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Did you know that our non-toxic furniture, made right here in Houston, can be beneficial to your health? Come out to our Rice Village location to hear a special talk from Dr. Angela N. Mosley on Thursday, June 18th at 6:30 pm, and learn simple tips on what you can do to protect yourself and your family’s health from common toxic indoor chemicals, like the ones found in traditional furniture pieces (Facebook Event Page).

Until the end of June,  we will be throwing in a $200 gift certificate to Whole Foods with the purchase of any of our healthy beds, dinner tables, standing desks, or Certified Organic Queen or King Mattresses*.

Already one of our customers? Refer a friend to New Living who purchases any of the forementioned products (this month) and we’ll send you a $100 Gift Card to Whole Foods!

Stop by this weekend and see what we can make for you!

Live-Edge Walnut Bed
This bed uses two live-edge slabs for a head-board and footboard. Every bed holds standard mattress dimensions, but every bed is truly an original.
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Standing Desk
Our modular reclaimed, standing desk meet NL’s mission in every way– besides the fact that we’re using reclaimed materials and non-toxic finishes, it’s also healthier because of all of the benefits of standing up while you work as opposed to sitting in a chair all day.
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Live-Edge Dining Table
We love making tables that tell a story.  Each piece is made using solid fallen timber that’s mostly foraged or reclaimed wood sourced locally. All of our finishes are plant based or non-toxic. Made At New Living only our shop or within a few miles of our store.
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Thoreau Bed
This bed doubles as a planter box and book shelf. It’s modern lines and museum grade finish makes it the perfect bed for any high-design modern home. If the thought of reading a book in the forest with a night lamp makes you want to jump in bed, this is for you.
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not valid with any other offers, offer expires June 30, 2015



It’s getting hotter, and we’re spending more time indoors now. Here are some of our favorite ways you can feel better in your home this weekend:

Drink pure water in your own home with our Aquasana water filters
Take a stand for health by standing at work. Our adjustable standing desk makes it easy to adopt healthy work practices.
Sleep on a Thoreau Bed, surrounded by plants and books. What could be healthier than that?

Austin Air Filters are designed to remove VOCs, formaldehyde, allergens, and odors from the air in your home.

Relax on an organic mattress for a healthy and luxurious sleep
Smell some fresh wildflowers. We have fresh flowers every day at our store in the Heights for you to enjoy.
Give your room some color with our non-toxic paint
It’s a lot easier to feel good in a clean home, so why not make the task healthy and fun? Branch Basics are a completely natural and non-toxic line of cleaning products

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.

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