Alexandra von Furstenburg at Longoria Collection
Back Row Home
David Brown Flowers
Kay O' Toole
Thanks to a lack of zoning laws and a wildcatter history, in Houston, you can have whatever your heart desires when it comes to a home — be it a modernist party mansion, a classic Cape Cod, a sleek high-rise apartment or a London-style townhouse.
Houstonians love few things more than entertaining in their own homes, so naturally, this city is a treasure trove of home and antiques stores to suit any style. The interiors offerings are as diverse as the city itself — in what other locale can you find home goods Mecca Kuhl-Linscomb, shelter-mag darling Found, and local designer Bailey McCarthy’s Biscuit?
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite PaperCity-approved spots to acquire furniture, antiques, accessories, rugs, bedding, and hostess gifts that will make your guests at your next dinner party say “Where did you find that?” Happy hunting!
Antiques of River Oaks, 3461 W. Alabama, antiquesofriveroaks.com. Natural light from the center atrium shines down on 9,000 square feet of antiques heaven. Individual dealers here have each been in business for 20-plus years, with inventory and expertise to match. We love David Lackey’s always quirky collection.
Antiquarium, 3021 Kirby Dr., theantiquarium.com. A treasure trove for those who love art on paper — John Derian would have a field day here. Houston’s largest dealer of antique prints, maps, documents, photographs, and globes.
Area, 3735 Westheimer Road, area-houston.com. A not-so-secret source for designers seeking unique objets and furnishings, this 5,000 square-foot space features stunning antiques and contemporary pieces and accessories from a wide range of design periods.
Aria Stone Gallery, 5120 Woodway, Houston Decorative Center, ariastonegallery.com. Hand-selected, natural stone slabs are displayed in a stunning gallery setting, with full price transparency. Available to the public and to the trade.
Back Row Home, 8570 Katy Freeway, backrowhome.com. Quintessential Houston: This Mecca for antiques — the owners are frequently unloading containers from France, Belgium and Spain — also offers home goods from Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert, and more, plus hostess gifts, all housed in a 12,000 square-foot-charned-up warehouse.
BeDesign, 2016 W. Alabama, be-design.us. Iconic contemporary furniture and lighting from Paola Lenti, Vibia, Molteni, Fendi Casa and CasaDesus, Kartell, Aramni/Casa, and Missoni are housed in a gleaming modernist two-story structure.
Bering’s, 3900 Bissonnet St. and 6012 Westheimer St., berings.com. A Houston institution for 75 years, Bering’s is the go-to hardware and home store where you can find everything from nuts and bolts, paint, Yeti coolers, and esoteric cleaning products to engraved invitations and fine Herend china.
Biscuit, 5100 Westheimer Road, biscuit-home.com. This Montrose shop is famous designer/owner Bailey McCarthy’s own made-in-America printed bedding, cheeky gifts for home and baby (including new Biscuit-print pajamas), and embroidered Mexican dresses by Dallas-based Mi Golondrina.
Boxwood and Boxwood Linens, 1320 and 1839 W. Alabama, boxwoodhouston.com. These plush interiors showcase antiques and accessories including pillows by Thurston Reed. Pretty sister shop Boxwood Linens carries fine linens with Southern-style monogramming.
Brown, 2940 Ferndale at W. Alabama, shopbybrown.com. This brown bungalow is filled with an unexpected mix of antiques, lighting, curiosities, vintage schoolhouse items, and a famed collection of Belgian lighting.
Carl Moore Antiques, 1610 Bissonnet St., carlmooreantiques.com. Owner Geoffrey Westergaard sums it up: “We’re not your grandmother’s antiques shop … unless she’s pretty chic.” Westergaard is armed with decades of knowledge in the industry and a knack for finding magical pieces.
Carol Piper Rugs, 1809 W. Gray, carolpiperrugs.com. This isn’t your typical rug showroom. Here you’ll find unique antique and modern rugs; vintage textiles such as authentic Kuba cloth via the Democratic Republic of the Congo and indigo via Mali; and hand-stitched Kantha via India.
