Master Class: Peak Inside this Posh, Neutrals-Savvy Bed, Bath and Closet Reno

Jeff Gremillion

When an oil company honcho and his wife decided to expand and upgrade the master suite in their Memorial Drive manse, the direction to Eklektik Interiors owner and principal designer Kathy Anderson was all about compromise. They wanted opulent but functional. And they wanted a softened, plush vibe, but with a color scheme in which the weight-lifting man of the house would be as comfortable as his fashionista bride. “Definitely not girly-girly,” says Anderson. The result is a rich play of textures and a monochromatic palette of bronze and champagne hues.

These Vivid, 2000s-Inspired Pieces Are So Fetch (Yes We’re Making It a Thing)

Amanda Llanes

Don’t be too upset that the 2000s are already fodder for fashionable nostalgia. Instead, get excited to combine bold and unexpected colors and textures, à la lace-trimmed camis, chunky-soled shoes and men’s looks, too. That’s hot!

Duos, Trios and Teams: ‘Next-Generation’ Mother-Daughter Leppert Duo Debuts

Clare Leppert and Clementine, the Cavachon. Leigh Leppert and Benny, the Bernedoodle.

HOW DID YOU come together as a team? This fall, we are celebrating the introduction of an exciting real estate collaboration between Clare Leppert, longtime Houston Realtor®, and daughter Leigh Leppert. Clare shared a 20+ year real estate partnership with her mother, Bette Carpenter, until Bette’s death in 2016. Having worked solo for several years, Clare in 2021 was awarded Houston Business Journal’s No. 2 Luxury Realtor® in Houston. Leigh, who has been working in marketing for the past decade, has always shared a passion for real estate and watched Clare successfully balance family and career. We are excited to re-create the next generation of a mother-daughter duo at Compass!

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Ben Berg (photo by Douglas Burns)

THE NEW YEAR has already yielded its fair share of tastebud-tingling headlines — and here's a few more! From a prolific restaurateur's big announcement to a Houston institution's ambitious expansion, catch up on all the latest below.

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Wiley's 'Judith and Holofernes'

THE ENERGY IN the foyer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Caroline Wiess Law Building is quite lively, thanks to the installation of two provocative paintings, painted 400 years apart — one by Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian 17th-century female artist, the other by Kehinde Wiley, a contemporary, Nigerian-born queer Black artist. Each depicts the grisly climax in the Old Testament Book of Judith, in which the widow Judith decapitates the Assyrian general Holofernes, thus saving her besieged Jewish city of Betulia.

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