How Very Swanky

Swank Interiors

Seth Vaughan
January 14, 2014

Forget the suspense of auctions. You can enjoy the same varied and unusual assortment of treasures at Swank Interiors. The retail space recently debuted at the intersection of West Alabama and Hazard Street. At the helm is Marivel Berilgen, who oversees day-to-day operations, and partners David Lewis and Ernest Lewis (of auction house Lewis & Maese) who curate a stratified and dense inventory of vintage decorative accessories, art and furniture. Where else can you find a Warhol lithograph rubbing shoulders with a mounted cast of a dinosaur skeleton, juxtaposed with an Eames lounge chair and ottoman, all under the watchful eye of two-dimensional wooden cutouts fashioned to look like busts of Zeus and Athena? The shop also stocks LAFCO candles and diffusers and an array of decorative objects, including stone and mineral orbs and a myriad of decorative shells. 1847 W. Alabama, 713.636.9730,