100 Best Shops

18 Shops to Satisfy Your Pinterest Fantasies

Don’t just add it to your Dream Home board—go find it at one of these swoon-worthy stores.

By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Laura Furr Mericas, and Abby Ledoux April 24, 2018 Published in the May 2018 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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CloClo & Rino

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Alabama Furniture

This Houston stalwart should be a weekly stop for bargain-hunting vintage lovers. With new items constantly coming in, shoppers can find a beautiful antique armoire one day and modern sectionals or quirky upholstered chairs the next. It’s best to move quickly here—good finds don’t stay on the floor for long.


With its mix of sleek, modern pieces and eclectic mod antiques, this high-end boutique is everything IKEA wishes it could be. Clean lines, cool metals, and refined textures fill the place in curated vignettes that give shoppers an idea of how items might work together.

Back Row Home

Countryside, craftsman, and custom decor make up the warm and rustic showroom here. Handsome turn-of-the-century pieces showcase rich woodwork and the craftsman-era belief that simplicity and elegance can go hand in hand.

Blue Leaf

From shabby chic–style bedding to upholstered furniture, the goods inside this 20-year-old shop are as classic and tasteful as its Cape Cod exterior. Don’t forget to head to the attic to check out the linen collection, or to the shed that holds the men’s section.

CloClo & Rino

The Jaspers—French-born Claudie (CloClo) and Dutch stylist Rino—put their fashion expertise and globe-trotting lifestyle to use sourcing their shop’s refined, elegant European furniture and chic gifts, apparel, and accessories.

Feliz Interiors

This shop has a distinctly unconventional take on luxury home furnishings. Look for colorful antique Oushak rugs, shibori-dyed linens, and exclusive pieces from Houston’s Brass Thread, plus jewelry, art, and children’s goods.


No one does that effortless, collected-over-time look better than Ruth Davis. Her shop is a treasure trove of gilded antiques, modern objects, industrial accents, and eccentric accessories that all share one thing: an elevated sense of style.

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Joyce Horn Antiques

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Joyce Horn Antiques

This shop takes “European-inspired” to the next level: The bright, airy salon imports containers from France, Portugal, Spain, and Italy on a monthly basis. An iconic white canapé in Louis XVI style makes the perfect lounging spot for shop mascot Beemer, a regal Bichon Frise.


New York has ABC Carpet & Home; Los Angeles has H.D. Buttercup; Houston has Kuhl-Linscomb, a store that surpasses all others through sheer size and selection—yes, newbies will need to pick up a map. While there’s technically nothing “little” about this place, it still has neighborhood street cred and a distinctly homegrown feeling. If you can’t afford the Hermès china or Tom Dixon lighting, there’s always Building 1, where cards, books, candles, and bath products won’t (totally) break the bank.

Laurier Blanc

Suzanne Coppola has a certified dream job, jet-setting across the globe in search of interesting, artful, and unusual furnishings and accessories to sell in her boutique. Think irreverent pottery, fair-trade jewelry, antique religious elements, and mid-century bar accessories.

Lynn Goode Vintage

Masters of mid-century such as Adrian Pearsall, Milo Baughman, Vladimir Kagan, and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings can be found here, alongside other pieces curated under the expert eye of Goode herself.

Mela & Roam

Inspired by a sojourn in Southeast Asia, owner Courtney Barton curates a global assortment of textiles—think block-print pillows, sari-upholstered chairs, and ultra-soft Indian dohar blankets —plus other artful objects in her adorable attic shop above Jardin de France.

Mrs. PK & Oz

Patti Kagan is partial to mid-century modern and Hollywood Regency furnishings with an extra dose of luxe, whether it’s a pair of Harvey Probber armchairs updated with tufted purple velvet or a circa-1958 Greek key headboard in a bold brass finish.

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Nestled among a group of fancy townhomes, this rambling blue cottage is packed from floor to ceiling with charming American- and European-made pieces. Owner and founder Jill Brown likes to take vintage light fixtures—for example, a ’60s-era Portuguese chandelier—then tweak, rewire, and otherwise make them truly one-of-a-kind.


Stepping into this tiny gem from owner Helen Stroud feels like entering a cozy cottage in the south of France. This is the place for sumptuous white linens, brushed metal furnishings, and rustic shutters.

Tienda X

This appointment-only gallery from interior designer Garrett Hunter and architect Michael Landrum presents a fascinating, highly curated and ever-changing collection of artful objects.

Twenty-Two Fifty Interiors

Along with her co-founder and daughter, owner Teena Caldwell runs her stunning “boutique for the home” the way an interior designer would—with an emphasis on custom design, a focus on lighting, and a flair for bridging modern and traditional luxury.

Village Antiques

An antique French chest of drawers is just one of many delicately distressed and beautifully accented pieces on offer here. If you're seeking that lived-in, yet high-end, look, this place is a must.

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