Shopping Houston | Installations Antiques

When I was in Houston a few months ago one of the places my friend Kate took me to was the fantastic shop Installations Antiques. The store (which is located in an old commercial bakery) is a great mix of American and European antiques, with an emphasis on Belgian goods. One thing I really like about the things on offer at Installations are the modifications that owners Becki and Jur van der Oord (hence the concentration on Belgian antiques) make to some of the found objects – like making a light out of a aluminum aircraft wing. It sounds like a stretch, but Becki and Jur really have excellent taste and it shows. The shop is beautifully merchandised – probably the best merchandised independent store I have ever been to. I bet the folks from Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware visit often, so they can knock it off.

Peruse the shop in the photos below, or better yet stop by next time you are in Houston. Might be best to take a truck, at least I wish I did.

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Installations Antiques | 611 West 22nd Street Houston, TX 77008 | 713-864-6125

Comments on “Shopping Houston | Installations Antiques

    Thad on February 15, 2010 9:27 AM:

    Cool, but my problem with antique stores like that is generally the price. They are normally about 2-3x more expensive than similar items at junkier stores, but then that is the price that you pay not having to do the dirty work yourself.

    Chris Brown on February 15, 2010 11:15 AM:

    By far the coolest antiques shop in Houston.

    ita darling on February 15, 2010 5:27 PM:

    officially showed up- this is blocks from my house and i have never been here.

    looks cool though- must stop by!!

    Cody on February 16, 2010 10:26 AM:

    What else did you find that I’m missing out of in my massive city?

    plaisirs simples on February 18, 2010 8:13 PM:

    i’m from houston and i haven’t been here either! thank you so much for sharing…it looks incredible!

    Ed on February 20, 2010 12:50 AM:

    Ditto, I live blocks from here and have never walked in…nuts.

    Mandy on February 22, 2010 6:25 PM:

    Looks so amazing , reminds me of a wonderful store” ici et la” in my home town of Sydney Australia, I actually get butterflies when I enter , I can only imagine how I would be here. Great post.

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