We all know Houstonians are the friendliest folks on the planet, but even more Southern hospitality is heading to H-town! Our first Southern Living Showcase Home debuts in May, and the proceeds benefit local literacy programs.
Stone Acorn Builders will unveil the spacious home located at 5307 Aspen in Bellaire. It’s a 4700+ square foot beauty with four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a chef’s kitchen for starters. The home is designed by JKM Designs with interior design by Edwina Alexis Interiors.
There are all kinds of fun events going on during the showcase including chef demos, gardening and decorating tips and more. I’ll be hosting a wine and chocolate pairing on Saturday, May 19 at noon. I’d love to see you there! I’ve got more details at www.goodtaste.tv on the demonstrations which also include a cooking demo by Executive Chef Randy Evans of HAVEN (one of my favs).
As you know, these showcases are wonderful sources of decorating ideas. The kitchen alone sounds incredible with vintage enamel Viking appliances, a farmhouse sink, pot filler and large marble and granite counter work areas. There’s even a lower counter for the kids to help out with the meal prep. The full working pantry has a cozy reclaimed brick floor, marble and granite counters and custom art glass doors.
The porch is fashioned with a griller’s summer kitchen and overlooks a lavish cook’s garden with an antique tub, circular herb garden, raised vegetable beds and rain barrel collection station. Southern-style porches wrap the front and back of the home as well as a second-story balcony, where traditional wooden rockers and ceiling fans beckon you to bask in an evening breeze.
If you enjoy flipping through the pages of Southern Living’s beautiful work, you’ll love this event! The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is a network of some of the finest custom home builders in the South.
So, get inspired by some of the best folks in the home design business! I hope to see you there. You can get more info at www.stoneacorn.com. The home will host the following special guests and demonstrations throughout the showcase:
Friday, May 4
12 p.m. – Meet Southern Living‘s Executive Marketing Director Kristen Payne
Saturday, May 5
1 p.m. – Cooking demo by Executive Chef Randy Evans of HAVEN
Sunday, May 6
1 p.m. – Food carving demo by Executive Chef Vladimir Smirnov
3 p.m. – Personal tour by Edwina Vidosh, Edwina Alexis Interiors
Saturday, May 12
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Seminars by the Herb Society of Houston on Living Garden Art, Making a Topiary, and Small Space Herb Gardening
Sunday, May 13
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Meet 740 KTRH’s “The Garden Guy” Host Randy Lemmon
Saturday, May 19
12 p.m. – Wine & Chocolate Pairing with Tanji Patton of Goodtaste with Tanji
Sunday, May 20
1 p.m. – Chef’s demo by K&N Kitchen Appliances
For more information on great recipes and wine ideas, head to my website Goodtaste.tv. While you’re there be sure to sign up for my newsletter. You just might win a Gourmet Getaway at the beautiful Houstonian Hotel complete with a spa credit at Trellis!