In the course of a recent afternoon, interior designer Pamela O’Brien picked up porcelain tile samples at Thorntree, ordered samples of wallpaper from Fabric House, shopped for office furniture at Johnson Simon, and checked orders for plumbing parts at Fixtures and Fittings. She then visited three more building specialty stores, all found within the same a half-mile radius.
“You really could build a house here,” she said, “going from shop to shop.”
O’Brien’s shopping spree represents just a smattering of the design-related businesses squeezed into a square-mile wedge of west Houston bordered by Interstates 10 and 610 and the former MKT railroad. At least 95 businesses — ranging from flooring to lighting to architectural services — have cropped up here, with more on the way, including custom home builder Frankel Building Group Studio, stone and tile provider Pomogranit+ADR and wood flooring company Vision Wood… Read More
Source: Houston Chronicle by R.A. Schuetz on Nov. 8, 2018.