August 2010Issue No. 37
The Red Vault
August Design Newsletter

Hello ~


Turquoise, one of my all-time favorite colors, is the color of 2010 as chosen by Pantone - the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries.  They describe turquoise as "combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing".

In fact, there is even a blog dedicated to the color - Turquoise never fails to make me happy, and it adds a jolt of energy to any décor.

There are numerous ways to add turquoise to your home through dishes, kitchen appliances, art, pillows, photo frames, furniture, and decorative accessories.

Chandos Interiors
2422 Bartlett Unit E
Houston, Texas 77098 View Map
713-942-9350 x301

The Red Vault welcomes Chandos Dodson of Chandos Interiors.
Chandos Dodson has been working in the field of interior design for over a decade. Her firm, Chandos Interiors, was established in 2000. Chandos is an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture. She has worked for many of Architectural Digest's Top 100 design firms.
The philosophy of Chandos Interiors is to provide unique and luxurious rooms that are timeless and sophisticated.

Chandos Dodson

Turquoise in the art and the accessory on the table

Pale Turquoise Pillows make this room pop

5600 Kirby Dr. Suite N-5
Houston, TX.
(713) 668-1668

Set of turquoise jars

Photo frames

Great pillow

Memorial Antiques & Interiors
8719 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX.77024 View Map
(713) 827-8087

Turquoise & chocolate

A rustic farm table and stool

Beautiful painted chest at The 2 Lucy's

Crossroads Antiques
1911 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098 View Map

Ironstone Jugs

George Jones Strawberry Platter

Vestige for the Home
5208 Pine Street
Bellaire, TX 77401

Jane Weil and Evi Katz, owners of Vestige for the Home, are headed to Brimfield, Mass. for the Brimfield Antique Show, September 7-12.  Look for some great pieces in their shop upon their return.

A pop of turquoise in this vintage piece

Dauphin Sales Inc.
7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 273
Houston, TX 77024 View Map
713.522.3418 Phone
713.522.3467 Fax

Dauphin Sales is Houston's provider of choice for shower doors, tub enclosures and modern and antique mirrors. They offer an extensive selection of interior glass, including custom etched glass, electronic glass, color-coated glass slabs and cast glass with applications throughout the home and commercial venues.

Glass kitchen counter top

In other news:

Vieux Interiors
2 day summer sale!

3701 W. Alabama #160, Houston, Tx 77027

Friday August 27th & Saturday August 28th
40%-60% Off Selected Items!
Art, Lamps, Pillows, Antiques & Accessories


Laura Rathe Fine Art Gallery

2707 Colquitt St
Houston, TX 77098 View Map

Laura Rathe Fine Art Gallery exhibit September 11 - October 16


The Houston Design Center
7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 270
Houston, Texas  77024 View Map
Tel: 713-864-4735, ext 15
Fax: 713-864-2760
Cell: 713-553-1739

House Beautiful nominated Chandos the top twenty Next Wave of Designers and the only one from Texas! Chic and sophisticated interior details for fall 2010 with Chandos Dodson.

View the Houston Design Center 2nd Tuesday - September 14 Event Flyer Here.

Oxford Contractors Tip of the Week:
2415 Bissonnet Suite 101
Houston, TX 77005 View Map

Green in the home and construction - we hear the term green construction or design a lot but what does this mean.

Here are a few examples:

ˇ    Reuse or clean an existing item instead of replacing - such as a tub or sink.
ˇ    Build products - using local products from the surrounding area either in the form of the wood, stone, or tile
ˇ    Use recycled products that have been formed for new uses such as for countertops or floors
ˇ    Use stainable woods such as bamboo or use reclaimed woods
ˇ    Appliances and products that reduce and conserve your resources such as:
      Energy efficient products like refrigerators, ovens and etc 
      Toilets, sinks, and showers that reduce water usage
      Windows that block heat and light that reduce electric usage.
ˇ    Use non-volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your paints, stains, and epoxies and reduction of other chemicals
ˇ    Do not forget about insulation and radiant barriers which conserve energy but are also coming in green friendly forms

Look for terms:
ˇ    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system that goes usually toward the design phase.
ˇ    Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) associated with wood products.
ˇ    Energy Star Rated for appliances and other products.
ˇ    Green Seal of Approval
ˇ    Low or Non VOC

For further green information for products, construction and design contact Oxford Contractors at 713-927-149 or or

Please feel free to comment or make any suggestions to

Have a great weekend!

Jackie Sharbrough

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