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ello Fellow ASID Members,
It has been an eventful January, February and March! We had a great start to our year with Our Social Network
at Decatur Bar and Pop-Up Factory & Eunice, along with a Legislative CEU program, a Past Presidents Dinner honoring all those how served in the past on Presidentâ€™s Day and a bus full of members & students took a trip to
Austin to represent our professional industry at Legislative Day. And this is just the past few of months!
I have just returned from New York where ASID National held SCALE for Students and the Presidents Forum for
all Chapter Presidents. I am excited to share new ideas to better serve and improve our amazing Texas Gulf Coast
Chapter. I am always proud to hear how amazing our members are and the positive things we do as a whole. The
spotlight was on innovation in design, design trends, and designing for communities that benefit the wellbeing of
people as a whole.
Our Sponsorship opportunities are still open. Please consider becoming a sponsor or upgrading your current sponsorship. Your Sponsorship provides the funds to have all our wonderful events! Looking forward to the upcoming events in the coming month.
Humbly Your President, Saima Seyar, ASID, RID ASID Texas Gulf Coast
Chapter President 2018-2019
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Contributors Suly Weissman, BSH Home Appliances Corporation Donna Vining, FASID Pamela O’Brien, Pamela Hope Designs PJ Rosch, Senior Brand Manager, Baldwin Hardware
DOOR HARDWARE TRENDS
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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2019 RUBY AWARDS
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Door Hardware Trends
What’s Hot and What’s Not in 2019
By PJ Rosch, Senior Brand Manager, Baldwin Hardware Hardware trends closely mimic the interior design trends of today, and 2019 will prove to be no exception. Many trends came and went in 2018. Terrazzo anyone? And certain metals seem to be on their way out as well. We will say goodbye to using stainless steel and polished nickel throughout the design, and embracing the resurgence of brass accents in the home. Brass is still a favorite, which is no surprise to us, as it is a warm and subtle alternative to the expected steel accents. Matte-finished furnishings with unexpected hues and silhouettes are now popular in both home design and automotive design. And a classic matte finish will remain cool forever. Some things will never change and matte finish is one of them. Mixing metals are very popular for accents as well. But don’t go overboard. Keep it to two or three maximum. Brass, gold and nickel marry nicely with oil-rubbed bronze. And silver tones complement bronze or black/brown metals beautifully. Copper and brass remain in the forefront this year, and we don’t see millennial pink slowing down anytime soon. However, rose gold is out. But hardware companies that provide the opportunity to mix and match styles and finishes to reflect your own design aesthetic are IN. Also IN is biophilia, which means bringing nature into design. This has been trending upward and will continue to do so in 2019 in all designs, including hardware. Pieces mimicking nature and its natural shapes will be prevalent. As will curves. They continue to be on trend in furniture, and we will see that emerge in hardware design as well. Craftsman and artisanal pieces and accents will become the norm this year, and with that, we will see a rise in the demand for hand-forged hardware. Additionally, doors are larger today, with 10x6 ft. as the norm, which means bigger door hardware and pulls. - 6 - SPRING 2019 | TEXAS GULF COAST CHAPTER
Sustainability and self-care round out what’s trending. Added-benefit hardware such as microband, to help stop germs, will continue to be on the rise. As will the importance for manufacturers to eliminate waste and put the environment first. But one trend will reign in 2019: Home Tech. Smart and connected homes are ascending in power status; owners are knowledgeable and want beautiful hardware that is smart and integrates seamlessly with other connected products. They are no longer willing to skimp on style when it comes to smart hardware. Today, smart needs to look as beautiful as it is tech savvy.
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I traveled recently to SNOWY* Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the National Association of Home Builder’s Best in American Living awards cere-
mony. The event is held in conjunction with the International Builders Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). I had never
attended either of these shows but one of our recent projects was a winner for best kitchen over $100K and I decided at the last minute that I
wanted to accept our award in person. I only planned to stay overnight, arriving in the morning, having a leisurely day working in my hotel room
and then attending the gala that evening.
