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It’s no secret Austin is home to an ever-expanding spread of diverse lodging options, but guests who choose to stay at Hotel Ella are resting their heads in a gracefully revamped chapter of history.
Driven by homeowners’ desire for open spaces, natural light and outdoor living, rooms with a view are more and more outfitted with some multiplicity of glass doors. Thanks to technology, consumers have more choices than ever before that combine aesthetic and function.
If you’re looking for style and beauty, these Texas-based jewelry designers offer some of the most beautiful ways to adorn yourself and garner plenty of admiration. Each has a unique design aesthetic and a variety of styles that might just speak to your own personality or make a splendid gift for someone special.
One look at this fabulous San Antonio redo and it’s clear that a true kitchen remodel is more than just new appliances and a coat of paint.
Have you ever wondered who the first person was to eat an oyster? While this question will likely remain unanswered, archeological evidence of oyster middens — piles of discarded shells — found worldwide shows that oyster consumption dates back to prehistory. Oysters were a crucial food source in coastal areas since the dawn of man, and oyster fisheries became an important industry in places where they were plentiful.
Ahh, tea. In Texas, it usually means iced in a glass and the epitome of casual. But as cooler weather descends and the post-holiday frazzle demands a touch of self-indulgence, picture this: the civilized ritual of warm, aromatic elixirs poured from a steaming teapot and enjoyed with luscious sweets and savories. January is National Hot Tea month, and Texas has plenty of places to cozy up with a cuppa. These four hit the spot.
On 600 wooded acres just over an hour outside of Houston in a dot of a town called New Ulm, a rustic ranch house serves as a rural escape for a city-dwelling family.
When an active family wanted time together but also time apart in their newly remodeled four-bedroom home in Austin, they called on Austin/Minneapolis Interior Designer Martha O’Hara, president and owner of Martha O’Hara Interiors, to make it happen.
Sometimes the subtle moments in a home can make the greatest impact. Such is the case with a retired couple’s home in West Austin where a minimal
palette and cleverly-planned, sunlight-filled spaces combine to create a home that’s cozy.
On an oak-treed, corner lot in the luxury San Antonio neighborhood, Inverness, is a most contemporary home sitting seven feet above the natural grade. The spacious 4,200-square-foot, one-story floorplan with three bedrooms and a study was designed by JMS Architects who also served as the general contractor, providing construction detailing throughout the build.