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Step Inside Two Expanded Residences on the RDA Home Tour

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Editor’s Note Calendar Tastemaker: Billy Frazier Before & After: Master Bath Makeover Project: Going Green Product Review: Swimming Pools Editor’s Picks: It’s All About Green! Gardening: Colorful Container Combos

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ON THE COVER Houston Architect Brett Zamore and wife Rene open the doors to their Heights home, March 29 & 30, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Their expanded bungalow is on the RDA Home Tour, which features a total of eight residences. For information, visit (Photo by Luis Ayala)

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I’m more than a little bit Irish. So, it comes as no surprise, perhaps, that in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m thinking about green – the color often associated with the Irish saint. As an aside, it’s also my favorite neutral! It complements so many other hues. Some of our advertisers have listed their favorite green-shaded pieces in this month’s Editor’s Picks. Check them out on page 72. We thank them for supporting us. And we hope you’ll support them by shopping local. Pick out your favorite three to five shops. Now, think how much you’d miss them if they weren’t in business. Small-to-medium-sized, local businesses serve our personal needs, feed our local economy and even affect our own property values. Just think how a downtown or suburban area would look vacated. Writer Barbara Canetti introduces us to another type of green. Code Green Houston – also known as the city’s Green Building Resource Center located in the Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington Ave.

Browse more than 50 displays on how to build environmentally smart. The center shows you how to achieve LEED for new construction at the Gold Level. Read more about it on page 26. It appears Houston is on track. According to the National Association of Home Builders, “green” homes comprised 23 percent of the overall market in 2013. Thanks to an educated consumer, more activity at the regulatory level and availability of products, the business of building green is expected to double within three years. Wishing you a great spring, Susan (with Sam)


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CALENDAR Design Event The Houston Design Center hosts a panel discussion involving experts in French craftsmanship, on March 11. The talk, titled “The Inimitable French Spirit of Yesterday and Today,” is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A reception immediately follows the presentation; wine and food donated by Maisons Marques et Domaines, and Central Market. Public welcomed with reservations. Houston Design Center, 7026 Old Katy Road – Alkusari Stone, Showroom 229. (

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The Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour takes place March 29 & 30.

The 43rd annual Bayou City Art Festival hosts its springtime event, March 28-30, in Memorial Park, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Touted as one of the nation’s top three annual outdoor fine art events, the festival brings in more than 300 national and international juried, fine and visual performing artists. Mediums include mixed, leather, pastel, clay, photography, ceramics and more. Furniture and jewelry artisans attend, too. Info on admission, parking and other specifics:

Salvage Sale Looking for reclaimed flooring, old windows, hardware, garden items, bathtubs and doors—or some specialty item? If so, here’s some good news to use: Historic Houston opens the doors to its salvage warehouse on March 2 and April 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organization currently has no set schedule for its warehouse, located at 4300 Harrisburg Blvd. Info:

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The Bayou City Art Festival in Memorial Park runs March 28-30.

Enjoy lunch with a garden expert at The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920 in Tomball, TX. Held every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a sack lunch; they provide drinks. “Veggies for Shady Places” with Angela Chandler is set for March 12. Nancy Greig from the Cockrell Butterfly Center speaks on March 26. Her topic: “Bring on the Butterflies.” Info on these and many other classes: The spring native plant sale takes place on March 15 & 16, and March 22 & 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway. Info: Cornelius and Calloway nurseries offer weekly gardening clinics at 10:15 a.m. Upcoming topics: “Tasty Organic Patio Vegetables,” March 8, and “Creating Shade Gardens,” March 29. Info on locations and other topics: Classes at Cornelius and Calloway nurseries on March 8 and 29 teach growing patio vegetables and creating shade gardens. 14 house& home | March 2014 |

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The Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts invites people of all ages to attend a free hands-on class the first Saturday of each month. Upcoming dates: March 1 and April 5. Info:


Soothing sound, light and vivid color come together to create an immersive experience at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, in downtown Houston. Britain’s Architects of Air return March 15-23 with a new luminarium, “Miracoco.” Info for this event and more:

Get Out of Town Simonton, TX – a 30-minute drive west of Houston – hosts Red Potato Market Days, March 7-8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info:


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The 2014 Tejas Art & Book Festival is in Rockdale, TX, March 21-22. Info: Mardi Gras in Galveston! On tap: 26 parades, masked balls, concerts, balcony parties and more. Through March 4. Info:

Home Tour and Shows On May 2, Preservation Houston hosts a kick-off party for its first Good Brick Award Winners Tour on May 3 & 4. Watch for more info: The Galveston Home & Garden Show is March 8 & 9. Presentations by authors and experts. Demonstrations and exhibits daily. At the Galveston Island Convention Center. Info: The Woodlands Home & Garden Show is March 8 & 9 at The Woodland Waterway Marriott. Craft beer tents, a farmer’s market, exhibits and more. Info: The Houston Home Show is March 28-30 at the George R Brown Convention Center in downtown. Outdoor living, new products, storm windows, green living, pools and more featured. Info: The 38th annual Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour is March 29 & 30, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eight residences are featured this year. See page 66 to read about two homes on the tour. Info:


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Frazier’s Ornamental and Architectural Concrete began in 1952 in Hempstead, with a strong nudge from Billy’s mother. Initially, the family had a truck garden, selling produce and melons mostly at the side of the road. But Mrs. Frazier thought they should enter a less fragile business – such as concrete. The rest, as they say, is history. Herd of horses made of concrete, aluminum or bronze.

