Mary Douglas Drysdale
Houston interior designer Julie Dodson heads to Round Top not just to shop (which she has been doing for 14 years), but to enjoy quality time in the country with her family; they own a home in nearby Burton. Dodson teamed with Dallas-based interior designer Ike Isenhour to create the inaugural Designer Dream Spree. The four-day affair will introduce national designers to the fairs and takes place Sunday through Wednesday, September 25 through 28, at various venues.
A public keynote panel discussion, “Exceptional Discoveries” (moderated by Traditional Home editor in chief Ann Maine and senior architectural editor Amy Elbert), is slated for Monday, September 26, 3 pm, at The Compound. On the panel are Dallas-based designer Michelle Nussbaumer; Virginia-based Barry Dixon; D.C.-based Mary Douglas Drysdale; and New York-based Kevin Isbell; each designer will source a unique piece from the fair and muse on how best to install the object in an interior. Animal-loving Dodson will donate all proceeds from the panel discussion $25 entry fee to local animal shelters.
Following the discussion at 4:30 pm, Nussbaumer (who owns the beloved Dallas interiors showroom Ceylon et Cie) will sign copies of her stunning new book, Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home (Rizzoli), which showcases her lush oeuvre.
Advance tickets to “Exceptional Discoveries” panel discussion, 713.780.9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org; seating is limited.