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September 2016 - Houston

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'TWAS THE EVENING BEFORE PAPERCITY DESIGN AWARDS CELEBRATORY COCKTAILS Anne Lee Phillips sips in style. Photography Daniel Ortiz. 128 Anita Smith Cathy Chapman Chelsea Cunningham Aaron Laine Robin Mueck Penny Smith Jones Chaille Graham Ralph Kirsten Abney Linda Eyles Ruth Davis Aaron Rambo Mindy Carter Letecia Ellis Laura Umansky Vanessa Sanchez Ben Johnston Mimi Levine Larry Levine Robert Leleux Suzanne Duin Sandy Lucas Connie LeFevre DESIGN CROWD HDC Market sponsor Heritage Texas Properties' Robin Mueck and Chaille Graham Ralph; president of Southern Style Now/former Domino editor in chief Robert Leleux, in from New Orleans; Found's Ruth Davis and Aaron Rambo; designers Sandy Lucas, Sarah Eilers, Chelsea Cunningham, Ben Johnston, Fred Smith, Linda Eyles, Anita Smith, and Karen Pulaski; art collector Judy Nyquist; author Ronda Rice Carman; Houston Arts Alliance CEO Jonathon Glus and Alton LaDay of Alton LaDay Media. Designers and those who love them welcomed interior luminaries Vicente Wolf, in from New York, and Suzanne Rheinstein, in from California, on the evening before a busy day: The pair were to present the Houston PaperCity Design Awards the following evening and were two of the four judges for the awards. Nothing heightens the mood like anticipation. Prior to their presentation of the awards, their day jobs included speaking and signing volumes at The Houston Design Center Market. Houston designer Laura Umansky hosted the fête in a spectacular home off River Oaks Boulevard, which she had recently completed. Only the finest champagne for the sparkling crowd: Krug was served, courtesy Moët Hennessy USA. Allison Flikerski Courtnay Tartt Elias Blake Tartt III Janus Lazaris Alton LaDay Fred Smith Jonathon Glus Judy Nyquist Karen Pulaski Ronda Rice Carman Suzanne Rheinstein Vicente Wolf Host Laura Umansky

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