Describe Frazier’s today. What do you do and offer? We have 14 acres of product and almost 30 employees. Many have been with us for more than 30 years. Some employees have brought their own sons into the business. We are a large producer of specialized concrete pieces, which we make here. We have other items for sale, but we’re known for our concrete. What are your concrete pieces? It’s just about anything and everything you can think of. Benches, fountains, pavers, garden décor, and dogs and cats. Statues and birdbaths. Monuments and urns. Architectural pieces, such as columns and balustrades. It’s endless. And if we don’t have what you want already on hand, just ask us. We can probably do it. My sister, Charlene Todaro, does all the custom finishes on the concrete items. She’s been doing that for over four decades. Some customers have purchased a concrete statue of a dog and have given Charlene a copy of their own beloved pet . . . she paints it look just like Fido. 16 house& home | March 2014 |

What changes have occurred since you joined the business? Of eight children, my sister and I are the only ones to follow in my parents’ footsteps. In recent years, we incorporated, added inventory to include products made from resin, aluminum and other materials. Additionally, we added a store filled with a lot of smaller items – from garden tools and supplies, flags . . . our building is as large as a football field, so it’s filled with everything for house and garden. We also recently opened Frazier’s By the Bay. What and where is Frazier’s By the Bay? Is it different? We bought a business in the Kemah-Baycliff area – near the intersection of Hwy 146 and Hwy 646. It’s a smaller version of our Hempstead barn. Here we sell a high concentration of nautical and bay décor, along with popular selections from Hempstead. Are you personally, or as a company, involved in the community? We have long supported the firefighters across Texas, in addition to

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supporting the military by donating and erecting memorial statues. In April 2008, the son of our police chief and his wife lost their son in Iraq. To show our appreciation for our chief and his son, SSG Jeffery Lee Hartley, we approached the mayor about erecting a memorial site at the city park. That was the impetus that began the Watermelon Run for the Fallen. Last year, we had 5,000 people come here to participate in the event – to honor our military and in remembrance of those who gave their lives. This year, we expect 6,000 to participate. (info: One of many celestial concrete figures.

Do you have children involved in the business? My stepson, Fernando Gomez, is the general manager and heir to the business. He is an engineering graduate of A&M and oversees the relationship we have with the university. Frazier’s provides campus site furnishings. What’s in store for the future? The business is in good hands with Fernando who now has a family of his own. I’ve been a part of a group of loyal people who have helped grow Frazier’s. The business has been good to our families, and we will continue to meet the needs of our customers.

Getting Personal Did you join the business as soon you could? No, I studied music and went forward playing drums in rock and R&B groups. Then I began managing bands . . . and later began booking entertainment into AstroWorld. It’s a hard lifestyle, and so I moved to Mexico to teach English as a second language. I came back and joined the company in 1980. Frazier’s Ornamental and Architectural Concrete, Inc. is located at the southeastern gateway to the Bluebonnet Trail at the intersection of Hwy. 290 and Hwy. 6 in Hempstead. Look for the star-topped, neoTexas barn. Open daily except for Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 979-921-2906, One of many estate fountains . . . their Italian stallion fountain. 18 house& home | March 2014 |

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BEFORE: Before: A lack of adequate storage, a water leak by the shower, unattractive carpet, big mirrors, Hollywood makeup lighting and busy floral wallpaper dated this bath and certainly did not give it the Tuscan feeling the owners desired.


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AFTER: New tile, updated lighting, a storage tower on the new granite countertop and closing in the knee space with drawers turned this once dated bath into a functional one.

The thing I enjoy most about the interior makeover business is taking a sow’s ear and turning it into a silk purse. And when I can accomplish that mission in a master bath, it is also satisfying. Jean and Paul Fontenot’s bath was outdated and did not reflect the rest of their décor.



AFTER: Closing in the once open knee space with drawers and adding a storage tower with electrical receptacles at the bottom section also provides space for items like shavers and toothbrushes.


BEFORE: Despite the dated design choices and lack of amenities, the bath still had some potential.

TIP: The most interesting baths offer contrast among the flooring, cabinets, countertop, backsplash and wall color. Like most baths, storage is always at a premium. It was hard for Jean to visualize exactly how adding storage on top of the new granite countertop and closing in the knee space to add drawer storage would look. But, it was an easy sell to convince the couple to add a storage tower to the countertop, once I emailed them photos of finished baths so that they could see how these changes looked in actual rooms. I also recommended adding new individual mirrors as well as bath bar lighting to replace the dated Hollywood makeup lighting. “Your idea of removing the carpeting and adding 24-inch large format diagonal tile was inspired. It made the room feel larger, and now I can enjoy all of my favorite Tuscan accessories,” Jean explains. TIP: Create contrast in materials—rough with smooth, polished with grooved, metallic with stone. With my guidance, Jean and Paul selected the neutral Giallo Ornamental granite from Stone Quarry.

