Designing Windows – the series continues

MAI’s Designing Windows series continues at Building 2 this month, and we’re.in.love! You will be, too, when you see what designer Dana Boyd of Golden Monkey Antiques and Interiors has pulled together. Her windows’ mix of elegance and fresh color will simply draw you in and inspire you.

Designing Windows series at MAI Houston   Designing Windows series at MAI Houston

Timeless, elegant pieces provide a well-curated look that is highlighted by a surprisingly fun green background… and more.

Designing Windows series at MAI Houston   Designing Windows series at MAI Houston   Designing Windows series at MAI Houston

Accents in green and white add fresh appeal, resulting in a mix that says “today.” This is anything but your grandma’s antiques!

Designing Windows series at MAI Houston

Dana Boyd is a designer who loves sharing with her clients a passion for fresh, colorful and approachable interior design, and she is known for creating spaces that mix the new with timeless antiques. While Dana also loves blue and white and French antiques, she believes that clients’ spaces should reflect their personalities, not hers, and she has become well-known for that reason. An experienced designer, Dana launched Golden Monkey Antiques and Interiors in 2001 with retail space and residential design services. Currently, she sells in several large spaces in MAI’s Buildings 1 and 2 while actively working as a designer in the Houston area and beyond.

Come see these windows and be inspired!

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COLOR. We’ve got it!

C-O-L-O-R. Looking for some new pops of color? 

Colorful abstract art at MAI Houston

Colorful original abstract art, such as these studies in purple, will brighten up and update any space!

Vintage campaign chest at MAI Houston

Freshly painted in blue, the vintage campaign chest above will add F-U-N to your room.

 Mixed media art at MAI Houston   Post impressionist art at MAI Houston

Looking for Pantone’s color of the year? Surely you can find Greenery somewhere above. Hint: adding a piece of art in a trending color means less commitment… if you ever tire of that hue, you have less to change out, right?

Colorful vlintage arm chairs at MAI Houston 

Fresh orange and white upholstery updates the classic bamboo chairs, above. 

 Stripes and color in pillows at MAI Houston

And, as we all know, pillows are one of the easiest ways to add pops of color.

No longer is MAI the go-to just for neutrals and and antique French furniture – MAI is a go-to for color as well. The bamboo chairs are in Building 1 today, and all other items are in Building 2. Come see what’s in store for you!

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Style search?

Whether you’re set on one certain style, searching for a new one, or all about “the mix,” MAI has what you’ll love. Here’s what’s in store for you…

European antiques at MAI Houston 

MAI Houston has long been known for European antiques, like above.

European antiques at MAI Houston

Style setters like the French “wow” above will make a statement. Note the table and lamp in foreground, for scale.

Mid-century modern at MAI Houston   Mid-century modern at MAI Houston

If you’re loving mid-century modern styles, MAI has that too. These items were found in Building 2.

Natural and rustic decor at MAI Houston   Natural and rustic decor at MAI Houston

Styles that are rustic, natural, clean and light are popular year around, not just in spring-turning-to-summer.

Style mix at MAI Houston

Murano to Windsor, the style mix is what it’s all about in Building 3 (and elsewhere in MAI’s three buildings, too).

Looking for style inspiration? You’ll have fun finding your style, seven days a week at MAI Houston!

 

 

 

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Ginger Barber invites you!

Ginger Barber has great plans in store for Wednesday, May 3, and YOU . ARE . INVITED!

Ginger Barber event at MAI

Plan to sip, shop, and save on Wednesday, May 3 . . . and you will be helping to save horses, too. Varying percentages of ALL sales this day will go to the rescue efforts of Habitat for Horses.

Ginger Barber event at MAI

Habitat for Horses is a local equine rescue that does great work. Aria, above, is one of the horses so beautifully saved. You can read more about Aria and the charity here.

Ginger Barber event at MAI

The Horse at Home is a large, lovely coffee table book available at MAI now and throughout the event. When you purchase this beautiful book of prose and photography, 100% of these proceeds will go to Habitat for Horses. 

Ginger Barber and MAI hope to see YOU on May 3. Join us for a great cause!

 

 

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Shopping and horses at MAI? Save this date!

Love shopping or horses, or both? Be sure to save Wednesday, May 3, for MAI. 

mai ginger barber event for animal rescue

Well-known interior designer Ginger Barber – along with MAI – will be hosting an event on Wednesday, May 3, to benefit Habitat for Horses. (Click on their names to learn more.)

MAI ginger barber event for animal rescue  

Ginger Barber, shown here at one of the equine rescue’s locations, is a designer known throughout the country, and she will unveil some inspiring window designs at Building 1 on May 3. Barber has long loved horses and supported Habitat for Horses. Since 1998, this charity has worked closely with law enforcement in Texas and across the nation in animal rescue efforts.

mai ginger barber event the waffle bus

What YOU will also love on May 3 are the activities and store sales, the sipping and shopping . . . and the munching. If you haven’t enjoyed The Waffle Bus’s temptations, you will on May 3!

mai ginger barber event

Did we mention MUNCHING? You will also meet miniature horse Mr. Munchie, who will appear at MAI’s Building 1 from 11 – 2. He’s a little horse who’s big on love!

MAI will offer store sales and 10+ trunk shows all day on May 3, too. Perfect shopping for bridal showers, end-of-school gifts and more! Portions of proceeds will benefit the equine rescue, and we’ll post more about our trunk shows soon.

Be sure to save Wednesday, May 3, for MAI shopping and Habitat for Horses. Great fun for a great cause!

