Mark and Ann McCullough shared a love for the Arts and Crafts period and style even before they married. Over thirty years later, they live with their two daughters–6th generation Texans–in the beautiful home they designed and built outside of Houston.

The McCulloughs built their home in 2003 when a growing family necessitated more space. In the process of curating home design ideas for this labor of love, they discovered Ephraim Pottery – “we researched a lot, referenced magazines and books, and used lots of post-it notes to mark pages of pictures…”

Their home draws significant inspiration from the architecture of the Arts and Crafts Movement, especially Greene & Greene. You can see the Greene & Greene influence in their home’s architecture as well as the interior furnishings.

The gardens are an important part of their home and life. Both Mark and Ann enjoy gardening, nature, and wildlife. Houston’s climate allows for year-round gardening and the McCulloughs cultivate extensive flower and vegetable gardens.

The McCullough family is an artistic bunch. Everybody creates art as a hobby and they each display their artwork around the house – “we rotate the art, pottery, and other items seasonally throughout the year, which you can see in some of the pictures.”

Ann was born in October – fall and Halloween are her favorite seasons – so she enjoys the Ephraim seasonal collections and also particularly loves the Foretelling Vase.

Mark’s favorite piece is Laura’s Anniversary Vase, but choosing “is like asking to pick a favorite child, it’s not something we can do!”


Thank you, McCullough family, for sharing this glimpse into your lives!

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