An ER Doctor’s Bright, Minimal Urban Oasis in Houston

published Mar 21, 2018
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(Image credit: Pamela Polynice)

Name: Pam and her dog Franny
Location: Houston, Texas
Size: 1,900 square feet
Years lived in: 8 months, renting

I am an ER doctor, originally from NYC, residency trained in Detroit. I decided to not go back to NYC right away, pay off some loans, save money, and travel the world. I ended up in Houston in August 2017, two weeks before Hurricane Harvey. I don’t know anyone here so making my house a true home was extremely important to me. I was honestly thankful to have a home at all. Coming home is always a pleasure, especially after stressful days.

(Image credit: Pamela Polynice)

I want my things to have a meaning. Most of my “stuff” is things I’ve collected from my travels, from Sri Lanka to Copenhagen to Morocco and many more. I live in a “tin home” designed by these award-wining architects specific to midtown Houston. I share my place with my rescue pup Franny, who I found stranded in my backyard.

(Image credit: Pamela Polynice)

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: A bright minimalistic cozy urban oasis.

(Image credit: Pamela Polynice)

What is your favorite room and why? My living room because it’s very bright.

(Image credit: Pamela Polynice)

If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? The tile in the kitchen.

Meditation room (Image credit: Pamela Polynice)

Any advice for creating a home you love? Take your time, don’t rush it.

(Image credit: Pamela Polynice)
(Image credit: Pamela Polynice)

Thanks, Pamela!

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