Last week, my friend Jeni came to visit from California and I took her to some of my favorite places in Houston that I knew she’d love. Among them, was Boxwood Interiors, a charming store featuring an amazing selection of pillows, furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, and paints and wallcoverings by Farrow and Ball. I’ll let you in on a little secret, we sourced a few items from Boxwoods for a High Gloss photo shoot that we can’t wait to share with you! But more on that later. First, I’d like to share a visual tour of this amazing shop. Boxwood recently underwent a major makeover. The store nearly doubled in size and they added a ton of fabulous new vignettes, brightened the space, and added some show-stopping details.
Lamps, Sconces, Gate Doors, and Grills at Two Lucys
A Cool French Milk Poster
New York Magazine is the source for all of the best New York City has to offer. Their Shop-A-Matic feature takes the grunt work out of shopping by sorting through the infinite amount of options for you. The editors at New York Magazine carefully select the best options in various price points and categories. You can sign up for the widget and get all of the details for the hottest items sent directly to you.
Shop-A-Matic recently teamed up with Apartment Therapy to do a feature entitled “140 Small Space Solutions”. They selected all types of furniture and accessories starting at just seven dollars. Previous Shop-A-Matic features include:
The Best Wedding Dresses
I received the latest issue of House Beautiful in the mail last night. This month’s issue features, kaarsKoker, A Seattle-based company founded by April Pride Allison. The idea is absolutely brilliant! After ordering tons of light fixtures for her clients, Allison grew disillusioned by the cheap plastic sleeves that often come with certain types of light fixtures and decided to do something about it. In September of 2008, she launched kaarsKoker, which means “candle sleeve” in Dutch. Her collection features a broad spectrum of chic patterns and solid colors in 4 inch and 6 inch lengths. As if that were not enough, they are affordable, too ranging from $12 to $23 per pair.
All images via kaarsKoker
Mecox Gardens recently opened its eighth location in Houston. Located in Highland Village, the 8,000 square foot emporium of chic wares is a welcome addition to our city. The store carries many styles of furnishings, art, accessories, lighting, and antiques. There is literally something for everyone’s aesthetic. I love Mecox because it is evident that every single piece in the store is thoughtfully selected. Despite the fact that so many styles are present (Swedish, Mid-Century, Hollywood Regency, Industrial, Traditional, Asian), they all work beautifully together. If I had my way, along with unlimited funds I would purchase every last item for my home at Mecox!