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Did you know that we’re making furniture using the highest standards in the industry?

We source beautiful slabs from a network of foragers and area harvesters incorporating the most sustainable practices in the industry. Nearly all of our wood is indigenous to our region– wood that would have been used in Harris County 200 years ago. That wood typically consists of Oak, Spalted Pecan, Cypress, and Black Walnut.

Once you’ve picked the perfect slab from your favorite species, we take measures to kiln dry, ensuring maximum durability and performance in Houston’s humid climate.

We then finish with all plant-based, botanical finishes that bring out the natural beauty. This is our specialty! At the end of the day, you will get a finished product that is 100% handmade right here in Houston. Your table will be free of formaldehyde, VOCs, and other toxins. The finished product is so pure that you could eat right of of it!

The New Living team will be set up at Northern Grade this weekend, on both Saturday May 2nd from 11am-7pm. Come see our perfect live edge table for yourself, and look at the other amazing products being made in Houston by our friends in the community.

For more information, visit the event page.

We are so excited to share a sneak peak of what we hope will be one of the most talked about designs at this year’s Lawndale Design Fair.  This piece resulted from a collaboration with Brazos Bookstore, a fellow locally owned, community focused business.  The collaboration was a very natural process, Brazos Bookstore has been a vital part of our community (as well as one of our personal favorites). We have always felt that good books were an important part of a healthy home.

The Brazos Booknook Chair is comfortable upholstered chair surrounded by shelves, this chair is every readers dream. It is made of botanical-based fibers and natural upholstery, finished with our in-house finishes so you can truly feel better when you want to relax.  You can surround yourself with all of your favorite books in the Booknook.

The Brazos Bookstore team had the final approval on this design, and New Living is proud to partner with them as they are one of Houston’s most beloved independent bookstores.

The New Living team will be at Lawndale Design Fair again this year, on both Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2015, from 10 AM – 5 PM. Come see our healthy bedroom lifestyle design, in addition to the debut of our new Brazos Booknook.For more information, visit the Lawndale Design Fair site.

JW Marriott’s new downtown Houston hotel has taken historic preservation to a new level.

DSC_0600The 328-room hotel inside the exquisitely restored 104 year old Samuel F. Carter building contains lobby furnishings made from locally sourced wood, some of which is three times older than the building.

The building at 806 Main is the hotel brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Texas, and the Marriott team wanted it to embrace and support the local community.

So they teamed up with us to produce a series of custom furniture made from fallen timber and recycled wood and other materials.

The hotel’s massive 14-foot long community table came from a fallen walnut tree found in Denton, Texas. You can buy the same table we made for JW Marriott here!

Our series of oak coffee tables were carved by artisans from a solid piece of Water Oak, originally pulled and milled IMG_6033on site by one of New Living’s artisans on the banks of the Brazos River.

Reclaimed woodThe beautifully designed Basso coffee tables are made of several hundred year old antique heart pine that served as the beams for approximately 100 years for the El Mercado building in Downtown until the building was excavated and the original material was pulled out of the building by our team members this summer.

“It’s an honor to be a part of a project that went to this level that carried it through its vision of historic preservation. New Living loves building pieces that record memory and tell an authentic story about where they come from” said Jeff Kaplan, New Living co-founder.

DSC_0631Located in the historic Carter building at 806 Main, the JW Marriott with 328 rooms is a great option for anyone travelling business or leisure. The luxurious hotel offers a full service spa, fitness center and kitchen and is close to some of Houston’s greatest attractions via public transit.

We are a certified B-corp dedicated to the mission of clean, localized production with fallen timber and reclaimed materials, that improve the health and well being of the environment. We also also work with clients to build custom designs. Our motto, “let’s build together” allows us to take a community-driven approach to design.

Our friend, Gabe Canales, after beating cancer at the young age of 35. He made major changes to his life, starting with a commitment to better food, and he has since decided to devote his life to integrative solutions to fighting cancer by raising awareness of environmental factors on our health. Gabe is from our city, and he is changing lives all over the country.

Gabe was able to tour Naturepedic’s factory last week, where all of their organic mattresses are hand-made by a community of Amish artisans. Here’s a post about his trip, courtesy of

Our product of the week is the Naturepedic mattress. We are selling our floor models for 40% off to make way for their new line.

And if you’re still not convinced, please take a minute to watch New Living Jingle #1 by Melissa Eason !