December 14, 2012

History and high style blend in Preservation Houston Designer Showhouse 2013

Luxe Interiors + Design magazine and Preservation Houston invite you to attend a special event. For three weekends in February 2013, a historic Houston estate in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods will be transformed into a stunning Designer Showhouse, named Villa de Luxe, for the benefit of Preservation Houston, formerly Greater Houston Preservation Alliance. Founded in 1978, Preservation Houston, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, promotes the preservation and appreciation of Houston’s architectural and cultural historic resources through education, advocacy and committed action.

Jane-Page Crump, ASID, and Bill Stubbs, ASID, are the event co-chairs. Participating ASID designers will re-imagine each of the 20 rooms in the Italian Revival-style mansion built for hardware magnate F. A. Heitman in 1926. Designed by architect William Ward Watkin, the house stands on two acres near Rice University in Shadyside, a private place neighborhood developed by Joseph S. Cullinan, founder of the Texas Company (Texaco).
The house and grounds, remained by some of Houston's leading interior designers and architects, those participating are as follows:

The landscape designer team is McDougaldSteele; Peggy Hull–reception hall;—dining room; breakfast room— John Robinson; kitchen and butler’s pantry—Julie Koch with Elegant AdditionsG&S Custom Draperies and Janie Ellis with Anything But Plain; back entry and porch— Diana Walker; front porch and pool area— Connie LeFevre; conservatory—Audrey Drought; and basement—Darla Bankston May. Also, library— Marjorie Slovack; master bedroom and bathroom— Donna Vining; nursery and bathroom (bedroom 1) – Marlys Tokerud; front bedroom (2) and bath— Donna Jarnigan; bedroom 3 with balcony— Lynne T Jones; bedroom 4— Lisa Roth and third floor— Sharon Staley.   Bill Stubbs is designing the solarium and I am designing the Living Room -- Here is the rendering for the living room:

The house and grounds will be open to the public from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Saturday Feb. 2, 9 and 16, and noon to 4 p. m. Sunday Feb. 3, 10 and 17. Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance. Villa de Luxe will be open on Thursdays by reservation only for lectures, lunch and private group tours. For groups of 20 or more, tickets are $20 per person. Corporate evenings are also available by separate contract in the pop-up restaurant / party tent featuring food and refreshments catered by Jackson Hicks' Jackson and Company.

October 25, 2012

Jane Page Design Group Captures Four ASID Design Awards

2012 ASID Awards Night Gala was billed as “Stars of Houston Interior Design,” and Jane Page Design Group won four interior design awards.

The design of a local restaurant, Kris Bistro ( by Jane-Page Crump, ASID, and Crystal Reeves, ASID captured the top spot in the Restaurant Design category.

Overwhelmed by the awards, Crump said, “I have never been so proud of my staff of terrific designers and happy for our incredible clients. This shows that when you get honest input from the clients and they, in turn, allow the designers to express their creativity, you can have winning design results.”
Together, Jane Page Crump, ASID and Laura Timanus-Litton, ASID received two awards:  One for a Showhouse Bathroom and another for an Architectural Detail featured in a grand living room.

Builder Cunningham Development and Architect: Patrick Berrios
Builder: Cunningham Development Architect: Robert Dame

Ashley Tisius, ASID, Allied, teamed with Jane Page Crump on the design of an Outdoor Kitchen, winning the top award in the category.   
The design work of Jane Page Design Group has won numerous accolades from local, national, and international organizations and has been published in books, magazines, online and in newspapers. Jane-Page Crump is a certified and registered interior designer. She has an MBA in finance from the University of Texas. She is member and former president of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter ASID and is a past president of Texas Association for Interior Design (TAID).

Photography: Miro Dvorscak

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September 21, 2012


As wine collecting becomes increasingly popular, more and more homeowners want the proper environment to enjoy their wine and store it safely. Serious wine connoisseurs want the best protection for their investment and they enjoy entertaining guests with wine tasting parties, so the wine rooms must be both functional and stylish.  Most new construction clients request a wine cellar, but you don't have to have a new home to make this addition. From a closet below the stairs to a utility room, a wine room can be yours!!

