods here in Houston, shop the collections at Peacock Alley and Tribute Goods. Lastly, add a spicy scent to the air. Candles are Galvan’s favorite accessories for adding a cozy glow to any space. “When it comes to adding a delicious scent to your home, candles are the simplest answer yet make a dramatic difference,” Galvan says. “A single candle in a vignette with its flickering, fiery wick can add just the right glow to any room.” Locally, Foxfire Candle Works offers an array of intoxicating aromas.
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Both volumes of Texas Furniture: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840-1880, by authors Lonn Taylor and David B. Warren, have become valuable resources and collector’s items. ABOVE: The Texas Room at Bayou Bend. Photo by Rick Gardner; courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
A MOMENT IN TIME Craftsmanship Was King Before the Railroads Spread Through Texas
ere in Houston we like to think that Miss Ima Hogg belonged to us, with her former home on Memorial preserved by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in the 14-acre Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. But “The First Lady of Texas,” who was known for her philanthropy and patronage of the arts, also was active in Fayette County and donated the 225-acre Winedale Historical Complex with its collection of 19thcentury structures and period furnishings to UT-Austin’s Briscoe Center. Texas Governor Allan Shivers probably described her best: “Some persons create history. Some record it. Others restore and conserve it. She has done all three.” While Hogg did collect Native American and Modern European art and objects, it was her fascination with American furnishings that led to the book, Texas 26 house& home | January 2020 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net
Furniture: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840-1880, written by Lonn Taylor and David B. Warren and published by University of Texas Press. Hogg came to know Warren in 1965 when she hired him as the curator for Bayou Bend just months before the house museum was opened to the public; he later wrote the biography, Ima Hogg: The Extraordinary Cultural Patron Behind the Unusual Name. Taylor, who was Winedale’s first curator and later served for 18 years at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, died in June 2019. Research for Texas Furniture included a look at census lists from every county in Texas to find the cabinetmakers, wheelwrights, carpenters and builders who crafted furniture in our region. While that first book relied heavi-
LEFT: Pine food safe (1860-1880), by tradition from the Brenham area. The openings are fitted with original punched tin and ornamented with a central star-shaped motif set within a circle. Photo courtesy of University of Texas Press. RIGHT: Wardrobe featured in the Texas Alcove at Bayou Bend. Photo by Rick Gardner, courtesy of MFAH
“The German furniture is much more finely crafted; they brought the traditions from Germany.” — David B. Warren ly on the furnishings at Winedale, the 2012 release of Volume Two added images and provenance for more than 150 additional pieces of furniture not included in Volume One. This updated version also contains biographical information for about 900 men who made furniture in Texas, that is until the 1880s when railroads began to bring in the less expensive factory-made furnishings. The second release also compares and contrasts the sometimes primitive Anglo-American style with the more sophisticated German traditions of cabinetmaking. “The Anglos were nailing things together like orange crates,” says Warren. “The German furniture is much more finely crafted; they brought the traditions from Germany. “They brought with them also the classic Biedermeier style which the Anglos weren’t using at all,” says Warren, of the more
streamlined and less opulent evolutions from the Neoclassical. Warren tells us that most furnishings weren’t signed, but that there are things to look for when attributing a piece to a particular maker. In their research Taylor and Warren checked with the descendants of craftsmen and used identifying features from those pieces as a sort of Rosetta stone to identify similar objects and styles. For those wishing to collect the wardrobes, chairs, stools, tables, desks, cupboards and safes documented in
Texas Furniture, Warren cautions that, “it’s a very dodgy thing nowaways to collect Texas furniture. “I think it’s very difficult unless you have the documentation to make sure pieces were made in Texas,” cautions Warren, though his advice is to turn to reputable antique dealers. 27
LEFT: Pine wardrobe (1860-1870), by tradition from Chappell Hill. The triangular top pediment and horizontal moldings give it an architectonic quality. The skirt is ornamented with an ogee-scalloped design. RIGHT: Cedar bed (1850-1860), by tradition from East Texas. The pointed design of the finials would have lent itself to the support of mosquito netting. BELOW: Pine center table (1870-1890), by tradition collected from the Morel store in Flatonia. Multiple ring turnings on the tubby stem, repeated on the acorn-shaped drop below, lend style. Photos courtesy of University of Texas Press
RESOURCES The Winedale Historical Complex 979-278-3530 • 3738 FM 2714 • Winedale, near Round Top cah.utexas.edu/museums/winedale.php Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens 713-639-7750 • 6003 Memorial mfah.org/visit/bayou-bend-collection-and-gardens Texas Furniture: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840-1880 utpress.utexas.edu/books/tayfr2 indiebound.org/book/9780292739420 cah.utexas.edu/projects/texas_furniture.php
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Keto! Vegan! Paleo! The number of trendy diets out there can make you downright dizzy. If ready for a 2020 diet reset, check out these recently published cookbooks and stick to a plan. Fun to read and inspiringly beautiful, these practical, super healthful cookbooks hit a middle ground between drastic diet plans that fail in the long run. Breathe and reboot — you’ve got this.
