Joni Webb is a legend in the blogging world as the author of the much loved Cote de Texas blog. She began blogging in 2007 when most of us barely knew what a blog was. Joni is a native Houstonian and has become synonymous with the Houston look. She favors natural fibers, blue and white porcelain, french antiques, slipcovers, and of course seagrass. I have seagrass in my lake house thanks to Joni. Design trends have come and gone, but Joni has remained true to her much sought after design aesthetic. Her beautiful blog posts are heavily researched, infused with her wit, and always entertaining. Joni generously featured our lake house and my daughter’s wedding on her blog back in 2012, and I still have people contacting me about something relating to that post. Joni and her husband Ben recently downsized to a charming apartment overlooking the beautiful Buffalo Bayou. I am so honored to show you the collected look in Joni Webb’s apartment.
Let’s begin our tour in the entry. Joni opted to make a statement as one enters. She filled this gorgeous french buffet with masonware (that she had in storage!! sounds like me). She opted for color here where the rest of the apartment is primarily neutral.
Joni wasn’t overly fond of the long hall with doors leading to the guest bedroom, bath and laundry. Of course she made the best of it. At the end of the hall you get a peek at her gorgeous living area and her fabulous mora clock. Check out the adorable wicker bed where one of her Cavalier’s is sleeping.
If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen this picture of Joni’s charming living room. She truly is a master at the collected look.
Only Joni could perfect her signature look in a high rise apartment. She painted the walls a beautiful neutral and let texture and patina be the star. The apartment flows effortlessly from room to room making the 1500 sq ft space seem much larger.
I am not exactly sure where Joni’s apartment is located on the Buffalo Bayou but her view must be something like this. Can you imagine a prettier view in downtown Houston?
I adore this sitting area with all Joni’s signature details french antiques, white ironstone and of course seagrass. Joni isn’t afraid to mix the high and the low. Note the wicker chairs. I am pretty sure Joni got them at World Market years ago. I copied her (one of the many times) and bought the same chairs for our lake house.
Joni favors texture over pattern in her new digs. Isn’t the antique french cupboard filled with creamware and white ironstone to die for?
Here’s Joni’s master bedroom. Don’t you love the clever mix of checks with the vintage suzani at the foot of the bed. Every room in this apartment appears to have light streaming in with beautiful views.
To find out more about Joni’s downsizing read her post here. If you love the collected look in Joni’s apartment, you might also enjoy my post on The Collected Look and How to get it. Joni has another great post about how the houston look has evolved here.
I have linked to a few items for the Joni look below. If you go to Joni’s blog she has meticulously sourced everything that is currently available. She has many more pictures of the apartment and also has a sidebar that can really get you into trouble. Yes her great taste extends to the wardrobe as well. While you’re there be sure to read her latest post. It is a good one about a spectacular show house coming to Houston by Milieu magazine. Also, Mary Ann, Annie and I are thrilled that Joni will be joining us for our group holiday fashion post on Thursday so be sure and stop by.