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“At first I selected a much more dramatic granite, but you gently talked us out of that choice for resale reasons. After our visit, we decided to select a more neutral color palette. We liked that your suggestions were in line with our tastes and that you did not force your tastes upon us,“ explains Jean. Additionally, Jean bought monogrammed towels, which added a personal touch to the room. TIP: Minimal changes – like removing carpeting – can make a dramatic difference. “Every project we have worked on has always turned out better than I expected, and this bath is no exception,” Jean says. She advises consulting a professional before beginning any project that affects property value. “We felt like your consultation was money well spent. We had more confidence in our choices and decisions. Your emailed photos and notes helped us visualize the changes, compare costs and assisted in getting competitive bids,” explains Jean. TIP: Removing busy wallpaper can open up the space and bring the view and light in through the windows. Jean loves the clean, crisp feel the bath now has. Even her oil-rubbed bronze accessories look crisp and organized in their new arrangement. She loves how her friends and family love the new space.”

TRADE SECRETS • Resist the temptation to “decorate” the top of your cabinets with bric-a-brac that adds clutter and requires dusting. In this case, wood trim was added to the storage tower. • By keeping the original tub, you can splurge on high-end Altman Passione oil-rubbed bronze faucets from Morrison Supply and save on bronze accessory items, such as the clock from Bed Bath & Beyond and the scrolled ironwork from Hobby Lobby. • Do consider adding a storage tower to your countertop to add a custom look and more storage. • Think outside the box. By keeping the original footprint of the bath, you save money and keep expensive roofing out of the equation. • Sometimes the most effective strategy is to first rethink the items (like the bath tub) that are already paid for.

BEFORE: A dated brass shower enclosure, old tile and busy wallpaper overwhelmed the master bath. AFTER: A new and taller frameless shower enclosure adorned with large Tuscan-style tile, new oil-rubbed bronze hardware and recessed shower niches added much needed storage – and an Italian vibe the owners wanted. The couple selected a honed and filled travertine shower tile in light ivory. They chose contractor Chambers Painting and Remodeling, LP to do the work and, with my guidance, chose Sherwin Williams’ “Totally Tan” as their flat wall paint color.

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EASY WAYS TO GO GREEN Free Information on Energy-Efficient Products & Construction Available at Houston’s Permitting Center Going green – using recycled materials, conserving resources and utilizing renewable energies while adapting to city, state and federal building codes – may seem overwhelming to most homeowners and remodelers. City of Houston leaders agreed it was information overload, so they instigated creating a place where residents can get educated and familiarized with all things green for any new construction or remodeling job. The Green Building Resource Center at 1002 Washington Avenue is conveniently located on the edge of downtown and in the city’s permitting center. Free information about energyefficient construction and products is available every weekday in the building’s first floor hands-on display showroom. The permitting center is a five-story building erected in the 1920s as a rice warehouse. In 2009, it was renovated using 26 house& home | March 2014 |

many recycled products and modernized, grouping together the entire city’s building permitting offices in one convenient place. Architect Steve Stelzer is the program director. He is passionate about conservation, energy efficiency and sustainability. And, he is available to assist residents free-of-charge to make their homes more resourceful and efficiet. “We are educating the public and providing a free resource for residents,” says Stelzer. “We offer advice so people can learn about energy efficiency and use that information when they build and remodel.” “It is a voluntary program but well received by people who believe in green behavior.” Stelzer says he encourages homeowners to come by the center with their preliminary building plans and learn how to

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Monthly seminars at the facility are open to the public. They are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and are presented in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council. Some of the presentations are geared more toward commercial buildings, but Stelzer suggests checking the online calendar for the topic of the month.

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incorporate green solutions into their construction project. They can learn about different materials and products that are used for efficiency and sustainability. Fifty displays have been donated by companies to promote their products while providing generic information about specific topics on the whole spectrum of green. For instance, several companies display rainwater-harvesting barrels. This free method of conserving water and recycling rain reduces water bills, protects rivers from pollution and helps control moisture around the house’s foundation. Plus, plants prefer rainwater, which has lower salt and higher oxygen than city water. Information is available about recycled building materials for flooring, countertops, doors and acoustical wall panels, as well as the number one way residents can bring down their energy consumption and bills: insulation. “Insulation is the cheapest thing that you can do in your home to bring down bills. Twelve inches of insulation in an attic – where temperatures could get as high as 140 degrees in the summer – will pay for itself in a year,” he says. “This is the type of information we can assist with.” A good starting point is the DIY Home Energy Audit available on the Center’s Web page (www.codegreen “Walk around your house with the checklist. It might motivate you to make changes,” he says. “You can figure pretty quickly how long it will take for a return on your investment. Sometimes the investment is monetary and sometimes it is health related.” Displays also give tips on kitchen and bathroom faucets, encouraging the use of aerators in the faucet, which reduce the amount of water used by creating increased water flow, as well as installing higher efficiency commodes, which use less water. The Code Green building is equipped with roof solar panels, as well as some wind turbines. Stelzer explains the panels only provide about 4 percent of the building’s electrical power, but the display is available for visitors to get ideas. It also has a rooftop garden, which protects the roof from the sun, collects rainwater to feed the plants and helps to conserve energy. Checklist to a more green house -rainwater tank -toilet efficiency -wall assembly -window efficiency -energy audit -air quality -solar panels -insulation -air conditioning -pervious paving for parking

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ound Top, Texas, population 91, a sleepy town between Austin and Houston, comes alive during the bi-annual jamboree known as Antique Weekend. Thousands of visitors take to tiny towns along Texas 237 to shop for trinkets and treasures at more than 60 shows set up in barns, fields, dance halls and roadside tents. Those on the hunt for architectural salvage, textiles, antique and vintage furniture, and other wayward pieces of Americana, will find a trove of goodies for the taking.