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COOK ONCE, EAT ALL WEEK, by Cassy Joy Garcia, NC What home cook wouldn’t love that idea? Nutritionist and cookbook author Cassy Joy Garcia, based in Austin, has created “healthy mindset” recipes organized into weeks of dinners that accommodate any diet: vegan, gluten-free, Whole30,
dairy-free, etc. Each recipe is labeled per category with calorie counts included and many recipes are simple, quick and suited for beginners. Highlights: shredded pork Instant Pot used for green chile verde and carnitas, creamy Instant Pot cauliflower soup, and chicken-veggie teriyaki stir fry (see a few recipes later in this story). Fedandfit.com. Buy it at Barnes & Noble or Brazos Bookstore (1-5 days)
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Cauliflower leek soup is smooth, creamy and flavorful, and comes together quickly by way of an Instant Pot. Photo courtesy of Fed & Fit
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With shrimp, broccoli, snow peas, bell peppers, and a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce, this vibrant and savory dinner is sure to become a weeknight favorite. Recipe courtesy of Cassy Joy Garcia’s Cook Once, Eat All Week cookbook.
INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter or extra-virgin olive oil 2 leeks, cleaned and roughly chopped, white and light green parts only 3 cloves garlic, minced 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 medium heads of cauliflower, chopped into florets (or about 7 cups of florets) 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk 2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
METHOD Set the Instant Pot to “saute” mode and add the butter to the pot. Once melted, add the leeks and cook for four to five minutes, until soft and wilted. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant, and then turn off the pot. Add the chicken stock and scrape the browned bits off the bottom. Then add the cauliflower, thyme, and salt. Seal the pot and hit the “manual” button and set to cook for five minutes. After the timer goes off, release the pressure from the pot. Either use an immersion blender to blend the soup in the pot or add it to a blender, working in batches if needed, and blend until smooth. Add the blended soup back to the pot and stir in the coconut milk and lemon juice. Taste for seasoning and add more salt if needed. Serve piping hot. Yield: Six servings 32 house& home | January 2020 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net
INGREDIENTS For the Teriyaki Sauce 1 8-ounce bottle coconut aminos (a salty-sweet condiment with a buttery finish made popular with the paleo diet) 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sesame oil ½ teaspoon fish sauce
For the Stir Fry 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or avocado oil, divided 1 ½ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt 1 head broccoli, cut into florets 1 cup snap peas 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes sesame seeds, for garnish cooked rice for serving
METHOD To make the teriyaki sauce, add the coconut aminos to a small skillet over medium heat. Simmer for ten to 15 minutes until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove the pan from heat and whisk in the vinegar, sesame oil, and fish sauce. Set the teriyaki sauce aside.
