Back Row's Bounty

Back Row Antiques

Seth Vaughan
October 30, 2013

While Back Row Antiques is relatively new, those behind it are not. After stints at Memorial Antiques and Interiors, 2 Lucy’s Antiques (Kelly O’Donnell and Tracey Shingledecker), Leighton Hale Antiques and Gracie Hall’s Designs by Grace, along with Cheri Mahoney, all found themselves in need of more room to show their enchanting amalgamations of antiques. So they migrated across I-10 to their own space, set within the Memorial Design Center. After extensive renovations to the shop, they realized their vision of a well-appointed warehouse segmented so that each member of the collective has ample room to display wares. Here you’ll find an enviable assortment of French earthenware, mirrors and books from Leighton Hale; a trove of 19th- and 20th-century French, English and Italian antiques and architectural elements from 2 Lucy’s; and a varied and feminine assortment of lighting elements, tables and chairs from Grace Hall. Best of all, they integrated a central kitchen onto the floor, including a sizeable farmhouse table that is never without some delectable morsels, making the hunt for that perfect Louis XVI fauteuil all the sweeter. 8750 Katy Freeway, Suite 111, 713.827.9292;