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Christmas in the Heart of Texas

In a quiet neighborhood, a family compound gears up for the holidays

Written by Candace Ord Manroe
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Werner Straube

Headboard (custom): Neal & Co., 713/942-9800.
Headboard fabric ("Tarn"/Cream #F3115-12, by Colefax and Fowler); tufts ("Grosvenor Button Tuft"/Beige #5313-02, by Colefax and Fowler): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Bed skirt ("Liso Jerez Woven"/Arena #82333-057): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
Fabrication: Designers Workroom, 713/868-1801.
Blanket cover and shams ("Palermo Pique"/Ivory): Hamburg House, 305/557-9913, hamburghouse.com.
Bench: Joyce Horn Antiques, 713/688-0507, joycehornantiques.com.
Bench fabric ("Brushed Cotton"/Brown #22203-37): Fabricut, 800/999-8200, fabricut.com.
Trim ("Winter Palace Gimp"/Pine, Tan, Cream): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
Carving above fireplace (musical fragment in wood with 18th-century motif): Tara Shaw, 504/525-1131, tarashaw.com.
Chandelier (antique): Mac Maison Ltd., 504/891-2863.
Night tables (concave hall chests): Woodbridge Furniture, 336/887-8246, woodbridgefurniture.com.
Lamps (custom, made from antique columns): Lucas/Eilers Design Assoc., 713/784-9423, lucaseilers.com.
Wing chair (custom): Designer's Furniture Mfg., 713/973-0315, designersfurnituremfg.com.
Chair fabric ("Fossils"/Brown on Beige, by Grey Watkins): Stark Fabric, 212/355-7186.
Welt ("Brushed Cotton"/Brown #22203-37): Fabricut, 800/999-8200, fabricut.com.
Rug (Tabriz): Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries, 713/528-2666, mattcamron.com.
Desk and chair: owner's collection.
Roman shade ("Wheat Flower"/Blue and Mustard on Beige): Bennison, 212/223-0373, bennisonfabrics.com. Fabrication: Designers Workroom, 713/868-1801.
Paint: custom.

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