Round Top ABBIELAND ANTIQUES March 22-April 6 2336 Texas 237 S., located next to Marburger Farm 405.301.1874 ARBOR INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUES SHOW March 26-April 5 American Legion Post #388, 1503 Texas 237 N., one mile north of Round Top 281.388.1075 BIG RED BARN April 2-5 Texas 237 North, between Burton and Round Top 512.237.4747 BLUE HILLS AT ROUND TOP SHOW March 22-April 6 1701 Texas 237 S. 979.278.3691 CHELSEA’S MEADOW March 27-April 6 1465 Texas 237 N., next to Arbor Antiques Show 713.385.8778

CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH SHOW March 23-April 5 611 Texas 237 N. 979.249.3874 COWBOY CORNER March 28-April 5 1925 Texas 237 N., near Florida Chapel Cemetery Road 830.374.7474 MARBURGER FARM ANTIQUE SHOW April 1-5 2248 Texas 237 S. in Round Top 800-947-5799 OLD DEPOT ANTIQUES SHOW March 26-April 5 550 N. Washington 979.249.6401 OLD HENRY FARM March 24-April 5 2000 Texas 237 N. 800.322.5177 ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR April 2-5 Texas 237 North, between Burton and Round Top 512.237.4747 Includes The Big Red Barn & Tent, Continental Tent and Carmine Dance Hall.

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ROUND TOP HILL ANTIQUES March 27-April 5 1500 Texas 237 N. 979.966.7435 ROUND TOP VINTAGE MARKET March 28-April 5 1235 Texas 237 N., located 1 mile north of Round Top across from Jaster Road and Festival Hill 281.731.5132 TEXAS ROSE ANTIQUE SHOW March 22-April 6 Texas 237 N., near Florida Chapel Road 256.390.5337

Warrenton BAR W ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS March 27-April 6 4001 Texas 237 S. 979.278.3447 BLUE BONNET FIELD March 28-April 5 Corner of Rohde Road and Texas 237 in the north end of Warrenton 979.249.3980


SOMMERFIELD FIELD March 27-April 6 4143 Texas 237, across from the former Sterling McCall Old Car Museum 979.249.3841 TIN STAR FIELD March 27-April 6 817.680.7420 <> TREE PARK FIELD March 24-April 6 4635 Texas 237 S. in Warrenton 979.249.5588

STONEY CREEK ANTIQUES, CARMINE CAMPBELL BUILDING March 27-April 5 4328 Texas 237 in central Warrenton 713.666.6683 CHICKEN RANCH March 25-April 6 225.936.9269 CLUTTER SHOW March 22-April 5 Texas 237 and FM 954, between Warrenton and Round Top COLE’S ANTIQUE SHOW March 27-April 5 Corner of Texas 237 and Willow Spring Road 979.249.5806 EX-CESS FIELD March 21-April 6 3907 Texas 237 at FM 954 GRANNY MCCORMICK’S YARD March 26 - April 6, 2014 4246 Texas 237 S. 979.966.2970 LITTLE HOUSE FIELD March 26-April 6 LONE STAR GALLERY March 28-April 5 4212 Texas 237, across from the Junk Gypsies

and Zapp Hall 512-797-9815 MARKETPLACE AT WARRENTON March 28-April 6 3960 Texas 237 S. 817.599.7664 HILLCREST INN March 27 - April 5 4339 Texas 237 S. 979.249.3074

WARRENTON ANTIQUE SHOW (DAS GRUENE HAUS) March 27-April 5 4418 Texas 237 979.249.3502 WARRENTON ROUND UP March 22-April 6 1910 Texas 237 979.249.3004 ZAPP HALL ANTIQUES SHOW March 29-April 5 Texas 237 in central Warrenton, across from the Sterling McCall Old Cadillac Museum and next to the Warrenton Grocery gas station

OLD TOWN MARKET March 28-April 7 4550 Texas 237 S. 940.569.4144 RENCK HALL AND YARD March 27-April 6 4123 Texas 237 979-966-7083 ROBINSON FIELD March 27-April 6 4545 Texas 237 S., located between Dillard's Field and Tree Park Antiques 979.249.5551 ROSE OF TEXAS ANTIQUES SHOW March 28-April 5 4345 Texas 237 in central Warrenton 817.944.0678

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Carmine CARMINE DANCE HALL April 2-5 Texas 237 North, between Burton and Round Top 512.237.4747 The Original Round Top Antiques Fair, including The Big Red Barn & Tent, Continental Tent and Carmine Dance Hall.


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COUNTY LINE SHOW March 22-April 6 Intersection of Texas 237 and Spur 458 760.587.1300 GRACE'S TREASURE HUNT March 28-April 5 1903 State Loop 458 281.259.9982

Burton, Fayetteville, Shelby ANTIQUES ON THE SQUARE March 27-April 2 201 North Washington, in the heart of Fayetteville at the Precinct Courthouse square 318.465.1603

Eight tips for shopping at antique weekend

HOUSE OF NOSTALGIA March 29-April 6 2110 South Hinze Road at Texas 237, north of the Big Red Barn in Burton

Looking for tips to shape a successful shopping adventure at Antiques Weekend? Paige Hull (The Vintage Round Top) and Linda O’Neal (White Church House on the Hill) are longtime shoppers at the antiques extravaganza, and they know the ropes.

LA BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW March 29-April 5 La Bahia Turn Verein Hall Texas 237, just south of U.S. 290 979.289.2684

Here are eight tips to get you on the right track. 1. If you can, go twice: shop early for the best selection and then again on the last day to get the best deals. If you can only go once, determine if you want best selection or best price.

