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on the cover Ron and Leanne Coben purchased a 1968 home designed by Joel Brand and then worked with Kathleen Reardon of RD Architecture, interior designer Anne Breux and Goodchild Builders to remodel and enlarge the Mid Centur y Rancher located on a wooded lot in Memorial. Photo by Miro Dvorscak.

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Editor’s Note Calendar Before & After: Squared Away

Mosaic tile shines in a master bath makeover

68 Project: Container Gardening Add a splash of color to porches and patios

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Upgrading your landscape and outdoor lighting

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A sensitive remodel and addition give new life to a 1960s home on a lush Memorial lot

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e time our annual Landscape Planning issue to help Houston-area homeowners get a jump on the growing season. We’ve had a mild winter so far, but beware of the dreaded late-winter freeze. Be prepared with protective measures, such as moving or covering sensitive plants when temperatures dip below 32 degrees. With spring around the corner, now is an invigorating time to attend garden classes and home shows that yield ideas and resources to help turn your landscape visions into reality. Check out our calendar page for some terrific events that can kick-start your progress. The February issue features valuable advice and insights from local landscape professionals. Whether you want to tackle one bed or the whole back yard, our “Setting the Scene” feature by Debi Bryant is sure to start your wheels turning. We’ve also included an article on mastering the look and upkeep of container gardens. We called on Joshua’s Native Plants proprieter, the frank and friendly Joshua Kornegay, to share his expert strategies for success with plants in pots. Our home feature this month chronicles Ron and Leanne Coben’s quest for an older home that would work for their family. The Cobens were excited to find a 2800-square-foot home on a large, wooded lot that was designed by architect Joel Brand and built in 1968. The Cobens called upon Steve Goodchild of Goodchild Builders and

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Kathleen Reardon of RD Architecture to draw up and craft their vision for renovating and enlarging the existing home. The Cobens had plenty of input into the design and Ron was the one who conceived the ingenious makeover of the kidney-shaped pool into a rectangular shape. Ron calls it a “shape within a shape.” For the interiors, Ron and Leann collaborated with Anne Breux, who guided the couple toward the distinctive look of their home with her color sense and unique way of elevating a basic idea into a brilliant feat of design. The entire home is an example of how thoughtful design can yield remarkable results. We hope this issue inspires new ideas and projects for your home, both indoors and out. Happy home improving! Sandra Cook Editor scook@houseandhomeonline.com Like us on Facebook Twitter: @househomemag HOUSTON

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february calendar HOME SHOWS The 27th Annual Texas Home & Garden Show takes place at Reliant Center Feb. 8-10. This mega show offers more than 100,000 square feet showcasing more than 1,000 products and services. Meet experts and gather ideas for home improvement projects, remodeling, new construction, landscaping and outdoor living. Multiple seminars each day offer instruction for DIY projects and more. New this year is the Mobile Gourmet Café, featuring a line-up of local food trucks. Information: www.TexasHomeandGarden.com. ABOVE: Trees For Houston’s Urban ForesTree Keeper class teaches planting techniques and care, as well as the environmental role of trees in urban environments.

