Tho’ the weather outside was frightful (hot and humid!), the shopping inside was delightful at yesterday’s Holiday Market. Over twenty trunk show vendors greeted MAI’s many customers with great gifts for unique holiday gifting.
Jewelry and luxury wearables like these cannot be found at the malls – and who would want to fight those holiday crowds?
Textiles, candles, vintage clothing, wine tastings, holiday treats, paperwhite plantings and more rounded out the gift offerings.
The crowd at the store enjoyed lunching and munching, while they cruised the 19,000+ square feet of trunk shows and MAI inventory (which was offered at a great discount, too).
MAI loves seeing our customers having fun! Even more holiday enjoyment is coming up, so stay in the know by following MAI on Instagram and Facebook!
Which Houston holiday market has great gifts, free admission and free parking?
MAI’s annual Holiday Market is a gifting tradition that Houstonians look forward to every year, for good reason!
MAI’s Holiday Market also features a customer favorite that can’t be found elsewhere: beautiful paperwhites planted in vintage containers, such as antique silver cache pots.
Freshly planted by the Paperwhite Ladies, and VERY reasonably priced whatever size you choose, these make holiday gifting easy and unforgettable. For decorating your home, you can also bring in your own special containers, and the ladies will plant them for you. How nice!
If you are looking for lots of unique gifts for others (and yourself!), our 20+ hand-picked trunk shows offer unique options.
Store-wide discounts and gift card drawings throughout the day are also great reasons to visit MAI on November 6. Again this year, MAI will offer lite bites and libations, so there is no need to go out for lunch!
Bring a friend and have a jingle-worthy day at MAI!
Just in time to kick off your holiday shopping!
Join us this Thursday for an Open House, store-wide discounts, pop up shopping and more!
In addition to 20% off store-wide, you will love the pop up shops that will be here… one day only. Each pop up vendor is back by demand. Come see them, and you’ll see why they are always some of our customers’ favorites!
Join us on Thursday for lite bites and libations (think champagne and charcuterie), AND for the chance to win MAI gift card(s).
What a great way to kick off the holiday shopping season! We’ll see you at MAI this Thursday!
MAI is thrilled to join an impressive list of sponsors for Julie Dodson’s third annual Designer Dream Spree.
Designer Dream Spree is fast approaching, scheduled for next Monday – Wednesday, September 24 – 26, at The Compound in Round Top. Created by Houston’s well-known Julie Dodson, this event brings together nationally recognized A-list designers on Tuesday for an inspiring panel discussion titled “Exceptional Discoveries.” Panel members include Jeffrey Bilhuber, Michelle Nussbaumer, Thom Filicia, and Susan Ferrier. The discussion will be moderated by Carson Kressley and Carolyn Englefield. Can we say WOW?
Already an award-winning event, we think this will be the best spree ever! Click here for more information and to see about last-minute tickets.
Recognize the entrance to The Compound? For directions and more about this premier venue in Round Top, click here.
See YOU at Designer Dream Spree next week!
So much is happening this month at MAI!
Join us on Wednesday, September 19, from 11 – 5, for a jewelry pop shop! Fresh from Istanbul’s Arasta Bazaar, custom jewelry presented by Ibrahim Eke will be here for one day only. Before you enter our showroom at 164, you’ll be wowed by our newly staged windows thanks to Emily Kelley.
This month, the store is holding a contest that customers will love: MAI CARES! Customers have two options to help others and win rewards at MAI. Details below:
- Inspire others with your own Before & After experience and WIN a $100 or $50 MAI gift card. Send a photo of your home showing Hurricane Harvey’s effects last year, plus a photo of ANY item from MAI that is now in your updated home. Email to email@example.com. Winners will be announced and ALL entries will be mentioned in social media.
- Donate to a relief effort for Florence’s victims. Donate $25 or more to a recognized Florence relief effort of your choice. Show us your receipt (printed or on your phone) and receive 20% OFF all items priced $100 & up NOW through 9/30/18. We cannot recommend efforts, but here are some links to get you started: American Red Cross, GoFundMe, or North Carolina Community Foundation. Houstonians were helped by so many last year; let’s pay it forward!
