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PaperCity Houston December 2022

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Alex Papachristidis: The Elegant Life: Rooms that Welcome and Inspire A lex Papachristidis perpetually brings a fresh approach to elegant interiors, making him one of the world's most recognized designers. His latest book, The Elegant Life: Rooms That Welcome and Inspire (Rizzoli), features an array of personal projects, incorporating artisanal furniture and handsome artwork, beautifully captured through lush photographs and text written with Mitchell Owens, American editor of The World of Interiors. Design advice: "To my mind, there is no such thing as an unimportant space; each one deserves respect and attention — after all, a living room is called a living room because you are supposed to live in it, not just look at it. The only way you can write that story is to understand how you want to live, in as much detail as possible." — Alex Papachristidis Destinations: Jean-Louis Deniot F rench designer Jean-Louis Deniot is an international, irresistible man of intrigue. His impressive list of projects cataloged in his latest book, Destinations: Jean-Louis Deniot (Rizzoli), span the globe from Flamingo Drive in Miami to Cali, Colombia; Eaton Square in London to Monapesy Manor in New Delhi. His dramatic and elegant designs live at the crossroads between classical terminology and contemporary aesthetics. Anne Lee Phillips Design advice: "Lighting is the magical element that brings everything together. It's part of the layering that generates the overall atmosphere. You can hide or emphasize specific areas giving coherence, depth, and density to emphasize the elements that together create the perfect ambiance for every situation. It's like sculpting again." — Jean-Louis Deniot A Porto Vecchio, Corsica, living room with curved sofas Gracie grisaille wallcovering wraps a room designed by Alex Papachristidis 14

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