Texas is full of great designers and makers, and new things are happening every day in the Lone Star State. To help you keep up with all the design news and goings-on in the area, AD PRO is here with what you need to know this week.
Round Top’s Winter Antiques Show Is Here
Head out to Round Top and Warrenton for the winter antiques shows this weekend. “Round Top’s winter antiques show is growing in general. I like to call it a sneak peek into the big spring show, as some of our favorite dealers come down for the weekend to join others at this three-day event,” Kathy Johnston, producer and director of The Compound Antique Show, tells AD PRO. At The Compound, two big buildings will host a broad range of antique and vintage offerings. RoundTop.com has a continually updated list of vendors and dealers that will be open through Monday, including the Original Round Top Antiques Fair at the Big Red Barn, which hosted the first winter show 13 years ago.
Roche Bobois Holds Winter Sale
Roche Bobois is hosting a winter sale through January 26. Look for up to 50% off select European-designed floor models and accessories. The luxury furnishings brand has showrooms in both Houston and Dallas.
The Container Store Custom Closets Opens in Dallas
Need to help your clients boost their organization game? The Container Store Custom Closets has a new location in Dallas. The new store, which is a relocation and reopening of its former Galleria-area outpost, features more than 65 closet and lifestyle displays, a full-service design center, a personalized design experience, and a trade program.
Say Farewell to the American Bank Building
The iconic disk-shaped American Bank building just north of Waco, designed by Durwood Pickle in 1979, is set for demolition in late spring. According to the Dallas Morning News, Preservation Texas is evaluating “options for public advocacy” to save the unique round structure composed of fiberglass-reinforced concrete panels, but a turnaround of the decision is unlikely.
W Hotel Is One Step Closer to Opening in Houston
The board of Houston First Corp., the city’s convention arm, voted in favor of an economic incentive plan to the development group proposing to build a W Hotel downtown. The agreement will head to the Houston City Council for approval. Houston Chronicle has the details on the location and the proposed incentives package for the 308-room hotel.
Hines to Renovate Historic Maple Terrace Apartments
Hines has purchased the historic 1927 Maple Terrace apartment building, designed by Sir Alfred Bossom, and announced to residents its plans to renovate and reimagine it, according to PaperCity Dallas. A letter was sent to tenants of the Mission Revival–style building, in which Hines managing director Ben Brewer promised that the firm’s focus is on “the sensitive and historical preservation of the building and activation of the surrounding property, allowing for a positive and sustainable future.”