Thinking of Houston and elsewhere…

We are thinking of all of our families, friends and customers who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. We are thanking the many wonderful organizations and volunteers who are assisting with search and rescue.

MAI is currently closed so that we can all take care of our homes and loved ones. We will reopen soon, when weather and circumstances permit. Stay safe and strong, everyone! 

Image courtesy Houston Public Media


Pop up shopping at its best!

Five vendors, two days… don’t you deserve a little summer treat?

Come to MAI for some great pop up shopping on Monday and Tuesday, August 7 – 8. Read on…

MAI pop up shopping


Designing Windows continues

Designing Windows, MAI’s popular design series at Building 2, continues this month with window design by artist Page Gregory Matthews. Page joins the list of designers and artists who have, for several years now, come in almost monthly to stage the front windows at Building 2.

Front windows at MAI Memorial Antiques & Interiors   Front windows at MAI Memorial Antiques & Interiors

Soft and inviting neutral tones are punctuated by pops of grays and blues. Centered on each wall, Page Matthews’ original artwork pulls it all together, don’t you think?

Front windows at MAI Memorial Antiques & Interiors   Front windows at MAI Memorial Antiques & Interiors

Accessories add the finishing touches, above. All of these items are available at MAI, and some are on our Shop the Aisles page.

Above, the artist Page Gregory Matthews. Page is a Houston native, UT graduate, and up-and-coming star! To read more about Page, or contact her on her website, please click here.




Pillows. Sofa pops. Refresh now!

PILLOWS. Sofa pops. Refresh now!

If you’re looking for inspiration to update that sofa, MAI Houston is the place.

Custom pillows at MAI Houston   Custom pillows at MAI Houston

Loving green? Find these custom 24″ x 24″ pillows in Building 1, and on our Shop the Aisles page for pricing.

Custom pillows at MAI Houston   

Looking to add a touch of fun? Tumbled here is a linen flamingo pillow that is fun. fun. fun. For pricing on the flamingo pair, visit our Shop the Aisles page.

Custom pillows at MAI Houston

Cuddle up with this real (!) Tibetan lamb pillow. You’ll love its price, too – $189.

Custom pillows at MAI Houston

These soft, custom silk blend pillows are available in numerous sizes and colors. Their prices range around $169 each. How can you pick just one?

Pillows can be found just about anywhere you look in our three buildings. Our dealers find or make the best options at great prices. Come find just the look you want at MAI Houston.



Summer Soiree Sale is this week!

MAI’s always-popular, highly anticipated summer sale is back, and it’s happening this week in all three buildings. See our sale details below.

Summer Soiree Sale at MAI Houston

This almost-annual sale offers our deepest discount. You can browse the aisles and enjoy 17,000+ square feet of (read: save on!) great items. Our dealers and designers are bringing in inventory specially for this event, too. Here’s some recent inspiration on our aisles…

French inspiration at MAI Houston   French inspiration at MAI Houston

Style mix at MAI Houston   Style mix at MAI Houston

Just in case you are interested in items you see above, you can find many of them listed on our website’s pages. Have you seen our Shop the Aisles page lately?

Come find what you’ve been longing for, this Wednesday through Sunday. Oh, and we’ll have lemonade, too. Come beat the heat at our Summer Soiree Sale!


Designing Windows – the series continues

MAI’s Designing Windows series continues at Building 2 this month, and we’! 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!


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!


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!





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!




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!



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? 


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.


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.


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!