Antique Shops and Designers–A Must Read Magazine!!

Hi All!  We had a wonderful time in California mixing a bit of work with lots of fun!  The book winner will be announced next Monday–Thanks for all of the comments!! This week I wanted to share with you a magazine that I love– Antique Shops and Designers.  Started in Houston in 2007, I was an immediate fan!  Filled with wonderful stories on the Paris Flea market, famous architects and designers and artists as well as wonderful places to shop all over the world, it has maintained its artistic integrity in an era where advertising sometimes overtakes the design in a publication.




I was so honored to be asked to write for a magazine that I so adore. In this last issue I wrote about how to pick a paint color.  You can read the full article here.  My upcoming article is on how to pick the perfect gray, blue, green or Blaygeen as I tagged it.  I would love any comments on topics you would like me to write about in the future!!






It is always filled with such a wide rage of design styles. This feature on Barbara Carlton’s home is wonderful, including great tips from a designers perspective. Co–owner of Shabby Slips she also is a family affair, her daughter is well-known designer Renee Abbott and her partner.  To see the rest of her home go here.



There is a private tour of Axel Vervoordt’s home, one of the world’s most respected antiques dealers, collectors, and interior designers of today. To read the full article and see his 14th-century renovated castle go here. It is stunning!!



The ads in the magazine are as beautiful as the articles and home spreads.  They are all full page and artistically designed!!!


A regular writer for all issues is Eloise Adams Jones aka Ouisie. Not only is she a super nice lady, she is proprietress and Executive Chef of Ouisies’s Table and The Bird and the Bear Restaurants in Houston. I am a regular at her restaurants and her food is to die for!!! To read more and get her incredible pancake recipe handed down from her grandmother go here.



There is a charming article written by Nina Wickman which highlights the history and the renovation of Henkel Square in Round Top, Texas. The buildings were restored and furnished as they would have been at their origination in 1831. Currently they are being adapted for artisans’ and dealers’ store fronts. To see the full article go here.


Thanks you so much for The team at Antique Shops and Designers magazine for creating such a beautifully designed and interesting publication. Please visit their website here and their new on line shopping site here.   I hope that everyone has a wonderful week!! Until next Monday and good luck to the winner!!!!  xo  Leslie

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  1. To say that I am in love with this post is putting it lightly! I know now that I may have to go out of town to simply sit for days and study this post, the magazine, etc… Thank you so much for sharing this! I can't wait to find new resources and ideas! As well as catching up on your wonderful blog! You just can't imagine how much I love your work and show it to everyone! Thanks again for sharing such a great post!

  2. Looks like a wonderful magazine. I am going over to Amazon now and see if I can order one to ship to Canada. Nice to know there is an online option as well.

  3. This is a gorgeous publication! I just adore that kitchen at the top and the food looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing and I'll look forward to ordering this!


  4. Leslie,
    What a beautiful post! I will most certainly order this magazine…it will become one of the many I will hoard! I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed your gorgeous book and the time spent turning the pages and studying each detail.
    Many Blessings,
    Martha Passman

  5. This is one of my favorite magazines and I can't get enough of it. Like you said even the ads are gorgeous and well laid out. My husband would be happier if I didn't read this gem of a magazine since I have found so many beautiful things for our home….he'll get over it….;) The articles are well written as well and I can't wait for quiet time later so I can have a good read.


  6. I have not seen this magazine before so thank you for the heads up I will be stopping in B&N soon to pick it up!

    Another magazine for my "reference stack". I can't say that my husband will thank you but I certainly do!!! lol!

  7. Hi Leslie –
    One of my favorite magazines! Anything antiques and shops related, I love. Always a treat to see homes of dealers and designers. Love the dining room you plastered for Pam Pierce!

  8. I'm in love with that kitchen AND the art in the lat photo!! Great post!

  9. I am panting over every page of this magazine right now…I've seen it before but forgot what an incredible publication it is…and I think it must be even better than in the past…it;s ALMOST as good as your book…not quite. We refer to your book almost every day. Mona

  10. Hi Leslie,

    I saw Joni's article on her blog and am happy to have a peek at more of the content. I am looking forward to your next article – if I can't find the magazine locally I will have my sister send it to me.

    Have a great weekend,

  11. I can't wait to find this magazine Leslie… it looks so wonderful… I hadn't heard of it before.. Thank you for the introduction… Enjoy your weekend, xv.

  12. The magazine is beautiful! I couldn't resist looking at the recipe…but not sure what the ingredient H&H is….is that a Houston thing??

  13. Wow, this is really interesting content. I am amazed with your writing abilities. Your article is great reading material. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

  14. just wanted to say THANKS for the awesome recipe. We just tried it out with excellent results — so excellent that we have just decided to stop buying store-bought tortillas and make our own from this recipe. They're great, so thanks