Chateau Domingue, 3615 W. Alabama, chateaudomingue.com. Frequently touted by Architectural Digest, Chateau Domingue imports reclaimed and aged architectural mantels, stone surrounds, French limestone flooring, and enormous salvaged doors and gates.
David Brown Flowers, 3637 West Alabama, davidbrown.flowers. The go-to florist for socials in the know, providing lush, of-the-moment arrangements.
Found, 3433 W. Alabama, foundforthehome.com. Found is Houston’s home design darling, lauded by House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and Elle Decor for intriguing finds. Christopher Spitzmiller lamps mingle with architectural fragments in highly Instagram-able vignettes.
Internum, 3303 Kirby Dr, Internum.com. An impressive collection of Italian contemporary luxury furniture brands like Giorgetti, Cassina, and B&B Italia
Jonathan Adler, West Ave, 2800 Westheimer Road, jonathanadler.com. Greek key, lacquer, burl wood, cheeky porcelain — Jonathan Adler has it covered.
Kartell, River Oaks Shopping Center, 2013 W. Gray, be-design.us/kartell. This gleaming showroom is filled with the iconic designs from 68-year-old Italian furniture and lighting brand that’s known for collaborations with cutting-edge designers like Philippe Starck (the acrylic Louis Ghost chair) and Ron Arad (the Bookworm bookcase).
Kay O’Toole, 1921 Westheimer, 1stdibs.com/dealers/kay-otoole. Owner Kay O’Toole’s keen eye is widely celebrated — her residences have been published numerous times in national magazines. Her stunning shop carries the best in French, Belgium, and Swedish antiques.
Kuhl-Linscomb, 2424 W. Alabama, kuhl-linscomb.com. This 70,000-square-foot campus is devoted to all things chic. Multiple buildings house a home-design lover’s paradise: Hermès tabletop; a massive candle and beauty selection including coveted Santa Maria Nouvella; high-end furniture; Texas-themed gifts; an adorable children’s department; and everything in between. If you can’t find it here, it probably doesn’t exist.
Lam Bespoke, 2032 W. Alabama, lambespoke.com. Offers beautiful stocked furniture and custom upholstery and metalworking.
Laurier Blanc, 1926 Bissonnet St., laurierblanc.com. Owner Suzanne Coppola travels the world to source a collection of objets, jewelry, and home accessories from Turkey, Marrakech, and Bhutan. Standouts include a selection of rare 19th-century hunting trophies owned by German and Austrian royalty and nobility.
Ligne Roset, West Ave, 2800 Kirby Drive, Suite A-210, lignerosethouston.com A beautiful showroom for the innovative contemporary luxury furniture made in France by the same family for 150 years.
Longoria Collection, Uptown Park, 1101 Uptown Park Blvd., longoriacollection.com. The luxe home gang’s all here: Ralph Lauren Home, Aerin Lauder, Alexandra von Furstenburg, Kelly Wearstler, Waylande Gregory, and Houston-based Tribute Goods linens, among others.
Lynn Goode, 3637 W. Alabama, lynngoodevintage.com. A haven for all things burl wood, chrome, and Hollywood regency. Goode is known for her fabulous eye for mid-century modern pieces and art. Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Herman Miller all hold court.
M Naeve, 1911 Westheimer, 1stdibs.com/dealers/m-naeve. The clean, highly polished aesthetic of owner Margaret Naeve mixes Fine French, Swedish, Italian, and Spanish antiques with select contemporary lines such as Egg Collective. Here, a 19th-century bleached table sits adjacent to a Jean Royère-inspired sofa upholstered in dusty pink.
MAI – Memorial Antiques and Interiors, 8719 and 8731 Katy Freeway, maihouston.com. Dozens of individual sellers — from interior designers to artisans and antiquarians — offer European antiques, mid-century Modern pieces, home decor, and original art.
Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries, 2702 Sackett St., mattcamron.com. Houston-based family-owned rug and textile company with showrooms nationwide, featuring an astounding collection of vintage and antique rugs along with high-quality custom reproductions and contemporary designs.
Mecox, Highland Village, 3912 Westheimer, mecox.com. The Highland Village location is their largest and offers a classic curated mix of home and garden furnishings and accessories, along with pieces by local artists.
