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March 2019- Houston

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a hard-working visionary, and a good friend. The late Alberto Pinto is my master since day one in terms of career. He was the best interior designer of the 20th century, working in such varieties of styles, and on only fabulous and unique properties. Such a hard-working genius. Recent purchases. I have been buying some classical French Louis XVI and French transitional-style furnishings. They correspond to the highest level of France's glory and history, le siècle des lumières. I mix it with modern design: Memphis from the '80s and contemporary creations. It's so chic. Beautiful things always mix well with everything. It's all theater. Rooms should create a reaction, a feeling, and an atmosphere. I use drama mostly to emphasize a great sense of individuality and personality. Drama also illustrates grandeur and power — I do not enjoy safety. Risks are so much more rewarding. Jean-Louis Deniot will be in Houston Friday, March 29, as part of Texas Design Week Houston for cocktails, talk, and book signing, with New Orleans Auction Galleries at The Fayez and Susan Sarofim House. For Texas Design Week tickets and the complete schedule, go to PHOTOGRAPHY: HEATHER HAWKINS, JANE SOBEL KLONSKY. COVER PHOTO BY SCOGIN MAYO. The cabinets of this Paris kitchen are hammered silver. A Left Bank apartment Living room of a Chicago apartment 5th Avenue living room in NYC Left Bank pied-à-terre Deniot-designed Le Nolinski hotel in Paris 77

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