Design enthusiasts, rejoice! New collections and newsworthy renos make finding that next statement piece a bit more appealing.
Have you ever been to a Dylan’s Candy Bar with a toddler? Well, get ready to feel just like that child: The newly renovated Moxie is a design lover’s proverbial candy shop. What was once a discreet (we saw you, hidden side door!) warehouse-style source for industry insiders is now an 8,500-square-foot, 15-room decor emporium. Surprising curiosities and collectibles this way; exquisite European and Asian antiques that way; a tasteful touch of taxidermy around this corner. Rich color, moody lighting, eye-catching vignettes, midcentury finds, handpainted murals—we could go on. If it’s inspiration, investment pieces or conversation starters you’re looking for, Moxie’s got it all in spades. 2031 West Alabama St., moxie-interiors.com
GREAT CURB APPEAL
There’s shopping, and then there’s shopping. One is a task, the other an experience. It’s the latter that father-daughter duo Matt (of Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries) and Sarah Esfahani hope visitors will enjoy on a visit to The Cottages at Matt Camron. “We want customers to feel an ease and curiosity walking through the cottages,” says Sarah. “To take a stroll, do some shopping and stay for lunch—to truly enjoy themselves.” The Cottages sit on a plot formerly known as The Gardens of Bammel Lane, which was a collection of historic homes that were relocated and turned into shops. Seven of the original buildings were saved and have been lovingly restored with the help of architect Patton Brooks, whose goal was to “create an old-world vibe reminiscent of the New Orleans deep South.” On-site, you’ll find interior design firms, women’s clothing boutiques, a Pilates studio and, most recently, Paloma Contreras’ new interiors boutique, Paloma and Co. Westheimer Road between Bammel Lane and Sackett St., cottagesatmattcamron.com
HOME DECOR, BUT MAKE IT FASHION
The Webster, the boutique known for its luxurious “ultimate walk-in closet” ambiance, is feeling even more like home with the introduction of its interiors and lifestyle line, The Webster Home. The collection, the release of which coincides with the retailer’s 10th anniversary, is filled with items meant to surprise and delight. Expect a constant evolution of everything from tableware and decorative objects to furniture and art. Highlights include glasswork by Laurence Brabant, pieces by Belgian ceramicist Harvey Bouterse and one-of-a-kind vintage finds sourced by the home division’s new creative director, Parisian architect and designer Stéphane Parmentier, on his world travels. Très chic. 5045 Westheimer Road, Ste. X09, thewebster.us
Photography by: moxie photos by Pär Bengtsson, art direction by Michelle Aviña; The Cottages at Matt Camron photos by Claudia Casbarian; the webster home photo courtesy of The Webster