Gracie's Custom Interiors - Offering upholstery, furniture constructions, drapery, slipcovers, and decorating services for over 30 years. Gracie's roster of clients have included Bruce Springsteen, HMFA Rienzi & Bayou Bend. She also has been featured as a Who's Who in Elle Decor! Gracie is also Laura S's mom and mentor. She hires LS for all of her slipcovering projects.
Holly Mathis Interiors - Need help pulling a room together? Holly Mathis of Holly Mathis Interiors know's just how to do that. She's got a knack for taking your everyday items that you already have in your home and turning them into something extraordinary, just check out her portfolio! In addition to her decorating services, she has a fun blog and is organizing a shopping trip to England for Fall 2013 and/or Summer 2014.
1924.us -Do you love our logo and staff photos? We do too! The guy behind them? Christian Watson, or as he's better known, 1924us. We met Christian on the street one day as he was setting up a booth for another local enterprise Manready Mercantile, and he's quickly become one of our favorite people. He specializes in business branding, and he's darn good at it. With an ever-growing roster of clients, Christian is a sought after voice for American Makers looking to get noticed. Bright, personable and disgustingly talented, he's packed more adventurous living in his 24 years than we have combined. Keep an eye on this talent. He's got an extremely steep upward trajectory.
Weidner Hasou & Co. - The first time that I visited the Weidner Hasou & Co. storefront, I knew that they were something special. Everything in their shop felt like it had been meticulously chosen with care. From the art, to the pillows, to the small decorative items, everything is top-of-the-line. It was no surprise to me when they moved into their new beautiful space off of Memorial. The quality of design work that is offered by Weidner Hasou & Co. really speaks for itself. Check out their portfolio here.
Oxheart, I love you. LS loves you!
Oxheart is a restaurant that, in my opinion, epitomizes everything that we at LS strive to be, everything that is great about Houston, and everything great about new business. I think this can be summed up in the way that I describe my own business... "Unpretentious Luxury".
From the decor, location, service, and of course, the food, everything says "special", and nothing says "snooty".
If you get a chance, try the chaya leaf stuffed with potatoes and thai aromatics, with yogurt, dried kale, and seeds. I think this was one of the best bites of food I've ever had.
Justin Yu, you are my hero.
Uchi -Goodness! This is the reason why I try to sell as many slipcovers as is humanly possible. Easily the best meal I've ever had. Their menu is impressive, but we recommend the chef's tasting.
Anvil Bar & Refuge - Sometimes I tell my husband that I've had a "really rough day of pattern cutting" to give myself an excuse to head over to the Anvil Bar for one of their signature artisan cocktails. Their drink menu changes seasonally, but we recommend the Raspberry Swizzle when you can get it.
Our Favorite Imports
Nesting Place - "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful" is the tagline for both the blog and book by Myquillyn Smith. When we were first were introduced to Nesting Place, that simple tagline resonated with us so much. I often show people my mom's famous slipcover that she made for Lauren Ross and point out that the imperfection IS what makes it beautiful. The sleek, computer generated look of items often brings a coldness and a "cheapness" to things. We love that Myquillyn also celebrates and encourage the beauty of the imperfect. I highly suggest her book and blog... and from what we know of her personally, she's just as remarkable!
Linny Kenny Leather -Working out of the gorgeous settings of her home in New Hampshire, Linny Kenny crafts leather goods using only sustainable resources. Her work is all handcrafted and environmentally responsible. This is an extremely talented artisan using a gentle hand to create a very strong body of work. She also has the most tender spirit you're likely to encounter. We recommend everything.