Designers Headed to “Must Shop” Fair in Round Top, Texas

Some JH Interior Design designers are headed to Round Top in a few weeks, and they’ll be on the hunt!

For long-time fans of vintage furniture and antiques, Round Top is a name you know. For many, it’s a bucket list item. Round Top is short for Round Top Antiques Fair–a multi-day show held in Round Top, Texas.

Started in 1968, the fair has grown over the years and become one of the biggest in the country. Every spring, fall and winter, over 200,000 shoppers from all over the country and world visit this small (really small, population 90) Texas town in the hill country between Austin and Houston. It has grown beyond the town of Round Top and is a string of independent venues along Highway 237–about an 11-mile stretch.

With 4,000+ vendors there is something for everyone. Most of the venues have quality vintage, antique merchandise–everything from Americana to French and European–rustic to regal. Furniture, rugs, mirrors, silver trays, kitchenware, architectural salvage, paintings are all in good supply. They also have pop-ups from artisans and creatives from all over the country showing original works ready to be discovered.

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Julie Hockney, president and founder of JH Interior Design, said she’s sending her designers to Round Top with specific projects in mind. “They can look out for special pieces that fit their client’s home or office and personality,” she said. “I also think it’s good for them to see one-off custom objects along with what is trending in terms of styling and what options are out there.”

Robyn Zandt, who runs The Studio by JH, is one of the designers attending and is on the lookout for some unique items to add to the JH retail space.

“I’m hoping to find some affordable but one-of-a-kind accessories to add to our showroom,” she said. “And I want to create some relationships with vendors so we can call on them for future items.”

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Breanna Cortinas is also attending the famous fair and is thrilled to be going. “It’s become a must-shop for many designers, and we need to check it out,” she said. “We will be able to source pieces for clients we wouldn’t be able to find at traditional markets.”

The group will be leaving for Round Top on Sunday, October 22 and staying through the 24th. If you have a specific item you’d like them to hunt, let us know. Because most of the items are one-of-a-kind or in limited supply, we’ll do what we can to accommodate requests.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram or Facebook to watch the adventure for yourself.

Photo from Original Round Top Antiques Fair