August 2010Issue No. 35
The Red Vault
August Design Newsletter


How should artwork be incorporated into the home?

Start with the obvious - what do you love? Look around and see what inspires you. Perhaps contemporary paintings will beckon you - or perhaps sculpture or a mural.  Art allows you to express yourself and transform your space.  Above all, always choose what makes you happy.

Once you've decided on your style, what should you buy? I would recommend visiting a good gallery or meeting with an artist to get some inspiration and tips. As with all design, buy the best you can afford. Resist the urge to go to a mega store and buy a ready made 'collection'.  Working with a reputable gallery will award you with a unique art collection that you will enjoy for years. 

Stop by and visit with these Red Vault dealers:

Thornwood Gallery
2643 Colquitt St.
Houston, TX 77098
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Tuesday through Friday 10-5
Saturdays 11-4
(713) 528-4278

The Red Vault
is pleased to announce our newest member - Thornwood Gallery.
Thornwood Gallery has earned a reputation of providing high quality artwork by international, national and emerging artists for homes and businesses. Their extensive inventory represents a wide variety of styles from abstract to impressionism and realism.

Laura Rathe Fine Art
2707 Colquitt St
Houston, TX 77098
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If you haven't been to Laura Rathe Fine Art, you've missed out. Located in a beautiful, three story, contemporary building across the street from Thornwood , it is a full service gallery representing emerging and established artists in oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, sculpture, glass and fine art prints and posters.

Imago Dei
6817 Flintlock Rd. Suite A
Houston, TX 77040 View Map

Imago Dei
is a team of artists, sculptors, graphic designers, decorative painters and carpenters. Over the past decade they have managed to make a name for themselves as the premier provider of murals, finishes and art in Houston and far beyond.  You can pick from already finished pieces or commission anything you desire.

Segreto Finishes
10211 Memorial
Houston, TX 77024 View Map
(713) 461-5210

Owner Leslie Sinclair specializes in fine paint finishes and plaster work and customizes her work to fit in with each client's lifestyle.  Her murals are awe inspiring.

Oxford Contractors Tip of the Week

Save money
One simple way to conserve costs without sacrificing functionality or good looks is to combine certain appliances. A cook top and a separate wall oven can cost 15 to 20% more than if you buy a range that includes both.

In Oxford presentation with clients one of our main goals is to give the client choices and cost savings options. Please contact us for any advice or consultations. ( or or 713-927-1494)

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will hold a Super Showroom Sample Sale open to the public on Friday, August 13th from 9AM - 5PM and Saturday August 14th from 9AM - 3PM.

Download the event flyer here.

Vieux is Bringing New Ideas to the Table...

We are excited to show you some of our newest arrivals. We have everything from custom steel top tables with reclaimed bases to traditional antique tables. Please stop by and take a look or visit us on the web!

View the complete Vieux newsletter here.


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Have a great weekend!

Jackie Sharbrough

The RED Vault

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