The 11th Annual Spring Home and Garden Show at The Woodlands offers new ideas and products to beautify and add value to your home. The event takes place March 2-3 at the The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive. Speakers and featured guests include garden experts Kathy Huber Randy Lemmon, John Ferguson; home organization expert Ellen Delap; color consultant Catherine Falgoust; Green architect LaVerne Williams; home staging expert Mary Scalli and kitchen design expert John Johnston. Tickets are cash only and are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and free for children under 12. An ATM is located near the ticket window. Information: www.woodlandsshows.com. The 25th Annual Galveston Home & Garden Show takes place at Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort on March 2-3. The show, which benefits the Galveston Island Humane Society, features top-notch speakers from the Galveston County Master Gardeners, as well as a host of home improvement professionals. See the latest in gardening, home decor and repairs and have the opportunity to meet contractors, green builders, landscaping companies, buy plants, artwork and indoor and outdoor home furnishings. Stop by the pet adoption center at the show to meet your new best friend. Information: www.galveston.com/homeandgardenshow. Discover ways to enjoy your home more and increase its value at the 6th Annual Cy-Fair Home and Garden Show, Feb. 23 and 24 at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Rd. in Cypress. The show offers more than 200 exhibitors, plus a lineup of speakers sharing their wealth of experience. Aspiring green thumbs can meet Kathy Huber, the Houston Chronicle’s gardening editor, and listen to Randy Lemmon, popular host of AM 740 KTRH’s GardenLine show, who will broadcast live from the show on Saturday until 1 p.m. Additional speakers include home organizer Linda Durham, color consultant Trish Buscemi, green architect LaVerne Williams, and home staging expert Mary Scalli. Tickets are cash only. Information: www.CyFairHomeAndGarden.com.

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CLASSES The Mercer Society invites the public to sip wine and enjoy An Evening with Jimmy Turner on Feb. 8 at Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Humble. Mr. Turner is the Senior Director of Dallas Arboretum, a 66-acre display garden that plants more than 500,000 bulbs each year and more than 2.3 million bedding plants. Reservations are required. Information: www.themercersociety.org or 281.443.8731. Learn about tree care and urban forestry at Trees For Houston’s Urban ForesTree Keeper class on Feb. 16. Get to know the basics of tree identification, proper planting techniques, site suitability and planting care, as well as the environmental role of trees in our city. Course fee is $20 and includes a Trees For Houston t-shirt, 1-3 gallon tree and a tree manual. Information: www.treesforhouston.org or brooke@treesforhouston.org. Gardeners looking for knowledge and ideas will always find an impressive variety of classes at The Arbor Gate. On Feb. 21 and 23, expert Tom LeRoy conducts two editions of a hands on workshop on grafting heirloom tomatoes onto hybrid tomato rootstock. On Feb. 23, Tom LeRoy and Bill Adams lead a fun and informative class on Vegetable Gardening. Information: www.arborgate.com or 281.351.8851.

ANTIQUES EVENT The Urban Market Houston Antique Show returns Feb. 9-10 to the Bayou City Event Center. Saturday features a special preview event that includes drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets for the all-day Sunday sale are just $5 (free for kids) with vendors open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market takes place at 9401 Knight Road, just south of Loop 610 near Almeda. Be sure to bring cash and measurements from home. Food and drink will be available on site all day Sunday. Information: www.theurbanmarkethouston.com. 14

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Vickie and Russell contacted me for help about their dated bathroom makeover when she got stumped on the project. Her husband Russell had already begun the process with major shower tile work and was priming the wallpaper for paint when she got stuck on paint colors. “The room just felt unbalanced and heavy on the shower side of the

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room,” Vickie explained, “and I couldn’t find the right paint colors and wasn’t sure what else to do,” Vickie explained. The bath definitely needed a facelift but not necessarily a complete renovation. “I have followed your Houston House & Home “Before/After” column for years and called you about four years ago to help us with several rooms and

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was pleased with your suggestions,” Vickie said. “I liked your philosophy of using things we already own to create the rooms we want,” she said. TIP: A product of the ’80s, this bath needed an update. When in doubt, be consistent with hardware, tile and trim paint colors and you will be correct. The couple was happy with the existing floor tile and worked with Thorntree Slate & Marble to select darker shower wall tiles, glass mosaic border tiles and 2”x2” floor tiles to coordinate. Vickie knew she wanted a neutral color scheme and a clutter-free look. They decided to keep the

