Fabian and Paloma Contreras
Emmy Davis, Ruth Davis
Dream Design Live book signing at Found
Alex Heinz and Julie Thomas
Alison Turley, Marion Evans
Boomer Galindo, DeeAnn Thigpen, Phillip Hudson
Devon Liedtke, Lila Malone, Sarah Tringhese, Julie Thomas, Alex Heinz
Elizabeth Stiver, Erin Hakemack, Megan Hotze, Amy Munger
Emmy Davis, Sari Imber, Lexi Fink
Mike Mahlsted, Lexie Boudreaux
Hallie Henley Sims, Julie Gimlett, Clair Hedgcoxe, Lindsey Herod
Trisha Thornton, Courtnay Elias, Lila Malone
Jaye Spitzer, Bailey Miller, Larkin Kipp, Audrey Neelde
Alden Clark, John Tucker, Mark McKinnon
Lainey Thorne, Emmy Davis
Lyndsey Zorich, Waverly Walla
Mary Kate Carl, Ben Carl
Michael Mandola, Tonya Riner
Natalie Ariz, Mariana Barran Goodall
Stacey Andell, Brooke Hutson
Found founder Ruth Davis knows how to throw a party. A chic crowd of more than 150 designers and design aficionados turned out to the one-of-a-kind store to fête Houston blogger-turned-designer Paloma Contreras.
The occasion? Contreras’s first book Dream Design Live was published by Abrams three days ago, and this celebration kicked off her national book tour. The impressive tour features 16 stops spanning from New York to L.A., and from High Point to Texas Design Week in Dallas.
Contreras has appeared on the cover of Domino, was named a House Beautiful Next Wave designer, and most recently landed a spot on the coveted Elle Decor A-List. Dream Design Live is equal parts fascinating personal story and Design 101, serving as a practical guide to Contreras’ design process, showcasing beautiful photos of her own home and a number of her design projects.
In honor of Paloma, fresh paloma cocktails were served, along with rosé and light bites from Canopy. Guests snapped up copies of Contreras’s book for her to inscribe, and ogled Found’s new fall arrivals.
Who: Guest of honor Paloma Contreras with husband Fabian; Found founder and owners Ruth and Neill Davis; Emmy Davis, Devon Liedtke, Colby Goetschius, Amanda Mack, Mariana Barran Goodall, Amanda Medsger, Courtnay Elias, Lila Malone, Elizabeth Munger, Ryan Reitmeyer, Mindy Carter, Sarah Eilers, Sandy Lucas, Alex Heinz, Lyndsey Zorich, Lindsey Herod, Jennifer Morris, Jennifer Barron, and Kathy Dimmitt.