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2. Bring cash. Always ask the dealers for their best price. 3. It’s good to start early. You may see an item change hands two to three times before the end of the show so be the first to buy it.


4. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat and wear sunscreen.


5. Go to Warrenton and shop the fields before Marburger begins. Enjoy the hunt in the fields for great finds. 6. Bring a large bag to carry “smalls” that you purchase. 7. When you see something you want, go for it. You may not pass that way again, and if you do, the piece you spotted may well be gone. 8. VERY IMPORTANT: Bring a notebook to keep a list of vendors that you bought large items from so that you can get back at the end of the day for the pick up. The fields are large and can be confusing, so jot down the dealers name and cell phone number. Be sure to take down the “field” or “show” and booth number.

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Round Top Vintage Market Friday, March 28-Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend Market open all year: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A quality venue featuring Antiques ~ Vintage ~ Collectibles ~ Art Indoor Dealers Spaces ~ Climate Controlled ~ Parking Round Top Vintage Market Barbara Griffin: 281-731-5132 (text) 1235 North Hwy 237, Round Top, TX 78954

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Paige and Smoot Hull bought a place in Round Top and immediately began turning it into a country retreat, available to rent. The couple used reclaimed materials and added repurposed items to create a relaxing ambiance full of inspired ideas. (Photo courtesy of The Vintage Round Top)

Vintage Style with Modern Convenience WHERE CITY FOLK CAN GET COUNTRY INSPIRATION inety miles west of Houston where the salt grass prairie joins a swath of fertile farmland, half a dozen tiny Texas towns offer a respite from everyday urban living. Here, picturesque cottages, farmhouses and small inns, some dating from the early days of Texas, are now restored as vacation rentals in stylish, even luxurious fashion, without forgetting their roots. Creating a sleek, chic interior with rustic charm and modern comfort is second nature to Paige and Smoot Hull who own The Vintage Round Top, a house located just minutes from Round Top’s town square. Her design philosophy: “Buy pieces that you love, ones that speak to you, and don’t be afraid to mix the old with the new.”


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Their home’s interior is a combination of clean lines and reclaimed materials handpicked by Paige Hull, an inveterate collector of industrial objects and vintage furniture. “Our style is a mixture of modern with vintage touches; it’s a fusion of new and old,” she says. In the living area the couple has refaced the ceiling with blue-gray and brown planks from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Reclaimed wood also forms a backdrop for the bed in an upstairs sleeping loft. Using old items – many with stories – the Hulls find creative pleasure in making their own accessories. The dining room light fixture was once a metal drum with a wooden arm. The tabletop – found in a field – traveled with a carnival and once rested on saw horse legs.

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Halfway between Houston and Austin on Hwy 290 is a little piece of paradise called Carmine, Texas. From daily outings to daily living, we’ve got it all... • Shops • Museums • Gasoline • Rental Hall • Church • Bank • Farm & Ranch Supply • Restaurants • Grocers • Mechanic • B&B • Post Office • Fire Station • Great Park With so much to experience come see what makes Carmine

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“Our style is a mixture of modern with vintage touches; it’s a fusion of new and old.” –Paige Hull, The Vintage Round Top ABOVE: The Hulls removed old carpeting and walls to open up the house. And Smoot Hull cut the faces off old suitcases to form the wall at the top of the stairs. LEFT: The sconces are made from cow seed sifters with added burlap fringe. The reclaimed wood on the ceiling came from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore shop. (Photos courtesy of The Vintage Round Top)

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The elegant master headboard is fashioned from a found architectural piece with added antique tin panels, and the handsome daybed is constructed from an antique door and shipping pallets. Sconces are made from cow feed sifters with added burlap fringe. Displayed on the wall fronting the stairs is an art installation of multiple antique suitcases. For them, it represents people traveling in and out of the house. The coffee table trunk covered in stickers from actual travel was a $25 estate sale find. Hull recommends spending a little more for a focal piece whether it’s an old country store counter to serve as a kitchen island or a hutch that is crusty and aged but perfectly houses pristine white ironstone pitchers and plates. “One-of-a-kind décor allows your personality to shine through,” says Hull. Best known of the designers contributing to Round Top’s homespun aesthetic is Rachel Ashwell, owner of the Prairie, a cluster of five buildings operating as a bed & breakfast and events venue on 46 acres of private land.

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Part of Blackbird Farm is this 1850 house that incorporates the old cabin. (Photo courtesy of Blackbird Farm)

A welcoming porch at the 1850 House. (Photo courtesy of Blackbird Farm)

“People just seem to slow down and sleep late when they come to the country. It's so quiet and relaxing, they don't want to leave.” –Joan Herring, Blackbird Farm

ABOVE: The Black and White Room at the Red & White Inn on the Fayettville Square. LEFT: The 1850 House master bathroom features an antique French cheese table that holds the sink. (Photos courtesy of Blackbird Farm) 48 house& home | March 2014 |

