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September 2019- Dallas

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ART + DECORATION W hile traveling abroad on a post-MBA excursion in 2013, Sara Kelly fell in love with six plates in Italy. Those plates remained in her memory bank as she returned to Houston, working in corporate marketing as a single adult who hadn't received tableware via a wedding registry. In 2017, she made her decision. She left her job and returned to Europe, to visit factories and potential partners to help her bring an effortless, direct-to- consumer collection of tableware essentials to encourage those in all stages of life, ALL OPTIONS ARE ON THE TABLE I nterior architect Lauren Rottet has a slew of award-winning hospitality and residential projects around the globe, including Hotel Alessandra and The River Oaks in Houston, The Surrey Hotel on Madison in New York City, and Four Seasons Hotel Bogota in Colombia. Now she's launched a lighting collection for Visual Comfort. Rottet's sleek Fascio collection has faceted crystal tubes and rods that are bound into sconces, pendant lights, and chandeliers. The lights are designed with advanced LED technology and complex engineering to reduce glare and emit a beautiful incandescent glow. Rottet takes a jeweler's meticulous approach to her creations, with handcrafted details in polished nickel, hand- rubbed antique brass, and bronze. She is Visual Comfort's newest design partner, joining Thomas O'Brien, Aerin Lauder, Kelly Wearstler, J. Randall Powers, and Alexa Hampton, to name a few. To the trade at Taylors by Jane, Dallas Market Center, 2000 N. Stemmons Freeway, taylorsdallas. com. Rebecca Sherman FASCIO FANTASTIC including unmarried young professionals, to enjoy at-home dining and entertaining. Kelly ultimately selected three partners in Portugal to launch her brand, Rigby, which offers functional and aesthetically pleasing sets of modern dishware in mint, light gray, charcoal navy, and off-white; glassware; and fl atware in polished stainless steel and satin black, gold, and copper fi nishes. Dishware sets from $48, glassware sets from $56, fl atware sets from $180, at Anne Lee Phillips R onda Carman — self- proclaimed serial entertainer and tabletop fetishist who was named to the 2019 Salonniere 100 list of America's best party hosts — releases her second book this month, coinciding with the launch of her linens collection with San Francisco- based Haute Home. Entertaining at Home: Inspirations from Celebrated Hosts (Rizzoli) is a luscious jaunt through both lavish and casual at-home affairs thrown by stylish tastemakers across the country, from a cocktail supper at Julia Reed's New Orleans apartment to summer salads at Mecox owners Mac Hoak and Fred Perkins' 1931 home, to a cache of Dallasites: Denise and Scott McGaha, Kimberly Whitman, Cathy Kincaid, Shelly Rosenberg and Pam Kelley. The book brims with recipe, fête, and tablescape ideas, with personalized entertaining stories that will have you pulling out your china and calling the calligrapher. Carman's collection of linen napkins with Jane Leider's Haute Home gives you even more reason to throw your own dinner party. Dubbed The Four Seasons, there are 12 hand-embroidered designs from lobsters to leaves and spiders, each is generous in scale, made of 100 percent linen, with a fanciful scalloped-edge fi nish. Linens $35 each, at Anne Lee Phillips DINNER PARTY IN THE MAKING Fascio sconce by Lauren Rottet for Visual Comfort Ronda Carman and Haute Home lobster napkins Rigby tableware, here and right. MATTHEW MEAD

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