 

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Shopping at its best – MAI this week

Great antiques + up-to-the-minute decor = MAI. Add fabulous pop up shopping to this mix!

MAI pop up shop

Shopping for gifts gets easier with the custom jewelry, beautiful linens, custom embroidery with quick turn around, and much more at Building 2 this Thursday. (We’re thinking gifts for yourself, too.) Local charity MAM (Memorial Assistance Ministries) will benefit from your shopping, which is always good.

And our dealers are returning from Round Top with lots of new ideas and inventory this week, too!

MAI antiques   European antique at MAI 

What’s not to love about shopping at MAI? 

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On the (antiques) road again!

Antiques and the out-of-doors – if you love them, you are hitting the road again these days – to Round Top! 

Bluebonnets and antiques in Round Top

The bluebonnets are out this time of year, especially around Round Top. That’s where the area swells with antiques vendors and buyers. 

You can find some of MAI’s dealers at Round Top, and they will love seeing you!

THE COMPOUND, open now through April 1, click here.

Reworks

Susan Horne Antiques

BLUE HILLS ANTIQUES SHOW, open now through April 1, click here.

Brocante French Antiques

MARKET HILL, now through April 1, click here.

Susan Horne Antiques

ARBOR ANTIQUES, March 22 through April 1, click here.

Mario Silva Designs

Renouveau Antiques

Susan Horne Antiques

Tres Bien Antiques

MARBURGER FARM ANTIQUE SHOW, March 28 through April 1, click here.

Art and  Antique Hunter

Bird Dog Interiors

Maison Pernoud

Mustard Seed Antiques

Just remember, you can always find the best selection at MAI – seven days a week. See you soon, in Round Top and in Houston.

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Springing into color

Sunshine and warmer breezes definitely = we’re wanting new color for our interiors! MAI offers you great ways to refresh your home with pops like these . . .

Mid-century modern decor at MAI Houston   Green decor at MAI Houston  

Pantone is praising green for 2017, and we think all greens are wonderful for spring . . . whatever your style.

Custom pillows at MAI Houston   Custom pillows at MAI Houston   Custom pillows at MAI Houston

We know that pillows are quick fixes, right? MAI has custom pillows around every corner! Perhaps the colors above are to your liking. Or . . .

Custom pillows at MAI Houston

See how color can change a look? From neutral (always lovely, in our opinion) to neutral with P-O-P!

Get it at MAI Houston. See you soon!

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Exclusive trunk show this week

One of your favorite trunk show vendors will be here this week, and she is bringing a friend with her! We think you’ll love the fresh inventory from these two!

Trunk show at MAI

Custom jewelry PLUS fine textile findings for yourself and your home. How can you miss? A few samplings here…

Trunk show at MAI   Trunk show at MAI

And here.

Trunk show at MAI

Susan McVicker Jewelry and Ash West will have what YOU want! See you at Building 2 this Friday and Saturday.

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Come & get it, Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what could be more fun than shopping for your Sweetie (or yourself) at MAI?

Valentine pop up shop

Shop the pop ups, sip some wine, enjoy the treats – and save money too!

When you donate any amount to Lola’s Lucky Day while you are at MAI, you’ll enjoy 20% off any one item regularly priced at $100 or more. For more information about this wonderful and loving animal rescue organization, click here.

See you this Thursday – Friday, Valentine!

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Designing Windows for charity

This month at Building 2, MAI’s Designing Windows are beautiful – as always! – thanks to nationally-known designer Julie Dodson. 

MAI Designing Windows series

For more information about Dodson Interiors’ design services, please click here.

Even though Julie is busy, busy, busy, she finds time to help animal rescue organizations such as Lola’s Lucky Day. This is a very special animal rescue… below are just two of their many rescues who have found loving homes. MAI will help out this week, too. During our pop up shopping on Thursday – Friday, any donation to the rescue will result in 20% off any MAI item regularly priced at $100 or more. For more information about Lola’s Lucky Day, please click here.

   

So what are you waiting for? Come in to see the windows, donate, and get shopping!

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Looking in on MAI

We love it when customers comment on MAI’s front windows! 

Below are Building 1’s current windows, designed by local well-known artist Nedra Hawks. If you know MAI, you know that Nedra has been a dealer here – and dare we say resident artist? – since doors opened in October 2006.

MAI front window design

White pops against the red background, and several of Nedra Hawks’ original paintings are showcased on the walls. Looks like she had fun cruising the aisles in search of just the right white and red-toned accents to stage.

MAI front window design   MAI front window design   

Again, red and white – why not, with February around the corner? – showcase the slip-covered arm chairs while an over-sized mirror and lucite accent pieces keep it lighter and “now.”

Come to MAI and be inspired by the front windows. They are always changing. Building 2 even hosts a monthly “Designing Windows” series where Houston designers stage their special looks to inspire customers coming in the store. Hope to see you soon!

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What’s a winter elephant?

What’s a Winter Elephant Sale? For the first time ever, MAI will host a winter version of our popular summertime Anything Goes Sale.

MAI winter elephant sale

For the sale starting this Thursday, dealers in all three buildings will bring in great design leftovers, odds and ends, and more… all at low, low prices you’ll love.

Does 50% OFF sound good? Dealers will mark some items in their booths 50% off – or even more. Plus, all items store-wide regularly priced $100 and over will be discounted 20% off. 

Mid century modern at MAI   french trumeaus at MAI

    

Whatever your style – these vignettes were photographed yesterday – you’ll find something to love! See you at MAI this Thursday – Sunday.

 

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