Throughout the years we have created many spaces, from balconies to the estancias of Argentina. All of our creations are always conceived in their entirety for a discerning clientel. We start from a position of strength and experience developed over decades. Unique to every client, our work is a "one-of-a-kind" creation, driven by a passion and elevating what can be defined as exterior design. Let Art into you're space.
Cancer Below the Belt.
I am very proud to be a sponsor of this great event. I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy. Buy a raffle ticket. Drinks are half price at an amazing restaurant - La Griglia......and........
Blair Michener at UpCountry Inc. of Houston TX
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
Houston TX, January 11, 2016 – Blair Michener and UpCountry Inc of Houston, TX has once again won “Best Of” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. UpCountry Inc. ...
I just can't contain myself....shouting from the rooftops !!
It is not often you run into artists of this caliber. James Vilona (Colorado) is one of them. Form and function is truly masterful in his hands. A garden can be so much more and our quest to connect the very best clients with unique and one of a kind art in the garden is truly a joy.
Driven by passion. Elevating design
When you have the very best clients you seek out the very best partners. Craig Bragdy Design (UK) is just that - exquisite ceramic arts. As we continue to design for clients around the world and at home - artisans like this are critical to our Luxury brand approach - providing each and every client with something uniquely their own.
How committed are we to our clients ? Our concierge style takes us to a recent show in California - a clients desire and our quest to find that "right piece" to complete the vision !!
Driven by passion, elevating design.
2013 has proven to be a significant point in my career.
After nearly 30 years in the industry, I have returned to my roots, designing spaces that are both special and personal but in a much more hands on way. Owning and managing my own design + development company true to a simple vision where an understated elegance takes center stage – taking the time to enjoy the journey with my gracious clients. For the last number of years, I have worked with companies here in Houston both big and small. My passion as a photographer combined with a true appreciation for...
These images represent but a slice of the human condition.
The human condition encompasses the unique qualities of being. It can be described as the unalterable part of humanity that is inherent and innate to human beings and not dependent on factors such as gender, race or class. Each tells a story. My camera leads to new discoveries as I peer through the lens each time.
Thank you to Houzz and the Houzz followers whose passion for design we share and for the honor of Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction. A big Texas thank you to our clients for their kind words and vote of support.
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Keep dreaming with your "Eyes Wide Open"......
These pages allows me the opportunity to share works in progress. My goal is to share in dreams and to encourage you to seek more from the design process. Sketch, photograph, draw, storyboard and do whatever it takes to convey great ideas and concepts. "Dream with your eyes open."
This is a recent project developed in Richmond, Texas. A large masterplan with a nod to the Architects "Villa" vernacular. The property contained many large Oak and Pecan specimen trees - Cattle to the north and horses to the south. To unify the gardens, I worked to develop simple...