Milieu Insider2021-11-30T15:27:40-06:00

Travel with MILIEU

Every edition of MILIEU takes our readers to destinations around the world with travel stories that are visually stunning, offer unique experiences, and make lasting impressions

Behind the Scenes of Toiles de Joy

I had a vision for a wedding-in-toile, and I knew that our European Style Editor, Katrin Cargill, could realize this story. Enjoy exclusive video footage on set of the Spring 2022 cover shoot.

Trimmed and True

Samuel & Sons has been making fine trims for more than tree-quarters of a century. While the family firm proudly acknowledges its long legacy and its anthology of patterns, it also continues to move forward with new products.

The MILIEU Valentine’s Edit

A hand-written love note is one of our favorite Valentine's gifts, but sometimes, having that special something to go along with it can be even sweeter. Take a queue from the MILIEU cupids (aka editors) for gift ideas that speak the language of love.

MILIEU Gift Guide 2021

This holiday season, we've put a twist on our annual gift-giving guide by selecting the best of the best in sync with interior design styles.

Your Round Top Short List on the MILIEU Insider

The Round Top Antiques Fair can feel a bit overwhelming to plan with so many sites and vendors worth visiting. MILIEU’s editors did some advance shopping for you this season. We honed in on four of our favorite Fall fair destinations— places where you will find ideas, inspiration, and lots of shopping opportunities.

Behind the Scenes of the Paper Trail

I’m sharing my work as it was in progress for the latest production for MILIEU‘s Fall issue. My editorial task was to create “rooms” made of humble brown paper and corrugated cardboard to showcase iconic modern pieces along with antiques.

The Roles Rugs Play

In an exclusive interview with Sarah Tringhese of Matt Camron Rugs and Tapestries, Sarah conveys the new methods and current ideas she is seeing while working with designers.

All About April Openings

Home and garden storefronts and showrooms have been busy expanding this Spring with renovations, moves, and the opening of new locations. The MILIEU editors have the story on 8 new or transformed décor destinations to visit from the Grea Lakes to Florida's Atlantic coast.

Best in Show

Go behind MILIEU's Spring 2021 cover story with Katrin Cargill, MILIEU European Editor, to learn about her creative process and the special challenges she faced—and overcame—to produce this glorious photoshoot.

The Wish List

The MILIEU team members reveal what's on their personal wish list for the coming year—from the extravagant to simple pleasures—it's the ultimate gift guide for you and anyone on your list!

Showhouse 2020

MILIEU Magazine is thrilled to announce its first-ever designer showhouse to benefit Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer. When all of the rooms were finished and the door was open for the 2020 MILIEU Designer Showhouse, we were thrilled to reveal the phenomenal work by our distinguished ensemble of designers.

A Gusto Garden

Your table will look its best, year-round, when adorned with Casa Gusto's new, all-white tole flowers. The neutral palette works in any setting at any time of year. These flowers are always in bloom.

Doing the Charleston

The owner of GDC Home shares his family's history in the dry goods business dating back to 1781, as well as a glimpse into his enterprise today.

Through The Gate

Shannon Bowers sits down with Rozanne for some shop talk revealing whats behind the welcoming spirit of The Iron Gate and how it endures with time.

Home Sweet Home

Growing their business from a ten-foot-square antiques booth to a 16,000-square-foot design destination, the proprietors of Back Row Home reflect on friendship, travels, and becoming Houston's one-stop-shop for European finds and modern necessities.

Well Cooked

Kitchen specialist L'Atelier Paris opens its flagship West Coast location in West Hollywood, bringing the brand's handcrafted kitchens to the California design community for the first time

If These Walls Could Talk

Artist and designer Paul Montgomery shares news of his exciting new endeavor, The Mural Source, with MILIEUs Style and Market Editor, Lucy Bamman.

Old School at Old Plank

Shannon Bowers, MILIEUs Editor-at-Large, who has long loved antiques and works with them regularly in her own interior design projects, wanted to hear from one of the best sources in America, Old Plank Antiques, about the business.

Unrivaled Revival

REVIVAL and REVIVAL Interiors attracts artists, designers, and architects, and beauty-lovers alike. Celebrating the coveted, collected, unusual and extraordinary, let's discover what makes REVIVAL the design destination of the 21st century.

In Bloom

Textile and furniture designer Kerry Joyce proves that maxim, notably with his latest Woodlands and Ground Cover Botanicals collection. MILIEU’s Style and Market Editor, Lucy Bamman, was determined to meet with Kerry to learn more about what inspired him.

The World of ROBUCK

Kristen Walls and Shane Robuck of ROBUCK are purveyors in every sense of the word. They not only seek and find the most exceptional antiques from around the world, they are experts in their field. ROBUCK strives to preserve the story behind every piece they sell.

The Master Builder

Glen Oxford has been designing some of America’s most original and coveted houses for decades. MILIEU’s Editor-at-Large, Shannon Bowers, spoke to him at his Nashville office about architecture and why it matters to him—and to all of us.

The Perfect Surface

Handcrafted concrete paver company, Peacock Pavers, launches three new exciting shapes, expanding designer's customization opportunities. MILIEU Market and Style Editor, Lucy Bamman, gives you a first peek.

Taking The Floor

MILIEU's Editor at Large, Shannon Bowers, met with Carol Piper, founder of Houston's Carol Piper Rugs, to learn how she got started in the business and why she continues to inspire the design community as a whole

Finding Leather Land

Imagine a room with a sea of swatches of velvety suedes and supple hides in every color of the rainbow. Is it just a designer’s pipe dream? You might think so, but Dan Cahoon made that dream a reality when he started Jerry Pair Leather.

The Talented Mr. & Mrs. Bungalow

Meet Mr. & Mrs. Bungalow, aka Randy and Courtney Tilinksi, the dynamic couple behind BUNGALOW CLASSIC where furniture, antiques, lighting, and fine art converge under one chic roof.

Turning On The Lights

MILIEU's Style and Market Editor, Lucy Bamman, met with Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights to hear a compelling tale of its founding—and its enduring legacy

It’s Time For Marburger and Round Top

One of the highlights of the fall season is the Marburger Farm Antique Show and Round Top. MILIEU's Editor-at-Large, Shannon Bowers, spoke to Ashley Ferguson, CEO, to find out more about Marburger and what to expect this October.

Into the Kitchen with Downsview

MILIEU's Design Director, Leslie Newsom Rascoe, had the pleasure of chatting with Gianni Casiraghi about kitchen design, artistry, and what’s on the horizon for this thriving sector of interior design.

Family Matters

One of Houston's "go-to" destinations for upholstered furnishings, as well as design ideas for everything in your home, is Lam Bespoke owned by husband-wife, Cathy and Patrick Lam. MILIEU's Editor-at-Large, Shannon Bowers, spoke with co-owner, Cathy Lam, to find out more about their business ethos.

Pillow Talk With Jenny Johnson Allen

Purveyor of textiles for the table, bath and bedroom, Jenny Johnson Allen's eye for beauty and pursuit of comfort is unmatched. Let's pull back the covers and pillow talk with Jenny!

The Enduring Allure of Swedish Design

To find out more about one of our favorite decorative genres, Swedish antiques and more recent period pieces, MILIEU's Editor-at-Large, Shannon Bowers, spoke to one of the most informed experts on the topic—Bill Gardner, owner of his namesake W. Gardner Ltd.

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