February 2010 Issue No. 9
The Red Vault
February Design Newsletter


We are pleased to announce the addition of two fantastic dealers to the Houston design scene.

Marsh Garden Decor

In creating Marsh Garden D├ęcor, principal Marshall Lee combines his background in landscape architecture with over a decade of world travels into a common focus. He unites his passion for intimate yard and garden design with an impeccable taste in decorative elements and antiques. The collection has beautiful items from around the world that include not only iron and stone decorative garden pieces, but antiques and furnishings for the interior. Check out his wonderful inventory at Memorial Antiques & Interiors (8719 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024) and at 355 Iris Ave. Suite D, New Orleans, LA. 70121.  Vew Marsh Garden Decor on TRV here.


Kevin O'Brien of Artefacts brings to town a sharp and sophisticated array of furniture and lighting. The Paris sofa is really beautiful and the price is fantastic! The collection of chandeliers and lighting are sure to be show stoppers in your home. These one of a kind pieces are available for a limited time, so call Kevin at (281)919-2104. We welcome Kevin and his collections to Houston. Vew Artefacts on TRV here.

Buzz around Town

Mecox (3913 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX. 77027) has been mixing it up! With a large shipment arriving last month, manager John Tucker and the staff decided to re-arrange the showroom to accommodate all the antiques and accessories. Added to the showroom floor are rustic Asian tables, chairs, and accents, fantastic cow horn seating, Mohair club chairs, and numerous vintage smalls. We will alert you once we upload the new inventory, but in the meantime, check out their website or stop by the showroom at 3913 Westheimer. Definitely worth your time! www.mecoxgardens.com

The group over at the De La Torre Collection (1200 Missouri St. Houston, TX. 77006) is gearing up for the Winter thaw and Spring rush. It is the perfect time of year to begin your new year designing and decorating and the wonderful staff at the De La Torre Collection can help assist you in re-upholstering your favorite pieces or purchasing new furnishings and casegoods. Some of their stock pieces can be found on www.theredvault.com or their website www.downfurniture.com, but they are widely known for their well made and handsome custom pieces. Vew De La Torre on TRV here.


Kind regards, 

Etienne Skrabo
The Red Vault
The RED Vault

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> Antiques & Interiors on Dunlavy
> Art In The City
> Artefacts
> Brownstone Antique Center
> Brown
> 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
> Maison Maison Antiques
> Marsh Garden Decor
> Matt Camron
> Mecox
> Memorial Antiques & Interiors
> Orchid Obsession
> Pat Monroe Antiques
> Segreto Finishes
> Shabby Slips
> Skelton St. John
> Sloan/Hall
> Studio Lifestyle
> The Antique and Design Guy
> The Antique Co.
> The Gray Door
> Vestige for the Home
> Vieux Interiors

>Edwina Alexis
>Ginger Barber Design
>Mark Ashby Design

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