Several industry colleagues in Houston offered me passes to the shows and I was asked to write an article on what I
saw. So, after landing, I hopped over to the IBS and KBIS and started looking around. As compared to High Point
Market, these are standard trade shows – you know the scene – huge convention center, hundreds and hundreds of
booths, far-flung restrooms and a few basic concessions in the corners. It’s quite different from the genteel pampering,
wining and dining that we designers enjoy in North Carolina. However, the shows were well attended and chock-full
of displays. Even with just a few hours, I managed to visit many booths that interested me. I found exciting new prod-
ucts and learned about some of my old favorites.
One show highlight was Thermador. The steam ovens now offer induction heating in combination with gas burners
and a larger oven capacity to accommodate full-size catering sheets.
I enjoyed Cambria’s booth with their glamorous slabs. Not to be outdone, Wilsonart had a beautiful booth right across
from Cambria. Many of their new laminates are very attractive. I needed to see a sample for a commercial project and
although they did not have one on site, the sample was mailed to my studio the next day. It arrived before I returned!
That was great customer service and I am happy to report that the doors in the office building are now confirmed as
Wilsonart Asian Night 7949!
Sherwin Williams had a large group of booths,
focusing on regional, exterior color selections.
Their motto, “Color Sells Homes – Ask Us,”
was brilliant because we designers sure know that’s true!
Two of the most interesting products I found
were at different ends of the spectrum. At SICIS the Vetrite Gem Glass slabs were magnificently
colored, bold, in-your-face design. Some of the
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colors, like the pink in this photo, were very unexpected. However, as you will see as you read on, the greens stole the show and there were several gorgeous green glass slabs as well.
With a rough and tumble, organic feel and easy installation, I thought the interior wood siding pieces by
Stikwood were terrific. They can be used on walls and ceilings, to cover faux beams and even to create
I also enjoyed one of the crowd favorites, Smeg, with their cotton-candy colored appliances. Even if you
don’t need a tiny fridge or another coffee maker, these are hard to resist! They are so nostalgic and cute. And by now, probably nearly everyone has seen this GE Café series ad. The green cabinets nestled up to
the pretty white oven
was a darling of
and attendees alike.
*Oh, it’s probably worth
mentioning that it really
did snow in Las Vegas.
Not just a few flurries either. Big, fat flakes fell Wednesday after the awards cere-
mony while I was having a drink with an architect friend of mine. The snow
continued all night and well into the next day. Many flights were cancelled and
most of us were delayed returning home. All in all, having a drink in a butterfly
garden-themed bar at The Wynn while watching the snow come down made
Vegas even a bit more provocative.
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Let’s get L te By Brooke Bowman, Allied ASID and Jon Schuler, Expressions Home Gallery Lighting can make or break a design and the sources for decorative lighting manufactures can be endless. The choices in sizes, materials, color combinations, and installation types are starting to make light fixtures be more prominent creating their own piece of art in interior design! Here are some trends we are seeing that aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
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Natural Elements Along with the rise of Biophilic Design, natural materials are being used in fixtures from woven grasses adding new textures and shapes, to stone, such as alabaster, to instantly add a layer of elegance to any space.
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Bedside Pendant Lighting Using pendant lights in lieu of a lamp at the bedside can help free up space and can be adjustable based on personal preference, plus they come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors.
Side Vanity Lighting Help eliminate shadows when looking in the mirror which can affect one’s daily makeup or grooming routine and light your vanity from the left or right side, as opposed to lighting it from overhead.
Sconces in Kitchen With upper cabinets being eliminated the need for task lighting remains. Sconces can put the finishing touches or install an articulating light to create the perfect task light.
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Exterior As people have increasing been moving outdoors, the utilitarian nature of recessed cans and security lighting are being unnoticed as decorative light fixtures start to taking mainstage to give our great outdoor spaces a finished design.