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original light box, the tub and bath vanity/countertop. “When we met, you were very helpful in suggesting the size for the mirrors and in fairly short order, you identified a wall paint color and one for the vanity. You also made a window treatment suggestion, something I was having a hard time imagining but I went with your recommendation,” she explained. “You also recommended one long, traditional wool runner from www.homedecorators.com, which I love now, instead of several dotty bathroom rugs.” Vickie felt comfortable with my recommendations to pull the room together. “Thanks to you, the master bath has the traditional feeling that

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is consistent with the rest of our house and yet still has the uncluttered, updated look that I wanted,” she said. TIP: If you have a huge long mirror over the vanity, consider adding a narrow storage cabinet and cutting down your mirror into two sections. Vickie was chronicling the remodel on Facebook, so her friends commented on her progress throughout the process. “Initially, the comments were all about the shower tile, which everyone loved. As soon as I painted the walls and vanity and added the rug, the comments were very favorable about how the room was coming together!” she explained. Vickie’s favorite part of the bath has been the addition of the glass mosaic tile around the properly sized mirrors. “Russell envisioned a shelf that completely filled the space between the mirrors. I emailed you to see if I could use unique doors on Russell’s custom cabinet and to ask your opinion on painting them like the vanity. I appreciated that you didn’t insist that your original thoughts of shelving were the only way to go,” she said. Vickie painted the doors after Russell built, painted and installed the cabinet. The couple loves the final result and recommends people get professional help with remodeling projects. “The only reason we didn’t do that from the very beginning is that we have done a number of projects already and Russell has the skills to do a good deal of the work. I did lose time trying to decide on the finishing details, and if I had called you earlier I think things would have come together more quickly. In the end, however, having your input in completing the project moved the process along and ensured that I did not waste any more time or money on wrong choices,” Vickie concluded.

AFTER: A new painted storage cabinet (which Russell built using $5 louvered doors from Carmine, Texas), new, brushed nickel hardware and mirrors cut down from the old mirror updated the vanity wall. Painting the walls Sherwin-Williams “Kilim Beige” and using “Hopsack” satin enamel on the cabinets and installing the same mosaic tile that was used in the shower balanced the entire room.

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the hort whisperer

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Dear Plantophiles, Let me introduce myself by saying I believe that there is no such thing as a brown thumb. Good gardeners don’t possess innate mystical powers. What they DO have is keen attention to detail and willingness to do their homework—the latter is immensely possible via internet. They also consult experts. I routinely seek the wisdom of others myself. For example, when I moved to Houston I immediately registered with our regional branch of Garden Club Mafia—not to do so would have been extremely unwise, possibly hazardous. After thorough screening by a string of operatives (all wearing trademark pearls) I was granted an audience with The Godmother. I was ushered into her reception chamber, an Orangerie, where she was sitting in an elaborate rattan peacock throne, surrounded by orchids. As I bowed she extended her hand so I could kiss her ikebana shears. She then asked of my intentions, and I replied: “I want to be allowed the privilege of helping people garden in our Gulf Coast climate—what are the main elements for success?” She tilted her head back and quietly spoke: “Mosquito repellant, sun-

screen and lots of iced tea.” I followed this with: “What about gumbo dirt—the most diabolical stuff that I have ever encountered?” A flicker of a smile crossed her lips as she invoked: “Everything starts with the soil—give it big doses of organic and drainage material. Amend! Amend! Amend!” As the echo of her words faded, she motioned for me to rise and said, “That is all you need to know for now. You appear to have potential and are granted horticultural privileges in our domain. Don’t forget that we are always aware of your activities.” Walking backward, I uttered, “Thank you, ma’am. I will spread your wisdom far and wide.” Those reading this column will find that I am much more approachable, and will enjoy visiting with you here every month. Gardens, plants and nature are my passion, and I intend to make them yours, too. I am looking forward to our journeys together down the garden path. Keep on growing, Darrin

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Setting the Scene

Strategic lighting of your landscape lights up your property and adds nocturnal curb appeal. Photo courtesy of Robert Huff Landscaping Illumination.

