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The Best Design Shops Across Houston, Texas

Stores That Bring the Whole World to Houston

BY Compiled by Caitlin Hsu

When we take a road trip, we pack a list of the best design shops for inspiration and to scour for local treasures. We queried more than 40 interior designers to see where they pull over to shop in Houston and beyond.

The Best Design Shops in Houston

Area | 3735 Westheimer Road

Furniture, lighting, and accessories are constantly edited by the talented Area team. Tasteful and timeless.

“Area always has fabulous accessories for everyday table decor or party prep. I’m always interested to see their great options for ready-to-purchase upholstery.” — Kara Childress

Back Row Home | 8570 Katy Freeway

Owners Tracey Shingledecker and Kelly O’Donnell stock this 16,000-square-foot lifestyle and home furnishings shop with upholstered furniture, antiques, bedding, rugs, tabletop, home fragrances, bath and body, and garden decor from Currey & Company, Rich Hippie, Jan Barboglio, Gray Malin, Four Hands, Bella Notte, Pine Cone Hill, Made Goods, Square Feathers, and more. 

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“A huge warehouse/shop featuring everything home … including tabletop, gifts, furniture, bedding, antiques, and art.” — Kara Childress

“Beautiful European antiques, wall decor, coffee-table books, tabletop accessories, gifts, bedding, etc. A treasure trove of home goods for the design-minded.” — Mimi Meacham

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BeDesign | 2016 W Alabama St.

The 22,000-square-foot expansion of BeDesign showroom is stocked with such names as Flexform, B&B Italia | Maxalto, Molteni&C, Paola Lenti, and Ligne Roset — an impeccable curation of indoor and outdoor furnishings by owners Adrian Dueñas and Marcelo Saenz.

“Adrian and Marcelo provide so many amazing luxurious products and have always provided exceptional service.” — Nina Magon

Bering’s | 6102 Westheimer and 3900 Bissonnet

Hardware store turned emporium, family-owned and operated by Augie Bering V. A legend in Houston with a huge china and crystal department, yard and garden, and obscure hardware. This is the place to source well-designed, hard-to-find items such as mailboxes, fireplace tools, and house numbers. 

Biscuit Home | 1614 Westheimer Road

Owner Bailey McCarthy has the best taste, stocking Biscuit Home with bedding she designs as well as linens, towels, crib sets, table linens, and decoratives in classic ginghams, stripes, scallops, and always a Texana pattern such as Marfa or Wimberley bluebonnets. 

Boxwood Interiors | 1320 W. Alabama St.

A charming bungalow with an extensive selection of custom furniture, lighting, pillows, endless fabric samples in tidy woven baskets, wallpaper, and home objects. Wonderful room settings and dealer for Farrow & Ball. 

CAM Studio | 2800 Kirby Dr., Suite 116

Owner Carla Muñoz Gonzalez showcases contemporary European brands such as Minotti, Edra, Living Divani, and Wittmann. In addition to indoor furnishing solutions, CAM Studio also offers outdoor furniture, lighting, and rugs. The showroom was recently expanded to include a Poliform Studio for premium kitchens, closets, and furniture.

Carol Piper Rugs | 1809 W. Gray St.

Carol Piper and colleague Sanaa Sahi have a passion for art and textiles, dealing with the finest antique and decorative carpets from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and specializing in extraordinary, hard-to-find antique rugs and textiles.

“Carol and Sanaa maintain an amazing collection of rugs and textiles, and they can produce anything. Wonderful to work with.” — Michael Viviano

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CASA in Houston, Texas.

CASA | 2800 Kirby Dr., Suite B100

Furniture, lighting, and material options from some of the most sought-after European brands including Agape, Cesar, Giorgetti, Poltrona Frau, Listone Giordano, Rimadesio, and Viabizzuno.

Chateau Domingue | 3560 W 12th St.

