Thinking about decorating, renewing, or updating? Here is everything you need – according to an article found on BuzzFeed and Pinterest.

BuzzFeed’s article “These Diagrams are Everything You Need to Decorate Your Home” includes diagram after diagram from multiple designer cheat sheets and other decorating sources. Here are just a few:

decorating layout

Above is just a part of the gallery walls layouts that are provided. To see them all, click on the BuzzFeed link at the beginning of this post. Here’s another decorating diagram, below:

decorating layout

How to arrange the perfectly made-up bed is explained, and so is the Psychology of Color, below:

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Rules (diagrams) are meant to be broken, but sometimes it is good to know where to start! We think you might enjoy the 20-plus diagrams and layouts in BuzzFeed’s article.

And when you are ready to decorate, amazing finds are waiting for you at MAI consigned!


Sometimes it’s fun to get away from it all and escape to a favorite store. Ready to browse MAI Consigned?

Style mix at MAI Consigned

At MAI Consigned, we are all about having fun with “the mix.” Above, you’ll see contemporary art, mid-century modern art glass and vintage French candlesticks. The 36″ x 48″ art work is priced at $1,500, and the vintage art glass bowl is $200. Below, a different take on modern art.


Style mix at MAI Consigned

Different colors this time, but an inspiring mix all the same. We like layering artwork sometimes, too.

The custom velvet loveseat above ($1,200) is accented by new, custom side tables and chocolate brown gourd lamps ($320 each). In front are woven ottomans($300 each).

At MAI Consigned, the looks are always changing. You can escape to our store and see something new any time you want to be inspired. Like now!



Longing for the beach? Going coastal at home? For all you lovers of summer, MAI Consigned has coastal accents just in.

Contemporary coastal art

What’s more coastal than this contemporary sailboat art? Original, signed and framed, it’s ready to go at $425. If you like sailboats, check out the item below.

Vintage pond boat

This sailboat, or vintage pond boat, has its own stand, and it is priced at $328.

Driftwood on stands

Consigned has several items of driftwood. Here, find two larger pieces of driftwood on stands, with the larger piece in the background available at $500.

Shells, baskets, clear glass items and more – that fit in beautifully with your coastal longings – are now at MAI Consigned. Come see us soon!

Sometimes, all you need are a few new details to freshen up your space . . . a few new pops, here and there, can help you ready your home for spring.

New inventory at MAI Consigned

With spring arriving, an antique bird cage fits right in!

 This large French bird cage at the store is priced at $995.

New inventory at MAI Consigned

You know what the decorators say: new pillows are a quick fix.

Affordable pillows, like these in blue and white for $95 each, are at MAI consigned now.

New inventory at MAI Consigned

Looking for a new mirror to open up your room?

This large painted trumeau is $1,200.

New inventory at MAI Consigned

On a smaller scale is this vintage original painting with great now colors.

Framed and ready to hang, it’s available for $300.

Can’t wait for spring to arrive? It’s just around the corner, but you can have fun with a few new treasures right now!  We hope to see you soon.


“If it looks right, it is right.” – Dorothy Draper

Use a desk for a dining table? We think this oh-so-modern wood desk works beautifully as a dining table… useful functionality, too, especially in smaller spaces.

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames

While these Asian vases are new, their details make them timeless. Imagine a creative grouping as a centerpiece or – more traditionally – a striking pair on your sideboard.

“Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story…” –Tate Linden

Tell a story with mixing styles for your first dinner party of the new year. Ironstone and transferware will mix well with antique oyster plates and simple, modern glassware.

All of the items above are available now at MAI consigned. Start off your new year with some new decor from MAI consigned. Happy 2017!


If it’s a vintage holiday that you’re looking for, MAI consigned has it. 

Vintage Santas at MAI Consigned

We can’t help it,! This Santa-filled silver platter is just one of many at the store. 

Bottle brush trees to mid-century barware, red and green or gold and silver… so much to choose from!

If you’re into nutcrackers, how can you resist a mod rock singer or colorful court jester?

As with all items at MAI consigned, come in soon or risk missing out. YULE love how we’re decorating! 

If you’ve dropped by MAI consigned in the last few days, you’ve noticed a brand new look! We have remodeled, renewed and updated!

MAI consigned November 2016

Surprise! This used to be our back room. Remember the jumble of treasures there? So much fun to sort through if you had time, but… serenity now!

MAI consigned November 2016

We still offer all the looks you love, from antique and traditional to mid-century to now.

MAI consigned November 2016

Other surprises, from a repositioned front desk to our new Building 3 partners (AXELLE) await. You’ll love our new look!

Surprises are coming to MAI consigned! Actually, if you have shopped the store lately, you’ve seen some hints…


One side of our front windows features beautiful decor. The other side …


The other side says it all (well, almost)!

Inside, you are greeted by MAI consigned’s inventory and smiling faces as usual, PLUS the smell of fresh paint, reconfigured spaces, a new placement of the front desk and more.

Soon you’ll see, we are all about growing and refreshing!



With Father’s Day just around the corner on June 19, now is the right time to visit MAI consigned…

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The sports enthusiast or lover of Americana will surely love this turn-of-the-century NY state fishing creel, $225, or this pottery eagle at $75.

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Vintage bronze griffin bookends, $162, or an antique copper humidor, $50, may be just what Dad’s bookshelf needs!

Antique scales at MAI Consigned     Vintage pottery at mai consigned

Is your special someone a collector? Perhaps antique scales or vintage and antique pottery will be what he’s looking for!

Mark your calendar… June 19 is coming soon, and MAI consigned has wonderful gift choices for Dad! Come see us soon.


You know you have great inventory when the local paper features it! We are thrilled to see MAI consigned’s coffee table in the Houston Chronicle today. 


This large gold table is in today’s article “Bright ideas for Mother’s Day.” Our table made #3 on the list of top suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts with a floral motif. You can find it in the Zest section, along with an item from MAI, a blue and white porcelain tissue holder.


You can also see our table listed as one of April’s top picks on our Featured Items page. Come see it at MAI consigned, too, but you’d better hurry… it won’t last long!