Adkins Architectural Antiques

In the shade of a giant oak tree in downtown Houston, is one of the best architectural salvage resources in the country, Adkins Architectural Antiques Since I had a "free pass" on Mother's Day last weekend, I asked my family to join me on a downtown adventure that included my camera and Adkins.



Every inch of this lovely old house from 1912 and warehouse, is filled with garden elements, architectural salvage, hardware, lighting, mantels, doors, tubs, shutters and a third floor attic that you should only brave during cooler months.  











This is just a small peek at their huge inventory. You're sure to find that special vintage element to add to your home at Adkins. Their garden inventory is wonderful with many affordable pieces as well as high end European one of a kinds. They also have a woodshop on the premises and can repair or create almost anything you can imagine. If you've never been, I know you'll love it as much as I do.

The Bedroom

A client just moved into a new and bigger house. You know what that means...her furniture feels wrong. The scale is off and some changes have to happen for it to feel right. Her new bedroom is bigger, however, her bed is on the small side. Obstacle or opportunity?
Everyone starts at the same place; budget. From there we address scale Specifically...how should we address the big wall her bed is on? Buy a new poster bed, install a collection, a grid of framed art, layer some salvaged pieces?
What do you like to hang over your bed, if anything? I love architectural salvage, photography, a small painting.  I've never liked the idea of plates hung on the wall in a bedroom.. That's too much of a reminder of chores I've just done or the ones that await me in the morning. and I want my bedroom to help me forget all that.  Here's some inspiration:


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