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Season the shrimp with salt and add 1 tablespoon ghee to a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for four to five minutes, turning halfway through, until pink and fully cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside. Add the remaining tablespoon of ghee to the skillet along with the broccoli, snap peas, and bell pepper. Cook for six to seven minutes until vegetables are soft. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant. Return the shrimp to the pan with the vegetables, add the red pepper flakes, and pour the teriyaki sauce over the top. Stir to combine and cook for one minute until the sauce is bubbling. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve over brown rice or quinoa. Yield: Six servings
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CINEMATIC WONDER There’s a Reason Hollywood Keeps Returning to the Lone Star State By Natalie de la Garza, Katricia laNG aNd SuSie tommaNey
addle up and take a trip down one of the figurative roads of Texas film history. The Texas Film Trails recognize the communities that have opened their homes to film and television productions, says Taylor Hertsenberg, senior marketing specialist for the Texas Film Commission, the entity that curates these trails. Additionally it’s a way for the commission, which often focuses on the filmmaking community, to engage with the community at large. The series also show the enduring benefit of hosting a film production. Increased spending by out-of-town film crews provides a short-term boost to the local economy, but there’s no time limit on tourism. While the Texas Film Commission has several film trails, this month we’re moseying down the Texas Westerns Trail. Chart your course at gov.texas.gov/film/trail/texas-westerns-trail. — KL
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AUSTIN (Travis County) THE SON (TV SERIES, 2017-2019) In episode three of The Son, a business deal goes south at The Driskill. The hotel, opened in 1886, is located in Austin’s stately, yet booming, Sixth Street, where it’s surrounded by a host of historic sites (including the Paramount Theatre), bars, bazaars and entertainment venues. While in the area make plans to visit the Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and — just to keep it weird — the bats under the Congress Avenue bridge. driskillhotel.com, austintexas.org. — KL
BEE CAVE (Travis County) THE SON (TV SERIES, 2017-2019) Structures from around Texas, relocated and renovated, make up Star Hill Ranch, seen in the first episode of the AMC
The Lighthouse is the most famous rock formation in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Photo by Earl Nottingham, TPWD
“He's gone to Texas, Roscoe. I reckon you can find Texas!” — Peach Johnson, Lonesome Dove, filmed in San Marcos drama The Son, starring Pierce Brosnan. Bee Cave also boasts 152 acres of shopping at Hill Country Galleria and seven acres of art at the Bee Cave Sculpture Park. beecavetexas.gov, beecavechamberofcommerce.com, starhillranch.com — NG
John Ford-James Stewart westerns. Like Kickapoo Cavern State Park and Kinney County Heritage Museum, Fort Clark is on Brackettville’s must-see list. kinneycounty.org, fortclark.com — NG
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TRUE GRIT (2010) More than 140 examples of late 19th-century horse drawn transportation – wagons, buggies, and carriages – can be found at the Buggy Barn Museum in the “Lavender Capital of Texas.” The museum, which has its own movie studio, stood in for Fort Smith, Arkansas, in the Coen Brothers’ film True
THE SUNDOWNERS (1950) The Palo Duro Canyon stretches 120 feet across the Texas Panhandle and 800 feet deep. Its beauty is immortalized in the work of Georgia O'Keeffe, whose Red Landscape can be seen at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in Texas, and in the film The Sundowners. visitcanyontx.com, canyonchamber.org, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palo-duro-canyon — NG
Grit; while the Old Blanco County Courthouse is where the courtroom, stairs and hallways were filmed. buggybarnmuseum.com, historicblanco.org, visitblancotexas.com, blancotx.net, blancochamber.com — NG
BRACKETTVILLE (Kinney County) FIVE BOLD WOMEN (1960), TWO RODE TOGETHER (1961) Since its decommission after World War II, the Fort Clark Springs commissary has become a private resort, campsite, and movie set for films like Two Rode Together, the first of three
CLAUDE (Armstrong County) HUD (1963) For fans of the Paul Newman film Hud, Claude’s historic 1915 Gem Theatre is synonymous with “Oh My Darling, Clementine.” In 1992, the Armstrong County Museum added the theater to a complex that today includes an art gallery and the restored home of well-known Panhandle rancher Charles Goodnight. claudetx.org, armstrongcounty.ipage.com — NG
LEFT: Explore the Gonzales County Courthouse on a driving/walking tour. Photo courtesy of City of Gonzales. RIGHT: The Paramount Theatre has stood at 713 Congress in Austin for more than 100 years. Photo by John Rogers, courtesy of The Paramount Theatre
