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