Midsummer heat forces Texans inside more often, and that can bring about longings to refresh our spaces. What’s better than a few new pops of color to freshen up our homes?
From the traditional blue and white decor, above, to bright greens and pinks, a piece or two in a new color can make a big change in a room.
Speaking of pink, the mid-century tufted velvet chairs above make a beautiful statement. This original art, more subtly colored, does as well.
Custom pillows or succulent wreaths in new colors can brighten up a space as well.
All of the inventory seen above can be found today at MAI Houston. MAI has just what you’ll love for refreshing your home – midsummer or any time!
Thanks to designer Lauren Haskett for mentioning MAI recently! Lauren listed MAI as a resource in Houston House & Home magazine’s colorful and fun June 2016 article.
Want to read the article and view the magazine, e-style? Find it by clicking here.
Father’s Day is June 19, and MAI has wonderful gift ideas – at all price points – that he will love…
If Dad takes pride in his culinary skills, we think he will appreciate the selections above. Vintage cutlery under $200. Vintage champagne bucket, $95. Antique European fish mold, $95.
Does Dad love art? Above are just a few of the countless styles and sizes available at MAI. Original contemporary oil, 36″ x 48″, $1,395. Framed Texas art, 12.5″ x 14.5″, $500. Antique hunting scene, 24.5″ x 28″, $875.
Is your special someone a collector? Antique eagle weather vane on custom stand, $950. Antique scales, $110. English match strikes at various prices.
One-of-a-kinds can be found on MAI’s aisles, too. Ice bucket made from a boat port hole, $345. Industrial objects on stands, under $100. Carved vintage bulldog, $45. Insect collections at different prices depending on size.
Forget the malls this Father’s Day and find something unexpected for Dad at MAI. We will be glad to help you find just the right thing!
In keeping with MAI’s monthly festivities during this 10th year in business, we are having a special event this week.
We think the possibilities are endless! Just look at some of the accessories and giftables below…
Come see us this week and enjoy 22% off all accessories and gifts priced $100 or over. Shopping fun!
It’s fun just strolling the aisles at MAI. Inspiration is around every corner! Below are just a few inspiring views awaiting you at MAI…
The two Building 2 vignettes above, decidedly French, look lovely and updated with art and greenery.
Loving rustic elegance or seeking a great doorway embellishment? Find all this in Building 1.
Inventory in the Asian motif is available, too, as are numerous coffee table books for design inspiration …
Looking for a little – or a lot of – design inspiration? You can find it at MAI.
It’s always so nice to be noticed for our special inventory! Today’s Houston Chronicle featured an item from our aisles in a Mother’s Day article giving gift suggestions with a floral motif. It is in the Zest section, and you can see it by clicking here or below.
This great gift idea – and many others – can be found in Building 2. We think you’ll love it!
This week is just for YOU! Check out the events, fun and sales planned for this week at MAI… just in time for Mother’s Day, graduations, bridal showers, end-of-school teacher gifts (and you, too).
The vendor list contains your favorites plus some new artisans – and features Brookwood Community!
Also, garden-related items will be specially discounted for several days:
MAI supports the American Heart Association by honoring the 2016 Shop with Heart Card. NOW through Sunday, May 1, you can use the card for 20% off all inventory regularly priced $100 or more. You can purchase the card at MAI for a minimum donation of $50, and you can use your card at hundreds of other Houston-area businesses too!
MAI is the place to be… JOIN US THIS WEEK!
MAI’s popular spring event, Temptations Market, is just around the corner… MAI will be alive with activity on Thursday, April 28! Mark your calendars!
So many new venues! All the tried-and-true favorite stops! What’s a Round Top shopper to do***?
It can be time-consuming – yes, exhausting – just navigating the fields, tents and towns in search of treasures. Knowing where to shop at Round Top is half the battle won, and MAI’s dealers consistently show at some of the top spots. Here’s where you can find them, and you can check the complete list of show dates here.
Blue Hills Antique Show
Brocante French Antiques (Martha and David Parnell) – Barn A
Reworks (Chotsie Gregson and Willem Sypestin) – Back Barn
The Book Lady (Kay Gilbreath)
Arbor Antique Show
Antiquaire de France (Henri Delclaux) – Tent D-1
Tres Bien Antiques (Betsy Austin) – Tent D-1
Susan Horne Antiques (Susan Horne) – Tent D-1
Renouveaux (Ashley Radack) – Tent D-1
Reworks (Chotsie Gregson and Willem Sypestin)
Olde Good Things
The Art and Antique Hunter (Mitra Kilburn) – Tents Cd6 and Fc1
The Mustard Seed Antiques (Mary Sue Key) – Tent Dd2
J Nash Antiques (Jodi Nash) – Tent Dc9-10
Maison Pernoud (Kate Pernoud) – Tent Fb2
Antiquaire de France (Henri Delclaux) – The Farm House
Enjoy the bluebonnets, of course, but you can avoid the drive time and long lines by shopping these fabulous dealers and many more at MAI. Seven days a week, all year long!
MAI turns 10 this year! To thank our friends and customers for supporting us these 10 years in business, MAI will host special promotions each month and a grand event in the fall. These events, along with our always-popular sales and trunk shows, will make MAI a fun place to be in 2016. Join in the fun, won’t you?
March promotion: Reflecting your style!
all mirrors & mirrored furnishings regularly priced $100 or over
Wednesday, March 16 only!
My, how MAI has changed. MAI opened in mid-October 2006 with one building and 20+ dealers. To quote general manager Kathy Swartzfager, “Through the years, styles have changed and MAI has too. We now have 17,000 square feet and 50+ dealers offering a unique mix of inventory. ‘Modern’ looks fabulous when mixed with fine old pieces. ‘Old’ look fabulous when given a modern facelift. This is MAI today!”
Just for fun, take a look at inventory from days gone by at MAI…
MAI sends out up-to-the-minute info that you’ll love… Here’s what you might be missing (we hope you’ll follow and like us today):
Follow us on Instagram for once-a-day news. Think flash sales and more! Another option follows…
For twice-a-week peeks at what’s on our aisles, be sure to like MAI on Facebook. It’s easy!
Above is one of MAI’s top re-pinned and saved pins on Pinterest. Check out our inspiration on 18 Pinterest boards (and growing)!
If you can’t come in to the shop, you can still be inspired by liking and following us. If you see something you’re interested in, contact us. We’re here for YOU.
Green thumb or not, inside or out, we think you can find the perfect place for such beautiful garden decor!
Planters and urns such as these can work inside OR outside, don’t you think?
Centerpiece-making or each-end-of-the-table… beautiful.
Garden seating options can be found at MAI as well. Find all of these items and more on our site’s Shop Antiques page… and in the store, of course! Come shop MAI soon.
Just for your inspiration, we’ve collected a few quotes from well-known designers and paired them with what you can find on MAI’s aisles right now. Can you find a favorite below?
Designer Suzanne Kasler puts it so well: “…when you’re designing your own house, one of the hardest things to do is finish it. Because you’re always finding and adding your next favorite thing.” Whether you’re into art, looking for a new mirror or pair of lamps, you know where you can find your next favorite thing!
“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” So says designer Juan Montoya, and these examples of art at MAI can bring a smile.
Jan Showers suggests, “Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs at least one antique piece.” See some black and white art to love?
“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” So much to see, so much to collect at MAI! We think Nate Berkus would agree.
Come find your next favorite thing at MAI.