We think you’ll be inspired by the front windows at MAI, and Building 2 is especially pleased with their windows’ new looks this week!
Lucky us! Building 2′s windows have been designed by Julie Dodson, lead designer for Dodson Interiors here in Houston.
“Classic and glamorous designs evoking comfort
while remaining fresh and sophisticated.”
Known for her style, Julie was named “Star on the Rise” by the Decorative Center Houston in 2012. She made headlines too when Traditional Home magazine named her “One of 20 Young Designers in the US to Watch” in 2010. Her work has been featured in media such as Beautiful Homes, Papercity, Kitchen & Bath Ideas, Traditional Home, Cote De Texas, and elsewhere. She has worked on the past three Pink Ribbon Houses as well.
We love Julie’s work, and we think you will too! Come see!
Looking to gift someone special? Try MAI’s suggestions for that special collector on your list . . .
Always popular mid-century alabaster grape clusters – always available at MAI.
This exceptional armorial shield banner from France, c. 1726, will impress a very special collector.
The box collector will appreciate the large French bank box, c. 1890 – 1910, or this 18th c. Italian miniature chest.
Antique carved puttis, cherubs, angels and children (such as the ones you see here) are currently available at MAI.
Throughout this holiday season, we’ll be posting gift guides to please the enthusiasts on your list – even YOU! Check back soon. Happy shopping!
Thanks to our wonderful customers and trunk show vendors, our annual Gifts & Guilty Little Treasures Market was great fun yesterday!
With 15+ trunk show vendors, seven gift certificates to win, and MAI’s three buildings packed with fabulous inventory, customers had the perfect opportunity for holiday shopping. And fun.
Did you miss this event? No worries… something exciting is always in the works at MAI. Hope to see YOU soon!
Join MAI in supporting a great cause (and save money on your holiday shopping, too)!
Purchase a Holiday Shopping Card at MAI now for $70, and you’ll also get a booklet listing participating Houston area merchants where you can enjoy specified 20% discounts with your card. You can save anytime October 24 – November 3, and you’ll feel so welcomed by these merchants - and appreciated by the American Cancer Society – for the good you are doing!
Remember – bring your holiday lists and your Holiday Shopping Card to MAI October 24 – November 3.
R o u n d T o p !
It’s time for some great Round Top shopping (rain or no rain)! While you’re enjoying the experience, we hope you will visit MAI’s dealers at their venues. Preview some of their spaces below, and then see where our dealers are selling.
MAI’s dealers are selling at the following venues (click on venue name for more show information):
WARRENTON (now – Saturday, October 5)
Olde Good Things
BLUE HILLS (now – Saturday, October 5)
Brocante French Antiques
ARBOR ANTIQUES (now – Saturday, October 5)
OLD HENRY FARM (now – Saturday, October 5)
MARBURGER FARM (Tuesday, October 1 – Saturday, October 5)
Kimberley Williams (tent C)
Faded Rose Antiques (tent C)
Parkhouse Antiques (tent C)
Eclectic Architecturals (tent D)
Designs by Grace (Legler House)
Kelley Zeleskey’s Design (Legler House)
We’re happy to share today’s post from the blog over at MAI consigned…
It’s exciting to discover our name in print, and that’s what happened this weekend!
Seen in a Houston Chronicle weekend article, Houston Interior Designers Share Their Secrets…
Favorite under-the-radar Houston store: Olde Good Things
“One of the things I like to include in my projects is architectural artifacts. They add a sense of character and age, especially in a new construction, it kind of grounds it. My favorite place to search for that kind of thing is Olde Good Things – all of my projects in the past 20 years had something from Olde Good Things in New York, and they’ve just opened in Houston at Memorial Antiques & Interiors. They have incredible light fixtures and mantels – when the Plaza Hotel was remodeled they took all the chandeliers and mantelpieces that had been in every room of the hotel since 1905.” - Bill Stubbs, AD 100 designer and host of PBS’ “Moment of Luxury”
Thanks – always – to so many great designers who have discovered MAI in Houston!
We’re sooo excited at MAI this week!
Our customers L – O – V – E to shop this annual sale, and so do we! Who wouldn’t want to hunt for SALE-PRICED TREASURES at MAI?
Come see what’s on sale this week! See you at MAI.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you look, you just can’t find IT.
Fortunately, that’s when MAI can help you with custom orders. Some of our store’s dealers take custom orders for furniture, lighting, mirrors, and more. Spotlighted below are two such dealers.
Need a table or bench, for example, to fit a really large area? Parkhouse Antiques has long been a dealer at MAI, and they provide many kinds of custom pieces . . . so many choices! And MAI’s Personal Shopper will help you place the order of your dreams.
Olde Good Things, one of MAI’s newest dealers, offers inventory in a large showroom space at the store. We think they are an unlimited resource, too, with custom orders and countless warehouses full of just what you may need. Doors with unique dimensions, oversized industrial lighting, large matching mirrors, and more . . .
When you just can’t seem to find IT, email LeAnn at email@example.com. She will be glad to help!
We’re excited at MAI ! Today’s Houston Chronicle published their list of the top 100 “independent stores and concepts that were born in Houston or that are locally owned.” This is the Style section’s first annual list, which includes fashion and home decor/interiors stores in Houston. Memorial Antiques & Interiors is listed:
“M E M O R I A L A N T I Q U E S & I N T E R I O R S
Housing more than 50 independent decorators and furniture vendors, across 12,000-square feet and two buildings, Memorial Antiques has items of every style, era and price range. In addition to antiques, there’s original art and lighting, midcentury pieces and new finds, all arranged into inspirational vignettes. 8719 Katy Freeway, 713-827-8087; 8731 Katy Freeway, 713-465-6405, maihouston.com.”
Check out the Chronicle’s full list of indy shops to know “Where you should be shopping and why.” Online, click here.
MAI is excited to offer contemporary paintings by Louisiana artists Alexis Walter and Ashton Despot. Their work can be seen in the space of Meg Lonergan (LeSueur Interiors) and Lauren Haskett (Material Girls blog).
Do you just love the colors in the large framed oil, above? Despot’s work is offered exclusively in Texas at Memorial Antiques & Interiors.
Living and working in New Orleans, Despot says, “ I have always felt passionate about helping people see the beauty in everything around them. ”
Several examples of this artist’s paintings can be seen on our website’s Art Gallery page, and more by both Louisiana artists are available in Building 1. For more information, read a recent post on the blog Material Girls by clicking here.