Here’s to a beautiful new year!

Happy New Year! Great beginnings call for great looks, and you know where to find them.

If the new year inspires you to add fresh looks to your home, MAI’s three buildings have beautiful furnishings. Antique, vintage, custom, new!

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These vignettes, both found in Building 2, show how beautiful a mix of styles and time periods can be.

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Rustic, natural, clean-lined looks can be found on MAI’s aisles as well. Our customers know that something new is always coming in, too.

Come see us soon. You might be inspired to find some new looks for your new year! Happy 2017!


Last minute gifts…

… that don’t look last minute!

We get it: you haven’t had time to shop for holiday gifts until now. No worries. MAI has great last minute gifts, just waiting for YOU!

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What host or hostess wouldn’t love monogrammed guest towels or Houston tea towels? These are reasonably priced at $20 and $18.50.

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What fun it would be to open mid-century bar ware or decorations! The bar ware seen here is priced under $50 and found at Building 2.

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How we love our fur babies! This mid-century brass greyhound is $195, the custom framed 1800s setter litho is $325, and the beagle oil painting can be purchased for $495.

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A world traveler would surely appreciate an antique globe like this large one, available for $975. Large coral specimens like these on acrylic stands start at $225.

MAI offers unique gifts like these in a peaceful and beautiful setting. Our staff will happily help you find just the right gift, too. Who needs those crowds at the mall? 


This week at MAI: giving and saving!

The holidays are all about giving, and when MAI adds saving to the mix, you know it will be good!

MAI holiday specials

Save 20% off storewide, or make the holidays even brighter with 22% off when you bring much-needed donations of cleaning supplies to Building 1. We will deliver them to MAM/Memorial Assistance Ministries.

This week will see more pop up shopping in Building 2. For a special gift at a great price point, check these out:  

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The week will end with a pop up shop full of vintage and fabulous! You won’t find these oh-so-special gifts just anywhere.

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When you come in for the pop up shopping, you can’t help but notice all the wonderful antiques and home furnishings that MAI is known for… most are waiting just for you at 20% – 22% off!

See you this week at MAI!



Find that special gift at MAI

Mall shopping may be fine for some holiday gifts, but when you want something special… count on MAI!

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Come in for the pop up shopping (always fun!) and stay for the unique inventory on every aisle. You’ll find something special, and it may be discounted too!

MAI holiday specials

Check the galleries on this website for extra-special gift suggestions, and come to MAI soon.

You’ll find that special gift and you can give back to the community, too! 



So nice to be noticed!

MAI continues to hear compliments from our friends and customers who attended the recent anniversary festivities. Paper City Houston recently posted some great photos taken during the events.

Who could resist such cute puppies? Annie and Flower posed, representing Citizens for Animal Protection, a leading animal shelter in Houston and charity beneficiary.



Trunk show customers and vendors enjoyed cruising the aisles in all three MAI buildings.

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News you will love!

Just in case you want more enticement to visit MAI for our 10th anniversary events this week…

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Plus, you’ll L-O-V-E our popular annual Holiday Market tomorrow! See the preview below.


MAI’s new shop AXELLE is opening, too! AXELLE shares Building 3 space with freshly re-vamped Consigned.

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And for more about a runway-style vintage fashion show and Segreto Vignettes book signing, check out our posts below.

We hope to see YOU soon!



Anniversary Event Calendar

Mark YOUR calendars for all the events MAI has planned just for YOU!

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Previously posted, below, are a few event preview pics to whet your appetite. But these are just the beginning… check back soon for more details. Note: You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-the-minute news and more preview shots!



Event preview! Save these dates…

MAI turns 10 this month! To celebrate – and to thank our many customers and friends – we are planning special events just for you. 


Can’t wait to see what’s in the works? Here is a preview:

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MAI’s oh-so-popular Holiday Market will be a big part of the three-day celebration.

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Leslie Sinclair will be dropping by to sign her newly published book Segreto Vignettes. You’ll love Leslie’s new book AND each day’s lite bites and libations, too!

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A new venture and a redesigned Building 3 will be unveiled, a runway-style fashion show will inspire you, and Houston’s Citizens for Animal Protection will benefit.


MAI’s customers have always enjoyed our event door prizes, raffles and special dealer discounts… check back soon for more details.

You’ll be thrilled you did!



Nowhere else but MAI…

To quote a popular designer here in Houston, “Nowhere else can you walk into one large store and find fine antiques side-by-side with great contemporary furnishings.” We think you’ll agree!


This picture says it all: an antique French settee is updated with a zebra pillow and flanked by mid-century arm chairs that pop. And what about that artwork, much less the gilded and marble-topped table?


We’re loving this rustic sideboard (great storage!) topped with a pair of Louis Philippe mirrors and custom lamps made from architectural fragments and fresh rectangular shades. The antique cherub newly framed in acrylic says, “I’m special.”

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Color, clean lines, lucite, drum shades and more beautifully update pieces that are already fabulous. Timeless!

Looking for that special piece, or wondering how to arrange what you have in a new way? MAI’s 17,000 square feet of beautiful vignettes will inspire you. Come see us today!


Designing windows – the inspiration continues!

MAI Houston front window design by Cindy Witmer Designs

Transitioning into the cooler months is beautifully achieved in Building 2’s September windows, thanks to the inspiration of Cindy Witmer Designs. Since 1998 this Houston design firm has enjoyed working with clients, builders and architects in Texas, Colorado and throughout the country. Steeped in classic sensibilities, their design is for those who appreciate fine antiques, fine art, architecture, reclaimed and authentic materials and cool, peaceful environs incorporated into a busy, modern lifestyle.

MAI Houston front windows designed by Cindy Witmer Designs

Warm and inviting interiors – with a glamorous twist where you least expect it –  plus a desire to connect with the South of France, Italy and Florence drive Cindy Witmer Designs’ aesthetic. They are big believers in well loved, well lived interiors that are timeless and wear well with the years.

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A graduate of the University of Texas, Cindy Witmer (pictured right, in the photo) is the creative and passionate force behind Cindy Witmer Designs. Cindy listens carefully to each client’s needs and collaborates closely with her team. Associate Designer Laura Benes (pictured left) is also a graduate of the University of Texas and has been with the firm for eight years.

Learn more about this well respected interior design firm by clicking here, or by calling them at 713-278-1919.



What’s your look?

Looking for a specific style of interiors and decor? If you are seeking something special, something new for your space… here are some of the looks at MAI right now.

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French, fabulous, gilded with a little rustic or abstract mixed in… if you’re into mixing styles, or staying true to purely European decor, MAI has it!

Updated industrial decor    Mid-century modern interiors

Updated industrial decor and mid-century modern looks can be found in our buildings, too.

Asian decor   Murano lanterns and neutral decor

Above, these vignettes give you an example of the color – or the neutral tones – ready to inspire you at the store.

Whatever style of interiors is your favorite, walk the aisles of MAI for some up-to-date inspiration. Hope to see you soon!