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DECORATION TROMPE House of Tableware HACKNEY Flora & Fauna A s a devoted patron of all things flora, fauna, ephemera and taxidermied, I swooned at the sight of House of Hackney's whirling-dervish papers and fabrics depicting spinning avifauna and small beasties. Flights of Fancy comes in small and large patterns of the stymied fowl and fauna with backgrounds of duck-egg blue, cream, hot pink, midnight or crisp pitch blue, with or without stripes. Every once in a while, a new design bubbles above the fray, and House of Hackney has done just that. Based in the UK, H of H takes patterns steeped in tradition and turns them on their ear. Wallpapers, about $232 per roll; cotton $106 per meter, velvets $153 per meter, at Holly Moore The latest from New Yorkbased artist John Derian — the deity of découpage, famous for plates, platters, paperweights and coasters incorporating vintage imagery of flora, fauna and ephemera — is a collection of melamine plates bearing French faience designs from the 18th century. Derian was drawn to the juxtaposition of faience (a type of glazed earthenware that dates to the ninth century, the most famous example being Delftware) and melamine (a modern composite material). His charger and side, salad and dinner plates are each available in a different richly hued pattern, making for a stylish mix-andmatch picnic, come the Fourth of July. From $9, at Kuhl-Linscomb; Seth Vaughan Melamine Faience Italo Melamine Faience à la Corne Hackney Empire Hackney Empire Midnight Stripe Casual Remarks Janus et Cie, 3935 San and outdoor Janus et Cie Felipe St., 713.621.5950; furnishings, residential The ultra-chic showroom and responsible for outfitting the commercial, most fashionable outdoor that range mise en scène we've ever from seen has taken up residence timeless on San Felipe. Janus et Cie traditional Flights of Fancy in Duck Egg House of Hackney Dalston Rose pattern packed up its former to-therattan and trade showroom in Decorative wicker to Center Houston and moved to tony River the avantOaks, taking over the clapboard building garde, seen once inhabited by Smith & Hawken. Outside, in the word's the lovely gardens have been carefully most famous groomed and propped with the kind of hotels, spas, signature high-style outdoor furniture that estates, yachts, restaurants and museums. irby and Company is the exclusive Houston purveyor of Fine has made Janice Feldman's L.A.-based And should you hesitate to use Janus et Paints of Europe, a boutique Dutch company of paints and company beloved by designers and architects Cie's sumptuous chenille, velvet, leather-like, varnishes manufactured by Wijzonol Bouwverven in the for 35 years. Inside, the white-painted walls sheer and menswear-inspired fabrics to cover super-cute medieval Dutch town of Zwolle. Why Holland? In and ceiling soar to 20-plus feet, anchored cushions and fashion curtains outdoors, rest the 1600s, the Dutch became a nation of expert paint makers on both ends by faux boxwood arches — an assured these experts are known not only for due to the prodding of the generation of artists that included all-weather accessory, scaled to enormous their design acumen, but for their R+D into Rembrandt, Vermeer and de Hooch, all known for their proportions, that's become the company's materials that withstand Mother Nature's luminous canvasses. Because of the higher-than-normal concentrations of oil signature. Manager Marvin Comeaux wrath. Don't miss the beautifully designed pigment, the colors available from Fine Paints of Europe are more saturated and and his staff help designers (and customers chaises, benches, barstools, tables and vivid than the typical Home Depot paint. These are the same types of long-lasting working sans designers) select both indoor textiles. Laurann Claridge paints that the owners of wood-fronted Parisians shops have used for hundreds of years, and the collection of colors is used today in George Washington's Mount the original Irascibles, told from Vernon estate. For Europhiles, Fine Paints of Europe has color lines that match a unique Houston point of view. the German RAL system, the Swedish Natural Founder Scott Peveto's premise Color System and the British Standard color reached beyond the talents selection. A new line, the Guggenheim Gallery at our epicenter, to include a Colors collection, was created in collaboration broader definition of creatives with its curators, artists and designers who who make our town's visual selected low-key colors to use in exhibition world go. Take a look at who ew York, 1950. Twentyinstallations. A second, more vibrantly colored turned up in this photograph snapped by eight abstract painters came Guggenheim Classical Colors collection is Shau Lin Hon. For the complete list of 23 together to protest the based on hues taken from the artworks in the artists, gallerists, writers, curators, collectors Metropolitan Museum of museum's permanent collection. And, yes if and scenemakers who appear, peruse Art's lack of commitment to you were wondering, these paints also meet Catherine D. Anspon the avant-garde. Fifteen in LEED requirements the group were recorded for low-emitting for posterity in a photo later branded as The materials. Hollandlac Irascibles, snapped by lensman Nina Leen. Brilliant lacquer paint, The resulting image reveals reams about $135 a Eurogallon, the talents who propelled Manhattan in the covers an amazing postwar years. In the front, Mark Rothko, 420 square feet; at the back Willem de Kooning, and only Eurolux water-base one woman made it into the picture (Hedda interior paints $85 to Sterne). Flash forward 60 years, and the $110 per Eurogallon; action moves to another in-the-making art Kirby and Company smaller quantities start offices painted capital: Colquitt Gallery Row's impactful new at $45. Ben Koush in russet Houston's Irascibles at Peveto, January 24, 2013 arrival Peveto orchestrated a reenactment of Paint the Town K JENNY ANTILL REMBRANDT RED Here Come the IRASCIBLES SHAU LIN HON N

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