Southern Style Now

Paloma Contreras Southern Style Now

{This chic palette is the inspiration and jumping off point for the bedroom I am designing for the Southern Style Now Showhouse.}

Today, my design assistant, Devon and I are heading to New Orleans for a quick, 24 hour trip to check out the bedroom I was invited to design for the Southern Style Now Showhouse in May. Housed in an 1895 Queen Anne Victorian on St. Charles Avenue, the Showhouse is part of an exciting new initiative, Southern Style Now, created by the brilliant Robert Leleux and sponsored by Traditional Home. I had the pleasure of working with Robert while he was Editor-in-Chief of Domino when they photographed my home for the magazine. A fellow Houstonian, Robert has an affinity for all things Southern. His love of design and the South has culminated in Southern Style Now– a festival which will take place May 18-22 in New Orleans and will include inspiring keynotes and panel discussions; exhibitions, antiques tours, exclusive dinners and cocktail parties, and of course, the showhouse. Southern Style Now “pays homage to our region’s cultural traditions, while exploring the innovative ways they are being reinterpreted and redefined.” It is all about burgeoning talent and Southern Style through a modern lens.

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Robert has culled the best and brightest in Southern design talent for this momentous occasion. I am honored to participate alongside luminaries and talents who either live in, originate from, or have spent extensive time in the South, including Bunny Williams, India Hicks, Sophie Donelson, Lisa Fine, Sara Ruffin Costello, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Suzanne Rheinstein, Amanda Nisbet, Melissa Rufty, Shaun Smith, William McLure, Brian Patrick Flynn, Gerrie Bremermann, Reagan Hayes, and many others. Southern Style Now is sure to be one of the most incredible design events of the year and it is certainly one you shouldn’t miss! There will be an abundance of inspiration and a grand time had by all. After all, we will be in New Orleans! I can’t wait to share more with you about the bedroom I am designing. I am especially thrilled to be working with some fabulous partners including deGournay  for the most incredible, custom wallpaper and Schumacher for exquisite fabrics. In the meantime, be sure to register for this fantastic event before tickets sell out!

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