06 May 2010

Vieux Interiors – On The Move

 

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Vieux Interiors:   The matching arched mirrors are so pretty!    I really love Vieux’s collection of antique chairs.

 

Houston now has several great shopping destinations for antiques and decor – the Bissonnet-Kirby area is one, another is Lower West Alabama.  There is also the Westheimer area, the Heights, and Ferndale.   Each destination is home to many wonderful shops - after all, competition brings more customers.   Lately though, the area around Upper West Alabama is the hottest destination, garnering lots of attention and traffic.   It is teeming with antique and decor stores such as Indulge, Thompson-Hanson, 2620, Chateau Domingue, Pilie, and The Gray Door.   Within just a few blocks along this stretch of Upper West Alabama, you can satisfy every need for the home – antiques, landscaping, bath, bedroom, architectural elements, furniture, and you can even satisfy your appetite at the trendy Tiny Boxwoods. 

The latest neighbor to move in is Vieux Interiors.   Last January, Vieux finally pulled up stakes from their former, God-forsaken address to move to 3701 West Alabama.  I’m teasing about their former location, but honestly, I could NEVER find it!!!  It was so isolated and out of the way, that I’m thrilled Vieux is now inside the loop!!!  I dropped by the other day to say hi and check out their new shop.   The store is large and bright with windows and doors that run along the front and back entrances.  The merchandise is a wonderful collection of old and new - antiques mixed in the mid century designs and even contemporary pieces.   There are also lots of accessories, things with a small enough price tag to make shopping guilt free.  As usual, the staff is super friendly – DeWayne Formby might just be the absolute nicest person in the business. 

 

 

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The store is large, but nicely organized into smaller vignettes.   This gray painted furniture section was one of my favorites.

 

 

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They have a beautiful assortment of lamps and vases like these persimmon colored ones.    Loved the double clam shells!!

 

 

image A rare pair of painted gray armoires.   I loved the map and the gray chest. 

 

 

image These painted chests would make great nightstands!!

 

 

image I really liked all the smalls – such as these alabaster grapes and the books in gold or silver.

 

 

 

image Favorites:  aqua and green covered books.    These would look so great in bookshelves.

 

 

 

image There were several gorgeous coral roses in the shop.   And, these photo albums would make nice gifts. 

 

 

 

image So unusual – a rustic dough table.  It would make a wonderful island in a country home’s kitchen. 

 

 

 

image I really fell in love with these glass jars that are hand painted in red and gold.   So beautiful!!!

 

 

 

 

image More gorgeous lamps!!!  There is also a large assortment of contemporary art work. 

 

 

 

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To give you an idea of how big the store is – this is just one half of one side!   The shop goes on and on.  

 

 

Let’s Party:

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To celebrate their new location, Vieux Interiors is having a opening party today – Thursday, May 6th at 6-9 pm.  It is open to the public, so stop by for wine, hors d’oeuvres and mint juleps – and to shop, of course!!!!!   

The location:  3701 West Alabama St. at Timmons.

 

 

NOTE:   Vieux has a great web site with online shopping – to visit, go HERE.

44 comments:

  1. I have GOT to visit Houston. I'll be needing a truck to bring home all the goodies!

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  2. Looks like a road trip from Big D to Houston! What a great store! Love the pops of my new favorite color...persimmon! Have fun at the opening. I'm sure you'll have more to share, and I can't wait.

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  3. Joni,
    What a huge shop with wonderful things!
    I think I couldn't make it for tonight! Only a few hours to go and from Belgium to Alabama...!! Too far!!! I am so sorry!
    xx
    Greet

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  4. Joni, you scout out the very best places. This is an amazing shop with so many treasures, love it all!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  5. Joni, this is a FABULOUS store! I really want to check this out if I ever make it to Houston. We're supposed to go to a wedding the end of May, but I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to make it. But if I do, I'm going to jot down all of these addresses, AND I would love to call you and treat you to lunch if you could go.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. I need to get down to Houston and check out all of these great places you have shared with us!

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  7. When I set sight on the three clear glass pieces in #1 photo, I knew they would be my favorites!!!

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  8. Thanks once agin for keeping us informed Joni!

    Will we ever repay the debt??

    Probably not! For now though I will enjoy your finds.

    L.

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  9. Oh Joni, I'm missing Houston! We had a blast there. Three days of visiting all the fabulous stores, and shops. Lunch at Tiny Boxwoods, then visiting all the stores in that area. I don't think we missed any. I'm pretty sure we went to Vieux Interiors. It is a lovely store. Thanks for the memories.

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  10. I am hopping on a plane now...I saw 8 different things I do believe I need!

