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July/August 2019- Dallas

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ART + DECORATION 54 S ome things are worth the wait: Designer Ray Booth's first furniture collection with Hickory Chair debuted at High Point in April. As a longtime partner at the prestigious McAlpine architecture firm, Booth is known for mixing J an Showers' travels to Europe, Africa, the Bahamas, and other exotic locales are the muse for her newest furniture collection for Kravet. The Dallas designer, who has been sourcing glamorous antiques and vintage pieces for 25 years, has borrowed a page from her travelogue for the collection, which includes bench- ART AND CRAFTED SUMMER SHOWERS organic, modern design with traditional classicism, Continental antiques, and heirloom pieces. A bit of glamour has rubbed off, too, from past tenure with John Saladino and Clodagh. A 2018 PaperCity Design Awards judge and author of Rizzoli's Evocative Interiors, Booth's work has been featured in Architectural Digest and Elle Decor. His collection says, and at $2,300, it's a fraction of what an original piece from Paris might cost. One of Showers' summer retreats is Harbour Island in the Bahamas, so we love that her current collection also reflects the island's breezy hues, textures, and laidback sophistication. To the trade at Kravet, Dallas Design Center, 1250 Slocum St., Suite 720, 214.761.9193, Rebecca Sherman Anders table in shagreen with brass inlay Jan Showers Spring 2019 collection for Kravet Ray Booth collection for Hickory Chair Block dining table in marble, brass, and wood Ray Booth made chairs, tables, sofas, and benches. The Trevor chair and Baxter desk are influenced by Showers' love of mid-20th century Italian design, while the silhouettes of the Charles bench and Anders coffee table take inspiration from pieces discovered in Paris. The Anders table, with its shagreen top and antique brass inlay, is one of her favorites, she for Hickory Chair makes ample use of such rich m a t e r i a l s a s b ro n z e , nickel, marble, walnut, and santos rosewood, with each piece bench-made by craftsmen at 108-year-old Hickory Chair in North Carolina. Ray Booth for Hickory Chair, to the trade at Hickory Chair Showroom, 1548 Slocum St., Rebecca Sherman Jan Showers

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