Sid and Ann Mashburn Come to Houston

{The Chic Entrance at Ann Mashburn}
The other day, I stopped into my favorite store, a bientot for a little holiday shopping and was happy to see that Ann Mashburn and Sid Mashburn had opened just a few doors down in the same shopping center on the corner of Westheimer Road and River Oaks Boulevard. If you’ve read La Dolce Vita for a while then you’ve surely heard me talk about how much I love a bientot, also known as my version of accessories heaven. So naturally, I am excited that another chic shop has opened up in the center. Instead of focusing on just one space in a “Fabulous Room” feature today, I thought it would be fun to give you a tour of the new Mashburn.
Ann and Sid founded their eponymous stores in Atlanta after moving there from New York where they each had illustrious careers in fashion– he designing for Ralph Lauren and J. Crew and she as an editor at Vogue and Glamour.  The Houston store is their second outpost and exudes style in every corner. I visited their Atlanta store in January and loved it, so I was excited to see what they had done with the space here. Naturally, it is just as chic as I had expected. Think whitewashed brick and steel case windows and doors, and seagrass carpeting layered with colorful rugs throughout; a Saarinen Tulip Table, whimsical chandelier, stunning Chinoiserie panels, Parsons-style shelves, and pops of pink on the Ann Mashburn side; blue-grey fixtures, brass accents, a ping pong table, and taxidermy on the Sid Mashburn side. The Mashburns have an amazing aesthetic which permeates everything they touch. I felt leaving just as inspired by the design of the space as by the beautifully curated merchandise.
{This further cements my desire for a Saarinen Tulip Table!}
{Beautiful Chinoiserie Panels behind the Cash Wrap}

{Notice the brass clothing racks. I also love the low slung cabinet below.}
{The clothing in Ann Mashburn is merchandised by color. Of course, I loved all the navy.}
{I love this dress, but I think it would be better suited for someone super tall and thin like Gisele.}
{A Pair of Butter Yellow Roll Arm Chairs}
{The doors and white-washed brick are so chic.}
{An Interesting Mirror Above a Jewelry Display}
{The Dressing Rooms}
{I love the thick, floating Parsons-style shelves throughout the store. I designed something very similar for the built-in in my family room.}
{Chic Shoes and Booties}
{Sid Mashburn– I love the vibe on the men’s side, too!}
{Chic Custom Built-Ins/Displays}
{I am obsessed with this rug/desk/chair combination– so chic!}
{More Men’s Clothing}
{A Ping Pong, Record Players, and a Mounted Gazelle are Part of the Eclectic Mix at Sid Mashburn}
{Another Great Cabinet and Rug}
For more on the inspiring Mashburns, check out this great article in the April 2012 issue of Matchbook.
Have a great weekend! 

{All Photos by Paloma Contreras for La Dolce Vita}

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