Moroso, West Ave, 2800 Westheimer, moroso.it/moroso-a-houston. One of only two U.S. showrooms for the storied Italian contemporary furniture brand, beloved for classics including Ron Arad’s Three Skin Chair and Ross Lovegrove’s Supernatural chair.
Moxie, 2031 W. Alabama, moxie-interiors.com. Antiques, vintage modern furnishings, and accessories abound. Desperately seeking an Aldo Tura lacquered goatskin bar cart? They’ve got you covered.
Mrs PK & Oz, 2627 Colquitt St., mrspkandoz.com. You’ve probably added some of owner Patti Kagan’s ’60s and ’70s sleek furniture pieces to your cart on 1stdibs. Stop by her chic 4,000-square-foot showroom on Colquitt’s Gallery Row to score mid-century modern pieces by Charles Hollis Jones and Zermatt.
Shabby Slips, 2304 Bissonnet St., myshabbyslips.com. Owner Renea Abbott is known for her refined taste, stocking antiques, accessories, and fine furnishings. It’s a vision in black, white, and gilt all over — with an animal print thrown in for good measure.
Skelton-St John, 3637 West Alabama, skeltonstjohn.com. Exceptional antique furniture, lighting, and architectural pieces from Italy, France, and Sweden.
Thompson + Hanson, 3600 W. Alabama, thompsonhanson.com. This is the storefront of the chic landscape architecture firm, adjacent to its highly curated nursery of native and unusual plants, offering antiques, home furnishings, and gifts, along with garden furniture, ornaments, and containers.
Tribute Goods Fine Linens, 3637 W. Alabama, tributegoods.com. Owner Karen Pulaski offers Houston-designed, Italian-made fine linens and Hermès-scarf pillows.
Weidner Hasou, 12649 Memorial Dr., weidnerhasou.com. Equal parts retail shop and design studio, Weidner Hasou is the go-to outfitter for your hostess-gift closet. Look for Farmhouse Pottery and Libeco Belgian linens, and monogram-appliqued pillows and linens by local Jacquelyn Reese.
Wells Design, 5120 Woodway, Houston Decorative Center, Suite 3029, wellsdesigninc.com. New retail and to-the-trade showroom is a go-to-source for à la carte design services, inlay boxes, candles, frames, coffee table books, kitchen goods, furniture, pillows and throws inspired by the aesthetic of the iconic Houston design firm.
Others to know:
Bill Gardner Antiques, 2930 Ferndale St., wgardnerltd.com
Circa Lighting, 2427 Westheimer Road, circalighting.com
Clo Clo & Rino, 2444 Times Blvd., cloclorino.com
Feliz Interiors, 1305 S Voss Road, felizinteriors.com
Georgia Brown Home, 3502 W Alabama, bdantiques.com
High Fashion Home, 3100 Travis St., highfashionhome.com
Janus et Cie, 3935 San Felipe St., janusetcie.com
Joyce Horn Antiques, 7065 Old Katy Road, joycehornantiques.com
Kirby Antiques, 2927 Ferndale St., kirbyantiques.com
Krispen, 3723 Westheimer Road, krispenhome.com
Liz Spradling Antiques, 2422 Bartlett, lizspradling.com
Phyllis Tucker, 2919 Ferndale St., phyllistucker.com
Roche Bobois, 4810 San Felipe St., roche-bobois.com
Saint Cloud, 5217 Kelvin Dr., shopsaintcloud.com
TB3 Home, 2803 Westheimer Road, tb3home.com
Watkins Culver, 2308 Bissonnet St., watkinsculver.com
To the Trade
Decorative Center Houston
5120 Woodway, decorativecenter.com
Aria Stone Gallery • David Sutherland Showroom • Dedon • Ellouise Abbott Showroom • George Cameron Nash • Holland & Sherry • Holly Hunt • Ken Kehoe • Lee Jofa • Schumacher • Wells Design and more
Houston Design Center
7026 Old Katy Road, thehoustondesigncenter.com
Alkusari Stone • Design House • Fixtures & Fittings • Lighting Treasures • Scalamandre and more