Category Archives: Antiques

Sig Bergamin’s Paris Pied-a-terre

Deep, rich colors, luxurious fabrics and a wonderful mix of unique and chic cover every inch of Sig Bergamin’s Paris Apartment. Bergamin favored elegant silhouettes and blended custom pieces, antiques, contemporary accents, bold textiles and art, resulting in a refined yet homey space.
(all photos from Elle Decor)

Burnham Design

I just love Betsy Burnham and her team at Burnham Design! Betsy’s designs are so fun, unique, lovely and detailed, not a single inch of a room is overlooked. Burnham Design uses so many great prints, bold wallpapers, great color, antiques and modern pieces making each space one of a kind.
(all photos from Burnham Design)

Gorgeous Miami Condo!!

When Darryl Carter took on this Miami Condo, he took on some very special clients; his parents. The condo has gorgeous views all over and Darryl kept the home furnishings simple and classic with some antiques thrown in. (check out the antique cellar door he made into a closet door! LOVE!) Love, love this condo…. I bet his parents do too.
(photo from Elle Decor)

HFH Labor Day Pickers Sale!

This weekend we are setting up shop outside and placing a canopy in front of our store. What for? For all those antique pickers in the greater Houston area. This Pickers Sale will have an assortment of worldly antiques to sort through and hopefully there’s a little treasure to be found for everyone. Be like the American Pickers and find the greatest value in what was once someone elses. This vintage antique sale will be one to remember! You never know what you may find.  Your treasure awaits! 

The sale starts this Saturday through Monday (09/01/12 – 09/03/12).  Quantities very limited.

Old Treasures With New Pleasures!

I always wonder how people use antique pieces in their home. Finally, I have found some photos on Miss Design‘s blog that really exemplify how one should display these antiques. It’s a really great inspiration to be able to look at how someone created something that may have been useless and now it’s very useful to them. Looking at the photos below, it is like playing an eye spy antique’s game that is extremely entertaining.

 Those chairs look amazing in all that greenery!

 I didn’t notice the door at first, but I’m surely glad I did.

Cool burlap cool pillows. High Fashion Home sells similar pillows.

 

Look at that column, love it!

In this room they did a great job mixing in the new with the old.

Love the way they reused an old door as molding or just a piece to finish off the dining.

A charming bench for the bedroom is a great touch!

Ellen Pompeo’s Hollywood Home!

I really like Ellen Pompeo’s house! Her home (which she shares with husband, Chris Ivery) looks like such a relaxed environment that’s great for having friends and family over. I love the mix of antique-y, over-sized and classic furniture. She uses lots of different prints and textures which adds some fun.

 The living room. Sofa was custom designed by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard (who also decorated the house)


LOVE the arches by the stairs!


Lots of open shelving and the floor looks amazing. I like that all the terra-cotta tiles are not the same color.

And I always love pretty lanterns hanging above the table. The table is from Dos Gallos and the big mirror against the wall is by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard.


Lots of great seating in the den and the pillows really liven things up.


I love the big lamp by Nathan Turner.


They inherited these chairs from the previous owners (love them!) and the side table is a petrified-wood block from DAO Home.


I like the stand alone tub (by Waterworks) and there’s that pretty floor again.(floor tiles from Exquisite Surfaces)


The wall hanging (from Hollywood at Home) above the bed is so beautiful. And the brass lamps (from Orange Furniture) on the side tables are pretty amazing too.
Thanks to Elle Decor for featuring Ellen Pompeo.

Antiques Galore!

The HF team was hard at work last week merchandising a truck full of antiques.  The pieces are old.  They are heavy as hell.  And they are just divine.  Check out some of the great pics that were taken.

 The t-shaped pillar took a small army of 8 people to set up.  It’s over a hundred years old and weighs in at a slim 900 pounds.
 I’m not sure if I should be scared or laugh.  This statue will be a conversation piece for sure.
 Two remarkably heavy, stone face Buddhas sit on top of this beautiful Amazon Buffet.

 The India Buddha statue stands at about 8 feet tall.

 The hand detail work on this 10 foot high pillar is exquisite.
The Naga tribe, one of the last headhunter tribes, used this antique as a rice mill.  It is cut out of one solid tree and makes for a dramatic, 12 foot coffee table.
The rice mill/coffee table makes for a nice decorative pillow display too.
The craftsmanship on this antique door is impeccable, featuring hand in-lay mother of pearl.  
The unique brass hardware on the door is one of 8 antique doors that were brought in.