Soothing colors and spacious rooms let art and architecture shine in this new home

    When the young owners of this newly built family home in Houston’s famous River Oaks neighborhood first looked at their 10,000-square-foot living space plans, they never imagined that it could be turned into one of the best homes in the world. However, that was before interior design firm Benjamin Johnston Design got involved.

    On one of Houston’s most desirable tree-lined streets, the house had to be distinctive to stand out from its neighbors—many of whom were architectural gems. So once the builders of Al Ross Luxury Homes handed over the new home to its new owners, the couple asked designer Benjamin Johnston to create a stylish yet casual home that embraced both indoor and outdoor living.