Veere Grenney came to town to sign copies of his first book (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Benni Frowein, Veere Grenney (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Christine Humbert, Tina Jeppesen (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Edwin Guifarro, Annie Snider (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Heather Fagan, Amy White (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Peggy Zadina, Beth Bender (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Stephen Dunn, Beau Black (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Suzanna Smith, Matthew Wilson, Empress Gilbert (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Susan Soultanian, Patty Fredrick, Laura Cohen (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
What: A reception and book signing with Veere Grenney
Where: Schumacher‘s Dallas Design District showroom
PC Moment: The cover of acclaimed English designer Veere Grenney’s first book, A Point of View: On Decorating (Rizzoli, $65) tells you much about what to find on its pages within: a tight, close-up view of an elegant mantle, accessorized with an eclectic mix of unframed photographs, objet d’art, and plucked-from-the garden florals against a warm, peachy-pink wall. There couldn’t be a more concise visual summary.
The book runneth over with personal stories from Grenney’s 30-year design career, images from his own homes — including his first London flat and his stunning holiday home in Tangier — and myriad pages of design inspiration from the designer’s impressive portfolio of work, all tempered with his signature, homey warmth and classic British sensibility.
This is a book that begs to be paged through slowly and with a hot cup of tea — or, celebrated among stylish friends and sumptuous fabrics, which is exactly what we did in the Dallas Design District’s Schumacher showroom in honor of Grenney and his tome. Schumacher manager James Campbell, along with Schumacher president Benni Frowein in from New York City, greeted guests for cocktails while Grenney graciously signed copies of his book with flair. It made for an evening that was, in a single word, lovely.
PC Seen: Ashley Hunt, Cathy Kincaid, Jimmie Henslee, Wendy Konradi, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Pam Fitch, Dona Rosene, John Phifer Marrs, Louann Pearson, Amy Thomasson, Christine Humbert, Tina Jeppesen, Edwin Guifarro, Annie Snider, Heather Fagan, Amy White, Peggy Zadina, Beth Bender, Stephen Dunn, Beau Black, Suzanna Smith, Matthew Wilson, Empress Gilbert, Susan Soultanian, Patty Frederick, and Laura Cohen.