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HALLES ROUND TOP SPONSORED PARTNER WHAT'S ON TAP CATHERINE D. ANSPON REPORTS FROM THE FIELD. (Continued on page 118) T he Fall 2023 Antiques & Design Show — October 14 through 28 at The Halles — sees the sixth iteration of the PaperCity and Round Top Publishers event space and design, art, fashion, and foodie Mecca take off, with its nine Halles, hospitality pavilion, and tented spaces filled with unique purveyors and exciting happenings. Kudos to returning underwriting sponsors JennAir — The Halles Food Lab by JennAir, Amadi Carpets, and Sabine Maes Art. Country Sunshine continues its down-home fare throughout the entire show and a full array of drinks from the bar. No guilt about that: The Halles is the only venue in town with its own fitness guru/personal trainer — work out, take a yoga class, or book a session in The Halles Gym with founder/director Zuzana Kastleman. Here's our guide to the season's must-shop Halles stops. DESIGNER DESTINATION Round Top regular Verona Disdier's permanent shop at The Halles — a dramatic year-round showroom for her signature Pierre Verona — features Mother Nature's art. Stunning vessels, furniture, accessories, and original lapidary art are honed from minerals and gems retrieved from her personal quarries in Mexico. Designers seek out Pierre Verona vessels because of their unique shapes and natural textures — statement pieces around which entire rooms can be imagined. Designers also flock to Crystal Nichols as a go- to source for captivating antique and mid-century modern furniture and lighting, and beeline to Brett Millet for his unique, hand-picked vintage furniture with a timeless aesthetic perfect for today's interiors. One of The Halles' most unique creatives is Around the Bend, presenting artisan Rick Pratt's American-made willow furniture. Then there's retro-cool Found Images for a date with the past via droll images imprinted on all manner of home goods. Amadi Carpets' women-empowered Afghan rugs speak to the Ahmadi family's roots. This third-generation carpet company was founded in Afghanistan, where it currently employs as many as 200 women hand-looming its artisanal rugs. Known for bringing a weaver's background and vision to contemporary carpets, co-owner Taz Ahmadi unveils a collection of designer and architect's favorites, featuring the Kyoto, Fiji, and Nomad lines. In dialogue with the texture and materiality of Amadi Carpets' natural fibers are Sabine Maes Art's canvases, textiles, and sheepskins. The Belgian-based painter is the ideal creative for Round Top, with her reverence for Mother Earth, respect for the countryside, and use of raw ingredients from nature in her weaving and art making. New this season to The Halles, Turkish Rug Co., led by rug expert Mark Odom, specializes in Tulus, Kilims, and masterpiece bespoke Turkish Oushaks hand-woven from reclaimed 100-year- old wool. Also debuting, Elysian Collective global contemporary design gallery emphasizes the unique and handmade. Then visit Starred Sky Development for architecturally informed homes for those who want to move beyond a big-box city house or seek a second home that manifests outstanding design and a carefully considered footprint. For sustainable building, check in or check out Hive3D Casitas — the future is now for one of the most exciting innovations in home-construction technology in our time. The Amadi Carpets' Ahmadi family Sabine Maes Art Country Sunshine's Danny & Cullen Holle JORDAN GEIBEL Lela Rose Ranch Collection LISA FLOOD

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