Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Highland Village, 4091 Westheimer, 832.397.5130; mgbwhome.com
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams returns to town — Highland Village, to be precise — unfurling a freestanding Flagship Signature Store that at 11,000 square feet promises to handsomely impact the Houston home design arena. Approaching its 25th anniversary, the North Carolina-headquartered brand established by namesake founders Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams is known for its timeless take on traditional furnishings, tweaked for the new millennium. With 80 percent of sales coming from American-made furniture and accessories, a focus on environmental practices, curated collections informed by the history of design and fascinating cultural currents and an emphasis on “in stock” so the customer can take home acquisitions on the spot (or custom-order with a lean lead time of approximately six weeks), the public and designers alike will be lining up for the September 26th reveal. The serene and cosseted interiors, designed by New York-based architect James Bartholomew in collaboration with Bob Williams, showcase MG+BW’s memorable Fall 2013 collection — a take on the smoldering glamour of the milieu 1968 to 1973, shaped by cool influences from 2001: A Space Odyssey to vintage Pierre Cardin and the swinging London fashion haven Biba. You can also take home the upholstered looks that grace the set of CBS’s Emmy-winning The Good Wife. And pet fanciers will thrill to know that MG+BW is Fido-friendly, and even offers dog beds to coordinate with your Alicia sofa.