Monday, July 5, 2010

Kuhl-Linscomb. Sensory overload in Houston...

My client and longtime friend mentioned that there was this wonderful designer, Pam Kuhl-Linscomb, ASID, who has an amazing shop in Houston that we must stop in while installing the second phase of her home.  Well...That was an understatement to say the least!!

Amazing Collections of Linen, handcrafted papers, wonderful porcelains and interesting objects of interest fill a light and airy space.  The way the space flows from building to building and the transitions are beautiful.  The attention to detail and obvious perfection achieved is wonderful--you must stop by if ever in Houston...

Displaying only the most intricate collections Kuhl-Linscomb proudly carries one of my favorite patterns and the pattern used by my client in Houston.  That of Robert Haviland & C. Parlon ~ Recamier Range, Syracuse ~ Inspired by the Greek motifs of Syracuse ~ described by Cicero as the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all. Syracuse is once of the designs of Arielle de Brichambaut, French artist and dinner service designer.

Isn't It Incredible the swirls, and dots seem to stack themselves architecturally on the plate surround?  I can hardly wait to formally photograph Westgate and have the dining table set perfectly in this wonderful china...

Now for a decidedly different twist--I am not sure I would be dying to snuggle up and watch a move in this chair but it would be fascinating to have in an entry used as a sculpture or other focal point--love the layered loops.  What do you think, would love to hear your thoughts??

We stumbled upon these really intriguing chairs that could be so great in a studio space--I am considering using them in the one we are designing for our future office at the moment--see the blue ones in the middle portion of the image?  We will use these at our conference table set of eight around this classic marble piece for the table with a wonderful Vintage Crystal Chandelier...

Here we noted the feeling of a wonderful loft looking over a skyline--love these mirrors...

The overall ambiance is so wonderfully creative, that even the most linear thinker would be inspired to grab a handful of paints imitating Piet Mondrian!!

We were sad to say goodbye, and will definitely be planning a purchasing trip for our projects to Houston in the very near future!!  Thank You to Kuhl-Linscomb!!

Kuhl-Linscomb Design Firm was established in 1984. Prior to 1984, Pam Kuhl-Linscomb, ASID, worked in management and buying in the retail/fashion industry after graduating from the University of Texas in fashion and design.


  1. What an amazing store! Your blog is wonderful too!


  2. Thanks Cristin!! Next time you are in Houston--definately make a day of it, inspiring!! xxlgt