This incredibly beautiful sunken wine room is directly off of the dining room and provides an interesting retreat for guests after dinner.  An iron railing directs you down the slate faced steps.  A bronze and rock crystal chandelier hangs from the brick ceiling to light the custom "tasting" table.
This French inspired wine room was not only designed for wine storage but also to display  the important wine memorabilia collected over many years.

The grotto-like space is custom fit with racks and display areas that make the most of the minimal space and turn it into an authentic wine cellar.This wine room is a mere 25 square foot area!  Do you have an extra 25 square feet in your home? 
A small coat closet, under the stairs, became an edgy refrigerated wine room with a functional space plan and modern finishes.

The first thing you probably see is the washer and dryer to the left but if you look straight ahead you will see iron doors that lead into a wine room!  This is a great use of space.

August 3, 2012

Modern Classic

The inspiration for the interior finishes and designs for this Modern Classic home came from the unique architecture and from the clients' request for interesting details. The clients wanted the interiors to exude a modern yet relaxed feel, where the interiors were an extension of the lush Bayou landscaping.

Upon entering this Modern Classic home, the guest is greeted by a unique stairwell which combines stained stair steeps of French oak and walls of stacked split-face honey gold ledge stone. For additional interest, the designers located an asymmetrical assortment of openings in the entry hall stair wall which is seen from the foyer. Wherever you look, the attention to detail is evident and makes this Modern Classic like no other.

The comfortable, rich colors, including mostly neutrals with warm grays and khakis were used throughout the home with punches of color for interesting contrast. 

The design of this sun-drenched kitchen thoughtfully balances many opposing elements: light and dark, cool and warm, contemporary and comfortable. 

Bamboo Guest Bathroom

Powder room with LED back-lit mirror, Fossilstone Countertop, red glass tile wall and vanity from Ann Sacks.

 An organic fusion of nature and nurture sets the distinctive tone for this spa-inspired master bathroom.  It is sleek, sophisticated and warmed by the sun-drenched windows and neutral palette.

The shower and steam room floors are laid with Nova Blue mosaics in various textures to both porvie slip-resistant flooring and juxtapose the honed Nova Blue countertops. (Materials from Thorntree)

Designers: Jane Page Design Group: Laura Litton, ASID, RID and
Jane Page Crump, ASID, RID
Architect:Charles Todd Helton Architect, Inc.

July 26, 2012

Rebirth of an Arts & Crafts Style Kitchen

As a result of its importance and complexity, kitchen design is one of my favorite parts of the total home design.  I work with the client to personalize the space plan with regards to how they cook and entertain, as well as, I delve into the kind of cooking they do and the steps they follow. Each client has their own desires and lifestyles and the kitchen needs to be designed to accommodate those desires and lifestyles. Some clients have a casual lifestyle while others may have a more formal lifestyle.

Laura Litton, ASID (a designer with Jane Page Design Group) and I had the opportunity to work with the homeowner of a 1930's Arts & Crafts Style Bungalow.  The home owner's wanted to renovate their kitchen/family area, while maintaining the Art's & Crafts design details and colors.

Before sink wall
As you can see, the sink wall centered with a new stained glass arched window.  The new base cabinets are designed with many full-extension drawers and are topped with a honed green slate slab.  The new island is larger than the original and has concealed storage on both sides as well as a second sink.

Before stove wall

Looking toward the new range wall you get a glimpse of the butler's pantry and dining room.  By installing a 48" range (a cook top with ovens below) the client has a larger cooking surface than the original cook top which was 32" and the wall space originally used for wall ovens is free for the free-standing refrigerator placed in a built-in cabinet.

Space for the butler's pantry along with the food pantry was carved out of the original kitchen-- simply a matter of recognizing inefficient space to make it more efficient and bumping the range wall 15" into a 5'  wide hallway.

The Shaker style cabinet door design is reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts style of the early 1900's. The patterning and colors of the backsplash along with the honed slate countertops are also seen in the kitchen and reinforced the home's architecture.

