February 2010 Issue No. 10
The Red Vault
February Design Newsletter


Can't find that perfect piece of furnitureKetan Kapasi, owner and designer of Studio Lifestyle, (4811 Harbor Glen Lane, Houston, Texas, 77084 ph.# (832)830-5507) is truly a talent to be taken seriously. He designs and creates all types of furniture including armoires, cabinets, tables, desks, etc. with superior craftsmanship and attention to detail. He also offers custom design services and consultation to fit your needs. Call Ketan today!    

Studio Lifestyle  

Laura U Collection 

The Laura U Collection has been busy on many fronts. Creative Director Laura Umansky is pleased to announce the addition of Mimi Fong (interior designer) and Karee Laing (marketing director) to her staff. The showroom has been re-designed and new inventory has been placed on the floor. This month, they are featuring the handsome Jacobean chair-stylish and sophisticated, sure to make a statement in any room. Laura has also put a new focus on highlighting and supporting local and regional artists. There is much to see here, so stop by the shop (1840 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77098, ph.# (713)522-0855) or visit the collection at www.laurau.com or www.theredvault.com (items being added daily).

Maison Maison Antiques 

This month at Maison Maison Antiques (2129 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas, 77098 ph.# (713)520-1654) owner Suzanne Duin has brought in a gorgeous selection of handmade antique textile pillows. These pillows have been thoughtfully made with 17th, 18th, and 19th Century Aubusson, tapestry, and needlepoint remnants. They are finished off beautifully with lush fabrics and trimmings and the attention to detail is noteworthy. Check out these pillows and more at www.maisonmaisonantiques.com or www.theredvault.com.

Antiques & Interiors on Dunlavy  

David Taylor, at Antiques & Interiors on Dunlavy (3845 Dunlavy, Houston, Texas, 77006 ph.# (713)522-6996) informs us that they are pleased to announce several new dealers to the showroom. Cheryl Boyd offers great merchandise and it is evident with her design background that she has a real knack for the business. Howard Martin and Kelley Key, formerly of Junque, team up as Kelley/Martin Design, to bring their fantastic and unusual finds. Additionally, James Farmer showcases wonderful faux painted furniture and a good selection of artwork. To see what this dynamic group has to offer, swing on by while you are out shopping for that special piece. You are sure to find something wonderful here to please your style and your budget!

Our next newsletter will include the latest design news, events around town, and the latest developments from these Red Vault dealers: 2Lucy's, Art in the City, Brown,  Crossroads Antiques, Heather Bowen Antiques, and The Antique Company.

Until then, have a great weekend and happy shopping! 

Kind regards, 

Etienne Skrabo
The Red Vault

The RED Vault

> 2 Lucy's
> 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

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

>Scherry Lindley
>Suzy Smith