Layered Lighting According to the American Lighting Association, the most aesthetically pleasing and effective way to light a room is to have three layers: overall, task and accent. Overall lighting is the main illumination in a room like from a chandelier or other main light source. Task lighting is the light needed for things like cooking, reading, etc. and can come from lamps or sconces. Accent lighting could be cove lighting or undercabinet lighting. Courtesy of Karman Italia - 10 - SPRING 2019 | TEXAS GULF COAST CHAPTER
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Biophilic Design By Vicki Kelly, Industry Partner Creative Branch and Candy Castle, Allied ASID Biophilic Design has been incorporated into architecture, interior design, landscape design and city planning to offset the negative effects of city life that have gradually separated humans from nature. We no longer have an agrarian based society and work outside surrounded by nature like our ancestors. Modern humans spend most of our day inside buildings surrounded by man-made materials and even today’s outdoor landscapes are more ‘concrete jungle’ than natural. We as humans feel this deficit, and long to return to nature even in small doses. Great design considers this need and incorporates elements of nature into our built environment where we live, work and play. Research has shown that including examples of nature in our designed spaces reduces stress, heart rate and blood pressure levels, and can increase productivity and an overall sense of well-being in people. Biophilic elements have always been used in residential design but now can also be seen in the design fields for corporate work spaces, hospitality, healthcare, retail and education. Biophilic design is the answer to our subconscious need for connecting with nature while occupying interior space. Our connectivity to organic nature is fundamental in maintaining healthy biorhythms and overall mental wellness. Good design includes effective functionality and pleasing aesthetics, however, evolving design recognizes that a great contributing factor to functionality is the psychological impact, the Interior’s composition has on humans. Here are a few Biophilia design trends we can expect to see in 2019 to make nature a little more tangible indoors are:
More use of organic materials, such as but not limited to, reclaimed wood. Photo courtesy of Creative Branch
MERGING INDOOR AND OuTDOOR SPACES - Through the use of continual glass walls, natural light is maximized. When the wall is completely pushed back, indoors become extended which brings the great outdoors inside. Photo courtesy of Nanawall.com
BRINGING PANTS INDOORS - Photo courtesy of Creative Branch
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LIVING WALLS - Photo courtesy of Behance
DAyLIGHTING - Abundant daylighting through a plethora of windows. Photo courtesy from Carla Aston
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By Elanz Irby, Allied ASID Fashion month has just ended in all the big fashion capital cities such as Paris, Milan, New York, and London. Also, since before the beginning of the year, there were interior design events and CEUs from industry partners to interior designers who had participated in large interior design exhibitions talking about the newest trends of interior design in 2019. These two mediums follow the same trends and have a lot of collaborations in the modern world. Both industries share the same practices, and since they both try to utilize new materials, they get vast amounts of influence from each other. Fashion leads the way in the use of textiles and therefore it has a heavy influence on interior design. Searching through 2019 fashion collections, here are the biggest trends in interior design industry that are already set or you will see in 2019. Art deco and mid-century are back and their impact on both industries is striking, including colors, shapes, styles, patterns, and finishes. Colors are richer, bolder and more saturated, and are called jewel tones. Marigold yellow, turmeric orange, fire engine red, pepper stem green, shades of dark blue like princess blue, and light lavender, as well as earthy tones were all dominating the runway. However, the colors that were staying at the top were coral pink and shades of blush pink. Different resources have indicated different colors as the color of the year, but what is more noticeable is mixing different hues. Just as bold gold/brass with matte black finishes are in interior design, they are used in fashion too. Gold and metallic ensemble were running the runway. In terms of pattern, big scaled florals, animal prints, geometric prints, chevron, cultural eclectics, and tie-dies are at the top. Bold patterns are seen in wallpaper, tiles, rugs, and furniture to create a statement. What makes these trends more fascinating is the mixture of colors and patterns by layering or stitching. As for the trims, fringes and feathers are being used everywhere in fashion, and coming back in furniture or being used in new ways. In the end, you can let your creativity and imagination go as wild as you want because bolder is better this year. - 14 - SPRING 2019 | TEXAS GULF COAST CHAPTER
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The Houston Furniture Bank’s mission is to furnish hope by Making
Empty Houses Homes. With the support of industry partners and the
Houston community, we provide essential furniture to families in need. In 26 years of service, Houston Furniture Bank has helped an estimated
100,000 individuals, including 50,000 children and 30,000 families. Following Hurricane Harvey, Houston Furniture Bank has provided
assistance to over 3,000 families affected by the storm.
