Houston 2020 Schedule


Schedule to be announced.
Schedule to be announced.
7:00 - 3:16 pm

Cocktails with Alessandra Branca, Illustrated Talk and Book Signing at Moxie.

WHEN: To be determioned

WHO: Alessandra Branca

WHAT: A designer's designer, the revered Alessandra Branca astounds with her hand-embroidered collections for de Gournay, her elaborate rooms for Kips Bay, and a new decorative collection, Casa Branca. 

STREET CRED: Born and raised in Rome, she has offices in Chicago, NYC and LA.

DECORATIONS: Her work has been published in Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Elle Decor, The New York Times, Veranda, Galerie. 

BOOK: New Classic Interiors (Stewart, Tabori & Chang) with a new book in the works.

COLLABS: De Gournay, bespoke collection for The Rug Company


WHERE: To be determined


TXDW Sponsors: New Orleans Auction Galleries, Porcelanosa, Swiggard CreativeThe Shade Store

1:00 pm

NYC Designer David Kleinberg Illustrated Talk and Light Lunch.

WHEN: To be determoned

WHO: David Kleinberg, David Kleinberg Design Associates, NYC.

WHAT: Illustrated talk showcasing his luscious projects for clients around the world.

TALKING POINTS: An erudite look at top-notch design today and what it means to be a classicist. 

STEET CRED: A resume that includes tenure at Denning & Fourcade, and 16 years at Parish-Hadley, where he was Mrs. Parish’s right-hand, and further mentored by Albert Hadley. Sigh.

DECORATIONSElle Decor A List, Interior Design’s Hall of Fame.

PUBLISHEDArchitectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Galerie, HG, Veranda, British House & Garden, and in numerous books.

WHY YOU CAN'T MISS: A dean of design, movie-star handsome.

WHERE: To be determined


TXDW Sponsors: FOUND, New Orleans Auction Galleries, Porcelanosa, Swiggard CreativeThe Shade Store

3:30 pm

Ever-Intriguing India Hicks Illustrated Talk and Book Signing 

WHEN: To be determoned 

WHO: British designer India Hicks has long been a source of fascination — she’s the daughter of decorator David Hicks and Lady Pamela Mountbatten Hicks, and lives in the Bahamas.  

WHAT: Illustrated talk, family lore, book signing and cocktails. 

TALKING POINTS: India recently launched a podcast series with her mother Lady Pamela, whose father was the last Viceroy of India (hence, her name) which is filled with fascinating anecdotes and has reached more than 100,000 downloads.

STREET CRED: First cousin once removed and godchild to Prince Charles (she was a bridesmaid in his wedding to Diana). Entrepreneur, designer, author, and mother of five.

BOOKS: Two best-selling books, Island Style and A Slice of England, with a new book from Rizzoli, An Entertaining Story, debuting this fall. 

WHY YOU CAN'T MISS: Growing up Hicks.... with father David Hicks, brother Ashley Hicks, and grandparents Lord and Lady Mountbatten. 

WHERE: To be determined


TXDW Sponsors: New Orleans Auction Galleries, Porcelanosa, Swiggard Creative, The Shade Store

11:00 am

The Art of the Book Deal. A Panel Discussion Outlining The Art of Tthe Book Deal - How to Get a Design Book Published

The Publisher: Beatrice Vincenzini, Managing Director, Vendome Press, London

The Photographer: Pieter Estersohn, NYC.

The Book Agent: Chesie Breen, Niven Breen, NYC 

WHEN: To be determined at Tenenbaum Jewelers

WHATThe Art of the Book Deal - From Design Project to Book: the process, the good, the bad and beautiful from industry greats who have traveled the book road. How to get a book published, step by step.

WHO: Vendome Press Managing Director, Beatrice Vincenzini, London, NYC. Renowned interiors photographer Pieter Estersohn, NYC. Book whisperer and agent Chesie Breen, Niven Breen, NYC.  

TALKING POINTS: Beatrice Vincenzini,  founded Scriptum Editions which merged with Vendome Press in 2016, specializing in books on interior design, photography, art and lifestyle; she has shepherded hundreds of design books through the publishing process. The much-published photographer Pieter Estersohn, has photographed interiors for numerous books, as well as for his own book, Life Along the Hudson. Chesie Breen has brokered contracts and navigated numerous books through the publishing process.  

WHY YOU CAN'T MISS: If you dream of a book deal, get thee to this forum! 

WHERE: Tenenbaum Jewelers, 4310 Westheimer.

TXDW Sponsors: Tenenbaum Jewelers, New Orleans Auction Galleries, Porcelanosa, Megan Hotze Creative, The WM, Swiggard Creative, The Shade Store


6:30 pm

The Annual Houston PaperCity Design Awards at The Post Oak Hotel Hosted by Ken Fulk, Monday, March 30, 6:30 pm.

* TXDW VIP ticket holder and by invitation.

Celebrate the winning entries at the Houston PaperCity Design Awards Ceremony at The Post Oak Hotel. 

Monday, March 30, 2020

6:30 pm Cocktails

7:15 Awards Ceremony

The Post Oak Hotel

Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

The Post Oak Hotel

1600 West Loop South

Complimentary valet parking South Entrance.

Interested in entering a project? Submit here: https://designawards.papercitymag.com/

Entry period closes Monday, March 16th at midnight.

Design Awards Sponsors: New Orleans Auction Galleries, The Post Oak Hotel, Kyle Bunting, Construction Concepts, Swiggard Creative

Event schedule is subject to change without notice

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