DEL RIO, EAGLE PASS, LAREDO (Val Verde, Maverick and Webb Counties) LONE STAR (1996) The three border towns of Eagle Pass, Del Rio, and Laredo shared the role of Frontera, the fictitious town in John Sayles's Lone Star, and their special geography creates unique opportunities for visitors. In Eagle Pass, an international bridge give sojourners the chance to visit its sister city, Piedras Negras, or they can try their hand at the biggest casino in Texas, the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel. In Del Rio to the north, travelers can find Texas’s oldest winery, Val Verde Winery; ancient pictographs on the walls of Seminole Canyon; and a collection of historic buildings that comprise the Whitehead Memorial Museum. And to Laredo in the south, one of the largest malls in Texas, Mall Del Norte, and the San Agustin de Laredo Historic District, home to the San Agustin Cathedral and the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum. luckyeagletexas.com, valverdewinery.com, malldelnorte.com, visitdelrio.com, drchamber.com, eaglepasstexas.com, visitlaredo.com — NG
GALVESTON (Galveston County) GAMBLER V: PLAYING FOR KEEPS (TV MOVIE, 1994) Though known for 32 miles of beaches and attractions such as the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark and Pleasure
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Pier, plenty of shops, restaurants, and museums also reside in Galveston’s historic district, The Strand, through which Scott Paulin and Brett Cullen were chased in television’s Gambler V: Playing for Keeps. downtowngalveston.org, galveston.com, galvestonhistory.org — NG
GONZALES (Gonzales County) THE SON (TV SERIES, 2017-2019), THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ (1982) The state’s first Texas History Museum District is in Gonzales. The consortium includes the Gonzales Memorial Museum, where you can find the cannon that sparked the Texas Revolution, and the Gonzales County Jail Museum, which housed the falsely imprisoned Edward James Olmos in The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez. gonzalestx.travel, gonzalestexas.com — NG
HELOTES (Bexar County) ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (2000) Helotes has hosted music legends at the John T. Floore Country Store, nature enthusiasts at the 12,000-acre Government Canyon Gonzales State Natural Area, and film crews at the Gallagher Headquarters Ranch, which doubled as the fictional La Purisima in the Matt Damon-Penélope Cruz film All the Pretty Horses. visithelotes.com, liveatfloores.com — NG
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LEFT: Wintertime in Lajitas, on the western edge of Big Bend National Park. Photo by Jennette Jurado, NPS. RIGHT: The Chinati Foundation is a contemporary art museum in Marfa. Photo courtesy of Scott McGehee
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URBAN COWBOY (1980) Don’t pick up any hitchhikers while in the area, but a stop at the Texas Prison Museum is worth the trip and features several interesting artifacts including the decommissioned electric chair “Old Sparky,” as well as real artifacts used in the capture of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. When it comes to the silver screen, Scott Glenn’s character in Urban Cowboy is a bullriding convict, while the opening scenes of The Getaway and A Perfect World show the Texas State Penitentiary. While there, sign up for historic ghost tours, scuba diving in the Blue Lagoon, or camping in Huntsville State Park. huntsvilletexas.com, txprisonmuseum.org — ST
GIANT (1956) Come for the mysterious lights but then really get to exploring once the sun comes up. From art museums and galleries (Chinati and Judd Foundations) to museums (Marfa and Presidio County, Marfa Holocaust and Historic Model Ship), there’s plenty to see and do, including the soaring Marfa Municipal Golf Course (highest in Texas) and glider flights over Davis Mountain. Consider ovenighting at Hotel Paisano where Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean gathered after a long day of filming. visitmarfa.com — ST
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THE LONG RIDERS (1980), GAMBLER V: PLAYING FOR KEEPS (TV MOVIE, 1994), STREETS OF LAREDO (TV MINI-SERIES, 1995), ROUGH RIDERS (1997), AMERICAN OUTLAWS (2001) The official railroad of Texas, the Texas State Railroad, has been seen on the big and small screens more than 30 times. Steam and diesel-powered locomotives today offer passengers a four-hour, 50-mile roundtrip between Palestine and Rusk along the Piney Woods route. Each city offers its own unique attractions, such as the historic Anderson County Jail or the
BARBAROSA (1982), ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (2000), THREE BURIALS (2005), NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007) Josh Brolin was chased through Big Bend in the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men, but adventurers can take their time experiencing countless opportunities for canoeing, hiking, ziplining and more in both Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State, just to the west. visitbigbend.com, bigbendchamberofcommerce.com — NG
