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October 2013 - Houston

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Designs on the Decorative Center A Day (and Night) of Stars SETH VAUGHAN REPORTS FROM THE FRONT ROW. PHOTOGRAPHY ERIC HESTER, SETH VAUGHAN. Stephen Farish Annsley Popov Pat Waldrop Melissa Strong Lauren Friedrichs A n evolved aesthetic and a unique brand narrative. These were the buzzwords Charles S. for Decorative Center Houston's Cohen Meg lineup of events. First, the illuminating Mary Lonergan McDonald and cosmopolitan tastes of New York-based designer Eric Cohler were explored in conjunction with a signing for his new book, Cohler on Design (The Monacelli Press). Cohler urged those interested in art, architecture and interior design to indulge their passions, learn as Mark much about they can and create imaginative Scioneaux and intelligent spaces that speak to larger themes of connoisseurship and knowledge. Marc Sheila Cloudt of Brunschwig & Fils and Kravet Tellepsen hosted the gifted narrator's presentation signing and light lunch. Style students: Sarah Eilers, Laura Beth Rickaway, Catheryn Wilson, Kravet's Leo James Laura Umansky and Scott Boyd, Stephen Farish, Bill Stubbs Charles Terry Harmon, and Janet Gust. For the Pavarini DCH's Market, center owner Charles Cohen compiled a nuanced panel of design insiders including L.A.-based interior designer Mary McDonald, New Eric York-based interior designer Charles Cohler Pavarini and author and textile designer John Robshaw. Moderating the keynote discussion was Houston designer to the czars Bill Stubbs. A lively discussion about building one's brand ensued. Afterwards, Duralee showroom hosted Robshaw for a Sheila Cloudt signing of his new book, John Robshaw Prints: Textiles, Block Printing, Global Inspiration, and Interiors (Chronicle Books), which details the creative process behind his lauded textiles (carried at Duralee). The day concluded with the presentation of the sixth annual Stars of Design and the second annual Stars on the Rise. In the audience and on stage: award recipient Julie Soefer, Mark Scioneaux, Mimi Wadsworth, Bret Duhon, Rachel Barry, Anah Hanson, Laura Weaver, Megan Phillips, Jordan Newman, Jennifer Grigsby, Emily Duff, Brittany Cassin, Richard Humphreys, and Laura and Michael Umansky. Mimi Wadsworth Courtney Hill Fertitta John Robshaw Richard Humphreys Bret Duhon Marlys Tokerud Lindsey Looke Laura Weaver Megan Phillips Mendi Lesueur Emily Duff Michael Umansky Julie Soefer Brittany Cassin Rachel Berry Anah Hanson Jordan Newman Jennifer Grigsby Jennifer Loh Janet Gust THE BELL TOWER ON 34TH STREET visit Something different for a change... Now Booking Holiday Events! Conferences, Parties, Business Meetings W W W. T H E B E L LT O W E R O N 3 4 T H . C O M This established conference and event center in the heart of Houston will delight and exceed your expectations. T H E B E L L T O W E R O N 3 4 TH 901 WEST 34TH STREET . HOUSTON TEXAS 77018 . 713.868.BELL(2355)

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