Theta Charity Antiques Show

Edwina Alexis is honored to be a Designer of the Design walk at the Theta Charity Antique Show on Nov 11th, 2016.

logo“The Theta Charity Antiques Show of Houston is an annual, three-day fundraising event which dynamically impacts our community in educational endeavors, medical research and cultural arts. Founded in 1952 by the Houston Alumnae of Kappa Alpha Theta, the show has opened its doors to thousands of attendees for lecture series, gala Preview Parties, luncheons, and Designers Walks, as well as access to 50 of the finest purveyors of antiques. Our exhibitors travel from across the nation and the globe, offering museum-quality pieces, found treasures, and design inspiration for a sophisticated collector.” – ThetaCharityAntiques Show.org

Farm featured in Equine Living

Monica and Frank McCourt’s Rushy Marsh Farm in Wellington’s Grand Prix Village is featured in an article about about the couple.

“Monica worked with interior designer Edwina Alexis to turn it into the beautiful facility seen here. ‘Edwina is a Texas girl, as am I…she invests in understanding my vision and always executes beautifully at an elevated level. She has since done my daughter Luciana’s nurseries at our homes in Montana, Cape Cod, and Wellington, and she has just started a new and exciting project for our new home in Wellington.’ “- June/July 2016 Equine Living

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Wellington Stables interior | Edwina Alexis

For more about Edwina’s work in Wellington’s Grand Prix Village please see her portfolio.

Bellaire Home Has It’s Own Southern Accent

A seemingly endless number of cozy window seats beckon for someone to curl up with a book. Three reclaimed-brick porches promise respite, with places to settle into a rocker and sip a cold mint julep. In fact, at every turn, the 4,777-square-foot house exudes Southern hospitality

The Southern Living Showcase Home in Bellaire – the first in the Houston area – is a model for architecture and craftsmanship as well as a source for décor ideas. The latest in the lifestyle magazine’s construction and renovation program, it will be open for tours Saturdays-Sundays through May 20.

The two-story house was designed by JKM Designs and constructed by Stone Acorn Builders; the firms incorporated reclaimed materials and green elements throughout. The décor is by Edwina Vidosh of Edwina Alexis Interiors. While the home doesn’t yet have owners, Vidosh – a seventh-generation Texan – is so taken with the project, she used family heirlooms to add life to the space. Her grandmother’s hand-painted Limoges porcelain dishes and her great-grandmother’s chairs help complete the dining room, for example.

“I’m excited about the home, because it’s very Southern and comfortable with little pops of color and whimsy,” Vidosh said, pointing to the lemon-yellow, reproduction vintage enamel Viking range and hood with matching microwave oven in the sprawling gourmet kitchen.

In addition to color, the yellow appliances bring contemporary flair to the room, offsetting traditional gray-and-white Carrera marble. A white Shaw’s Original apron-front farmhouse sink is offset by honed, black granite countertops. The oval penny tile back splash also contrasts the sunny stove.

Walnut floors run throughout the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom house, including the study and library. Each room also features built-in shelving.

The study’s pièce de résistance is a sleek, grand cherry desk with alligator accents in front and on the drawers. The designer’s inspiration for this room was to imagine the father of the house as a well-traveled, saxophone-playing, hippie-turned-lawyer. A comically oversize metal saxophone on the wall is in homage to the character.

Upstairs, bedrooms flank each side of the wide hallway. The girls’ bedroom is an explosion of color, with Lily Pulitzer textiles. The mint green walls are complemented by a sky-blue ceiling (a technique employed in various rooms). The room is furnished with reproduction antique iron beds and authentic antique minichairs. The boy’s room features a wooden, geometric pattern willow bed and lacquered wood elk head, as well as a metal campaign desk.

The Southern theme for the guest room is monograms, a motif that is repeated in linens and other accouterments. The Hermès-inspired master bedroom features painted French furniture, mixed with a simple, contemporary wood bed frame.

“All of the bedding is Hermès, playing off of horses and the South and that old plantation feel,” Vidosh said.

The master bathroom is dazzling. Spacious and bright, it has a double-head shower and a deep pedestal-style soaking tub. Large, hexagonal tile and gray painted cabinets add vintage flair while feeling contemporary. The dressing room includes a marble-top island and built-ins on every wall.

Not to be missed is the outdoor kitchen on the back porch, the circular courtyard with walking paths and the raised vegetable beds tucked behind the garage.

Inspiration abounds outside and inside the house, which is rich with color, texture and architectural elements, such as the wainscoted walls and triple crown moulding.

“When a home is layered with detail and interest,” Vidosh said, “it makes it feel more charming.”

melanie.warner@chron.com

First Southern Living Showcase Home in Houston, TX

From May 1, 2012

When putting together this home’s interiors, designer Edwina Vidosh of Edwina Alexis Interiors wanted to create a welcoming, warm and charing ambiance. Stone Acorn Builders, working with JKM Designs, has built the first Southern Living Showcase Home in the city of Houston, mingling the comforts of the past with conveniences of today. The showcase opens May 4 and runs weekends through May 20, and is located at 5307 Aspen St.

In this “Art & About” video tour, CultureMap’s Joel Luks visits the home and talks to the designer and Sarah Lavine-Kass, principal at Stone Acorn Builders, who’s passion for literacy is the inspiration for this $1.4 million home.