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SAN MARCOS (Hays County) LONESOME DOVE (TV MINI-SERIES, 1989) A visit to Texas State University - San Marcos is critical for anybody who enjoyed Lonesome Dove, the star-studded mini series with Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane and so many more. A large portion of the production archive is housed in The Wittliff Collections of the Alkek Library, and making an appointment is recommended to view other props, costumes, screenplay drafts and Bill Wittliff’s photographs. While in San Marcos be sure to check out the glass bottom boats at The Meadows Center, do some snorkeling in the San Marcos River, and explore the Balcones Fault Line cave. thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu, toursanmarcos.com — ST The Balcones Fault Line Cave in San Marcos was formed by ancient earthquakes. Photo by San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau
ABOVE: Terlingua Ghost Town in Big Bend. Photo courtesy of Texas Film Commission. BELOW: The Guadalupe Mountains in Van Horn. Photo by Earl Nottingham, TPWD
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TERLINGUA (Brewster County) GAMBLER V: PLAYING FOR KEEPS (TV MOVIE, 1994), STREETS OF LAREDO (TV MINI-SERIES, 1995) Named the “Chili Capital of the World” by the Chili Appreciation Society in 1967, Terlingua is today home to the Terlingua International Chili Championship and is one of the state's most visited ghost towns. The former mining district was also the filming site of television’s Streets of Laredo; in Gambler V it’s where the Wild Bunch made their last stand as outlaws. visitbigbend.com/terlingua, ghosttowntexas.com — NG
VAN HORN (Culberson County) THREE BURIALS (2005) Before the completion of I-10, the Sands Motel and Restaurant was a welcome sight to travelers. Visitors can still stop at the restaurant, now Lindsay’s Café and featured in Three Burials, before going to the Culberson County Historical Museum or nearby Guadalupe Mountains National Park. vanhorntexas.org, vanhorntexas.us, nps.gov/gumo — NG
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ith just one look at at the opulent estate home at 324 Buckingham in the tony Memorial area, it’s easy to understand why it’s one of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty’s most expensive listings, currently on the market for $13.7 million. Its location, pristine design and no-stone-left-unturned attention to detail are stunning in their grandeur. The real estate firm’s elevator pitch sums up the residence perfectly. “Situated on a prime, two-plus acre wooded lot at the end of a cul de sac … this Neoclassical residence’s Palladian proportions, soaring ceilings, and sweeping, light-filled interior vistas offer architectural grandeur and magnificent design.”
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A GRAND ENTRANCE Just off Memorial and hidden within the mature trees of this west Houston enclave — just a hop, skip and a jump from Memorial Park and The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa — lies this magnificent 15,038 square foot home on a cul de sac designed by James Lass with Criteria Design and built in 1992. Two controlled-access gates open the way to the property, leading visitors up a circular drive enhanced with landscaping designed by McDugald Steele and kept pristine by Thompson + Hanson. Upon entering the custom etched glass and mahogany entrance doors, guests experience a magnificent foyer and
Book-matched Carrara marble floors anchor the free-standing circular staircase that curls past a wall of windows to the upstairs landing.
barrel-vaulted gallery that connects the home’s two wings and opens into the grand salon-inspired living room. The free-standing circular staircase is unmistakable, forged from steel and spiraling northward against a panel of windows.
a Viking microwave and a Bosch dishwasher. A peek behind the kitchen and breakfast room reveals a service room, butler’s pantry and laundry room. The butler’s pantry and catering station are enhanced with a walk-in food pantry, a silver closet lined in Pacific cloth, and a wealth of working and storage space.
ENTERTAIN WITH STYLE At the base of the stairwell is the grand dining room, bedecked in de Gournay hand-painted avian wallpaper. Ripped-oak cabinetry abound with extra accouterments like built-in bookcases, a carved, Tudor-arch fireplace with custom marble bench, and French doors leading to a front terrace. The kitchen, though, might be the coup de gras. It features six Gaggenau cooking units, with three on each side allowing for two cooks to work in concert, as well as a Teppanyaki grill and a large gas wok. More culinary pleasures include a pair of Gaggenau wall ovens and warming drawers, cabinet-front Sub-Zero refrigerators and freezer,
POSH AMENITIES The home boasts three levels with five bedrooms, eight full baths, three half baths, and a private two bedroom guest apartment. The lower level includes a wine vault, tasting room, and intimate dining room with slate floors and a climate-controlled wine vault with room for 1,000 bottles. A gym/playroom has a hardwood floor and sauna and provides the perfect environment for exercise and relaxation. For hospitality, look no further than the Blue Pearl granite-clad full bar, while the first-floor guest suite is punctuated by a bathroom wrapped in chinoiserie wallpa-
The entry foyer is ideal for entertaining with its open flow to the formal living and dining rooms. ted walk-in closets with a vanity table, wardrobes, builtins, shoe racks and other accessories that provide the perfect touch of luxury. The elegance continues with a study or home office, family room, six fireplaces, an upper level game room, and a four car garage.
