October 8, 2010Issue No. 43
The Red Vault
October Design Newsletter

Hello ~


Autumn has definitely arrived in Texas!  What glorious weather we have had the past few weeks. I have been spending a lot of time sitting outside - I am sure you have as well.

By creating a room out of your backyard or porch, they can become an extension of your home.

Photo: www.MarthaStewart.com

Here are some beautiful pieces to include when creating your haven:


Kirby Antiques
2927 Ferndale
Houston, TX 77098

French Wrought Iron Garden Chairs circa 1940

French Wrought Iron Garden Canape circa 1940


Marsh Garden Décor/MAI Houston
8719 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024

Italian Cast Stone Garden Seat

English Garden Table

English Staddle Stone


Antiques & Interiors on Dunlavy
3845 Dunlavy @ West Alabama
Houston, TX 

Pair of Concrete Planters with Shell Motif

Concrete Statue

Pair of Iron Planters


Found for the Home
2422 Bartlett Street #5
Houston, TX 77098

German Pottery Vessel

Massive Hollowed Tree Trunk - could be used as a planter or table base!

French 19th C Garden Urns


In Other News:


It's moving day at Vieux!
3701 West Alabama #160
Houston, TX 77027 View Larger Map

Vieux Interiors new addition is complete and we are moving in today!  We now have an additional 2,000 sqft for you to explore full of wonderful new products.  Make sure you stop by and see what is new.

Vieux Interiors first opened in early May 2007 in a warehouse with a seasoned team of professionals in the antique and interior design business.  The concept for the store was born out of the sheer passion for cutting edge style with killer furnishings.  The original intention was to have a traditional retail storefront, with a warehouse as a place to refinish and stage the furnishings, but due to local designers urging of the store opening the warehouse showroom made its debut.  In January 2010, Vieux Interiors moved its store location from an obscure warehouse north of I-10 to its current location on West Alabama.  The store has been featured in several local magazines and continues to be a destination for interior designers throughout the nation.

Vieux recently won the "Peoples Choice Award for Best Antique Shop" in the West University Examiner.







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

You may remember hearing in August about MAI's involvement with ABC's "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" and its work here in Houston.  Memorial Antiques & Interiors was a source for some of the decor used in the Johnson family's home makeover. According to the show's website and the producers in LA,  the episode will be aired this Sunday, October 10 on ABC at 7pm.  You just might catch room shots including "our" vintage mannequins, framed prints, a model Eiffel Tower, vintage jewelry and bejeweled high heels, and more.


Laura U Collection
1840 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098 View Map
Phone: 713-522-0855

Mark your calendars!  It is Laura U's Fall Benefit for Scout's Honor Rescue.  Join us on Thursday, October 14 from 6-9PM at the boutique and on Friday, October 15 from 10am-2pm for a doggie day out at Danny Jackson Family Dog Park on Westpark @ the W. Loop.
Enjoy artistic works by Kim Hartz, April Murphy, and Susie TritterRSVP to events@laurau.com.  For more information, visit us at www.laurau.com.


View the event flyer here.

The Houston Design Center's 8th Annual International Risotto Festival - A delicious afternoon of food, fun & festivities for the entire family with many of Houston's finest chefs competing to win this year's best risotto! 
Sunday, October 17, 2010  2pm-6pm
7026 Old Katy Road, Houston, Tx  77024
To RSVP: events@thehoustondesigncenter.com
To purchase tickets: www.RisottoFestival.com or call 713-864-2660

Risotto Evite









Imago Dei has space for lease in their building at 2525 Robinhood in Rice Village.  Please contact Gabriella Uzcategui, Executive Director, for more information.  Gabriella@imagodei.pro
2525 Robinhood

MidCentury Modern Furniture is having a Sidewalk Sale on three consecutive Saturdays: October 23 and 30 and November 6 from 11:00am-6:00pm.
They have the most incredible selection of mid century modern pieces - you will be sure to find what you are looking for!
20% off everything in the store. 
2215 Washington Avenue, Houston Texas  77007


View the event flyer here.

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

Oxford Contractors work with you to build your vision to reality.  If you are working with an interior designer, we make your job easier, solve problems, and ensure the process is smooth for the designer and homeowner.  Our sites are organized, and we know communication with the designer is a key to success. 

At Oxford Contractors, our capabilities range from extensive renovation and additions to new construction.

For any construction questions, please feel free to contact me or Kollin Hamilton - kollin@oxfordcontractors.com


Robert Loffredo
President, Oxford Contractors, LLC



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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