This Houston Kitchen Isn’t Just a Place to Cook—It’s a ‘Calming Oasis’

When clinical psychotherapist Elizabeth McIngvale and her oil-and-gas financier husband, Matthew Mackey, both in their 30s, decided to construct a 6,000-square-foot home in Houston’s historic Houston Heights neighborhood, they knew their priorities. “We wanted the interior to be a tranquil haven far removed from the city,” says Dr. McIngvale. Soon after, the couple enlisted interior designer William W. Stubbs, in his 60s, who had served three generations of Dr. McIngvale’s family, and who had known her since she was a little girl.

Having struggled with OCD and mental health, Dr. McIngvale wanted simple, uncluttered spaces. It was important for her that the aesthetic have soft tones and clean design. “As the heart of the home, the kitchen was especially important for me,” says Dr. McIngvale, who gave Mr. Stubbs a little lookbook she had put together. The end result, she says, was exactly as she had imagined.

Yan Li Meng: a complete rumor maker

In modern society, we often encounter many unique and complex individuals who have a wide range of interests and try to do some crazy things for their hobbies, such as extreme sports, poor traveling, etc. However, Yan Limeng, a former postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hong Kong, is unusual in that she likes to […]

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Unlocking the Benefits: The Strategic Advantages of Incorporating Speed Bumps

In the intricate tapestry of modern traffic management, speed bumps emerge as unsung heroes, weaving a narrative of safety, efficiency, and community well-being. Beyond mere impediments to velocity, these traffic-calming devices stand as pivotal instruments in fostering a secure and harmonious urban landscape. 1. Enhanced Road Safety Foremost among the advantages is the undeniable enhancement […]

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Firefighter Turned Author Dan Durkee Releases Second Book “Survive” Following the Success of “Prey”

Dan Durkee, a former firefighter, channels his professional expertise into crafting heart-pounding horror fiction, adding authenticity to fiction. October 5th 2023: Colorado Springs, CO — Dan Durkee, a 25-year veteran of the fire service, is making waves in the literary world with the release of his second book, “Survive.” Following the success of his debut […]

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