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Houston House & Home Magazine, November 2011 Issue. Local designers dish on their favorite stores and sources
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Part of the glitz and glamour of living in our big city is the great number ofshopping destinations and stellarresources for furniture and accessories.
These stores and sources showcase brilliantlyculled selections of goods that instantly inspire pro-fessional designers and browsing homeowners.
We asked Houston designers to share some oftheir favorite sources around town. Here are somefantastic resources from Saima Seyar, ASID, RID,the principal designer for Elima Designs; Marie A.Flanigan, ASID Allied Member, owner of MarieFlanigan Interiors; and Blake Woods, ASID, RID,owner of Blake Woods Design.
OVERALL DCOR SOURCES
VIEUX INTERIORS: This dcor wonderlandoffers a wide range of antique and modern acces-sories and furniture. Saima Seyar recommends Vieuxfor accents, such as fun, unique accent tables andsmall decorative pieces and candles. I loved a capizshell table there, says Seyar. This favorite of design-ers is also open to the public at 3701 West AlabamaSt. #160, 713.626.9500.
ALYSON JON INTERIORS: This well-done designcenter has been a go-to for designers for decades.Find great furniture, artwork, lighting, bedding anddecorative accessories. Seyar raves about their lampselection. Open to public at 2401 Bissonnet,713.5243171.
Find fabulous French accents, such as this metal doughbin withwooden plank top at Vieux Interiors.
This luxurious Ocsar de la Renta Home for Century Furniture is one of many furniture finds at Alyson Jon Interiors.
This vibrant aqua hand-painted antique side table wasrecently spotted at Nadeau in Rice Village.
DcorDestinations LOCAL DESIGNERS DISH ON THEIR FAVORITE
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NADEU: This outpost of a small national chain features fun, inexpensivehandmade accents and furniture. You never know what you will find,says Seyar, who recently adored a hand-painted tin drum table at Nadeu.Open to the public at 2414 University Boulevard #180, 713.942.9310.
FOUND FOR THE HOME: One of my favorite places to find trulyunique furnishings and accessories is Found, says Marie Flanigan. Thischarming shop, tucked away near Rice Village, maintains an eclectic mixof classic, vintage and industrial pieces. If you are looking for that specialitem that not only makes a statement but also becomes a conversationpiece, this is your place! Flannigans product pick: industrial accentitems. These almost sculptural pieces add character to any home, shesays. Located at 2422 Bartlett #5, near Hwy. 59 and Kirby,713.522.9191.
DESIGN HOUSE: The owners of Design House at the Houston DesignCenter are constantly visiting the various design markets and bringingback fabulous finds, reports Marie Flanigan. Their distinctive collectionof lighting and accessories always has the latest trends and fashions, saysMarie Flanigan. Located at 7026 Old Katy Rd., #115, 713.803.4949.
LEFT: Found For The Home features an eclectic mix of furnishingsand accessories.
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HIGH FASHION HOME: Be sure to block out yourentire afternoon before visiting High FashionHome," says Flanigan. The four-story, 125,000square foot home dcor store is like a departmentstore of home dcor, with a bit of wardrobe to boot.Marie Flanigan raves about the variety of styles onhand and is a huge fan of the lighting selection.Their lamps and pendants are gorgeous and offerselections for any style, she says.
MORE GREAT CHOICES: Designer Blake Woods isknown his talent for incorporating color and varietyin his work. Woods gathers items from a range ofsources, including AREA (5600 Kirby,713.668.1668), ECLECTIC HOME (345 W 19th St.,713.869-1414), INSTALLATIONS (611 West 22ndSt., 713.864.6125). When Looking for vintagefinds and the truly unique items for focal points oroddities and conversation pieces to make a spaceunique, Woods turns to emporiums such asHEIGHTS ANTIQUES ON YALE (2010 Yale,713.861.3335), ANTIQUE CENTER OF TEXAS (1001West Loop North, 713.688.4211) and THE GUILDSHOP (2009 Dunlavy, 713.528.5095).
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High Fashion Home also carries the Leitmotiv line of inter-esting lighting products. Pictured above is their milk bottlechandelier.
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ARTWORK & WALL DCOR
ART IN THE CITY: This art gallery features a range of art from original toprints, to delightful glass pieces and unique sculptures. They do won-derful framing, says Seyar. Im in love with the original sculptureEvening used in the ASID 2011 Showhouse in Siena Plantation. Art inthe City is open to the public and located at 3601 W. Alabama,713.552.0900.
UNIQUE ARTS OF HOUSTON: A secret gem of local interior designers,this wall dcor destination has been a top source for more than 30 years.Though you need to work with an interior designer for access, Flanigansays their wall dcor, accessories and small furnishings are exquisite andthe prices cant be beat. She loves their Customizable Canvases. Youcan select any print you want and their amazing staff will turn it into afine art canvas, says Marie Flanigan. Open to the trade only, 7385Ashcroft St., near Bissonnet and Hillcroft, 713.774.5533.
LAURA RATHE FINE ART: This art gallery features original art by a won-derful selection of artists and sculptors. My favorites are SteveMcCurry's photography & Katherine Houston's glass paintings, saysSeyar. Open to the public; located at 2707 Colquitt Street,713.527.7700. Laura Rathe Fine Art features emerging and established artists. Pictured above:
Flora III, 30 x 30, by Meredith Pardue.
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RUGS, BEDDING & FLORALS
POSTMODERN TRADITIONS: This unique store specializes incustom and contemporary rugs. They have beautiful modernrugs in range of styles and sizes, says Seyar. I love the Lapchiline. The store features both in-stock and custom-order rugsand is open to designers and the general public at the HoustonDesign Center, 7026 Old Katy Road, #169, 713.522.7870.
PLUSH HOME: Known for some of the best bedding and bathaccessories in Houston, Plush Home offers a lavish selection offully customizable bedding in a wide range of products frombasic to luxurious, according to Marie Flanigan. The staff isextremely helpful and can work with you or your designer tohelp create your dream bedroom, from thread count to featherduvet. Flanigans product pick: The Sateen Duvet. Thisamazing duvet is light as a feather but provides the soft com-fort of a typical feather duvet a perfect option for our Texassummers, says Flanigan. Plush Home is located at 2233Westheimer Road, 713.522.5230.
LEFT: Andre Arbus rug collection by Lapchi. Available atPostmodern Traditions.
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CREATIVE BRANCH: This specialist in permanent floral creations is knownfor their great-looking floral arrangements and trees, both ready-made andcustom. My favorites are their different sculptures made from tree branch-es, raves Seyar. Creative Branch is open to the trade only, so ask a designerto help you scout out their creations. Located at 7246 Wynnwood Lane,off Hempstead road and Loop 610, 877.396.1842.
This Channel Back Settee is part of the Oscar de la Renta UpholsteryCollection by Century Furniture, available at Alyson Jon Interiors.
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NEW ON THE SCENE
Roberts Carpet, a leading source for floor-ing in Houston and surrounding areassince 1984, recently debuted a new con-cept store, DAZZLING DCOR. The stun-ning shop offers a fantastic selection ofarea rugs and an eclectic mix of homedcor items (a few samples pictured here).The store is located next door to RobertsCarpet on Fondren Road at 3003Fondren, 832.377.4665.
resourcesSAIMA SEYAR, ASID, RIDElima Designs, Inc.713.529.8899
MARIE A. FLANIGAN, ASID ALLIED MEMBERMarie Flanigan Interiors979.574.9686
BLAKE WOODS, ASIDBlake Woods Design832.516.9742
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