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Our generation didn’t invent the concept of upcycling. This Galveston cottage was most likely constructed using wood from 20 or more houses that had been torn down before 1890.
GALVESTON SPEAKEASY Remodel Reveals a Colorful Mix of Wood Sourced From Dozens of 19th Century Homes By BarBara Canetti | Photos By Carlos antonio rios
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ou know the old adage – if these walls could talk! Well, the walls in this little house we completely refurbished in Galveston are talking and telling quite a story. The 1890 cottage, raised five feet after the 1900 storm and occupied until 2007, has been renovated and furnished as a short-term rental. But in the restoration process, glorious walls were uncovered and restored. Along the way it also earned a new moniker: Galveston’s Speakeasy Cottage (more on that later).
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The work on this house had to conform to the city’s stringent landmark regulations because it is located in the San Jacinto neighborhood, one of the city’s three designated historical areas. A variety of wood styles in a rainbow of colors and assorted sizes cover the walls of all the rooms, as well as the 12-foothigh ceilings. According to Dwayne Jones, executive director and chief executive officer of the Galveston Historical Foundation, early city dwellers were some of the first recyclers
A white country kitchen is the perfect foil for the colorful mishmash walls and center island. The peek-a-boo front door gives the cottage its throwback moniker.
“I think these walls, even with the scars and scrapes, add so much character to the house. It is timeless and durable and certainly rather different.” — Carlos Antonio Rios of building materials. Small houses were often put together using salvaged wood from piles created when older structures were torn down. When sheetrock was pulled from the walls during this restoration, scraps of vintage wallpaper lingered, hanging on by threads and thousands of tacks. After that debris was taken down, the original planks of wood appeared. All of the rooms had this colorful mishmash of wood, which was marred, scarred and dirty. Cleaning the walls took weeks, but what
emerged was an interesting look back at the origins of the home. Because of the different colors, textures and styles, it is quite possible the interiors for this cottage came from 20 or more other houses that were torn down before 1890. The wood is painted in muted tones of green, blue, brown, white, beige, pink and natural wood. Some of the planks are fourinches wide, some are five and some are three, as well as beadboard and tongue-in-groove wood. The historic materials give
The homeowners knew that the furnishings needed to be subdued. Art and artifacts were limited so that the walls could take center stage.
a nod to the character of the house and the period of time when it was built. Once all the wood was exposed during our restoration project, it was lightly sanded to remove grime and then caulked to prevent airflow and dust. Then two coats of a glossy clear polyacrylic coating were applied to bring out the grain in the wood and finally a coat of matte polyacrylic was applied to tone down the shine. With all the rich colors on the walls, the furnishings in the house needed to be rather subdued. A gray, off-white and black palette was used to decorate the rooms. The amount of art and artifacts is limited, allowing the walls to be the decoration. Original transoms over the doors were refinished, and all the molding and chair rails have been restored and reconnected to the walls. Unusual beadboard lines each of the rooms, either in a variety of original wood tones or refurbished to showcase original paint colors. Two bedrooms were created, each with a private bathroom, along with an open kitchen and dining room. The
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living room is spacious and adorned with a huge chandelier, bringing a whimsical tropical look to the casual and warm room. The front entrance – original to the house – has a small peek-a-boo door, reminiscent of the Prohibition days when speakeasy doormen verified visitors before admitting them to these illicit establishments that sold alcohol. No secret password is needed at this house. The oak floors, which also are original, have been refinished and are their natural wood color. All modern amenities have been added to the house, along with a back deck and garden that runs alongside the home. “I think these walls, even with the scars and scrapes, add so much character to the house. It is timeless and durable and certainly rather different,” says Carlos Antonio Rios [Canetti’s husband, who partnered with her in the restoration this past year]. “The walls are the first thing people see when they come in and everyone comments on how unusual they are. I’m glad we were able to reclaim these walls and keep the architectural integrity of the house intact.”
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ABOVE: Geometric patterned vase, Gordmans, 7063 FM 1960 (Humble), 21356 Kuykendahl (Spring), 24974 Commercial Drive (Rosenberg), gordmans.com. Table lamp #16703 by Cyan Design, Design House, Inc., 7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 115, designhousetx.com. Owl lamp, Gordmans, gordmans.com. Porcelain table lamp with white wave design by Currey & Company, Design House, Inc., designhousetx.com.