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  11. Such talent... great eye and taste and scope. I do think that I'm a little bit jealous, but in a good way--pure inspiration. Thanks for highlighting this super shop.

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  12. Oh those persimmon lamps are so PRETTY !!!! I just love that color !!!

    Kathy :)

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  13. Hi Joni!! What a gorgeous store,good thing it moved to a more convenient location. I am sure you would have been sad to have missed out on seeing all it's loveliness. I finally finished my porch re-do so if you need a dose of black and white stripes drop on by. I love sitting out there in the morning and I am so glad I did the curtain out there, it is just fun, Kathysue

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  14. Hi Joni!! What a gorgeous store,good thing it moved to a more convenient location. I am sure you would have been sad to have missed out on seeing all it's loveliness. I finally finished my porch re-do so if you need a dose of black and white stripes drop on by. I love sitting out there in the morning and I am so glad I did the curtain out there, it is just fun, Kathysue

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  15. I also like seeing the orangey bright dose of color -- the contrast is interesting against all the pale colors. And those blue (Greek key?) pillows need to be in my bedroom!

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  16. What a beautiful store!

    Oh how I wish I could stop by, but after the airfare I wouldn't have any money to spend on the fun stuff. (Sigh)

    Great pictures and I love that "doug table"!!

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  17. Looks like I have another gorgeous reason to come for a visit! I may have to add a couple days to our trip. I don't want to miss anything :)

    xo
    Brooke

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  18. Heaven have mercy! If I ever come to Texas, someone would have to accompany me and rein me in!!

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  19. Oh, wow!

    I want some of those coral roses! And that grey chest.

    I sure wish I lived in or near Houston. Heavy sigh.

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  20. This store looks amazing, evertyhing I see in the pictures is lovely. I'll stop by this weekend for sure.!!

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  21. Oooh! I have a date night with my hubby tonight...maybe the wine will lure him! I'm with you on the old location...loving the new, closer to home one!

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  22. Call 911 to pick me up off the floor and put me on a plane to Houston! Enough said!

    Ruthie

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  23. Sigh....wish I lived within striking distance. It's beautiful!

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  24. Beautiful things. So nice to have such an abundance of great resources close at hand.

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  25. The soul is sad I'm so far away... the bank account is happy, then poof!!! Online you say!!!
    The angel has been smothered...I'm to shop!!!

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  26. Another great find inside 610. Thanks for sharing and for your great photos.

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  27. Katie and I stopped by last evening and everything was gorgeous!! Thanks for the heads up and the eye~candy motivation Joni.
    T

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  28. Joni, I commented on the wonderful shops earlier but forgot to invite you to take a look at the sneak peek of my new home that I posted this week. I think you will really enjoy it. I'm posting more when the professional shots are finished. I don't want to spoil that. Have a great weekend. Mona

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  29. Who knew Texas was such a hot design shopping destination? I'm getting this uncontrollable urge to plan a shopping trip to Houston! This is a beautiful store. The lemon yellow and lavendar embroidered silk Cherry Blossoms fabric from Lee Jofa is one of my favorites (in the foreground of the clamshells photo). I just showed that one to a client the other day. Thanks again for sharing all of these lovely photos!

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  30. Joni,
    Here's my order: I'll take the amazing gray embossed/carved screen(can't tell which from the pic) to be placed in front of the tan sofa/settee with the orange pillows! Oh, and all of the books with the pale aqua spines!!!

    How big is your car? Or perhaps you could build a guest house like Paula Deen just did so we can all(your bloggy fans) shop, hang out, and giggle with you till the wee hours of the morning!

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  31. This store is stunning! So many fabulous vignettes and color combinations!

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  32. What a beautiful shop! So many goodies to choose from... the painted chests and the arched mirrors are my faves! thanks for the tour Joni and Happy Weekend! :)

    Hey..if you have a bit of time.. I am having a small design dilemma ...posted a shout out on my blog yesterday...would love if you stopped by! :)

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  33. Just love those glass jugs. saw some very much like those at Round Top this year. Thanks Joni for sharing this gorgeous store with us - I have to go visit when I get out of the 'burbs of Houston.

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  34. If you can believe it, a city the size of Chicago has no stores like this. I mean, we have small ones, and one or two large ones, but all in all, we don't have an antiques area with shops anything like this. It's official I need to get to Houston. I should do it before it gets super hot, right. Or am I too late?!

    Happy Mother's Day, Joni :)

    Marija

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  35. Such a great store. Thank you for bringing it to us.
    I love the grey antique vignette....it reminds me how my showroom used to be when we first imported antique painted french furniture more than 10 years ago...It is a style that never fails.
    I am really due for a visit...I know so many people moving to Texas and loving it!!
    Happy Mother's Day Joni.
    Francine

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