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Landscape lighting adds immediate pizzazz to a garden. “It gives your property street appeal at night,” says John Dailey, owner of Robert Huff Landscape Illumination. “Especially it dresses up your home if you’re trying to sell it.” Another minor, but real, benefit is added security. If you’re adding lights for the first time, a quick primer: fixtures can be found in plastic, rubber, brass, copper and stainless, according to Rob Greening, owner of NiteLites. Metal fixtures offer the best durability, but are more expensive up-front, he notes. Lighting systems generally fit into the two categories of high voltage and low voltage, says Dailey. “High voltage is more expensive and great for illuminating large trees, as an example,” he says. “Low voltage is less expensive per fixture and uses less electricity, but doesn’t last as long as high voltage.” Lightbulbs also present two main options. A technology that has been around for years, halogen lights give off a warm white light. A newer technology comes in the form of LED lights, which

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can also be warm white. But increase the intensity and that changes their color, says Greening. Dailey is a fan of LEDs, noting that, while they are initially more expensive, they last about 50,000 hours versus the roughly 5,000 hours for halogen. “They also use about 20% of the electricity used by halogen lights,” he says. For DIY-ers, Greening encourages the use of direct burial wires (noted on labels) and avoiding telephone-grade wiring because it deteriorates relatively quickly. He also says to use silicone gel lock connectors, which last longer. SMALL EFFORT, BIG EFFECT

A bog garden brings unusual texture and variety to your landscape. Photo by Home & Habitat.

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If resources are limited, go for the easy upgrade. “Add seasonal color. Just a splash makes a big difference,” says Gail Hartz, president of Gail Hartz & Associates. Beverly Welch, owner of The Arbor Gate, offers several ideas—most that can be done in a weekend. Plant a fragrance or herb garden, either in the ground or in containers. Add a garden bench, choosing concrete, stone or recycled plastic, materials that maintain their good looks in our climate. Ornamental trees, such as the Chinese fringetree, Japanese maple or Taiwan cherry, add interest and color. “Have a plan in place,” she advises. “If you know where you’re going, you’ll be happier with the end results.”

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No lawn required: Layers of vines and large containers add lush greenery to a poolside courtyard. Photo by Miro Dvorscak.

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“It’s fun to renovate,” says Hartz. And to keep that spirit of enjoyment intact, she advises her clients to bear in mind that a landscape can be developed over time—“undertake projects only when you’re ready. It helps to have an overall plan in place, but do things as your energy and budget permit by undertaking the different steps in stages. That way, it will be a pleasurable experience.”

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Special advice for the homeowners who want to upgrade their landscapes without actually having to grow anything: • From Welch at The Arbor Gate: Add some garden sculpture or art, such as a kinetic wind sculpture or that most Southern artistic element, a bottle tree. • Hartz suggests decorating your outdoor living space. “Add new patio furniture or a fountain. Fountains are especially nice in an urban area because the sound of the water disguises city noises,” she says. • NiteLite’s Greening says, “Light up an architectural feature of the house. Front windows or columns, for example.” • Hartz also notes that our recent weather has caused the ground to shift and that’s been hard on concrete. “You can cover cracks and really get a customized look by laying pavers.” Her favorite choices include paving stones and non-skid ceramic tiles.

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LESS REALLY CAN BE MORE Sometimes an upgrade is not about adding something—it’s about taking something away. At Robert Huff, Dailey points out that weather-related events impact landscape lighting and “due to dead branches, you may have a light that used to showcase a tree and now it’s shooting straight up in the air.” In these cases, he recommends a quick re-design of your lighting layout. In that same vein, Greening with NiteLites encourages clients to maintain fixture lens, which get cloudy due to our hard water—“sometimes we go at them with razor blades.” Hartz advises, “You can often freshen up your landscape simply by tidying up: mulch the beds, feed plants, trim dead growth, repair gates and fencing. It’s amazing what that effort will do for a garden.”

