Looking for ideas?

Customers often tell us that they love cruising MAI’s aisles for decorating ideas. We appreciate hearing that, and we hope you’ll like some inspiration that we found on the aisles this week!

Antiques with abstract art     Antiques and art     Mid-century modern art

With fresh artwork, accessories, and greenery popping up everywhere at MAI, spring MUST be right around the corner.

Upholstered seating with antiques   Antique French day bed

New seating and fresh pillows may be what you’re looking for, and MAI’s buildings are full of inventory and ideas.

Mid-century lucite bar cart     Mid-century lucite bar cart

Lucite is H-O-T now, and so are bar carts. Here are two mid-century modern bar carts that are currently available in Building 1. They are listed with pricing on our site’s Mid-Century Modern page, by the way.

So much is available in MAI’s two main buildings, and it’s always changing. Come in for some inspiration today! 


What’s your passion?

Happy Valentine’s week from MAI! Indulge yourself and your loved ones with some “sweet temptations” on the aisles at MAI. Check out these gift suggestions…

18th c. French crown          Hearts on stands

Antique French books     Antique French iron piece     Framed European oil painting

Pair of custom pillows in velvet   Large animal print pillows

Whatever your passion, you know you can find it at MAI. Come see us this week!

We’re loving these windows!

MAI designing windows series

Each month, Building 2 features designer-designed front windows as part of a continuing series. This post shows February’s creation. Want to receive an email with next month’s inspiration? Then sign up via the form on our Contact page. You’ll only hear from us when we have notice-worthy updates.

It’s a thrill to be noticed!

How nice! We’re excited to see MAI inventory splashed across the pages of Houston Lifestyles & Homes’ February issue.

Their article “Thrill of the Hunt” on page 46 includes images of a French library table, Belgian table, settee and more from MAI.


Design duo Dot & Dana Designs headed up the extensive remodel that is featured in the article. Kudos!

Winter. Need inspiration. Now.

Wanting a little decor inspiration to brighten up your winter days? Look no further than the aisles of MAI for antiques, decor and design ideas.

Butterfly and antiques and decor at MAI

Oh my! With butterflies like this, can spring not be far behind?

MAI antiques and decor vignette     

Loving just about everything in this vignette? And if agates are your special crush, MAI has custom framed specimens of all sizes and price points.

Interior decor style mix at MAI     Interior decor style mix at MAI

Pops of color and fun can be found on the aisles at MAI, too.

If you see something you like, call the store or email us and we’ll hold it for you. Better yet, come see our two buildings packed with new inventory. Winter days need some inspiration, right?

Look who’s new here!

We hope you will join MAI in welcoming our newest dealer, Ashley Radack. 

MAI new dealer ashley radack

As owner of Renouveau Antiques and with past experience at Neiman Marcus and Segreto Finishes, Ashley is no novice when it comes to gorgeous antiques.

037aa     Inventory in Ashley Radack's space at MAI

Check out Ashley’s space in Building 1 at MAI, and view some of her inventory on this site, as well. You’ll be amazed!

New year’s refresh

Ready to refresh your home for the new year? Before 2015 gets too old, check out the inspiration on MAI’s aisles…

Style mix in decor at MAI Houston

If you love STYLE MIX, you’ll love the look above, from richly painted walls to an elegant antique trumeau, contemporary white console, and more.

Rustic shutters and gilded mirror at MAI Houston.     Gilded decor at MAI Houston.     Rustic modern mirror and lamps at MAI Houston

So many mirrors to choose from at MAI! All sizes, too, to open up a space or change a wall.

Carving out a new nook? Try chairs like these. Or these!

Updated antique French chair at MAI Houston          Updated antique French chairs at MAI Houston

Whatever your style, whatever your plans for the home or office in 2015, you’ll love the inspiration at MAI. Come see us soon!

The holidays will be brighter…

… brighter for local needy children, because of our wonderful customers. Thanks for donating to MAI’s Christmas Share drive! Toys, blankets, and sacks of food were collected at MAI this past week and dropped off yesterday at Memorial Assistance Ministries.

Promotions manager Marilyn Maddox shows contents of a box of goodies from MAI customers.

‘Tis the season to give…

This week MAI and MAI Consigned are sponsoring a “Christmas Share” drive to help the less fortunate in our community. We hope that you will join us in giving back… and you’ll even receive a nice little reward from MAI for doing so! Won’t you join us in a worthwhile, seasonal cause?

MAI and MAM Christmas Share drive

How easy is this? Just bring in one of the items listed above to any of our three buildings/stores, and you’ll receive a coupon for 20% off for that day! You can bring in another item or two later in the week, too, for the same benefit. Of course, the main benefit is knowing you have helped someone less fortunate. Right?

Home Tour tickets on sale now

Get your tickets now at MAI, and mark your calendars for Houston’s Kappa Kappa Gamma biennial home tour. The 2014 Holiday Pilgrimage Home Tour is set for December 5 – 7, and it promises beautiful homes full of holiday inspiration.

MAI kappa home tour logo

The biennial Holiday Pilgrimage Home Tour has raised more than $2.8 million to benefit local charities since its inception in 1941, and 2014 will mark the first time in the event’s history that a Pilgrimage Honoree will be named: one of its own members, Dr. Stephanie Coulter, director of the Texas Heart Institute’s Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health.


For more information, visit the Kappa Kappa Gamma website by clicking HERE. Home Tour tickets are $20 purchased in advance (remember, we have them at MAI), or $25 at the door.

“Just like a giant party!”

Thanks to all of our customers and friends who came to this year’s Holiday Market, “Gifts & Guilty Little Treasures.” This truly was one of our most exciting events, and it was fun to hear it said over and over, “This is just like a giant party!”

Here, just for fun, are a few faces in the crowd…

MAI market faces in the crowd

Oohs and ahhs were heard, especially when winners’ names were called throughout the day. Look who won MAI gift certificates:

MAI market certificate winners

As one of our gift certificate winners above remarked, “You never know what you’ll find at MAI, but what you find will be different and wonderful.” Come see what YOU can find at MAI… soon.

It’s Holiday Market time…

All roads lead to MAI around this time of year for our annual Holiday Market, “Gifts and Guilty Little Treasures.” We hope to see YOU as we celebrate the season in all 3 buildings of MAI…

Holiday Market at MAI

Save the date!

We hope to see you at our biggest and best Holiday Market ever.

Please mark your calendar and check back soon for more information and photos of our vendors’ great wares.

MAI Holiday Market Save the Date