eNewsletter 195: A Modern Tour de Force
Tour de Force Home Houston
By George Saba and Michael Farmer
Earlier this summer, Houston designer George Saba and General Manager Michael Farmer had the chance to assist with the interior staging of a property to be featured in Houston’s first Modern Home Tour. It’s hard to believe that this sophisticated city had yet to have such a tour, but by June 11th, the stage had been beautifully set for the curious and committed to preview nine upscale contemporary homes. By all accounts, the weekend’s event was a stunning success, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it.
This home, in prestigious Piney Point Estates, was conceived and built by Capital Builders in collaboration with Nina Magon of Contour Interior Design. Nina came to us with an interest in Bontempi Cucine for the kitchen, and left as a partner in what was to become one amazing staging job.
With mere weeks to make haste, this custom spec residence (now referred to as the “Tour de Force”) had all the right ingredients to showcase what Cantoni can do for our clients and partners. The sleek exterior, use of natural stone, carrara marble, and a custom, pivoting front door practically begged for the clean and modern designs we carry. Not only does Cantoni offer a host of design services for individual homeowners, but builders, architects, and realtors often seek our product and expertise to fully enhance a near-finished project.
George, an architect himself, was thrilled to work on this 6,200 sq. ft. residence with 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, three fireplaces, custom Italian kitchen (from our exclusive kitchen line—Bontempi Cucine), media room, guest suite, and too many “smart,” energy-saving systems to mention here.
For more information on this home, the architects, and Contour Interior Design, click on the corresponding link below. To learn more about George Saba, click on bio link below. Also, check out eNews 193 where we featured another of George’s projects—a spectacular hilltop residence in Monterrey, Mexico.
What can Cantoni do for you? We’re sure it’s more than you can imagine. We believe in our creed: Great design is a way of life.
Click Link below for more information on this project:
• View More Photos Tour De Force
• Houston Modern Home Tour Website
• George Saba Portfolio and Contact Information
• Made for Monterrey by George Saba (featured in eNewsletter 193)
• Contour Interior Design
• Capital Builders
Dress Code . . . A Black Tie Affair
We’re thrilled to announce that Dress Code, a new furniture collection from Italy, will be making its U.S. debut at Cantoni this September.
Robi Malerba and his family have worked with Cantoni founder (and chief energizing officer) Michael Wilkov for years. They have conceived and crafted this new luxury line to add to the others they produce at their Italian factory, including Solitaire, One & Only, 5th Ave., and more. Not only is the Malerba family a top vendor for us, but they create furnishings for the likes of Harrod’s as well as a host of other internationally-renowned luxury retailers.
Inlaid horn, coplanar doors, mirrored glass, lacquer and chrome accents, and oversized seating are just a few of the distinguishing marks of this elegant and refined furniture line.
Our stores have undergone major renovations to make way for this exciting new collection, and we’re in the midst of planning a premiere party at each location. Contact your designer for more details, because this is one premiere party (by invitation only) you won’t want to miss.
In the meantime, stay tuned. We’re still finalizing the exciting details for this mid-September soirée!
Storewide Labor Day Sale In Progress!
Including The Comfort Sleeper™ Sale Event!
The seasons are set to change, and so is our inventory. Don’t miss this chance to save big on special preview product and favorite items you’ve been eyeing for quite some time.
Take advantage of storewide savings on furnishings, art, rugs, and accessories, as well as the lowest prices of the year on the Comfort Sleeper™ by American Leather.
Contact your designer for further details, or simply stop by. New fall items have begun to arrive and you can check out our latest inspiring showroom displays.