Revered as the ultimate design and lifestyle store, Montrose's Kuhl Linscomb is an award-winning shop run by Houston native Pam Kuhl-Linscomb since 1984.
Go for: unique gifts and furnishings you can't find anywhere else; to broadcast your good taste.
Owners Aaron Rambo and Ruth Davis populate their shop with pieces that speak to them, "regardless of provenance."
Go for: funky woodworking.
Rice Village's Blue Leaf offers complimentary consultation and professional interior decorating from its in-house design team as well as furnishing, florals, holiday gifts and jewelry.
Go for: Custom textiles.
High Fashion Home's massive inventory of everything from major pieces to table art makes redecorating as simple or as overwhelming as you choose.
Go for: Funky finds like this teak root coffee table.
Because your home doesn't end at your back door, Anthony's Patio provides every accoutrement imaginable for outdoor living, from lavastone table tops to weather-proof rugs to anything and everything teak.
Go for: An outdoor dining room.
Keep your nose down and your head high and you'll find something amazing at Meredith O'Donnell Fine Furniture, Accessories and Rugs. Artisans from around the world are accessible in Houston thanks to their dedication to "uncompromising luxury."
Go for: The names.
Tara Shaw spent 15 years as a buyer in Europe and handily imports products to the U.S. A go-to source for interior design professionals, Shaw's West Alabama location of her New Orleans-based business is a sure thing for a big find.
Go for: Painted furniture and gorgeous fragments.
Carl Moore Antiques has dealt antiques for more than 20 years, and specializes in reproduction furniture with a Texas twist. Carl Moore also carries antiques from the U.S., the U.K. and China, and has a vast inventory online and at 1610 Bissonnet.
Go for: An armoire.
With more than 23,000 square feet and 90 deals, Antique Pavilion at 2311 Westheimer is a veritable warehouse of finds for those willing to hunt.
Go for: The china.
Dedicated to contemporary modern furniture and accessories, Sunset Settings is one of the few places in town carrying designs by Knoll, as well as Cassina, Alias, Stelton steel accessories, Rosenthal fine china and more.
Go for: Things that look like they shouldn't be sat on.