Ruth Gay’s Chateau Domingue is an unsurpassed collection of monumental European antiques and reclaimed materials of exceptional character and quality. The showroom and surrounding grounds feature an extensive inventory of everything from the rare (an entire private chapel) and monumental (stone arches) to the fundamental (stone flooring) and charming (shutters and gates). Also housed here are Domingue architectural finishes — mineral-based plasters, lime washes, and paints from Belgium.

The Conservatory | 4444 Westheimer Road in River Oaks District

New! An outpost of Brian Bolke’s Conservatory in NYC and Dallas, the Houston store is predominantly fashion and jewelry but has clusters of well-edited home goods from Saved NY, Georg Jensen, Tina Frey, Tortus, Lobmeyr, Moro Dabron, and Serax.

Courtney Barton2940 Ferndale St.

Courtney Barton is known for her unexpected print and color combination, soft cotton Dohar blankets, custom hand-blocked pillows, antique furnishings, art, apothecary products, and home decoratives ethically sourced from around the world. Don’t miss the Round Top location, too. 

“Love the location, colors, unique antique finds, and textiles. Especially love their lighting selections and toss pillows.” — Mimi Meacham

Crow and Company | 3637 W. Alabama St. in Hollywood Square

New Location! Kathy Crow is a direct importer of English and European antiques and decorative objects, sourcing art, antiques, and objects. She’s especially known for her masculine, clubby horn cups, antique fly-fishing gear, English strikers, and fine English antiques. Crow & Co. has recently moved, after 25 years at the Antique Pavilion, to West Alabama. 

“Kathy Crow is an amazing source for English antiques and accessories. She’s one of the best sources for “smalls” in town — she’s always got what I need for that last layer. Not to mention gifts.” — Michael Viviano

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Found in Houston, Texas.

Found | 3433 W. Alabama St.

An ever-evolving collection of home furnishings and art that spans centuries. Owner Ruth Davis sources pieces from all over the U.S. and Europe, honing in on offbeat color or unique details of craftsmanship. Local artists collaborate to revitalize antiques and original works of art.

“You never know what you’re going to find at Found. Ruth Davis’ sculptural objects and furniture are one of a kind.” — Kara Childress

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Galerie Novella in Houston, Texas.

Galerie Novella | 2131 Westheimer Road

A stunning collection of 20th-century European design with an emphasis on French and Scandinavian furniture and lighting from the ’30s through the ’70s. Current highlights include pieces by French woodworker and designer Pierre Chapo (circa 1975), a monumental floor vase by French ceramicist Gustave Tiffoche (circa 1970), an early and rare seating group by Swedish designer Greta Magnusson Grossman (circa 1935), and a rare sofa by Danish designer Finn Juhl (circa 1948). 

“Rob is an amazing dealer with the best eye. His collection usually has what I need — but if not, he’ll source specifically for a project and find things I wouldn’t discover on my own.” — Michael Viviano

Indulge Décor + Fashion | 2903 Saint St.

Nestled in a traditional French garden near Tiny Boxwoods, Indulge owner Cynthia Davis stocks her three cozy buildings with tabletop, linens, bed and bath, and garden objects from such names as Match, Giardino Segreto, Sferra, and Haute Home.

“I love Indulge’s tabletop accessories and linens for both indoor and outdoor dining.” — Kara Childress

Jardin de France | 4819 Blossom St.

In the Houston location of Jardin de France, Patrice, and Gloria Watine showcase garden furnishings and objects and French country antiques, with beautiful plants and succulents for sale in The Conservatory. Don’t miss the new barn at The Compound in Round Top!

“Garden accessories and French antique.” — Nicole Zarr

Joyce Horn Antiques | 7065 Old Katy Road

Specializing in fine European antique and reproduction furniture and accessories beautifully restored by an in-house team.

 

Kirby Antiques | 2927 Ferndale St.

A much-loved source for designers and collectors for 30 years. Owner Blake Karambis offers a mix of French and Italian lighting, mirrors, furniture, and decorative accessories from the 18th to the mid-20th century, as well as Italian and French mid-20th-century furniture and objects.