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Curved beds and pathways beautifully accentuate the square lines of a home. Photo courtesy of Moss Landscaping.

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ABOVE: The Cobens had a great relationship with builder Steve Goodchild and were pleased with the architect Kathleen Reardon’s efforts to accommodate their design tastes. RIGHT: Ron and Leanne Coben purchased a 1968 home designed by architect Joel Brand for the original owners who had lived there 42 years. The Cobens preserved the 2800square-foot, long, narrow structure and added two wings onto the back of the house. The front view is virtually the same from the street after the remodel and additions. LEFT: The well-preserved original redwood paneling warms the central rooms of the house. Anne Breux helped the Cobens realize that rooms don’t have to be permanently decorated in one layout. She encouraged them to buy things for the way they live and allow for other uses when needed. The Cobens rarely need seating for more than four, so they simply move chairs from other rooms when hosting guests in numbers.

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fter searching for a home in the Memorial area for more than a year, Ron and Leanne Coben knew they’d found the right house almost instantly when they attended a realtor’s open house in Piney Point Village. “We saw right away that the house had straight, clean, modern lines that we could work with,” says Ron Coben of the Mid Century Ranch Modern they purchased in the fall of 2010. “We knew we wanted to add on to the existing house—we weren’t sure how it would work, but we had the vision to build on the existing house.” The Cobens noticed that most everyone else who attended the open house didn’t bother touring the interior of the house, but merely scoped out the dimensions of the almost one-acre lot for teardown/new construction possibilities. By contrast, the Cobens liked the existing 2800-square-foot home, built in 1968 and designed by architect Joel Brand for the original owners. The same couple lived there for 42 years and were pleased to find a buyer who planned to keep, rather than tear down their home. 55


PROJECT PARTNERS When the Cobens were looking for a builder and architect to take on their remodel and addition, they decided to talk to the builder who had completed a remodel on the house next door, since their neighbors seemed quite pleased with the process and the results of their project. Steve Goodchild of Goodchild Builders and Kathleen Reardon of RD Architecture had done the house next door, and had proven to be a strong team. Not all builders, architects or designers are up for remodeling and reinventing an older home, but Steve Goodchild was very keen on the Coben’s home project. “You got to want to do a remodel, restoration or renovation,” says homeowner Ron Coben. “Other builders were only OK with the remodel, but it was not really their preference—architects, too.” The Cobens viewed opting to remodel and add on as less daunting than starting from square one on a new house.

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“Because it was a remodel and because we wanted to save the floors, we needed to minimize the number of walls to that we moved,” says Leanne. “For me, that actually made the design process easier, because it wasn’t a blank sheet of paper. We had to work within certain specifications.” “It made it harder because it boxed us in, but it also made it easier, because once you accepted that you wanted to live with what was here as much as you could, it simplified the choices,” says Don. After the Cobens decided to keep much of the existing house intact and make some alterations to it, they focused on getting as much of their own personalities into the design as possible. Functionality, ease of maintenance and capacity for entertaining were priorities for the remodel and the added square footage. Both Leanne and Ron have worked for years in marketing, so they tend to be creative and thrive on the collaborative process. “It was nice to have an architect who brought a lot to the table,”

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The Cobens say their new kitchen is very livable and functional. Throughout the design process Ron constantly sought materials, finishes and storage options that would not require frequent polishing or sealing or fussing with. White Zeus Silestone provides a stunning and sturdy work surface. Cabinetmaker Jim Farris built all the cabinets. The lower cabinets feature a post-catalyzed conversion varnish on rift-cut cherry, while the upper cabinets are treated with an 25-step Italian postcatalyzed polyurethane, hand polished to a full gloss.

