Add This Houston Designer’s Top Picks To Your Must-Have List


As the principal designer of Houston-based Sherrell Design Studio, Sherrell Neal is celebrated for custom interiors that seamlessly blend traditional style with modern living. Founded in 2016, her firm curates “chic and livable interiors that are both elegant and timeless, with a natural Southern sensibility,” she explains. With that in mind, Luxe recently asked Neal where she turns for furnishings and accessories to bring her rooms to life. Read on for a few of her top picks.

Still-life painting of plums in a woven basket recommended by Sherrell NealPHOTO: COURTESY MAPS AND ART



Favorite Find: Still Life, Jeanne, 1913.

Why she loves it: “Still life paintings capture a moment in time. This murky, saturated watercolor reminds me of the world’s hidden and temporary beauty, even in ordinary objects.”

Silo of black-marble bookends recommended by Sherrell Neal        PHOTO: COURTESY PALOMA & CO.



Favorite Find: Black Marble Bookends

Why she loves it: “These are functional and would look fantastic on their own or on top of a stack of coffee table books.”

Blue and white quartzite slab with ripples of dark blue throughout recommended by Sherrell NealPHOTO: COURTESY ARIA STONE GALLERY



Favorite Find: Azul Macaubas Quartzite

Why she loves it: “The demonstration of land and sea in its formation is captivating. It’s the perfect backdrop for a wet bar.”

Silo of rectangular handmade cream-colored rug recommended by Sherrell Neal                              PHOTO: COURTESY UNIQUE LOOM



Favorite Find: One-of-a-Kind Rugs

Why she loves it: “I like to balance new and found items. The geometry, soft, uneven colors, motifs and handmade tradition of these rugs fit into any of my interiors.”