Posted By Lauren-Houston | Sep 20, 2011 | No Comments | Category: Books

I’m a big Sharon Montrose fan, and immediately ordered her book, Menagerie, when I received the email about it a little while ago. The best part – a hardcover copy is around $11!

Glamourous Rooms

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Jun 10, 2009 | 2 Comments | Category: Books, Designers


I can’t wait until October!!!  College Football season.. Husband’s Birthday… and oh ya – Jan Showers’ book, Glamorous Rooms hits bookstores!  I have never been shy about my love for her work…there is no hollywood glamour kitsch here people- it’s classic, elegant, and BEAUTIFUL.

Here are a few images that were new to me that I found via her blog.


How gorgeous is this Dining Room?!?!   I love the grey/gold color scheme.  I bet this is even prettier in person.


Her space in the David Sutherland Showroom in LA.  I see lots of “latte” cowhide rugs!


Showroom in Dallas.  I’ve always liked the way she treated large blank walls over a sofa.  Often time it’s HUGE mirror with prints on either side.  I think the symmetry really polishes off the room.

Domestic & Curated

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Dec 04, 2008 | 1 Comment | Category: Books, Designers, Living Rooms

I recently attended a book signing in conjunction with the Design Excellence Awards by Paper City Magazine (a must read for those living in Dallas or Houston) and we picked up a signed copy of “Domestic Art: Curated Interiors” for the office. Browsing through it today (it’s a fabulous book) this entry by Jan Showers caught my eye. I’ve always loved the contrast (and that the art would be SO easy to replicate) but I had never seen the rest of the house belonging to Kimberly and Justin Whitman.

Sorry for the poorly scanned image, but this living room is TO-DIE-FOR. Perfectly “curated,” it of course has Jan Showers’ signature glamour factor without any of the Hollywood Glamour cheese.

The lamps by Hinson are perfection as is the framed woven paper work by artist Rusty Scruby.

Interior Photos by Ka Yeung Photography.