“I’m always hopping in here.” — Nicole Zarr

Kuhl-Linscomb

2418 W. Alabama St.

Covering almost three city blocks, KL owners Dan Linscomb and Pam Kuhl-Linscomb carry a mind- boggling collection of tabletop, linens, bedding, garden, vintage and new furnishings, apothecary, home scents, gifts, paper goods, books, toys, and more housed in multiple buildings, many of which were saved from demolition and preserved. Yes, there’s a map in the main store. 

“A one-stop shop where I can get lost for hours. The best accessories, books, bedding, rugs, furniture, lighting, art, and more.” — Kara Childress

Longoria Collection | 1101-02 Uptown Park Blvd.

A classic for 30 years. Sylvia Longoria Dorsey and her daughter, Elizabeth Fertitta, have stocked their shop with Aerin, Alexandra Von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, Matouk, Sferra, Peacock Alley, Yves Delorme, Diptyque, and Trudon, for a stunning mix of bed linens, furniture, lamps, mirrors, objects, and more. 

“A tried-and-true source when it comes to cozy throws and beautiful bedding, plus luxurious bathroom accessories, from soaps and lotions to trays and trash bins.” — Kara Childress

M Naeve | 114 Main St., Suite 400

New Location! Margaret Naeve’s newly relocated showroom and studio is an exercise in curatorial balance between important antiquities and contemporary furnishings, located on a fourth-floor loft in Houston’s historic downtown district. Furniture, objects, and lighting from Apparatus Studio, Materia Designs, BCMT, Edition Modern, Pinch, and Workstead. The taste level is insane.

MAI – Memorial Antiques & Interiors | 7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 166

This design mecca for antique, vintage, and contemporary furnishings with 49 independent antique and design vendors always inspires. 

Maison Maison | 3014 Earl St.

Designer Suzanne Duin’s bungalow shop is known for its edit of French antiques and home accessories, custom tapestry pillows, custom lampshades, and MM’s own collection of woven lampshades handmade by artisans in South Asia. 

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Matt Camron Rugs & Textiles in Houston, Texas.

Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries | 2702 Sackett St.

Antique rugs, hand-woven modern rugs, flat-weaves, vintage, kilims, and custom designs. A forte is reinventing rug designs and creating luxury rugs in styles from Scandinavian to Bauhaus, working with weavers across the world to preserve the tradition of handmade carpets.

“Sarah and her team have an amazing selection of antique rugs, as well as tremendous production capabilities for new and custom. The quality and service are impeccable, always.” — Michael Viviano

Mecox | 2504 Amherst St.

Opened in Southampton in 1996. Owners Mac Hoak and Fred Perkins assemble a stunning collection of furnishings and garden decor with a mix of vintage furniture and antiques, original art, lighting, and home and garden accessories.

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Meredith O’Donnell in Houston, Texas.

Meredith O’Donnell Fine Furniture  | 7150 Old Katy Road

A multi-line furniture and accessories store carrying Baker, Brown Jordan, Century, Chaddock, Ebel, EJ Victor, and more. As a Hickory Chair partner, they have one of the largest Hickory Chair inventories in the country.

Moxie | 2031 W. Alabama St.

A stunning repository of fantastical and pedigreed antiques and vintage furnishings. One of the partners is designer Dennis Brackeen, who creates extravagantly beautiful interiors. A must-see by international designers on a stop-gap in Houston. 

OKA | 3461 W Alabama St.

Traditional British-style plush sofas and furnishings, tablescapes layered with block-print tablecloths, colored glassware, and OKA’s signature blue-and-white Kraak china … packed with color, texture, and personality. 

Paloma & Co | 2509 River Oaks Blvd.

New Location! Designer Paloma Contreras stocks her new shop in River Oaks with timeless antiques and unique found objects, spotlighting emerging artists.

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Shabby Slips in Houston, Texas.

Shabby Slips | 2304 Bissonnet St.

Designer Renea Abbott’s unique eye has made Shabby Slips a must-stop destination for designers. Filled with antique and vintage furniture and objects in her preferred palette of cream and black. 

