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PaperCity Houston November 2023

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A t Decorative Center Houston, after a sweet introduction from his friend Ann Sutherland, founder of Perennials, the erudite architect Bobby McAlpine confessed to guests that his work has taken a sharp turn from his previous oeuvre, which had elevated him to icon status, and stated that he is bringing romance to modernism. McAlpine then signed his new book, McAlpine: Romantic Modernism (Rizzoli), at David Sutherland showroom. Also at Decorative Center Houston, design met psychology in what can only be described as the most glamorous college lecture ever. University of Leeds professor of color science and technology Stephen Westland and Sanderson Design Group creative director Claire Vallis, both in from England, joined Houston designers Courtnay Tartt Elias and Dennis Brackeen for an illustrated talk moderated by Sanderson Design Group CEO Beth Holman and hosted by Culp Associates. Westland kicked off the talk by giving us the answer we were seeking: Color does indeed affect us emotionally, psychologically, and physiologically. Recharged by the talk, guests moved on to Culp Associates for lunch. Design-Filled DAZE A Wrap-Up of (Continued) (Continued from page 82) Jerry Hooker, Mackenzie Cash John David Robbins at CASA Brooke Stuckey Shannon Bowers Pamela Pierce, Megan Megas at Visual Comfort Kyle Johnson Julie Koch at Sutherland Karen Prichard Warren Christiana Hatteberg at Elegant Additions Ashley Gilbreath Lauren Kuchelmeister Julie Koch at Elegant Additions John Cone, Phoebe Tudor Sara Dodd, Greg Fourticq at CASA Jose Guerrero, Robin Christeson Meredith Grover at Azzurri Ashley Holden, Alex Papachristidis Ann Wolf, Richard Mishaan Chesie Breen at CASA Lela Rose, Megan Boswell at OKA Cathy Chapman Phoebe Tudor, Ruth Davis at CASA Virginia Carl at Sutherland A Hunt Slonem bunny makes an appearance at Laura Rathe Fine Art 84

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