In 2018, 900 families were able to select essential items from the
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“WHEREAS, on March 30, 2019, the Houston Furniture Bank will be recognized for its ongoing commitment to helping transform empty houses into homes. The City of Houston commends and congratulates all those involved in the Houston Furniture Bank for their commitment to impacting the lives of many families, children and individuals and extends best wishes for continued success.
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2019 Color of the Year Embracing the Desert Modern Style
Just as each of us finds inspiration in different ways, colors can rejuvenate us in different ways. Some are drawn to the colors of the sky, while others look to the canyons of the West or the deep forest. Still others seek the familiarity of well-worn leather and metallics, or are energized by bursts of passionate colors that demand spontaneity. No matter the inspiration, designers can use trend information to bring a human touch to residential and commercial spaces. Based on global design influences, the Sherwin-Williams color forecasting team named Cavern Clay SW 7701, a warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots, its 2019 Color of the Year. This earthy hue is a nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest, which together embody a desert modern aesthetic. “We believe 2019 will be a renaissance of the 1970s—with a twist. This year, we will embrace our pioneering spirits and artisan ingenuity,” says Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams. “Our 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay, embodies renewal, simplicity and free-spirited, bohemian flair.”
Whether the color is acting as a backdrop of a playful, welcoming dining room or an accent on a kitchen island, Cavern Clay brings the warmth of the outdoors
into the home. Complementary materials include simple woodgrains and indigenous cacti in contemporary, sleek gardening planters. It pairs well with other casual, balanced neutrals such as Moth Wing SW 9174, Dark Clove SW 9183 or Origami White SW 7636. As designers and other professionals aim to create more workspaces that feel like home, Cavern Clay’s warm and welcoming ambience make it a color to watch for in offices, hotels and restaurants. As an interior color, it invites staff, clients or guests to open their minds and visualize mountain vistas, indigenous plants and trees.
“Cavern Clay is an ideal color for flattering and design-forward aesthetics—it plays well with many types of lighting, and brings this visual of the expansive and free outside world to interiors, resulting in open and versatile public spaces,” says Wadden. Part of a broader 2019 Colormix Color Forecast, Cavern Clay is a casual yet refined choice for residential and commercial settings. Visit www.swcolorforecast.com for more information.
Bellapelle provides unparalleled leather options and expertise to Texas designers Please tell us a little about Bellapelle (dba GH Leather) and the products and services you provide the design industry. We are celebrating 20 years in business in my hometown of Houston, and we are the only company in Houston that works solely with leather. My husband Greg is from New York, and he is the fourth generation (that we know of) working in the leather business. My background is in fashion, and that experience helps me work with our clients on color, texture and other design elements. Our backgrounds allow us to provide different viewpoints when discussing leather products with clients. We have grown a niche business that now exclusively serves the design trade. We provide a very personal experience for the designer to create a special piece. We like to hear the designer’s creativity and help with their vision, whether they want to find a hide for an ottoman or a sectional sofa. We see the experience as similar to being a paint supplier – we help them select the proper pieces, and they bring it all together.
Bellapelle stocks a large variety of the world's most exclusive leather.
What are some of the trends you are seeing with use of leather products? One of the major changes I’ve seen in the past couple of years is that people are steering toward a more pigmented or covered type of leather that doesn’t have the down sides of a natural leather – it doesn’t scratch, and the color doesn’t change. The color trend is changing as well to a more modern light leather with grey, beige and greige. Trends come and go. What matters to us is having the ability to provide the colors for someone’s canvas. The designers are the creative ones; we just show them the possibilities.