The London-born designer dressed the properties in her hallmark/trademark “Shabby Chic” style, which has gained widespread acclaim as a line for Target. For Ashwell, “the beauty of imperfection is at the core value of shabby chic.” Her newest book features some of the design work at her Texas B&B. It’s called Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie And Flea Market Treasures. Two more purveyors of down-home design are Joan and Jerry Herring of Blackbird Farm. The couple owns three historic houses and the Red & White Inn on the square in Fayetteville. The Herrings are adept at converting the well worn into antique chic, and combining vintage items with special high-end touches like Bella Note linens. “People come to the country for an authentic experience, but they want modern plumbing and all the amenities,” says Joan Herring. Blackbird Farm is a 47-acre retreat between Ellinger and Fayetteville with two cabins and a hall for weddings and family gatherings. Three miles from Fayetteville, the couple has a refurbished log cabin dating from 1850 and the Sealy House. They are currently restoring a historic home on Market Street in Fayetteville proper. “People just seem to slow down and sleep late when they come to the country. It's so quiet and relaxing, they don't want to leave,” she says. Among the creative decor is a headboard made from an old picket fence and for humor, a vintage mannequin hand holds back the shower curtain. A collection of antique mirrors serves as an art piece in the Red & White Inn and a compilation of vintage art brushes hang in the Sealy House.

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The Sealy House is on the same property as the 1850 House.)

Joan Herring comes out of one of the cabins at Blackbird Farm.

A collection of brushes hang as art in the Sealy House.

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Sliding barn doors give rustic appeal to guest rooms and when the couple takes down any walls on a property, they harvest the wood for bedside tables and headboards. “For us, comfort is key. We like to surround ourselves with beauty and feel that others enjoy that too. We’ve designed places and spaces with our personal art collections and amenities reflecting the way we like to live,” adds Herring. She is often asked about paint colors, bedding and even if the longhorns on display are for sale. The two most requested colors are Tradewind (SW6218) and Alpaca, a soft gray (SW7022). Debuting this March, is a new guesthouse with spiritual proportions about nine miles north of Round Top It’s “The Little White Church House on the Hill, designed by Linda O’Neal and Rob Rossenbaum. “It’s more than just a place to stay, it’s an experience,” says O’Neal. The house has a 20-foot cathedral ceiling with an antique chandelier, stained glass windows and, outside, a steeple. Rooms are painted white with soft pinks and blues to create a soothing atmosphere. Here, what’s outside is equally important to what’s inside. Eleven-foot double doors from Egypt open onto a vista of rolling hills, a pond, and the wide blue Texas sky, she adds. The couple is planting 300 olive trees on the front of the property.

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Contacts to keep Blackbird Farm Joan and Jerry Herring • • 713-818-9766 Rooms range in price from $150 to $195 per night. Houses run from $195 to $325 per night for double occupancy; extra for additional guests. For reservations, call or email Joan Herring at

Properties: Red & White Inn, four-bedrooms with private baths on Fayetteville Square A gallery is located on the main floor. The 1850 House, a farmhouse built around the original log cabin, two miles southeast of Fayetteville at 1537 Kramer Road Sealy House, also 1537 Kramer Road Cedar Cabins of Blackbird Farm, 1488 FM 2503, one mile from Ellinger and Highway 71. Market Street Inn, 101 East Market Street, Fayetteville

The Little White Church House on the Hill Linda O'Neal and Rob Rossenbaum • 713-294-1199 Price range during Antique Week is $250 per night with a three-day minimum. Meant for 1-2 people. No smoking/smokers or pets. Property is in Greenvine, nine miles east of Round Top. An events barn for up to 120 is scheduled to open in June.

The Prairie Rachel Ashwell • • 979-836-4975 Room rates vary seasonally beginning at $200 per night for two people with the larger property at $500 nightly for six. Location: 5805 Wagner Road, Round Top She also maintains an online store at

The Vintage Round Top Paige and Smoot Hull • www.the • 713-859-5993 Price range: $225 per night for double occupancy with additional cleaning fee; prices vary for antiques weekends, and charges for additional guests. Location: 1450 North Hwy 237, Round Top, Texas, 78954

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Joseph & Company in Houston made the comfy linen slipcovers for the Dodsons’ family room. The metal daybed was an Ebay find about six years ago. She had it cut down to accommodate a twin-size mattress. The original tin below is actually three pieces that Dodson married together for art.

Country Comfort Houston Designer Finds Life In Burton BY SUSAN FOX Relaxing – and Addictive Interior Designer Trisha Dodson, a self-described “city girl,” escapes to the country with her husband, Marion, every chance they get. The couple, with their 5 dogs in tow, typically head out every Friday from Houston. But sometimes, if they can, they take off a day or so earlier to drive about an hour northwest to the small town of Burton, where they have a weekend home. Dodson says they bought the 30-year-old, 1,600-squarefoot house three or four years ago, after her son found it on Google Earth. “He and Marion called me and said, ‘Come on, we’re going to Burton.’ I didn’t even know where that was. Once I walked into the house, I knew I wanted to buy it,” says Dodson. And so they did. The Dodsons previously had been looking at Fayetteville and other neighboring towns at houses with acreage. The Burton place, however – while it doesn’t have a lot of land – satisfied their “want” list perfectly.

Marion Dodson drew up the architectural plans for the master suite that was added to the 30-year-old house. The architectural piece above the headboard was replicated from an original that Dodson has in her Houston shop -- Memorial Antiques & Interiors on I-10 West. The guest bath below was renovated by the couple, who added a shower.

They primarily wanted a house they could immediately enjoy but yet offered remodeling and decorating potential. It also is located about 10 minutes from Round Top, where she enjoys shopping the renowned, bi-annual antiques fair. Dodson remembers the first day she took her morning coffee to the back wrap-around porch to sit, facing a broad stretch of green pasture, and watch her dogs run along a fence line, teasing and playing with the neighbor’s donkeys and cows. “Well, that was one of the happiest days of my life,” she says.

