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Texas Design Week Houston — As Elegant As Ever, Alex Papachristidis

Alex Papachristidis Appears at Texas Design Week Houston Tuesday, May 2 at CASA

BY // 04.26.23

Alex Papachristidis perpetually brings a fresh approach to elegant interiors, making him one of the world’s most recognized designers. His latest book, The Elegant Life: Rooms That Welcome and Inspire (Rizzoli), features an array of interesting and personal projects, from his nephew’s family’s New York apartment with a plein-air feel to his sister and brother-in-law’s opulent and refined Aegean-villa-inspired Bridgehampton home.

Since founding his firm in 1987, Papachristidis has mastered the art of gracious living and over the past decade has evolved to incorporate more artisanal furniture and handsome artwork, beautifully captured in the book through lush photographs and text written with Mitchell Owens, American editor of The World of Interiors and contributor to Architectural Digest.

The late great Mario Buatta described Papachristidis as “one of today’s eminent tastemakers. Known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details.”

Design Advice 

“To my mind, there is no such thing as an unimportant space; each one deserves respect and attention — after all, a living room is called a living room because you are supposed to live in it, not just look at it. The only way you can write that story is to understand how you want to live, in as much detail as possible.” 

Alex Papachristidis

Alex’s 10 Most Loved Places in New York City

Central Park before 9 am, when all the dogs are off their leash, my dog Cooper has the time of his life.

Kappo Masa — always delicious.

Bergdorf Goodman — my favorite store in the world.

The Wrightsman Galleries at the Met always inspires me.

Liz O’Brien.

Gerald Bland.

R. Louis Bofferding.

Casa Cipriani, a magical view of the water.

My office — nothing I love more than what I do.

My apartment — no place like home.

What, When, Where: Cocktails, illustrated talk, and book signing with Alex Papachristidis and Richard Mishaan, Tuesday, May 2, at CASA Houston at 2800 Kirby Drive at Westheimer. Texas Design Week Houston is a ticketed event. For tickets and information go to TexasDesignWeek.com.

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