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This Houston Design Haven Offers a Fresh Take on the Antique Store

MAI | Memorial Antiques and Interiors Boasts More Than 35 Vendors With One-of-a-Kind Items

BY // 04.13.23

Interior design quick tip: find that one-of-a-kind focal point item, mix styles, create that layered, lived-in, and stunning effect. Easier said than done? Enter the perfect answer: MAI | Memorial Antiques & Interiors, Houston’s interior design enthusiast’s most prized enclave for antique, vintage, and contemporary furnishings.

MAI | Memorial Antiques and Interiors created a unique elevated twist to the ordinary antique store. Opened in 2006, this design mecca is an enormous 22,000-square-foot showroom with more than 35 vendors. Each vendor is a small independent business, each with a fresh take on current design. The entire store consists of curated vignettes from these vendors.

Open to the public with special consideration to interior designers, MAI is truly a one-stop shop allowing customers to find unique, one-of-a-kind items under one roof. The selection is unmatched and changes often, so no two visits are the same. MAI also houses Houston’s highest concentration of Round Top vendors. To name a few: Crystal Nichols Design, Laurier Blanc, Leftovers Antiques, Tres Bien Antiques, and Susan Horne Antiques — so you don’t have to leave Houston to shop the antique haven’s beloved vendors year-round.

Shopping at MAI is much like flipping through the pages of your favorite design magazine.

Notably, walking the floor of magazine-ready vignettes helps customers envision how pieces can be put together creatively in their own homes. One MAI customer exclaimed: “I found MAI last month and this is my 3rd visit. I have brought a new friend each time! Unbelievable inspiration.”

Another MAI customer: “I don’t know if it is an antique store or contemporary interiors store! They simply have everything and any style you are looking for.”

Shopping at MAI | Memorial Antiques and Interiors is much like flipping through pages of your favorite design magazine and also being able to take home every treasure you find. Even better, if you see something you like in one of the displays, you can take it home the same day, without frustrating long lead times. Adding to the VIP experience, customers may take items home on approval to ensure they’ve found the perfect piece before committing to the purchase.

MAI is located in the Houston Design Center, offering ample parking, and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

For immediate inspiration check out the shop’s current finds from the virtual shopping page on MAI’s website.  Here, customers can virtually navigate through the store with 360-degree views and experience MAI from the comfort of your home.

Then come experience MAI for yourself.