October 1, 2010Issue No. 42
The Red Vault
October Design Newsletter

Hello ~

Antique Shopping in Round Top

Twice a year is "Antique Week" in the Round Top, TX area. For miles and miles surrounding the town of Round Top, there are antique shows with literally thousands of dealers.  Click here for a good link to read about all of the shows and see the schedules.

This is the final weekend of the shows, so dust off your boots and head up there and enjoy this gorgeous weekend! 

While you are there, be sure to stop by and visit with a few of the Red Vault dealers at Marburger.

Marsh Garden Decor/MAI - Houston
8719 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024

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Heather Bowen Antiques
1911 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77098 View Map

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The 2 Lucy's
8719 Katy Freeway/MAI
Houston, TX View Map

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From MAI:
Some of our MAI dealers will be selling their wares at the locations below. We know they'll love to see you.

The 2 Lucy's - Tent A
Designs by Grace - Legler House
Kay the Book Lady - Tent B
Faded Rose Antiques - Tent B
Bella Vita Designs - Tent B

Jana Wright
Sandy Worell


Henry Galindo and Henri Delclaux

Welcome to a new Dealer!

Houston Rug Mart
9874-76 Harwin
Houston, TX 77036 View Map
713-784 6278

The Red Vault is proud to welcome the addition of Houston Rug Mart - Fine Persian and Oriental Rugs.
Houston Rug Mart is the source of fine handmade, decorative, Oriental, area rugs and carpets of exceptional color, character and quality. By offering a wide variety of choices, we provide solutions that enable our clients to create truly unique and soulful environments. We strive to bring selective pieces from around the globe with emphasis on up-to-date colors and unique designs.  We are a wholesale source for interior designers and architects. We specialize in getting coordinating pieces and hard to find colors and sizes. We have a special Custom line in all styles like Contemporary, Tibetan and Traditional rugs.

In other news:

For lease: 5,620 sf design space for lease in the Washington Square Design Centre
Contact Gary Loh at gary@lohcompany.com or 713-419-9352.
Click here for the flyer.


Be sure to click here for our online design event calendar.

Oxford Contractors Tip of the Week
2415 Bissonnet
Suite 101
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-927-1494

General Tips on comparing quotes;

Scope of work: ensure plenty of details are in the scope of work such as materials used, measurements, and steps of the construction process.  Vagueness or lack of details in a scope of work will not allow a client to properly compare quotes. Lack of details will also lead to surprises, additional costs, and leave the owner without information to understand the process and costs.

Materials: Ensure material details are provided to be able compare products as all products and materials are not of the same quality.  Materials can range from windows, fixtures, lighting, paints, insulation, sheet rock, pipe, tile, stone, and nails/screws all being used during your home construction project.

Measurements:  Ensure measurements are provided so you can compare work and materials provided.

Warranties and Guaranties:  Make sure work and material warranties and guaranties are easily presented.
Time: Make sure a schedule or time frame is presented with your proposal. As this can have a dramatic impact on your schedule, home, and life.

Remember a contractor will be in your home and must show the utmost respect for your family, property, and time.

For all your home design and construction needs contact Oxford Contractors. robert@oxfordcontractors.com or kollin@oxfordcontractors.com or 713-927-1494.

Robert Loffredo
President of Oxford Contractors

Please feel free to comment or make any suggestions to Jackie@TheRedVault.com

Have a great weekend!

Jackie Sharbrough

The RED Vault

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> 2 Lucy's
> 3 Houses
> Antiques & Interiors on Dunlavy
> Artefacts
> Area
> Brownstone Antique Center
> Brown
> Carl Moore Antiques
> Caroline Ellsworth Antiques and Interiors
> Chandos Interiors
> Charlotte Nail Antiques
> Creative Flooring
> Design House, Inc.
> Found for the Home
> Heather Bowen Antiques
> Houston Rug Mart
> Imago Dei
> Kirby Antiques
> Laura Rathe Fine Art
> Laura U Collection
> Maison Maison Antiques
> Marsh Garden Decor
> Matt Camron
> Mecox
> Memorial Antiques & Interiors
> MetroRetro Furniture/ Mid Century Modern
> Pat Monroe Antiques
> Pride of Persia Rug Co.
> red
> Rugs by Alan
> Segreto Studios
> Shabby Slips
> Sugar Creek Interiors
> The Antique and Design Guy
> The Gray Door
> The Sitting Room
> Thornwood Gallery
> TwentyThree07
> Vestige for the Home

> Vieux Interiors


>Alice Wilson Tom Stovall Interiors
>Chandos Interiors
>Edwina Alexis
>Elizabeth Koval Designs
>Ginger Barber Design/The Sitting Room
>Mackay & Associates
> Sally Wheat
> Sugar Creek Interiors
> Suzy Page
> Wendt Design Group


> Architectural Design Resource
> Dauphin Sales
> The Houston Design Center
> Imago Dei
> Kitchen & Bath Concepts
> Lewis and Maese Auction Co.
> Mignon Favrot Topping
> Oxford Contractors
> Point2Point Moving
> Rugs by Alan
> Segreto Finishes
> Silk Arboretum
> Thornwood Gallery

> Design House, Inc.
> The Houston Design Center
> Kitchen & Bath Creations
> Pride of Persia