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June 2019- Houston

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80 TWO NIGHTS T he West Alabama design corridor's Hollywood Square was the mise en scène for a riveting evening: a talk and exhibition with fashion and design author Dean Rhys-Morgan, hosted by the trifecta of Wells Abbott's Lauren Hudson, Ryan Reitmeyer of Retorra Rugs (who was off to India the next day on a buying trip), and Karen Pulaski of Tribute Goods. Living between London, L.A., and NYC, Rhys-Morgan flew in to speak and sign his new book, Jeremiah: Inspired Interiors (PowerHouse Books). The debonair transcontinental writer, a one-time protégé of Isabella Blow, spun tales of painter Jeremiah Goodman, with whom he worked on this lavish volume during the final decade of the artist's life. Elevating room illustration to high art, Goodman enjoyed unprecedented access for 70 years to some of the most exalted tastemakers of his time; his cinematic room portraits in watercolor and gouache captured the vitality of the grand salons, bedrooms, and libraries of Bill Blass, Elsa Peretti (who penned the book foreword), the Duchess of Windsor, Bruce Weber, Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, James Galanos, Carolina Herrera, Delphine and Reed Krakoff, and, perhaps most famously, Diana Vreeland's dramatic crimson garden-in-hell living room, designed by Billy Baldwin. By Catherine D. Anspon. Photography Johnny Than. DESIGN DISCIPLES AT JEREMIAH GOODMAN: Hollywood Square developer Steve Gibson and wife Kate Gibson; Becca Cason Thrash; Ceron; Jerry Jeanmard and Cliff Helcamp; Ashley Sides; designers Beverly Jacomini, Courtnay Tartt Elias with husband Mark Elias, Chandos Dodson Epley, Stacy Graubart, Adriana Vaughan, Teri Pugh, Elnaz Irby, Yésely Love, Lena STELLAR Statsenko, Linley Stroud, María Del Bufalo, and Aileen Warren; Moxie's Dennis Brackeen and Juan Vazquez; Jessica Lev; Amy Stephens; neighbors Kathy Dimmitt and Bailey Miller of Dimmitt Contemporary Art, and Octavia Gallery's Leigh Manley; City Council candidate Sallie Alcorn; Taylor Eichenwald; Rebecca Moss; Elise and Denzil Hollingsworth; Molly Jodeit; Alison and Grant Turley; Kathi Stringer; Julie Koch; Aaron Laine; Mindy Carter Martin; and Karen Sierra. Thank you to TXDW sponsor Bosch Group and the evening's host and sponsors: Wells Abbott Showroom, Tribute Goods, and Retorra Rugs. Dean Rhys-Morgan Ryan Reitmeyer, Lauren Hudson Sallie Alcorn, Steve & Kate Gibson Amy Stephens Elnaz Irby Becca Cason Thrash, Ceron Karen Pulaski Wrap TEXAS DESIGN WEEK HOUSTON DRAWING ROOMS WITH DEAN RHYS-MORGAN AND MASTER WORK WITH JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT Yésely Love

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