For Houston antiques shop Carl Moore, it’s all about finding furniture that has a personality and a story to tell. The store reflects just that, with a well-edited, uncluttered showroom with plenty to see. Owner Geoffrey Westergaard sits down with us to talk about his first antiquing trip, his take on the future of antiques, and the one piece that got away… Read on.
How did you come to be a dealer?
My grandmother loved to travel. She was the one who taught me to read and later introduced me to art and music. Reading was a real pleasure—I felt I could go ’round the world with books. She inspired my love of travel and beautiful things. I made my first [antiquing] trip when I was 15. It was the best experience to just get out of town and start to look and touch and feel. All of a sudden there was this giant world beyond the U.S. with people with interesting things that they wanted to tell you about….