A Little Bit of History...
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
In the year 2000, owner Cynthia Davis began selling beautiful potted orchids and unique European scents and fragrances to a market sorely missing a trusted source for small treasures and finishing touches for the home. A labor of love, Cynthia’s vision quickly grew as she unveiled her impeccable taste and passion for décor to the sophisticated, well-traveled clientele of Houston. When Cynthia decided to find a permanent home for her business, no ordinary strip center or shopping mall location would do as she desired an authentic setting for her unique collection of edited merchandise. She selected a tranquil site off the picturesque Saint Street, in the elegant River Oaks community and her Provencal paradise was born.
SETTING THE SCENE
Nestled in a traditional French garden, Indulge Décor + Fashion offers a distinctive shopping experience complete with the ambiance and practicality typically found in France. Prestigious product lines and Cynthia’s Tibetan Terrier Crumpet are perfectly at home in the store’s three cozy buildings that were entirely redesigned by Cynthia’s husband, renowned architect Issac Preminger. Together, they created a one-of-a-kind shopping experience enjoyed by all.
Her one-stop-shop European lifestyle store has expanded with careful consideration. Throughout Indulge's growth, Cynthia has stayed true to her original purpose of bringing simple and understated beauty to the world around her. When you first walk in, there is always a wonderful seasonal display table to greet you. The room to the left houses the many bedding and bath lines, a great selection of nightgowns, pajamas and robes as well as a wonderful range of soaps, candles and room fragrances. The middle room has a wide range of tabletop and table linen collections waiting to outfit any space: from the most casual of breakfast nooks to the most formal of dining rooms, from pool-side picnics to al fresco dining at the farm. Stone-paved steps lead to the layette room where you can find adorable toys, plush lovies and French-inspired clothing for children ages newborn to 6.
TRES FRANCAIS MEETS NEW YORK WOW or ST GERMAIN WITH A SOHO TWIST
The latest addition to Indulge’s offerings is a newly renovated fashion room that grew from Cynthia’s proclivity for window shopping while away on her many buying trips to New York and Paris. As Houston continues to grow as a designer shopping destination, Cynthia has a great understanding for why the well-heeled discerning shoppers throughout the city seek out neighborhood stores that offer an edited selection from the best-of-the-best. “Our clients are not interested in what is sold everywhere. They are looking for uniqueness,” Cynthia explains. Indulge’s goal is to help our customers look stylish and feel comfortable wherever they may be; from the carpool line to a fancy date night, from the country club to a Bahamas vacation.