Going, going, gone!

Who is bound for sunny Florida?

Antiques connoisseurs Carl and Bert – you know who they are! – are retiring and moving to sunny Florida. While we wish them the B-E-S-T, we don’t mind that they are leaving behind their wonderful collections and offerings at. . .  

50% OFF!

That’s right, everything in their incredibly large and packed space in #166 is now 50% off. Everything!

Mirrors to unique antique furniture to chandeliers. . .

Already reduced merchandise is now marked an extra 10% off.

Sets of chairs, porcelain, artwork and more. . . If you love beautiful things at attractive pricing, this is your chance.

Carl and Bert’s “official” sale starts this Monday, March 4. You don’t want to miss this one!


What’s your decorating style?

What’s YOUR decorating style? MAI has just the style and look that you want. With 19,000+ square feet of beautifully staged showroom space, we know you’ll find IT . . .

MAI’s vendors and designers love mixing styles, arranging the old with the new in eye-catching ways.

Style mix at MAI

No wonder “Style Mix” remains one of the most popular looks in interiors!

Style mix at MAI

With antique to modern and mid-century in between, the spaces at MAI offer furniture and furnishings to inspire you.

Style mix at MAI

Blue and white, those colors loved by so many for so long, are available at MAI. . . and so are vibrant pops of color!

Style mix at MAI

MAI welcomes the public and trade, Monday through Saturday, and our smiling staff is ready to assist you. What are you looking for today?


Designing windows you’ll love!

Designing Windows, a popular series at MAI, continues this February with fresh front windows that you’ll love-love-love at Suite 164.


This month’s front windows at 164 reflect the talents of interior designer Jennifer Gurley, owner of Gurley Interiors in Houston.  Jennifer loves creating a sophisticated aesthetic by using color, art, fabrics, furnishings, lighting and mixing old with new.  For several years she has worked to create balanced interiors that reflect her clients’ lifestyles. 

Jennifer is a graduate of the Interior Design Program at The Art Institute of Houston. Post graduation, she spent a number of years honing her skills as a design assistant for renowned Houston-based designer Renea Abbott. 

Jennifer’s use of color, texture, and mixing the old with the new certainly produced February windows to love! Her portfolio of residential projects includes everything from complete renovations to remodels to furnishing existing builds.  For more information, contact Jennifer at 832.689.3503.


Just in time – pop ups to love!

Looking for a unique gift for that special Valentine – or yourself? MAI will host eleven pop up shops on February 7… These are guaranteed to earn your love!


What’s a Winter Elephant?

Winter Elephant = SALE! You’ll love hunting for treasures at MAI’s third annual clearance – “junk in the trunk” – event held each January!

The sale starts this week…

And when you come to MAI this week, be sure to check out the newly designed windows – always inspiring!


From MAI to you…

From all of us at MAI to all of you… Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a wonderful new year!

MAI will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, reopening on Wednesday, December 26. We will also be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, reopening on Wednesday, January 2.

Thanks for your business and continued loyalty, as always, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!


Holiday tradition at MAI

Just in time for holiday gifting! MAI’s annual paperwhite tradition is back. Now through the holiday season!

Freshly planted paperwhites are now available at MAI, planted in vintage containers (think silver, copper, brass) with pricing starting around $15. You can also bring in your own favorite containers for the Paperwhite Ladies to plant for you!

Holiday paperwhites at MAI

These make great hostess gifts and they add holiday freshness to your home, too.

Now through the holidays, and ONLY at MAI. Come in soon, or call 713-827-8087 for more information.FacebookpinterestinstagramFacebookpinterestinstagram

Delightful shopping event

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.

MAI Holiday Market   

Jewelry and luxury wearables like these cannot be found at the malls – and who would want to fight those holiday crowds? 

Holiday Market at MAI   Holiday Market at MAI

Holiday Market at MAI   Holiday Market at MAI

Textiles, candles, vintage clothing, wine tastings, holiday treats, paperwhite plantings and more rounded out the gift offerings. 

Holiday Market at MAI   Holiday Market at MAI   Holiday Market at MAI

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!FacebookpinterestinstagramFacebookpinterestinstagram

Free admission, free parking, great gifting!

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 Holiday Market 2018

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.

Paperwhites at MAI

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.

MAI Holiday Market 2018

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!


Ready for holiday shopping?

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!

MAI open house 2018

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!

MAI fall pop ups 2018

Join us on Thursday for lite bites and libations (think champagne and charcuterie), AND for the chance to win MAI gift card(s). 

MAI gift card

What a great way to kick off the holiday shopping season! We’ll see you at MAI this Thursday!FacebookpinterestinstagramFacebookpinterestinstagram

Dreamin’ design

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! FacebookpinterestinstagramFacebookpinterestinstagram

What a busy month!

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.

MAI DIVANART pop up shop   MAI designing windows 2018

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:

MAI CARES contest Sept. 2018

  • 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 info@maihouston.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 CrossGoFundMe, 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.FacebookpinterestinstagramFacebookpinterestinstagram

September longings

Happy September! With the arrival of long-anticipated cool breezes comes our longing to cozy up our homes.

Vignette at MAI in Houston   Designer pillows at MAI in Houston

For many of us, our September updates will include rich earth tones like these spotted recently on our aisles.

Rustic mix at MAI in Houston   Rustic mix at MAI in Houston

A rustic mix of styles and textures works so well, especially in the cooler months, don’t you think?

Rustic mix at MAI in Houston   Rug selection at MAI in Houston

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!