At MAI, we always appreciate our customers and friends. We invite YOU to come see us soon! Always open to public and trade, Monday through Saturday, 11 to 5.
Happy September! With the arrival of long-anticipated cool breezes comes our longing to cozy up our homes.
For many of us, our September updates will include rich earth tones like these spotted recently on our aisles.
A rustic mix of styles and textures works so well, especially in the cooler months, don’t you think?
Accents in autumnal tones certainly add to the coziness of our fall homes.
Inventory above is available at MAI, open to public and trade Monday – Saturday. Drop by to find just the right pieces for your September updates. You know you want to!
If you are familiar with MAI, you already know how much customers L-O-V-E our windows. Check out these newly designed inspirations!
This month’s Designing Windows series at Suite 164 features the design work of Sherry Millien. Sherry, who has 20 years of experience, is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, she earned a degree in design, housing and merchandising.
While expanding nationally, Millien and her Terravista Interior Design Group (terravistaidg.com) specialize in serving homeowners in The Woodlands, Bellaire, Kemah, Katy, Cypress, Tanglewood, West University and other area communities. The group provides everything from project management and remodeling to space planning and furniture selection. They help clients save time, update and upgrade their spaces, and overcome design challenges. Clients include Fortune 500 executives, oil company representatives, professional athletes, physicians, business owners and other successful professionals.
If you are looking for inspiration in green and white, check out the windows next door. Designed by MAI’s own Oscar Zuniga, items from our middle suite come together beautifully.
Nedra Hawks, a well-known Houston artist – and window stager extraordinaire – pulls together inspiring pieces from Suite 166 to create a look that just about anyone would love.
See these windows at MAI. They are just the start to a fun cruising of our aisles. Come visit us soon!
YES, we have rugs! If you are looking for a special rug – think Oushak, Persian, and more – we know you will love what MAI has to offer.
What a great selection! You can find rugs of all sizes, colors and price points in MAI’s middle showroom.
In the middle showroom, look for John Bayat, owner of Bayat Oriental Rugs. John is knowledgeable, experienced, patient, and always ready to help you with your rug needs. From expert cleaning and repair to new purchase, he is the one to turn to, and he is always happy to work with you.
Floors needing covering? Where else can you purchase furnishings AND the perfect rug to go with?
If you are loving your neutrals and looking for a few pops of color to add interest, look to MAI. You’ll find inspiration around every corner.
New pillows = instant refresh! MAI has so many to choose from.
These accent pieces say F-U-N, don’t they?
Original artwork, like the examples seen here, makes a beautiful statement in your home. Colorful abstracts work beautifully with antique pieces, and all price points and sizes are offered at MAI. Be sure to check out our Art Gallery page on this site.
Set aside some time to cruise MAI’s aisles. With 19,000+ square feet in three showrooms, you’ll find your inspiration!
MAI always appreciates kind words and positive recognition (who doesn’t?). Thanks to The Houston Chronicle for listing MAI in its Summer 2018 Explore magazine.
The Explore magazine was included in a recent Sunday issue of the newspaper, dated May 13, and it is their 2018 “Ultimate Guide to Houston & Beyond.” With summer right around the corner, what perfect timing!
We love being listed in this guide that details “Where to eat, drink and shop in the city now.”
We hope that you will visit MAI’s three showrooms soon to see what The Houston Chronicle is talking about.
Sunday, May 6, was a fun day at MAI! MAI’s first-ever Outdoor Market welcomed 60+ premier vendors to the parking lot outside our store in The Houston Design Center.
So much to see, shop, enjoy! From antiques and designer excesses to jewelry, clothing and treats, great items were snapped up.
Some 600+ customers enjoyed the wonderful spring sunshine, four tasty food trucks, friendly face painters and more.
When customers were not trying on designer fashion, they were visiting the pet adoption tents of Almost Home Pet Rescue. MAI opened its doors, too, so customers could come in, cool off… and shop some more. What a fun day!
Who would want to miss events like this? Sign up for our email list by clicking here. Follow MAI on Facebook and Instagram, too. More fun is being scheduled for the near future.