Interior Design: Jane Page Crump, ASID and Laura Litton, ASID of
Jane Page Design Group

Contractor: Cameron Kreager, Cameron Builders

July 6, 2012

A Movie Night - IN

Fourth of July weekend is one of the largest box office weekends for movie-goers. One way to beat the crowds is to enjoy a flick or two in the comfort of your own home theater room.

Jane Page Design Group is one of Houston’s leading award-winning theater designers. We work with the finest media companies and contractors to make sure that our client’s dreams are brought to life. From the classic to the themed and whimsical... they are all unique in their own way.

Art deco elements were designed and incorporated throughout, creating a fun and vibrant space.

Ancient Egypt and their kings are the inspiration for this Egyptian Themed Theater.  From the colors selected to the hieroglyphics and symbols used on the wall murals and in the carpet design.  The exquisite custom home theater is a room King Tut and Queen Nefertiti would approve of and the client loves! Faux Artist: Jonie Fife and Steve Crowder with Transformations:

A fantasy castle was design in the upstairs home theater, complete with faux stone walls, a starry fiber-optics ceiling and incredible hand-carved wooden male and female dragons flanking the 100-inch screen. Faux Finish: Imago Dei
The entry to the "Castle" and theater  |   A close-up of the custom designed and hand carved dragon
Classic theater complete with a ticket taker waiting in the hall.

With a mere step into this royal home theater, one gets the sense that you are about to experience something special. Rich tones of purple, gold, velvet, & crystals greet the eyes. The ceiling rises to a starry night sky. Intricate wall and carpet motifs that echo the homeowner’s namesake beckon you to further explore the room’s details. With a press of a button the lights lower, the drapes part, and you eagerly settle in for the coming attraction. Faux Finish by Anything but Plain:

Gothic shapes and classic colors are expressed through the red velvet, gold leaf on trim work, gold damask wall treatment, fluted pilasters, iron quatrefoils, carved lion heads, and repeated arches adorning all the walls and screen.
While incorporating Disney characters, the client stressed the importance of sophistication for the space. The client has teenagers and did not want the theater to look childish, but still wanted to incorporate Disney characters. Kevin Davis, Kevin Davis Wall Artisans:
The equestrian influence appears in the hand-carved and painted wooden bridles and bits, back dropped with the natural stained tongue and groove wall panels. Directly above the customized carvings and the paneling, the pop-up ceiling is rimmed with majestic horse busts. The designer also incorporated equestrian motifs in the custom carpet.

All theaters designed by Jane Page Design Group

June 22, 2012

Open for Visitors

Say "CASITA", and most people think of a small bungalow or a vacation cottage-an architectural afterthought cowering behind the main attraction. At over 10,000 sq ft, however, this casita estate in Houston, designed by Jane Page Design Group, can hold its own against any residence.  In every aspect of design and materials, this freestanding, two-story addition feels like much more than an extension, particularly in its comfortable, welcoming interior spaces.                                                                
Above photo by Joe Aker
An oversized, custom wrought-iron chandelier hovers over a western seating area in this spacious great room. A rustic floor-to-ceiling fireplace features the same limestone as the casita’s exterior. Photographer: Rob Muir

For a sense of warmth and comfort the custom finishes are distressed and stained in dark honey.  The designers worked with a local artist to create a custom tile backsplash. 
Photographer: Rob Muir

The dining room is adjacent to the dining room and wine room for easy entertaining.  Photographer: Rob Muir

The equestrian influence appears in the hand-carved and painted wooden bridles and bits, back dropped with the natural stained tongue and groove wall panels.  Directly above the customized carvings and the paneling, the pop-up ceiling is rimmed with majestic horse busts. The designer also incorporated equestrian motifs in the custom carpet.  Photographer: Rob Muir

 Guest Bedroom Photograher: Rob Muir
Master bathroom Photograher: Rob Muir
With a view of the horse barn, this outdoor living area was designed to complement the surrounding landscape of pastures and horses.  Photographer: Rob Muir
Photographer: Rob Muir
Interior Design: Jane Page Design Group:
Architecture: Don Purser Architectural Inc.:
Builder: Tom Byer, Byer Custom Builders: (713) 895-8605