HOUSE TOUR: Inside a charming Houston home
In the living room of Palmer and Susanna Moldawer’s Houston home, which was designed by Susanna and her mother, Jan Showers, a pair of mirrors by Jan Showers Collection hangs above custom-painted étagères, and the 19th-century Dutch marquetry chairs are family heirlooms. In the library beyond, the sofa is upholstered in a velvet by Kravet, the armchair is by Jan Showers Collection, the cocktail table is from the 1950s, the painting is by Lucio Fontana, and the cowhide is by Kyle Bunting.
Showers designed the Murano-glass chandelier in the dining room, as well as the chairs that surround a 1940s Louis XVI–style table; the 19th-century mirror and 1950s buffet are French, the artworks flanking the window are by Larry Zox and Alexander Calder, the rug is by Creative Flooring, and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Spring Thaw.
The living room’s sofa and armchair are by Jan Showers Collection, the 1950s cocktail table is by Maison Baguès, and the silk curtains have trim by Samuel & Sons.
The sofa, chairs, bench, and lamps are all by Jan Showers Collection, the African ironwood sculptures are family heirlooms, and the painting is by Marc Moldawer, Palmer’s father.
The breakfast room’s dining table, chandelier, and chairs, which are covered in a Knoll vinyl, are all by Jan Showers Collection.
Moldawer and her daughter, Eliza, in the sunroom.
Custom-made armchairs and an ottoman in the sunroom are upholstered in a fabric by Kravet, the side table is by Jan Showers Collection, the rug is by Stark, and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Richmond Gray.
The chaises are by Restoration Hardware; the pool is lined with blue glass tiles and the surround is flagstone.
A painting by Elizabeth Moore Galtney hangs above a Jan Showers Collection bar cart in the master bedroom; a 1960s blanc de chine lamp tops a 1970s bronze table, and the carpet is by Creative Flooring.
In the master bedroom, 1960s chests by Paul McCobb flank a bed topped with pillow shams by Matouk and an Hermès blanket; the bench is by Jan Showers Collection, the rug is by Jan Showers for Kyle Bunting, and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Sea Haze.