How does the process work if a designer wants to use your leather for a project? Typically, I work with the designer to learn what he or she is making so I can recommend the proper type of finish. Designers use leather for everything from wall coverings to bed frames, but mostly for upholstered furniture. I also need to know what other pieces will be in the room to determine if we need a traditional or modern leather, and designers often bring in fabrics if they are trying to match, because leather brings in so many different colors and textures – from matte, smooth, glossy or a crackle finish. We work together to ensure everything in the room will gel with the leather. Then we go through leather samples, which the designer presents to his or her client. After a leather selection has been made, we usually get a cutting for approval. Leather varies from lot to lot. Some leathers are more consistent, but there still can be variations, so cuttings for approval are very important so we can avoid any additional costs down the line. Leather is an investment, and we guide our clients to use their dollars wisely. Depending on the quantity needed, we may have miscellaneous pieces that we can use instead of them spending top dollar.
Do you sell leather from your website? We will not sell leather online. The finish, color and certainly the feel of leather does not translate online. We use our website to show the variety of beautiful leather we work with, but not to sell it, per se. We provide such a personalized experience when our designers purchase leather from us, and selling online would just defeat that entire process. We talk to each client and will visit their offices or showrooms and take samples to them, even if they are in Arizona. We know our clients and understand their needs.
Bellapelle owners Greg and Lois Hochhauser with their dog Izzy.
Leather is a luxury. I don’t care how much money you have in the bank, I want to make sure our clients get the right leather for the right price and their clients are happy with it. Selling leather online does not provide that experience. We are so immersed in this industry and providing great products to our designers. We like to be hands-on and provide exceptional customer service to our clientele. For more information about Bellapelle, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (713) 670-9800 for an appointment with Greg or Lois Hochhauser.
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter and Membership Committee would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members!
PROFESSIONAL Franne Stewart, ASID, AAHID, IIDA, NCIDQ Lala Didrikson, ASID, ASPM, LSS Kamran Mouzoon, ASID ALLIED Katherine Hodge, Allied ASID Victoria Sheffield, Allied ASID STUDENT MEMBERS
April Alterisio-Gagnon, Student ASID Amber Bankhead, Student ASID Scott Friend, Student ASID
Michaela Gensler, Student ASID Trenee Gilmore, Student ASID Celeste Hale, Student ASID
Ashlyn Hartfield, Student ASID
Brenda Hernandez, Student ASID Bethany Johnson, Student ASID Jason Kemp, Student ASID
Ashton Kosler, Student ASID
Christina Lambert, Student ASID
Kinsey Laugermann, Student ASID Lindsey Moore, Student ASID Joy Nichols, Student ASID
Leslie Nichols, Student ASID Yuan Ping, Student ASID
Olivia Ramirez, Student ASID
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Coverings 2019 The Global Tile & Stone By Agha Mo, Branch Manager The Tile Shop
With each passing year we are shown that technology is evolving dramatically, this is certainly no exception in the tile industry. The trends which emerged in Coverings 2019, Orlando were mostly inherited from 2017-18, however we are seeing applications with ultra-thin and large-format slabs more, and the world of ceramic and porcelain tile manufacturers have shown us a commitment that proves they are pushing the limits year in and year out. The trends shown at this year’s Coverings 2019 are the gateway into this next year’s design insight. During the Coverings 19 event it is noticeable that tile manufacturers have made high investments on their manufacturing equipment in the last five years than the previous years indicated. Initially the focus was just about complementing decors and trims with a wide range of sizes, colors, and finishes. Now the focus is shifting to look at the thickness of final products and utilities attached to each one of them, these new innovative tiles are ranging from 3mm to 30mm thickness versus the usual 12mm thick tile slabs. We are introducing porcelain tiles for kitchen counter tops and bathroom vanities, giving more variety and choices than ever before to the consumer. Keeping the demand from both the designers and the architects, the tile industry is continuously looking into new venues, we are seeing this in the bounce from flat to three-dimensional tiles which gives a fun element to any project. Most of these manufactures are also offering tailor made solutions to match any pantone colors. In catering to the market, the producers of marble and travertine are exploring quarries throughout the world to find that distinct marble that is so full of character it gives the element of "literally out of this world" to its consumers. We are also seeing the emergence of smart investors from Europe specifically focus on looking into quarries that are in the USA bringing their expertise and equipment here and setting up their plants locally to feed the US market with the symbol of, “Made in USA”. With regards to the actual colors of tile, I have noticed that the hottest varieties being offered right now are in various shades of blues, whether soft calm hues or vibrant bold electrics. These latest designs and patterns are featuring a similarity to wall paper in that the rectified tiles give minimum grout lines and have a continuous flow of the pattern, making it not just beautiful but also easy on eyes.
