HOW TO INCORPORATE ANTIQUES INTO YOUR LIFESTYLE
Purchase a ticket to join a Houston design professional on a tour of their favorite things at the 2023 show. Six design professionals will lead tours to talk about what they love, why they love it and how they would incorporate these pieces into their homes and décor.
ADVISORS: SANDY LUCAS AND SARAH EILERS
FOUNDING PARTNERS LUCAS/EILERS DESIGN ASSOCIATES, LLP
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 12:00 PM
After working with New York-based interior designer, Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors, for seven years, Lindsey Herod decided to open her own design firm, Lindsey Herod Interiors, just this year in her hometown of Houston. She has decorated homes in New York, Palm Beach, East Hampton, Connecticut, Scottsdale, San Antonio, Dallas, and, of course, Houston. Lindsey holds a Master of Science in Interior Design from Pratt Institute and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M’s School of Architecture.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 10:00 AM
Jane Osborne is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, but has made Houston her home for over 30 years. She is an interior designer in Houston and has been decorating homes for the past 13 years. She was also an antique dealer in Houston for 10 years at Carolyn Thompson Antiques and then one of MAI’s (Memorial Antiques & Interiors) original dealers where she displayed and sold antiques until 2012. Jane has had design jobs in all the different regions of the United States as well as London and Paris and has been recognized for her work in several regional magazines. Jane’s daughter is a Theta and is living in London with her husband and 2 children. As Jane travels back and forth “across the pond” to visit family, she is always thinking of her clients and looking for special finds and the latest in home design both in the United Kingdom and in Europe. She is delighted to participate in “London’s Calling. . . 2023.”
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 11:00 AM
Ben Johnston creates beautiful interiors that draw upon his clients’ own styles, while bringing the classic design principles of balance and simplicity to these spaces through clean lines and tailored details. Even though he enthusiastically works in many styles, Ben’s tastes lean toward the neoclassical, upon which he layers texture and inspirational elements from various cultures and periods. He prefers tone-on-tone palettes that build toward a harmonious balance, with unexpected moments to delight and surprise. Ben earned his Bachelors of Architecture from Texas A&M and his Masters of Architecture from University of Texas, graduating Magna Cum Laude from both universities. Upon returning to Houston, he worked as a designer and as professor of Interior Design at Houston Community College, building its reputation into one of the best-regarded design programs in the city. Ben enjoys sharing his knowledge with others, appearing as a design contributor on ABC’s syndicated program, “Deals,” and as an invited speaker. Since co-founding Avondale Design Studio with Kathryn Berardo, his work has appeared in several publications including Houston Chronicle and Houston House & Home magazine. Ben is named a “Rising Star of Design” by the Decorative Center, and a “Leader in Design” by the Houston Design Center.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 12:00 PM
Robert N. Wakefield is a Houston antique dealer and interior designer with over 25 years experience in both areas. Bob has an undergraduate degree in finance from Baylor and a law degree from George Washington University, and practiced tax law at a large Houston law firm before changing careers. His shop at 1219 South Shepherd specializes in 18th and early 19th century English and American furniture, Chinese Export porcelain, and custom lamps and shades. He also offers furniture repair and restoration services. Bob is a Licensed Interior Designer by the state of Texas, and has undertaken a broad range of design jobs from English, French and American styled homes, to Spanish inspired ranches. His knowledge of combining antique pieces with modern ones creates a look that is comfortable yet sophisticated. Bob is married with three children (his daughter is a Theta), and is involved in the Houston classical music scene.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1:00 PM
Courtnay Tartt Elias is Creative Director and Principal of Creative Tonic, her Houston-based boutique design firm. With interior design, architectural consulting and construction projects throughout the United States, Courtnay is known for her refined floor plans, lively color palette, passion for art and unexpected blend of diverse periods of style. She attended Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, England where she specialized in 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts. Courtnay is on the Decorative Arts Acquisition Committee and Rienzi Committee for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Courtnay, a lifelong Houstonian and graduate of The Kinkaid School, lives in Houston with her husband Mark and their three boys.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 3:30 PM
When Bill works for individuals, he is directed by their need for a home that serves their lifestyles, nurtures their innermost being, and lifts their spirits each time they walk in the door. The New York Times calls his style “rollicking, dishy spritz” and “enthusiastic and fun-loving.” Bill was named to the AD 100, Architectural Digest’s list of the World’s Top Designers and Architects. He is also host of Emmy-nominated Moment of Luxury, a lifestyle series seen on PBS nationwide. Bill is also holding court in the blogosphere with Creating Your Classic Life, www.billstubbsblog.com, a platform to share his fascinating life journey of collecting, admiring and creating classic lifestyles for his clients, family and friends.