Beyond the Storm Showcase House

Beyond the Storm Showcase House

Sketch via    Stone Acorn Builders   .

Yesterday I stopped by Southern Living’s current “Beyond the Storm” Showcase House, built by Stone Acorn. Two of my favorite Houston designers Lindsey Herod & Meg Lonergan absolutely nailed the interiors. The designers split the house in half, yet everything felt incredibly cohesive.

Meg’s upstairs family room — art by Dimmitt Art, console from Joyce Horn Antiques.

Meg’s upstairs family room — art by Dimmitt Art, console from Joyce Horn Antiques.

The new home was constructed on a property that was previously flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Stone Acorn Builders wanted to rebuild a resilient home in spite of Harvey’s devastation, hence “Beyond the Storm.” Some flood-mitigation measures taken in the new home include using permeable concrete for the 1,950-square-foot driveway — which can store 3,740 gallons of water, raising the home more than 3 feet, and placing electrical plugs above the 100-year floodplain line in the garage.

Meg’s upstairs family room.

Meg’s upstairs family room.

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One of my favorite “moments” of the house was Meg’s use of a cozy daybed at the end of the hallway, next to large windows — the perfect (unexpected) spot to curl up with a book.

One of my favorite “moments” of the house was Meg’s use of a cozy daybed at the end of the hallway, next to large windows — the perfect (unexpected) spot to curl up with a book.

If the stunning interiors aren’t enticing enough, there is an amazing lineup of special events — chefs from Etoile, Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, Brennan’s, and Nobu will be making appearances, as well as a floral and centerpiece design demo. I had the pleasure of tasting Houstonian chef Catherine Rodriguez’ Barbara Bush cookie recipe while listening to Lindsey’s interiors tour. You can see the full schedule here.

Biscuit bedding in Meg’s guest bedroom.

Biscuit bedding in Meg’s guest bedroom.

Inside you’ll find art, furniture, accessories, bedding and more by several amazing local vendors — Lam Bespoke, Lettrefina, Biscuit, Carl Moore, Found, Backrow Home, Dimmitt Art, Matt Camron Rugs and more.

Bedding by Biscuit Home in the childrens’ room by Meg Lonergan.

Bedding by Biscuit Home in the childrens’ room by Meg Lonergan.

Stone Acorn Builders incorporated many sunny corners and niches throughout the home.

Stone Acorn Builders incorporated many sunny corners and niches throughout the home.

Lindsey Herod’s peacock blue high gloss library, with deco chairs from Backrow Home.

Lindsey Herod’s peacock blue high gloss library, with deco chairs from Backrow Home.

Entry vignette by Meg Lonergan.

Entry vignette by Meg Lonergan.

Amazing dusty pink dining room by Meg Lonergan.

Amazing dusty pink dining room by Meg Lonergan.

Details of kitchen by Meg Lonergan

Details of kitchen by Meg Lonergan

Kitchen by Meg Lonergan

Kitchen by Meg Lonergan

Lindsey had the coffee table custom made by Segreto.

Lindsey had the coffee table custom made by Segreto.

In the main living room, Lindsey added a formal touch with bullion fringe around the sofa.

In the main living room, Lindsey added a formal touch with bullion fringe around the sofa.

The home will be open to the public from 10 to 5 for tours on September 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30. Tickets are $15 at the door, and all proceeds directly benefit the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation.

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