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FEBRUARY | PAGE 36 | 2015 EMINENT DOMINGUE: Chateau's Big Night French designer Jean-Louis Deniot and author Diane Dorrans Saeks sign and socialize at Chateau Domingue. MATTHEW RAMIREZ STANDS IN LINE FOR SOME FACE TIME. PHOTOGRAPHY EMILE BROWNE. P rolific author and design diva Diane Dorrans Saeks has written the book — nearly two dozen of them, in fact — on the world's most interesting and fascinating interior decorators. Now she has penned a tome for the exuberant (and très French) architect/interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot, the first book devoted exclusively to his work: Jean-Louis Deniot: Interiors (Rizzoli). Chateau Domingue owner Ruth Gay welcomed both author and subject for a signing, where the design-inclined met for vin and fromage at the chic showroom of European architectural antiques, followed by a moon- and candlelit repast alfresco at the spectacular home of Ruth and Jack Gay. Signature seekers: Anne Breux, Carol Barden, Geoffrey Westergaard, Meredith Grisebaum, Brooke Grisebaum, Annette Graf, Ruth Davis, Sandy Parkerson, Timothy Adcock, Taylor Dodge, Kale Petersen, and Becky Birdwell. Barbara Tartt Carol Barden Marie Cooney Kristy Smith Courtnay Tartt Elias Sandy Parkerson Becky Birdwell Paul Gay Jack Gay Jean-Louis Deniot Diane Dorrans Saeks Ruth Gay Lin Rahe Annette Graf Meredith Grisebaum Stephen Herring Daniela Fishburn Brooke Grisebaum Aaron Laine Mindy Carter Pippa Harris Tom Lile Timothy Adcock Jean-Louis Deniot and Aaron Rambo taking a break Mary Lile Cecilia Harris Aaron Rambo Ruth Davis Brian Garrie Christopher Alexander Geoffrey Westergaard WELL-DESIGNED DAYS AT THE HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER MATTHEW RAMIREZ REPORTS. PHOTOGRAPHY DANIEL ORTIZ. D esigner Linda Eyles hosted an evening prelude for The Houston Design Center's Fall Market at her namesake Heights-area design compound with her team, Mary Alderman and Lisa Roark. Design star Nancy Braithwaite signed copies of her long-awaited first book, Nancy Braithwaite: Simplicity, at the intimate overture, where Eyles rounded up Houston's decorator bigwigs in anticipation of the big event. Chef Olivier Ciesielski of L'Olivier served signature dishes, dessert cheeses and charcuterie paired with wines from Line39. Design intelligentsia: Janus Lazaris, Geoffrey Westergaard, Alton LaDay, Jonathon Glus, Vicki Rusca, Virginia Kelsey, and Katy Bomar. The following day, The HDC's Sheri and Grant Roane welcomed a titan to the Fall Market: Atlanta-based designer Nancy Braithwaite, who participated in a keynote discussion moderated by Chaille Ralph of Heritage Texas Properties hosted at the Alkusari Stone showroom. The multi-day curated design offerings included Scalamandré's introduction of Grange's 2015 collection, a personal appearance from The Design Network's Mitzi Beach, and a talk and book signing at Charlotte Nail Antiques. Designing women (and men): Anita Webber Smith, Marie Flanigan, Mike Umansky, Christie's Jessica Phifer, Bridget Martin, Kirsten Abney, Peggy McGowen, Amy Collier, Kate Garbarino, Denzil and Elise Hollingsworth, and Morgan Thompson. Be our guest at the best parties in Houston and Dallas. Visit for more social coverage online. Anita Webber Smith Host Linda Eyles Sheri Roane Grant Roane Nancy Braithwaite Brian Wycoff Katy Bomar Mary Alderman Gayle Klaybor Alton LaDay Janus Lazarus John Rogers Nick Nail Charlotte Nail Chaille Ralph Mary Clarkson Olivier Ciesielski Penny Jones Marcelo Saenz Suzanne Labarthe Katwing Comby Connie Schlageter Chett Heitman Leasa Roy Geoffrey Westergaard Ruth Davis Tom Alkusari Jessica Phifer Mary Hilton

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