For more than 60 years, Wells Design has been decorating and designing some of the most beautiful homes in Houston and beyond. Herbert Wells, the firm’s founder, was known for his legendary command of color and his effortless ability to mix old with new in ways that were stylish, fresh and unpretentious. In the 1980’s, Jerry Jeanmard joined the firm after a successful career as a graphic artist and illustrator. Together Herbert and Jerry continued to create homes that were both comfortable and elegant, timeless and modern. In 1999, Jerry assumed control of Wells Design with Herbert contributing as design consultant and mentor. In 2015, in keeping with the firm’s legacy of mentorship, Jerry partnered with former client Lauren Hudson to ensure the continuation of Wells Design through the 21st century.

A Legacy of Design : Herbert Wells

A New England native, Herbert Wells moved to Houston in the mid-fifties, setting up, with his mother and brother, the first Wells Design in their home on Mount Vernon Street. Soon he was providing many of Houston’s most prominent families with the inimitable style that was to make him a design legend. A modernist at heart, he introduced to the area manufacturers and innovators heretofore unknown to the region through his unforgettable design emporiums. 

In 2008, he was selected as the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award by Decorative Center Houston. He remained active in the business until shortly before his death, leaving his signature light touch on the homes of clients who had long since become devoted friends.

Don't worry about whether things go together. Just be sure those things are all beautiful. They'll look good together.

— Herbert Wells