Design blogger Joni Webb identifies Houston’s latest “hot pocket of stores selling reasonably priced, yet very chic antiques.”
Where is it? At the Fiesta Mart!
Or more accurately, in and around the shopping strip that includes the Fiesta — on the southeast corner of Dunlavy and West Alabama. Webb’s Cote de Texas blog runs through items available at Antiques and Interiors on Dunlavy, the Country Gentleman, plus the latest shop to open: Boxwood Interiors, a second store by the same people who run Foxglove Interiors on Alabama, a few blocks to the east. Boxwood
. . . immediately called to me when, through the window, I glimpsed freshly laid seagrass matting stretching from the front door to the back. It’s amazing what spending a few extra dollars on seagrass will do to an old and ugly mall space.
After the jump: seagrass magic! Plus a few of Webb’s Fiesta-area finds.
The Boxwood Interiors interior: feel the seagrass!
And next door at The Country Gentleman:
- A New Houston Shopping Destination For Antiques [Cote de Texas]
- Larry N. Bahn Antiques [The Country Gentleman]
- Antiques & Interiors at Dunlavy [Merchant Circle]
- Foxglove Interiors
Top photo of W. Alabama at Dunlavy: Flickr user mama.harmonica. All others: Joni Webb
Antiques and Interiors has long been a favorite antique haunt of mine. Plus, I get to gaze wistfully at the old Wilshire Village apartments across the street and hope that someday, someone will fix them up again.
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