Meet You at the Pavilion

Laurann Claridge
October 02, 2012

With every new and exciting retail development, change is inevitable. In the case of David Taylor and his mom, Mona Dees — owners of the much-loved, recently shuttered Antiques & Interiors on Dunlavy — change was a very fortuitous opportunity. Vacating their Dunlavy locale, the duo has settled into a new home in the former Antique Pavilion. Renamed Antiques & Interiors at the Pavilion, they’ve nearly doubled in size. In addition to bringing 31 of their antique, art and design proprietors with them (including Faded Rose Antiques and Mary Daly of The Fabulous Flea), they’ve multiplied their dealer count to a whopping 80 within 25,000 square feet of glorious floor space. Several esteemed residents of the former establishment — including Crow & Co., David Lackey Antiques & Art and Pillsbury-Michel, Past Era Antique Jewelry — continue to have booths, while Taylor and Dees have attracted those who ply in the interiors trade, too — but not to the exclusion of the collectors who, with a rabid passion for quality art, antiques and jewels, wander in to discover their next covetable find. Here you’ll find design minds such as Amelia Handegan from Charleston and Houston designer Dennis McNabb stocking furniture, accessories, objets and art, as well as collector Melody Rodgers (known for her cool costume jewels), faux painter Sheema Muneer, designer Nina Wickman at WW Design, Madeleine McDermott Hamm, Merilee Cunningham, Dana Aichler, Larry Bahn/ The Country Gentleman, Holly Cauble and art dealers Robert Alker and Burt Melnick — just a few of the boldfaced names that round out the tempting offerings. 2311 Westheimer Road, 713.520.9755;