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ABOVE LEFT: Ron and son Justin collaborated on the design for the atrium fence and gate, seen from the dining room. A wall shelf behind dining table serves up small-scale art exhibits, such as this tomato-soup tribute to Andy Warhol. ABOVE: The breakfast room table, built by Jim Farris, offers views of the cleverly reshaped pool and the sculptural steel “spine” structure. Light fixture from Lighting Unlimited. LEFT: Anne Breux worked with daughter Sydney to design her room, which features a palatial bed chamber partitioned off with illuminated sheers, as well as a flexible art studio/study space and hang out area, complete with hanging bubble chair, folding futon bench and art supply storage with Sherwin Williams Holiday Turquoise wall color. RIGHT: Creative use of Artistic Tile’s Effervescence in Sydney’s bathroom shows off the work of the tile crew, who cut square sections to look like a mound of foaming bubbles.

says Ron. “Kathleen Reardon did a great job of listening and accepting our input. Some creative people can be difficult to move down a path the didn’t choose to begin with, but we felt like we had the best of everything in working with people who were creative and willing to make sure that we were satisfied with the outcome. “Steve Goodchild always made me feel like he felt like this was his house—he was building it at that level,” says Leanne. Reardon and Goodchild had worked together previously, but neither had many modern-inspired homes in

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LEFT: The bar area was enlarged from a tiny booth to more of a lounge area with a variety of seating and a generous bar counter for serving guests. RIGHT: A half bath and game room occupy a portion of the new wing that connects to the kitchen. BELOW: Ron Coben envisioned the creative solution for updating the kidney-shaped pool by giving it a new rectangular surface boundary. BELOW RIGHT: The purple steel spine accentuates the connection between the old and new sections of the house.

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their portfolios. The Cobens were impressed with the efforts that both the architect and builder dedicated to the design and build out of their home. GIVING THE PROJECT WINGS With the decision to keep the existing house, the Cobens decided with architect Kathleen Reardon to add on two wings to the back of the home, which yielded a U-shaped home that wrapped around the original pool. The more than 3/4-acre lot had a bounty of trees—more than 100 trees, many of them tall pines. So from the beginning the goal was to leave as


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ABOVE: The Cobens hired Lothar Hofbauer of Element Garden to blend the woodsy back yard with the new shape of the house and pool deck. Hofbauer employed Zoysia grass and blocks of concrete and crushed stone for a modern effect. Furniture from the Richard Schultz 1966 Collection provides sculptural seating for enjoying the view. LEFT: A roomy office above the master suite gives mom and dad a serene space to work or workout.

many trees standing as possible as they drew up the additions. In the main rooms of the original home, the high, sloping ceilings showcase the original rooflines. And much of the homey, yet oh-so-mod solid redwood paneling remains. For the remodel, all the wood was removed, numbered and carefully stored so it could be replaced in its original arrangement. The builder and homeowners alike marveled as the sheetrock was removed to inspect structure and upgrade wiring and plumbing. They could see just how high the quality of the original construction was. This assured the Cobens that embracing this older home was the right thing to do and motivated the design and construction team to achieve a similar level of excellence in the new finishes and additional spaces. A major aha-moment of the design process was the inspiration to go with a Mid Century-inspired butterfly roof design for both of the additional wings. “We wanted something ’60s-inspired,” says Ron. “The end result is an organic asymmetrical butterfly shape.” With the additions taking shape, the Cobens and their architect focused on the challenge of how to connect the old house with the new sections. “We had wanted structural steel to be a significant design element,” says Ron. “And Kathleen came up with the idea for a visual spine made of the steel—some inside, some outside.” With the shape and visual function of the steel spine laid out, interior designer Anne Breux wisely suggested painting the captivating, sculptural indoor/outdoor bridge a rich purple. The Cobens freely admit that Breux’s color sense elevated the look of their home and is a main reason

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ABOVE: In the master bedroom, the windows are placed high to yield both daylight and privacy. For their fulllength poolside window, the Cobens are quite pleased with the flexible sheer shades purchased from The Shade Shop. One wonders if the woman in artist Rex Kare’s painting Dia might prefer to be on the Le Corbusier chaise.