SHOP | Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway Dr., Suite 241

A stunning showroom of European furnishing brands such as Walter K., Bocci, CC-Tapis, Cassina, Moroso, and Gubi.

“Shop is a showroom for contemporary furniture, lighting, and rugs, catering to the design community and sophisticated consumers. Adam Cook is absolutely a joy to work with and is very knowledgeable of the many wonderful high-end brands he carries.” — Nina Magon

Skelton | Culver | Stefflen | 9200 Hempstead Road, Suite 140

Fine antiques, lighting, and accessories, with a focus on continental Europe. 

“One of my favorite local antique shops for many years. They are so well learned in the provenance of the pieces they source. I always look here for large case pieces.” — Kara Childress

Sloan/Hall2624 Westheimer Road

“Gifts for the home + for the self! Love the San Antonio outpost so much!” — Courtnay Tartt Elias

Thompson + Hanson Stone House  | 3600 W. Alabama St.

Unusual items for the home, refined objects, and antique market finds. 

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Tribute Goods in Houston, Texas.

Tribute Goods | Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway Dr., in James Arsin Rugs, Suite 1000

New Location! Owner Karen Pulaski stocks Tribute Goods with hand-loomed cashmere from Nepal, vintage Hermès silk pillows, and artisanal objets d’art, as well as the finest Italian linens. 

“Best sheets in town! You have to try the Cloud Collection. Gorgeous artisanal bedding, vintage silk pillows, colorful velvet orb pillows, and unique accessories. Love the owner, Karen Pulaski — she’s got a great eye.” — Mimi Meacham

“The owner has a cool style, and the showroom is very chic and sleek.” — Melissa Rosenberg

Upper Kirby Consignment | 2912 Ferndale St.

A consignment shop for fine furnishings, antiques, works of art, and objects of charm. The shop is centered on charming Ferndale Street, and proprietors Colleen Smith and Peggy Strode celebrate their six-year anniversary this month. They conduct weekly “house calls” to seek out unique, beautiful, and authentic pieces, and place them in their layered and well-edited gem-like shop.

“Great mix of vintage and antique furniture.” — Nicole Zarr

Visual Comfort & Co. | 2425 W. Alabama St.

New Location! A brilliant lighting company founded by Andy Singer; sister Gale Singer runs the retail portion. Collaborations with Suzanne Kasler, Lauren Rottet, Kelly Wearstler, J. Randall Powers, Alexa Hampton, Aerin Lauder, Michael S. Smith, Marie Flanigan, Paloma Contreras, and many more. This is the only Visual Comfort retail store in Texas. Don’t miss the outlet store off Highway 290 on the way to Austin. 

W. Gardner, Ltd. | 2930 Ferndale St.

Antiquities royalty. Bill Gardner collects the finest antiques and decoratives the world over, enticing decorators around the globe to make the pilgrimage to his exquisite bungalow shop. 

“The good stuff. The old and crusty.” — Christopher Alexander

“Without question, a mandatory go-to for antiques and esoterica. Bill’s knowledge, creative eye, and wit are unmatched.” — Michael Viviano

“Bill Gardner has such a curated eye for exceptional antiques that are showstoppers.” — Kara Childress

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Weidner-Hasou & Co. in Houston, Texas.

Weidner-Hasou & Co.12649 Memorial Dr.

Designers Genna Weidner and Deborah Hasou carry beautifully crafted furniture, both new and vintage, decoratives, lighting, bedding, and linens in their shop on Memorial Drive.

Window Shop Home3637 W. Alabama St., Suite 120, in Hollywood Square

New! Susanna Moldawer has opened a retail store following her online store, Window Shop, in Hollywood Square. A mix of vintage and antiques from Louis XVI to 1970s modern — interesting chairs, game tables, lamps, mirrored trays, and vintage barware. Moldawer shares space with Japhet|Bates Collective art consultancy, which showcases bold artworks. Very glam! 

“Full disclosure, my daughter Susanna Moldawer owns this shop. I’ve bought so many great accessories from her as well as French furniture. I’m excited about her new space on West Alabama.” — Jan Showers

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