The Select Pick

 Photo by Julie Soefer

Photo by Julie Soefer

Houston-based Stacy Graubart started coming to Round Top more than 20 years ago, first as a collector and now as a vendor at Market Hill and a buyer for her clients of SG Designs and The Select Pick, a new concept she is launching this fall.

Speaking with Stacy at Market Hill during the spring show, she says, “[In my business] we are not people who just go into a design center and order items to be delivered in 12 weeks. We go everywhere. We hunt … and hunt … and hunt. This past year, I was shopping in France, London, anywhere and everywhere. I also buy a lot of pieces I don’t know what I’m going to do with. Like these French garage doors; when I bought them I had no idea what I was going to do with them. I kept one and built one into a client’s home in the master bedroom. If I see something unusual, and the price is fair, I buy it.”

A place she can count on year after year for the unusual is Round Top. “We love being here at Round Top and at Market Hill,” she says. “This is becoming such a destination. People are coming from all over.”

 Photo by Julie Soefer

Photo by Julie Soefer

Not only has she met people who are finding a home for her antiques, she’s also meeting designers ideal for The Select Pick.

“The Select Pick is a member’s-only market. Our end-users are designers, architects, antiques dealers, stores. We only sell to the trade. Designers are only as good as their resources, and it takes time to be in the field. It’s really hard work,” she says.

“This is a different concept. The Select Pick will be open twice a year to the public in the spring and fall. Members will receive first pick of what we find here.”

Stop by Market Hill to see what unusual finds Stacy has brought to the fall show and to learn more about The Select Pick. To sign up for updates, visit theselectpick.com.

To see SG Designs latest work, visit sgdesignshouston.com.