18 July 2007

Houston, French Style: Indulge



It seems people who read this blog were interested in this pink headboard I posted under "A Touch of Pink." The headboard is the design of a darling, fair-haired shop owner named Cynthia Davis. Her charming store, Indulge, is located in Houston's tony River Oaks area in an even more charming building rebuilt by her husband, noted architect Issac Preminger. The Provencal inspired gardens and interiors of Indulge are so overwhelmingly beautiful, that shopping is sometimes a secondary excuse to visit. The entry, guarded by her three large Briard dogs, is shaded by an awning. Just inside the front door is a room fauxed the most beautiful shade of blue. In the foyer, Cynthia has displayed the entire Juliska glass collection. Upstairs are baby goods. To the left and right are plates, glass, kitchenware, gardening goods, bath linens, and furniture. Weekly delivered orchids of every variety are available, along with French home magazines. Though this location is still new, Cynthia has already outgrown the space and is opening a second location to showcase her furniture. Truly an indulgence of the senses from the fragrances to the eye candy - Indulge is a delight.


A faux bois vase sits on a table styled by Cynthia.



The soft spoken Cynthia and her debonair husband Issac at home with their three "babies."



The entry, with stucco walls. Note the stone doorway on the left.




The powder room at Indulge.



The "Issac" headboard available from the web site.

Another headboard custom designed by Cynthia lies under a typical french window.

Furniture by the French based Blanc d' Ivoire, a personal favorite of mine.


Cynthia and Issac's bungalow was the cover story of Cottage Living this spring.


Gates custom designed by Issac lead to the front courtyard, allowing the couple to utilize the outdoor area for extra living space.


Provencal inspired landscaping.



Rattan, iron tables, and wood antiques give the house it's French charm.


That touch of pink with a faux bois table and antique French leather chairs.


The original "Issac" bed that started it all.