Her Decorating Style Dodson says she wanted their country abode to be both comfortable and familiar. “I literally wanted a second home, an extension of our house in Houston. The Burton house is more country – offering a more serene setting, but the style is consistent to what we love and enjoy in the city.” The designer went with a soft creamy color palette punctuated with gray, black and some muted blue accents. Many of the furnishings and one-of-a-kind accessories 57

Houston Interior Designer Trisha Dodson comes out from the drapped kitchen into the large main area that includes the family and dining rooms.

Trisha Dodson’s Favorite Decorating Resources

Trisha & Marion’s Favorite Country Places for Food and Music

• James Farmer, faux painter, 713-398-7657 • Colors of the Rainbow, tile and stone, 713-993-0727 • Memorial Antiques & Interiors (MAI), 713-827-8087 • At the Round Top Antique Fair: Marburger, The Ex-Cess Field, and Arbor Antiques (

• Royer’s, Round Top, 979-249-3611 • The Stone Cellar, Round Top, 979-249-3390 • Pig & Whistle Pub, Burton, 979-251-2982 • Burton Café, Burton, 979-289-2200

Dodson had picked up at some of her favorite Round Top Antique fair dealers. She favors country French furnishings, rustic wooden pieces, original tins, architectural elements perfect for display, and large slipcovered furniture. The headboard element in the master, though, is a copy of an architectural original that she has for sale in her booth at MAI (Memorial Antiques & Interiors) in Houston. It didn’t fit the size of the bed’s headboard, so she had Joseph & Co. replicate it to size. The columns, capped off with independent metal capitals, flanking the dining table in the great room of the house were found at the Austin citywide garage sale. They had been at her Houston house but because the homes share similar styles, they were easy to transport to this new venue. On a trip to Canton about 15 years ago, she discovered three original ceiling tins. Two side pieces and a cornice. She has combined them for greater visual effect and placed the tri-panel “art” over a French-style burlap-covered bench in their great room, which comprises the kitchen, dining and living areas. Dodson is first to say that she has amassed over the years a number of interesting treasures. Many of which have found their home in Burton. But an equal number also get transported to her MAI shop space.

Creating Space Soon after settling into their weekend retreat, Marion and Trisha Dodson began thinking about adding a 750-square-foot master suite to their home-away-from-home. The house already had two bedrooms; one of which had its own bath. The other is a hall bath. The couple redid them both to be more accommodating. “Marion drew out the plans for the vaultedceiling bedroom. He’s really good at doing that,” says Dodson, about her husband who used to be in the remodeling business before going to work at Fluor. To be true to their budget, they opted to hire independents and supervised their work. They chose paint-quality pine wood for their floors. She came up with an especially innovative idea. Dodson hired Houston faux painter James Farmer to transform simple bath doors from Lowes into showcase pieces that look like French paneled antiques. And, voila, she got her look – for less.

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HOUSES OPEN LATE MARCH TO SHOWCASE HOW TO UNIFY OLD STYLE WITH NEW BY SUSAN FOX The 38th Annual Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour, titled “Additionally,” features eight Houston residences, dating from 1885 to 1964. Each has received substantial additions in recent years by local architecture firms. RDA began organizing tours in 1975 to allow those interested to see first-hand some of the most interesting works for architecture. Late this month, this year’s tour-goers will see how local firms have increased the size, functional space and use of the older residences, introduced technologically advanced building materials, and brought together contrasting architectural styles and periods. The tour – March 29 & 30, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – is open only to RDA members and their guests. RDA memberships begin at $45 and can be purchased during the tour at designated ticket-buying locations or in advance online (, and in person at the RDA office on the Rice University campus. Houston House & Home gives readers a glimpse into two of the tour homes – in hopes of whetting appetites to see more and to share the architectural talents that might be otherwise missed.

5503 STURBRIDGE 1960, Marshall S. MacDougal 2008, Dillon Kyle Architecture “What I like about this house is that it isn’t an imposing one. It’s a good example of mid-Century ranch, with its openness, quiet front and nice attributes,” says Dillon Kyle, principal of Dillon Kyle Architecture. The homeowners moved into the Tanglewood house a dozen or so years ago with the plan to remodel in phases. They had found a

The bathroom was remodeled during an earlier phase. Tub and hardware from Waterworks. (Photo by Hester + Hardaway) 63

The owners tripled the size of the kitchen. On their “want” list was banquette seating. The countertops are stainless and Calcutta Gold marble. The photo below shows how the new addition joins the older original Tanglewood house. Blue stone was placed around the pool. (Photos by Hester + Hardaway)

family-friendly house on a large lot. “It was a great house that just needed to be more livable,” says one of them. During phase one, they added the backyard swimming pool and replaced the existing pea gravel with grass for their children to enjoy. The next phase, which involved Dillon Kyle, entailed remodeling the four bedrooms and five baths. Walk-in closets were added and the bathrooms received updated looks. The final phase required the family to move out of the house for a year so that main house needs could be addressed. They focused primarily on tripling the size of the original galley kitchen, adding a butler’s pantry and acquiring a new paint job. The new kitchen offers spacious countertop space, and includes an island, eating bar and banquette seating with room for a small breakfast table. A three-car garage that had been turned into a game room by previous owners “kind of competed with the main house. Plus, it faced east and with so much glass, it was blazing hot,” according to Kyle, whose objective was to visually and functionally unify a planned new addition with the older house. The old garage/game room was torn down and an adjoining new construction was erected on the same site to house a playroom and mudroom. It opens up to the swimming pool. “A lot of times people buy into an older neighborhood and want to erase what was once there. These owners loved the modesty of the house . . . I think that’s an admirable and nice approach to buying a home for your family to enjoy,” says Kyle.

