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June 2019- Houston

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85 SOUTHERN of STYLE DISPATCH WISDOM AT FOUND DISCIPLES F or Texas Design Week Houston, Architectural Digest's AD PRO editor Katy B. Olson moderated a panel discussion on contemporary design in the traditional South with New Orleans designer Shaun Smith and Houston's Paloma Contreras, hosted by Ruth Davis at her beloved home design store Found. In the lively discussion, both designers agreed they still recommend formal dining rooms to their young clients — Smith invites clients to his own home to show them the art of the dinner party. Smith also spilled his secret sources: He buys most of his antiques via Instagram and through New Orleans Auction Galleries. Olson introduced Architectural Digest's new members-only designer resource AD PRO, which not only includes comprehensive industry coverage but grants access to the Architectural Digest archives in a searchable format — a treasure trove of inspiration, to be sure. After the panel, guests talked shop with Olson, Smith, and Contreras while a beautiful table of iced teas and mimosas, BLTs, and mini chicken-salad sandwiches stood ready — perfect Southern picnic fare. By Anne Lee Phillips. Photography Emile C. Browne. SEEN: Ashton Taylor, Alexandra Killion, Jennifer Barron, Laura Broussard, Madelon Devaney, Carol Isaak Barden, Teri Pugh, Jessica Lawrence, Linley Stroud, Ally Dougherty, Jill Egan, Kara Childress with son Wells Childress, Kim Littleton, Leslie Carothers, Paula Fyhr, Alton LaDay, Shannon Mann, Rosemarie DiMarco, Mahmoud Nofal, and Susan Elias. Thank you to TXDW sponsor Bosch Group and the afternoon's host and sponsor, Found. Ruth Davis, Katy B. Olson, Shaun Smith, Paloma Contreras Gabriela Fenton, Shannon Mann, Kandice Eiskant Kara Childress, Wells Childress, Ally Dougherty Jessica Lev, Linley Stroud, Paulina Lewinska Mallory Fernandez, Laura Broussard, Abbi Parker Leslie Carothers, Alton LaDay Carol Isaak Barden Jan Sebastian Valenzuela Jill Egan Ashton Taylor, Alexandra Killion Tatiana Bozic Marshall Stewart Deniss Labrador

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