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PaperCity Houston March 2022

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A mong Round Top's signature bashes are PaperCity's biannual fêtes that mark the finales for the Fall and Spring Antiques Shows. Last fall, the soirée took on a fresh spin with Benjamin Moore stepping up as a Halles sponsor, and a signature event was born, one that celebrated the launch of the heritage American paint brand's 2022 Color of the Year. The night also inaugurated a Benjamin Moore Texas collection: The Colors of Round Top, selected by Houston designer Mary Lambrakos of Lambrakos Studio. Nature-inspired Benjamin Moore October Mist 1495 and other colors lifted from the environs of Round Top were toasted by a crowd of 300- some Round Top regulars, show shoppers, and designers. Coming forward to create the lounge areas for the VIP Pavilion were Cisco Home furnishings. Big hits of the night were the public art displays: the live-plant-and- sustainable-furniture installation Nature by CAMH-exhibited Preston Gaines and the Chromatic Distraction I light sculpture by Patricio Marin and Greg Goodman. Both artworks made for some captivating THE HALLES TOASTS BENJAMIN MOORE COLOR YEAR By Catherine D. Anspon. Photography Chris Pierre Bachman. Instagram moment. Also a hit were the Lalo Tequila-crafted Ranch Water cocktails; quaffs of Richard's Rainwater; and the rockin' sounds of the Black Cat Choir, Round Top's favorite band. On the scene: Lauren Wills Grover; Annie Miranda-Sommer of Benjamin Moore; Linda Plant; Tim Grimes; Cisco Home's Cisco Pinedo and Maurishka Pinedo; Marita Fairbanks; Denise Jacobs; Greg Fourticq and John Cone; Jerry and Joan Herring; Libby Cagle and Lauren Taft; artist McKay Otto; Chairish trio Camilla Norman, Caroline Cole, and Rose Hollinshead; Dawn and Richard Gervais; Michele Verma; Diane and Ray Krueger; Clemencia and Jordan Larimore with daughter Bella Larimore; and Marta Chacon. Also sighted: Craig Moreau; Courtnay Tartt Elias; Darla Bankston May; Blue Hills' Stephanie Layne Disney and Corey Layne; Kathy and Dale Young; Mel King; Faye Asano; Piper Faust; Sally and Norman Reynolds; House of Nomad's quartet, in from North Carolina, Tina Segal, Berkeley Minkhorst, Kelley Lentini, and Rachel Frye; Rose and Carl Luning; Valerie Celestino; Noelle Woods; and Madison Marchbanks. of the Stephanie Layne Disney Corey Layne Lacey Hollis Laramy Bauer Murphy Yates Shannon Riser Kathy & Dale Young Annie Miranda-Sommer McKay Otto Linda Plant Tim Grimes Maurishka Pinedo Cisco Pinedo in the Cisco lounge Ray Krueger Mary Lambrakos Diane Krueger Tina Segal Berkeley Minkhorst Kelley Lentini, Rachel Frye 150

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