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September 2017 - Dallas

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104 ART + DECORATION T he fresh and layered look that has won interior designer Meredith Ellis a devoted following d e b u t s a t t h e Dallas Design Center early this month. The second outpost of her Austin showroom, James, showcases many of the lines that have been a staple of her design business for 20 years: hand-blocked fabrics and wallpaper from Lisa Fine, Carolina Irving, Sister Parish, Schuyler Samperton, and Rebecca Atwood; lighting from Coleen and Company and Bunny Williams Home; Elson Rugs hand-knotted in Tibet and Nepal, and dhurries hand-woven in India; and collaborations with Fabien Baron, Oscar de la Renta, Lulu DK, Kathryn Ireland, and Carleton Varney, along with antiques and accessories. "These are the lines I used to have to go to L.A. or New York to get," she says. She honed her maximal, comfortable design style while working for Bunny Williams, Thomas Beeton, and Michael S. Smith in New York and L.A. The showroom's vignettes make it easy for designers and their clients to picture how fabrics and wallpapers might look at home, paired with antiques and objects. "It's how people want to live — among their things," Ellis says. James will fill 1,100 square feet inside the new 14,000-square-foot Codarus showroom, which recently relocated from Dallas Market Center to Dallas Design District. To the trade. James, Dallas Design Center, Suite 210, Rebecca Sherman HOME, JAMES The New Traditionalists' first rug collection Russell Windham, Bill Curtis WHAT'S NEW, WHAT'S NEXT IN NYC PaperCity has teamed with The New Traditionalists showroom to celebrate Texas Tradition and Design at New York Design Center's marquee fall event, What's New, What's Next, Thursday, September 14. More than 7,500 top designers, architects, editors, and industry professionals attend an afternoon of panels, presentations, book signings, and parties in 80-plus showrooms in partner-ship with more than two dozen magazines — Architectural Digest, E l l e D e c o r , H o u s e B e a u t i f u l , Ve r a n d a , Traditional Home — and now PaperCity. Joining PaperCity is Houston-based archi- tectural firm, Curtis & Windham. Perhaps no other Texas firm exhibits more poetry and tenets of classical architecture than that of Bill Curtis and Russell Windham, who join PaperCity editor in chief Holly Moore for conversation and a presentation from their book, A Vision of Place: The Work of Curtis & Windham Architects, followed by a book signing. The New Traditionalists founders Philip Erdoes and Brady Wilcox host, serving Texas barbecue and spirits (Tito's Handmade Vodka and Dulce Vida tequila), with one lucky guest walking away with a pair of Lucchese boots. The New Traditionalists will also debut a collection of custom architectural built-in cabinets and closets, and their first rug collection, designed in New York and handmade in India and China by highly skilled weavers. What's New What's Next, September 14, 1 to 9 pm, New York Design Center, 200 Lexington. Event is gratis but RSVP a must, at new-whats-next-2017. Anne Lee Phillips H enry David Thoreau had it right. Less is more meaningful. This same rings true for AD 100 designer Emily Summers' new Knox-Henderson district showroom, Emily Summers Studio, which moved from its Highland Park Village digs to reside under the same roof as her design offices. Much of Summers' collection of vintage furnishings have transitioned to her space at For Home Forty Five Ten. Less than a block away, Summers' studio and showroom houses a focused edit of the designer's proprietary lines — sleek lighting by Cedric Hartman, sublime Robsjohn-Gibbings by Saridis of Athens, handmade furniture from KGBL in New York, along with custom Emily Summers Studio furnishings "We've streamlined everything," says Laura Summers Briggs, who oversees marketing and strategic planning for her mother's design businesses. "Emily wanted to simplify it all." Emily Summers Studio, 4639 Insurance Lane, Rebecca Sherman SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY Emily Summers Studio A Vision of Place: The Work of Curtis & Windham Architects Bedroom designed by Meredith Ellis

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