10 - 31 - 2010

meeting mark sage. . .

One of my favorite booths we came across in Round Top was “Love Train Antiques,” where we met one of the owners, the one and only Mark Sage. Mark Sage is an amazingly creative designer, who is famous in the home design world.  I was first introduced to Mark when Restoration Hardware had several of his products available. Restoration Hardware offers some unique and artistic objects, which is quite different than most of the mainstream furniture stores and catalogues, thus why I like it so much. His wine barrel chandeliers popularized him, they appeared in Traditional Home, Southern Accents, and Veranda just to name a few.

Swedish Booths at Roundtop Texas

This chandelier represents his design well: taking old things and recreating into new items. He will take old items from all over the world and use them to design one of kind furniture. You can see several items from his furniture line, BoBo Intriguing objects, in all of the designer magazines. I love the rustic and industrial look, and Mark Sage does it well. One thing we love about Love Train Antiques is they incorporate the Swedish look. The subdue colors work well with his distinctive look. Love Train is only available wholesale, but Restoration Hardware is where you can easily achieve a similar look.

Here are some pictures from our visit to Love Train Antiques below:

Mark Sage Designs

Monique Nelson, Mark Sage, Terry Carlson, Doug Jenkins, and Mary Durbin.

Swedish Style

One of the vignettes, I love all the gray and silver.

Swedish Design Examples
Mark Sage Designs

A display inside one of the cabinets, shells were EVERYWHERE in Round Top, but I especially loved the way they displayed them.

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