Friday, June 18, 2010

Bufe and Babin


Everyone has a favorite local shop that is cutting edge for decorating and design......

The minute you walk in the door of Bufe & Babin in Tyler, Texas, you know you are in for a treat!


Kathy Babin and DeeDee Bufe are the two savvy women behind this eclectic shop. They specialize in upholstery fabrics, trim and decorative items with a European influence.

They have an eye for great architectural pieces to frame all that fantastic fabric!

If you like  handblocked  scenic wallpaper  such as Zuber, this is a great look! I love the monochromatic backgrounds with that one pop of color!


Don't get frustrated....their items can be shipped if you see something you like...


You can contact them by phone, website or facebook page. Their staff is well trained and has a passion for doing it right.


There is much to be learned from their vignettes.....layers of texture, vintage and contemporary pieces and attention given to every detail.



One speciality is their custom bedding and drapery.

I have personally been stalking this pagoda light fixture!

With a keen eye they blend a smart mix of vintage items from their trips to Europe mixed with newer sources.


Remember when I posted about vellum books? This is a company reproducing the look with some fabulous covers. That mosaic stone lamp is amazing...

If you like Duquette, Draper, Buatta  or something in between...Bufe & Babin can inspire your home!

14 comments:

Jeff Huckaby said...

Wow...what a treasure!

Kelle Dame said...

I LOVE places like this! I hope to own one myself one day with my friend Jess. Someday! I will make sure my friends in Texas see this. Thank you for sharing.

Karena said...

So much to see, fabulous!! You could get lost in this great shop!

I have a Great Giveaway on my site.

Karena
Art by Karena

home before dark said...

Ok, I've put this on my "Texas" trip list which I am beginning to think is trouble with a capital T. I could live in this shop.

Linda Merrill said...

This place looks great! Wish I lived a little closer!

Cashon&Co said...

i can see why you like this store. it looks incredible. Especially the Zuber paper framed. that pop of colour! you're right! i'm going to check out their website right now. Tyler's not too far away from me, maybe I should make a day trip there and pick up some roses while im in town?

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

I had to go back and drool more with the architectural piece atop the fabric...angel, architectural, fabulous fabric, color combination.

I wouldn't want to leave that room!

La Dolfina said...

Hi Theresa,
I wanted to come by and thank you for leaving us a sweet anniversary comment over the weekend. You are always so kind and generous to me :)
Have a great week!!!
xo

Privet and Holly said...

Oh my goodness, I have been wanting to frame pieces of that same Zuber wallpaper since seeing it on a house tour in Natchez, MS in April! I don't want to buy a whole roll, though, so am still trying to find a partial one. This looks like an amazing store and I'm going to pop over there now and have a look. Beautiful post! xx Suzanne

Mélanie A. said...

Wonderful shop . I love the screen in the 1st picture . Ever detail is fantastic , a large source of inspiration

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Wow, wow, wow! Now all I need is a big, fat wallet. I can see why you're eyeing that lantern...really charming. And I love Zuber wallpapers. I'm always wishing that I would find some rolled up at a flea market. But of course, you know I probably never will. But I keep hoping!

Thanks, Theresa -
Catherine

stencil helen said...

Yep, I would be stalking that pagoda lamp too.

Simon Says said...

Great posting! Those aren't actually framed Zuber wallpapers but paintings that I make in the style of Zuber but the "pops" of color on the grisailles and the new smaller size and actually putting the people animals and buildings in each frame were all my idea. Those amazing ladies at Bufe and Babin ordered them from moi. www.bellechassehome.com and we make prints of them at a fraction of what a Zuber panel would cost. Merci for the post! Simon

Theresa Cheek said...

Simon,thank you so much for commenting! Yes, I referred to them as in the style of Zuber ...they are fabulous with the strong color added! You are gracious to give us a link!!!!!

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