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As Elegant as Ever: Alex Papachristidis A l e x P a p a c h r i s t i d i s 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 interesting and personal projects, from his nephew's family's New York apartment with a plein-air feel to his sister and brother-in-law's opulent and refined Aegean-villa-inspired Bridgehampton home. Since founding his firm in 1987, Papachristidis has mastered the art of Alex's 10 Most Loved Places in NYC Central Park before 9 am, when all the dogs are off their leash, my dog Cooper has the time of his life. Kappo Masa — always delicious. Bergdorf Goodman — my favorite store in the world. The Wrightsman Galleries at the Met always inspires me. Liz O'Brien. Gerald Bland. R. Louis Bofferding. Casa Cipriani, a magical view of the water. My office — nothing I love more than what I do. My apartment — no place like home. gracious living and over the past decade has evolved to incorporate more artisanal furniture and handsome artwork, beautifully captured in the book through lush photographs and text written with Mitchell Owens, American editor of The World of Interiors and contributor to Architectural Digest. The late great Mario Buatta described Papachristidis as "one of today's eminent tastemakers. Known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details." Anne Lee Phillips Texas Design Week Houston What, When, Where: Cocktails, illustrated talk, and book signing with Alex Papachristidis and Richard Mishaan, Tuesday, May 2, at CASA Houston at Shops at Arrive, 2800 Kirby Drive. Tickets and information at 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 In a Bridgehampton beachside home, Anya Larkin hammered silk sheathes the sitting room, with photograph by Jean François Jaussaud. The Beauvais carpet is made of woven metallic leather. Below: A hand-painted grisaille wallcovering by Gracie wraps the lofty multipurpose space in the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House designed by Alex Papachristidis. STEPHEN KENT JOHNSON TRIA GIOVAN

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