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823 PEDDIE 1925 2008 and 2013, Brett Zamore Design The 2,200-square-foot Heights home on tour belongs to the architect, Brett Zamore, and his wife Rene. Together they live there with their two children and dog. The couple bought the 89-year-old bungalow in 2008 and updated it enough to lease. During that first phase, the Zamores removed unnecessary internal walls to convert three original rooms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; traditionally segmented for living, dining and cooking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; into one visually open and functionally pleasing space. When it came time to find a larger space for a growing family, Zamore did not have far to look. He returned to his original idea of expanding and customizing their investment across the street from where they lived so that it could accommodate their domestic needs. The original footprint comprised just less than 1,000 square feet. The second phase focused on a adding a large 16x24 space behind the kitchen to accommodate a family room, mudroom and laundry room, in addition to an outside deck designed to accommodate a 100-year-old native Pecan tree, and a two-story garage.

Upper Left: The outdoor deck is accessible from the newly added family room. Center photo: The original house, located in the Heights. Below: The house with an added metal roof, cleaned up front exterior and a view of the master addition in back. (Photos by Hester + Hardaway)

BEFORE (Courtesy of Brett Zamore Design)

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Walls dividing the original footprint into three dinstinctive rooms were torn down to allow for easy flow. Below is the master bath, which is new construction. (Photos by Luis Ayala)

5503 Sturbridge Resources DILLON KYLE ARCHITECTS 713-520-8792 GREGORY HENRY LANDSCAPING 713-426-3311 WELLS DESIGNS/JERRY JEANMARD 713-526-8200 A staircase, accessible from the family room, goes up to access the second floor of the garage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s master suite. The design incorporated efficiencies that created little waste during construction, according to Zamore. LEED sustainable practices were utilized. The home incorporates energy star appliances, water saving plumbing fixtures, low voltage lighting, optimum seer-rated mechanical units, standard size and energy-efficient windows, recycled hardwood floors, quartz countertops, and non-toxic construction materials, such as no VOC paint, non-formaldehyde insulation and cabinets, hardie siding, insulated pex-pipe, a 350-gallon cistern, and a standing seam metal roof that reflects the hot sun.

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The Arbor Gate nursery has created beautiful plant combinations that are truly flameproof to Texas summers. When choosing plants for a combination container, you will need a “Thriller” (tall focal point), “Filler” (fills up the pot around the Thriller), and “Spiller” (cascading creeper over the side).

In Texas there are two seasons: summer and almost summer. The almost summer season runs from November to May and is also known as our fall/winter season. Summer season starts in June and runs through October, which may have some cool days and nights. This past winter is reminiscent of the winters we had in the 1980s when we were Zone 8. Did you know that Houston's USDA climatic zone has changed three times in 25 years? In 1985, Houston was Zone 8; in 1990, we became 8b, and in the year 2000, we changed again to 9a-WOW! This winter doesn't seem to reflect global warming does it? So what will this summer be like? One thing is for sure if you don't like the weather in Houston just wait a while, and it will change. To experience severe degree temperature swings in a day can be quite common here. Where am I going with all this? If you are new to Houston or new to gardening, plant what you think is pretty, and see how they perform. Gardeners should shop local, independent, nurseries for plants that will grow well here.

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There are some guidelines successful gardeners follow: 1) Soils must be porous and allow good percolation or drainage, whether in a container or in the ground. Tip: Most plants need the soil to dry out in between watering, as this is when plants manufacture carbohydrates (food).

Two plant combinations that are not only flameproof but vacation-proof are: Canna ‘Australia,’ Russelia aka Firecracker, and yellow Lantana Dark Blue Plumbago, ‘Goldstar’ Esperanza, and African Iris Two plant combinations for a shady location are: Alocasia, Begonia, and yellow sweet potato vine Calathea 'Roseo-picta,' Black Coral Sansieveria, and silver Dichondra

2) If you are gardening in containers, use a "real soil," such as compost. This holds moisture and promotes good strong root growth. Strong roots produce healthy, strong plants. When using a bark-mix potting soil, you will notice as you water that the water runs right past the roots and out of the pot. This mix requires three times more hand watering in the summer to keep the roots moist, but this can be a great mix for the person who has a ten-

3) When using clay pots you need to know that clay is porous and breathes, which removes 50 percent of the water out of the soil and away from the plant. Clay is good to grow cactus, succulents, and dry loving plants. It is also good for the overwaterers! 4) Plastic containers keep the soil moist and dries out slowly, especially if using a peat-base mix which can be too wet for many plants. Use plastic pots for those plants that like to stay evenly moist like ferns and other shade loving plants. 5) Using a topdress of leaves, pine needles, or mulch will keep the sun from baking the soil dry and maintains a more consistent moisture level, ideal for maximum plant growth.

For gardeners who will only grow what they can eat, two combinations are: Peppers, Basil, and Oregano Kumquat citrus, Lemon Balm, and Kentucky Colonel Spearmint

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