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June 2019- Houston

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84 W e can never hear e n o u g h a b o u t one of the most extraordinary houses in America — the fabled Dawnridge, a charming, exuberant, and wildly imaginative folly of a home tucked into an enclave in Beverly Hills. This maximalist palazzo was designed by the late Tony Duquette, a Louvre- exhibited talent who was a cross-disciplinary genius with jewelry, interiors, costumes, and set design, all distinguished by flights of Baroque and Rococo fancy. Duquette's heir and preserver of this opulent masterpiece residence, designer Hutton Wilkinson, came to town to emcee the PaperCity Design Awards, then lingered on to sign his latest book, Tony Duquette's Dawnridge (Abrams), at a Texas Design Week talk and cocktail party at Decorative Center Houston's David Sutherland Showroom. Guests listened raptly while Wilkinson told tales about his mentor, travels with Elsie de Wolfe, and a world of lavish costumed and themed fêtes. By Catherine D. Anspon. Photography Daniel Ortiz. DEVOTEES OF DUQUETTE: David Sutherland's Showroom manager Olga Martinez and Jordan Murphy, in from Dallas; designers Pamela Hope O'Brien, Sarah Eilers, Elizabeth Satel Young, Selena Mackay, LeTricia Wilbanks; Jill Egan, Melinda and John James, Bill Stubbs, Yésely Love, Elnaz Irby, Linley Stroud, Jerry Jeanmard, and Abby Kimbell, as well as Lauren Hudson, New Orleans Auction Galleries' Taylor Eichenwald, Ruth Davis, Dennis Brackeen and Juan Vazquez, Ceron, Julie Koch, Paige McCauley, Abbi Parker, Bonnie Likover, Tami Saragusa, D'eva Redding, Oscar and Bruce Banta-Guevara, Michael Yafi, Yvonne Arceneaux, and Mauricio Cruz. Thank you to TXDW sponsor Bosch Group and the evening's host and sponsor, David Sutherland Showroom. TONY DUQUETTE'S HUTTON DAVID SUTHERLAND at REGALES WITH TALES WILKINSON Julie Koch, Hutton Wilkinson, Sarah Eilers, Paige McCauley LeTricia Wilbanks Yésely Love, Elnaz Irby Selena Mackay, Olga Martinez John & Melinda James Lauren Hudson, Jerry Jeanmard Susan Elias, Lauren Carr, Kerri McCulloch Juan Vazquez, Dennis Brackeen Taylor Eichenwald Rob Regan, Talia Gerber Ceron Elizabeth Satel Young Pamela Hope O'Brien

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