#HoustonStrong

Photo of Buffalo Bayou right down from my house by Clint Herod

Photo of Buffalo Bayou right down from my house by Clint Herod

I’ve always been a proud Texan.  I was born and raised in Houston, went to college in Texas, and only ran off to New York for 5 years and have been happy to call Houston my home again.  It’s where my husband and I decided to put down roots, start our family and start my business.  Harvey hit Texas 10 days ago and what I’ve seen from the people of this state makes me even prouder to be a Texan.  Sometimes events of this magnitude can reveal the worst in people, but in this case I believe it showed the best.  The cleanup can barely begin here with roads still closed and neighborhoods still under water, but we will cleanup and we will rebuild and be a stronger community after it all settles.  I wanted to thank all of my out of state clients, colleagues, vendors, and industry peers that have checked in on me and my family – it means so much.  Thankfully our home was spared, but we live half a mile from Buffalo Bayou so many of our neighbors were not so lucky.  So many of our friends and family members did take on water (my poor cousin flooded for the second time) and will have to rebuild. 

I’ve been trying to come up with a way that I can help my community and neighbors in the rebuilding process.  It’s such a daunting task to tackle any renovation but adding onto that the trauma of loss and the unexpected expenses.  I’d like to offer up free one hour design consultations to 10 families in Houston affected by Hurricane Harvey.  If you have to renovate, you may as well have the expertise of a designer on your side and hopefully make your home even better than it was before!  If you’re interested or would like to nominate someone, please send me an email {Lindsey@lindseyherod.com} and give me a little information about the situation, the neighborhood, and how I can help. 

Photo by Clint Herod

Photo by Clint Herod


The need is so great for so many and the biggest question I’ve heard and have had myself is, “How can I help?”  I’ve been taking note of many businesses and designers that have offered up all or a percentage of their profits to the relief efforts.  This is a great way to help out if you aren’t physically able to get here. 

Hunter Bell {a friend, neighbor, and amazing fashion designer} is giving 100% of her online sales to Harvey flood victims so go shop!

Alexis Walter Art is giving 15% of her sales to relief efforts through Wednesday, September 6th

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Local jewelry designer Christina Greene is selling these beautiful necklaces

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Keep an eye on #heARThouston – artists and designers alike are putting up their works to benefit various relief organizations and they are selling out fast so keep checking Instagram!  I bought this one this morning from Susannah McGown. 

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Of course you’ve all heard about JJ Watt and his fundraising efforts, here’s a link if you’d like to donate to him.  Also a great list the Houston Chronicle put out. 

Photo by Clint Herod

Photo by Clint Herod

xo, L