they sought her expertise. It seems that Ron and Leann found they were repeatedly gravitating towards grey finishes and fabrics, but they felt certain that their ‘60s home needed some fun pops of color. Enter Anne Breux. Breux was familiar with the work of Joel Brand, the architect of the original home, and Breux instantly connected with the project. The Cobens were relieved that Breux agreed with most of their choices, but are quite pleased with Breux’s subtle and successful design tweaks. “She understands the vision of the project,” says Ron. She is brilliant and creative without necessarily being expensive. For Anne, it’s really about the idea and how to bring the vision to life.” “She brings limited choices, which was so helpful,” says Leanne. “We knew that she’d done her homework and we could trust that they were the most appropriate options.” “Anne is a minimalist,” says Ron. “She was already conceptually there. When she suggested painting the sculptural steel structure purple, she explained that purple is a complementary color to the green backdrop of the wooded lot. “It’s funny, the simple things aren’t always simple, but she gets there quickly,” says Ron. “Her ideas are massively interesting. It’s a place we wish we could play, but we need her to get there.”

BELOW: The sleek master bath is anchored by more of Jim Farris’ gloss-white cabinets topped with grey Silestone from Associated Marble and stylish sinks from Westheimer Plumbing.

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Container Gardening ADD A SPLASH OF COLOR TO PORCHES AND PATIOS We asked Joshua Kornegay, owner of Joshua’s Native Plants, for advice and inspiration to help home gardeners have success with container gardening. Before you get carried away with selecting pretty plants, selecting ideal containers is key, urges Kornegay. “Make sure your pots have drain holes—even for indoor plants,” he says. “If you don’t have holes then your plants just sit in a soggy mess.” Kornegay explains that gardeners can create a container garden with any size pot, but it’s important make sure you know the mature size of the plants and their root habit. It’s also a good idea to choose a style of pot that fits your surroundings. Pots can be rustic, Asian, classic urns or modern shallow bowls. Our expert advises it’s best to combine plants that like the same soil and light conditions. “Different plants like different types of soil and soil 68

conditions—alkaline, acidic, etc.,” says Kornegay. “Some prefer wet feet, others like it on the dry side. Know which conditions plants prefer for better survival rate.” He suggests home gardeners ask nursery staff for the best choices for their conditions—sun, shade and time you can spend tending plants. “Also, ask about dwarf varieties of shrubs and tree species that can be happy in pots, such as dwarf lemon trees.” Tips for Care

“Keep in mind, things in pots dry out twice as fast as they would in the ground, so something that is drought tolerant in the ground still requires watering when planted in a pot. Rosemary, for example, must be watered regularly in a pot,” says Kornegay. Beyond the finger test (poking a finger into the soil), Kornegay

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Recipe for a Garden in a Pot Joshua Kornegay of Joshua’s Native Plants extols a simple formula for assembling a pretty container garden. “There’s three basic elements: the thrill, the fill, and the spill,” he says. Thrill—The taller focal point of a pot should have showy flowers or leaves. Go with butterfly iris, plumbago, hummingbird plant, rock rose or Bouvardia (firecracker bush). Fill—Medium-height plants add texture or color to the base of the “thrill” plant. Try Blackfoot Daisy, allysum and various coleus. Spill—Trailing plants that drape over the edges of the pot, such as Lantana, English Ivy, Blue Daze or oregano. Other themes that Kornegay suggests include edible gardens, such as lettuces and herbs. He also recommends grouping a variety of cactus plants, succulents and sedums in a pot and then mulching with contrasting tumbled glass or rock. For a simpler, modern look, go with a single specimen per pot, such as a sculptural Blue Elf Agave, a tall cactus or a well-manicured Boxwood. He also notes that strategic top dressing, such as various colored glass rock or stones helps deter critters from digging.

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Houston House & Home February 2013 Issue  

The Complete Resource Magazine For Your Home

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