Located in the heart of Houston’s eclectic Montrose neighborhood, the Garden Bungalows at La Colombe d’Or offer visitors and locals alike an artful respite from the hum of the big city that surrounds. The site is situated across the road from La Colombe d’Or’s newly renovated historic 1920’s Mansion and new residential tower, and is intrinsically connected in both concept and history.
Drawing from the aesthetic of bohemian-chic apartments in mid-century Paris, to which artists who frequented the original La Colombe d’Or in the South of France might have returned back to, these serve as a whimsical nod to the Mansion's French-inspired architecture. Each unit boasts a distinct design style. Mod wallcoverings by artist Domenica Brockman, avant garde color combinations, existing antique finishes and geometric rugs craft a moody backdrop for sculptural custom furnishings.
While the collection of nine suites contain the expected 21st-century amenities like a television and full kitchen, gin design group intentionally developed these spaces for community and connection, an idea that is emphasized by the central stone courtyard, stocked bars in each unit, and furniture designed and placed for lounging, reading, listening to music, and conversation.
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– Texas Monthly
“...unexpected, intimate, and alternately moody and enchanting...an ability to make time-steeped interiors feel fresh, edgy, and modern...”
– PaperCity, May 2021