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geometric pattern. Cashmere blankets and pillows were crafted in a handsome herringbone and jacquard weave. Rubelli, based in Venice for centuries, presented poetic silk damasks in jewel tones, and in true Venetian style was inspired by the shimmer of San Marco Basilica gold and natural tones of ancient stones and stucco. Colors were both historical and clear and modern. Designers took appointments around the design-antiques-and art-focused rue de Seine and rue des Saints-Pères, among ateliers spilling bolts of silks and alpaca and mohair and velvet. Deco Off also brought together luxury fabric houses like Osborne & Little, Maison Pierre Frey, Jim Thompson, Rosemary Hallgarten, de Le Cuona, and wallcovering superstars Fromental and Iksel. Perennials brought a dash of Texas and Baja to Paris: David and Ann Sutherland were prominently showing new designs by Liz Lambert as part of Déco Off Paris interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot, celebrating his second book at his super- chic new atelier on Quai d'Orsay, was excited to see the international hordes. "There's a great burst of invention and innovation in Paris now, and all the leading French design firms are working Hackfeld, business development director for Allan Knight & Associates, a leading showroom in Dallas. The firm represents Loro Piana, Timorous Beasties, and James Malone Textiles, among others. Designers were chattering about the alluring and ultra-sexy new acid-trip wallcoverings at Timorous Beasties, with their dream-state attitude to the tropes of chinoiserie. At Braquenié on Place de Furstenberg, the most beautiful Marie Antoinette-inspired shimmering silks, delicately embroidered, were paraded. It was a wild stroll, with James Malone Fabrics' graphic indie-chic prints and Iksel's fresco-like plaster landscapes offering inspiration. Loro Piana Interiors created a hit with thrilling new fabrics and furniture presented in a Left Bank loft, the building designed by Gustave Eiffel. The figurehead of the collection was Grand Salon, a luxurious cashmere/silk velvet in 20 shades. Library is Loro Piana's new jacquard velvet in a Luxury was celebrated with verve, colors were rich and sensual, and the glimmer and shimmer of metallic were everywhere. It was sensory heaven. Bridges, Charlotte Moss, Mark D. Sikes, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Suzanne Tucker, Timothy Corrigan, and Sabina Fay Braxton were so giddy: Beauty and invention have that effect. Spotted at the many popups in 18th- century studios in the shadow of Saint- Germain-des-Prés, at the welcome breakfast events, lavish design editor lunches, and idea-charged dinners all over town were Chad Dorsey, David Cadwallader, Michelle Nussbaumer, Shelby Wagner, Ashley Avery, Javier Burkle, Denise McGaha and Cynthia Collins from Dallas; Sarah Eilers, Sandra Lucas, Julie Dodson, and Courtnay Tartt Elias from Houston; San Antonio designer Melissa Morgan; and Austin decorators Marcus and Autumn Mohon and Kristen Nix. "Texas designers were a vivid force in Paris for design week," noted Brian Rubelli Seltz Elitis Samuel & Sons Aspen Maze Border / Galon labyrinthe in Adobe Eric Jansen, Hervé Van der Straeten, Jean-Louis Deniot Ritz Paris Le Comptoir PHOTO BERNHARD WINKELMANN PHOTO TOMY DO PHOTO DELPHINE QUÊME 78

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