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ABOVE: “Windows into the Sea,” by Sherry Tseng Hill, artist’s home studio or Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, archwaygallery.com and sherrytsenghill.com (by appointment).
Round Top landscape by Pure West, Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular, April 17-19, NRG Center, houstonballet.org and roundtop.com/pure-vintage-pure-west. RIGHT: Aboriginal art by Justinna Napaljarri Sims, Booker• Lowe Gallery, 4623 Feagan, bookerlowegallery.com. 54 house& home | January 2020 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net
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TOP ROW: Hunt Slonem for Groundworks wallcovering, Kravet Inc., kravet.com. Blue and white patterned bowls, Gordmans, 7063 FM 1960 (Humble), 21356 Kuykendahl (Spring), 24974 Commercial Drive (Rosenberg), gordmans.com. Square cotton pillow #13452, Design House Inc., 7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 115, designhousetx.com. Heath Ceramics, Rim Line dinnerware collection, heathceramics.com. BOTTOM ROW: Knoll’s Wassily™ chair designed by Marcel Breuer, available at Sunset Settings, Inc., 2610 Sunset Boulevard, knoll.com and sunsetsettings.com. Museum collection wallcovering by Andrew Martin, Kravet Inc., kravet.com. Tiffany seal carafe in ink blue lead crystal, Tiffany & Co., 5015 Westheimer, and Market Street (The Woodlands), tiffany.com. Noma indigo woven wool rug, Wisteria, 3461 West Alabama, wisteria.com.
LEFT: “Speaking of Motifs,” by Floyd Newsum, and “Dusk on Lake Ontario,” by Frank Sherwood White, both at Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 3233 West 11th, longneckergallery.com. CENTER: “Walk In,” by Cecilia Villanueva, Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, archwaygallery.com. RIGHT: Blue agate wall art, “Arch,” and Chinese pottery wall art, “Leaves,” both at Wisteria, 3461 West Alabama, wisteria.com. 55
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Modern Moghul sapphire and diamond Anavi earrings, and sapphire and diamond Hala ring, both at KuhlLinscomb, 2424 West Alabama, modernmoghul.com and kuhllinscomb.com. Gaia drop earrings with London blue topaz and 18K yellow gold by A & Furst, and Hublot men’s watch, both from Zadok Jewelers, 1749 Post Oak Boulevard, zadok.com. Seersucker button down shirt, Hamilton Shirts, 5700 Richmond Avenue, hamiltonshirts.com.
LEFT: Available at Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular, April 17-19, NRG Center, houstonballet.org/about/ nutcracker-market/explore/spring-spectacular: Blue faux leather Spanx leggings paired with Stonefield blue denim jacket, both by One Hip Mom, onehipmom.com. Blue Parisian hanging garment bag (detail), also available in pagoda and toile prints, Carry It Well!, etsy.com/shop/CarryItWell. Bluebonnet 100 percent silk scarf, MD Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project, childrensartproject.org/bluebonnet-silk-scarf.html. RIGHT: New to The Shops at Highland Village: Classic polycarbonate luggage, Away, 4033 Westheimer, awaytravel.com.
LEFT: “Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming),” by Theo (Faye) Nangala Hudson, Booker• Lowe Gallery, 4623 Feagan, bookerlowegallery.com. “Heavy Blue Skirt,” by Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 3233 West 11th, longneckergallery.com. CENTER: “Pond with Geometry,” by Harold Joiner, Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, archwaygallery.com. RIGHT: Blue and white chinoiserie watercolor prints and paintings by Austin-based artist Coco Zentner, cocozentner.com. 56 house& home | January 2020 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net
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Aloysia virgata, also known as Sweet Almond Verbena, usually gets to 15 feet in height with a rounded crown that can be pruned and shaped without doing any damage. Its almost constant white spikes of extremely fragrant blooms will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Montrose Purple vitex is another nectar-rich bloomer. They are a local favorite with ten inch purple spikes that last from spring all the way through summer. They tend to be heat and drought tolerant and can be pruned and cut back hard to suit your specific needs and land lot size. If yellow is your favorite color, the showy Cassia splendida is for you! Covered in blooms from Halloween to Christmas, this evergreen will not disappoint. It naturally reaches 15 feet in height and has a rather low and broad crown. Just cut, prune, train and shape to fit your space.
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