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In short tile has taken on a whole new look, offering not just convenience, but beauty giving the consumer a versatility that has never been seen before. To that end I am already looking forwards to attending next years Coverings 2020 to find out what the tile manufacturers will be offering to the design world.
Texas Interior Design Day at the State Capitol By Donna Vining, FASID
Our chapter hired a bus and drove about 25 students and professionals to Austin. In Austin, they joined the board members of TAID and made visits to all 181 legislative offices. It was a great day and I think everyone learned a lot. Thank you ASID and everyone involved.
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By Suly Weissman, BSH Home Appliances Corporation Our 1st ASID Social Network of 2019 was so much fun!
Great catching up with everyone, meeting new people,
welcoming new members and seeing all of you having a
great time always makes me happy! It was great hearing
from Adam Brackman, the owner, about the concept and
design evolution. Great turn out at our ASID social network!
Thank you Decatur Bar and Pop-Up Factory for hosting us. #asidtxgc
#asidsocialnetwork #friends #houstonlifestyle @ Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory
8572 Katy Freeway Ste 101 Houston, TX 77024 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mandmcarpet.com
Grace Hofer, Saima Seyar, Kristin Ford, Jon Shuler and Nubia Heinz
High Definition Films | Anti Theft Security Film Decorative Films | Graphic Designs With over 20 years in the business and over 20,000 installations in the Houston surrounding area
www.SunProGlassTinting.com 281.242.0222 Members of ASID, GHBA, IWAF and BBB
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Melanie Heinrich, Desiree Guillory and Lindsey Root
Suly Weissman and Adam Brackman
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The Houston Design Center & Modern Luxury Interiors Texas honor
Audi Central Houston Leaders in Design The Houston Design Center and Modern Interiors Texas welcomed several hundred guests for its Winter Design Sip & Stroll on Wednesday, January 30. The event toasted accomplished designers and an architect and celebrated the release of the latest issue of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas. Awards were presented to honorees including Christine Ho, Todd Rice and Gail Taylor. Designers, industry partners and guests enjoyed fine wines from Rombauer and Clos du Val Vineyards, cocktails from Brugal Rum, The Macallan Scotch, The Famous Grouse and San Pellegrino as they toured participating showrooms including Design House, Manchester Carpet, and Scene One Interiors.
Honorees Gail Taylor, Todd Rice and Christine Ho
Rima Jean, Daniel Coronel, Connie LeFevre, Wendy Schiele and Krista Kessler
Event sponsors included Audi Central Houston, The Edrington Group, Rombauer Vineyards, Clos du Val Vineyards, The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Brugal USA, and Modern Luxury Interiors Texas magazine. Kenneth, Imelda Escatell, Gimena Perez Pesquera, Madison Miller and Harold Myrick Photography by Jacob Power
Rick Zebrack, Mike Seaman and Andrew Seaman
Scene One Interiors
7026 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas 77024 • 713-864-2660 • www.TheHoustonDesignCenter.com - 24 - SPRING 2019 | TEXAS GULF COAST CHAPTER
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7026 Old Katy Road ~ Suite 155 Located in the Houston Design Center Houston, Texas 77024 713.862.4434 www.LGIOrientalrugs.com
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