design in bloom

Stylish Houstonians spring up for blossoming seasonal design show

Stylish Houstonians spring up for blossoming seasonal design show

Design in Bloom Chloe Baumgartner and Ashton Morgan
Chloe Baumgartner and Ashton Morgan. Photo by Kim Coffman
Design in Bloom Casey Brand and Leslie Pendegraft
Casey Brand and Leslie Pendergraft.  Photo by Kim Coffman
Design in Bloom  Cali Justice and Margie Slovack
Cali Justice and Margie Slovack.  Photo by Kim Coffman
Design in Bloom Noof Almahmood, Missy Stewart, Letricia Wilbanks
Noof Almahmood, Missy Stewart, and Letricia Wilbanks.  Photo by Kim Coffman
Design in Bloom Teresa Sanchez and Suzanne Duinn
Teresa Sanchez and Suzanne Duinn.  Photo by Kim Coffman
Design in Bloom Julie Durkee, Michael Mandola, Paloma Contreras
Julie Durkee, Michael Mandola, and Paloma Contreras.  Photo by Kim Coffman
Design in Bloom Connie LeFevre, India Hicks, Chaille Ralph
Connie LeFevre, India Hicks, and Chaille Ralph.  Photo by Kim Coffman
Design in Bloom Chloe Baumgartner and Ashton Morgan
Design in Bloom Casey Brand and Leslie Pendegraft
Design in Bloom  Cali Justice and Margie Slovack
Design in Bloom Noof Almahmood, Missy Stewart, Letricia Wilbanks
Design in Bloom Teresa Sanchez and Suzanne Duinn
Design in Bloom Julie Durkee, Michael Mandola, Paloma Contreras
Design in Bloom Connie LeFevre, India Hicks, Chaille Ralph

What: Design in Bloom

Where: The Houston Design Center

The scoop: The Houston Design Center welcomed an illustrious lineup of talent for its inaugural spring event Design in Bloom presented by Flower Magazine. Design professionals and enthusiasts flocked the center to gather insight and inspiration from celebrated industry experts.

Renowned interior designer and author Charlotte Moss, award-winning architect Gil Schafer, lifestyle entrepreneur India Hicks, and master floral designer Remco Van Vliet gathered in Bunch & Shoemaker’s showroom for an inspiring discussion at the Design in Bloom VIP Panel presented by Audi Central Houston and moderated by Margot Shaw, Founder of Flower Magazine. Following the discussion, VIP guests were invited to Leisure Collections showroom, which had been transformed into the Bloom Room, for book signings and lunch.

Throughout the day, guests attended breakout discussions for India Hicks presented by Heritage Texas Properties and hosted by Design House; Gil Schafer presented by Newberry Architecture and hosted by Off White; Charlotte Moss with Flower Magazine presented by Hotel Granduca and hosted by Charlotte Nail Antiques; and Remco Van Vliet presented by The Revere and Pelican Builders and hosted by Kitchen & Bath Concepts.

In addition to design presentations, guests were invited to mix and mingle with the design experts, enjoy floral demonstrations, and peruse exclusive pop-up shops, including collections from India Hicks lifestyle brand and seasonal blooms from the Brookwood Plant Sale. Proceeds from the Brookwood Plant Sale benefitted The Brookwood Community, an organization providing spiritual, educational, and vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities.

The festivities concluded with the Design in Bloom Spring Mixer hosted by Dream Theaters, where guests sipped on Perrier-Jouet Champagne, Rombauer wines, and pours of The Macallan scotch.

Who: Margot Shaw, Julie Durkee, Challie Ralph, Paloma Contreras, Rhonda Rice Carmen, Courtney Elias, Suzanne Duinn, Jana Giammalva, April Lykos, David Brown, Ashton Morgan, Pia McDowell, Mike Mahlstedt, Janie Mason, Terry and Fred Baca, Grant and Sheri Roane.