February 2010 Issue No. 8 
The Red Vault
February Design Newsletter


Last Thursday evening, The Red Vault and The Gray Door hosted the first champagne sipping sale of the season. It was a great success and there was a wonderful mix of people that flowed throughout the showroom well into the night. A few of the attendees included Patsy Fox, Neil Hamil, Carol Wagener, Aaron Rambo, Kathleen Rogers, Lucas Rountree, Jan and Chilton Greer, Susie Johnson, Mark White, Judy Meyer, Carol Piper, Kathy Harris, Monica Bickers, Amy Urquhart, James Mol, Laura Rathe, and Temple Brown. Thanks to all of you for showing up to the event and supporting us and the wonderful team at The Gray Door.    


View all the photo's from The Gray Door event here.

Congratulations to Jackie Sharbrough and her team for having yet another super successful Urban Market this past weekend! There was a large turnout, despite the dreary weather, with several new dealers adding to the venue, along with TRV standouts- Antiques & Interiors on Dunlavy, Dwellings, Kirby Antiques, Maison Maison Antiques, Orchid Obsession and Joy Jenkins.  

View all the photo's from The Urban Market event here.

I spoke with manager James Craig from The Brownstone Antique Center and he tells us that from Feb.8th -14th , TBAC will be having a Valentine's special sale with markdowns from all of their dealers. They showcase a wonderful collection of antiques,  home furnishings and accessories, art, jewelry, and men's watches (which has become all the rage for ladies as well).TBAC offers many lines that are exclusive to Houston. For all you last minute shoppers, they will be open on the 14th. Be sure to stop by to view their fantastic inventory.


We are pleased to announce the signing on of the Houston Design Center to TRV.

The Houston Design Center, located at 7026 Old Katy Road, houses more than 35 showrooms and design firms and hosts numerous wonderful events each year. 
Check out their calendar of events on www.TheRedVault.com/calendar and watch for their May 1st Derby Day/ASID Bazaar! www.thehoustondesigncenter.com

For TRV out of towners and travelers, be sure to check out these great Austin resources. Mark Ashby, of Mark Ashby Designs, is one of the areas finest designers. His sophisticated "look" is sure to please many.Pat Monroe, of Pat Monroe Antiques, collects and sells European furnishings and decorative arts dating from 17th through the 19th centuries, with additional pieces fromthe 20th century. Her shop is located at  1009 W. 6th St. Austin, Texas 78703.    

Mark Ashby Designs

Mark Ashby

Pat Monroe Antiques

Pat Monroe

In Longview, peruse the vast inventory at Eclectic Architecturals at 1201 Champion Way, Longview, Texas  75604.  Owner Sharon Cox is on a constant hunt to bring in the most interesting, varied stock that few shops have.      

Eclectic Architecturals

Kind regards,
Etienne Skrabo
The Red Vault
The RED Vault

> 2 Lucy's
> Antiques & Interiors on Dunlavy
> Art In The City
> Brown
> Brownstone Antique Center
> Caroline Ellsworth Antiques and Interiors
> Creative Flooring
> Crossroads Antiques
> De La Torre Collection
> Dwellings Houston
> Eclectic Architecturals
> Foxglove Interiors
> Frame Tek
> Heather Bowen Antiques
> Houston Design Center
> Indulge Decor
> Jas A. Gundry Inc.
> Kirby Antiques
> Laura Rathe Fine Art
> Laura U Collection
> L.R. Antiques
> MAI Consigned
> Maison Maison Antiques
> Matt Camron
> Mecox
> Orchid Obsession
> Pat Monroe Antiques
> Segreto Finishes
> Shabby Slips
> Skelton St. John
> Sloan/Hall
> Studio Lifestyle
> The Antique & Design Guy
> The Antique Co.
> The Gray Door
> Vestige for the Home
> Vieux Interiors

>Edwina Alexis
>Ginger Barber Design
>Mark Ashby Design

Designer Resources 
>Architectural Design Resource
>Segreto Finishes
>Joy Jenkins

>Scherry Lindley
>Suzy Smith