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Friday January 25, 2013 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will welcome Charlotte, North Carolina based interior design team Jane Schwab & Cindy Smith on Tuesday March 26th at 11:00AM in the Bunch & Shoemaker showroom, suite #152. Schwab and Smith will Keynote the HDC Annual Spring Market and sign copies of their first book THE WELCOMING HO– USE: The Art of Living Graciously.

The owners of the acclaimed stores and decorating firm Circa Interiors, Schwab and Smith present beautifully arranged interiors in which the trademarks of their style, subtle color palettes, graceful furniture, an emphasis on comfort and entertaining, harmonize to create fresh yet timeless spaces.

In the book, the walk the reader through homes with their characteristic Southern charm, they share their vision and process, from big-picture topics such as room flow and furniture plans, to the importance of entryways and setting a beautiful table. The lessons also extend from the interior to the garden, as Schwab and Smith discuss how outside spaces can become natural extensions of the home for entertaining. Throughout the book readers will find ideas for arranging rooms to welcome one, two, or four people as comfortably as fifty, establishing multi-functional, adaptable gathering places that are both gracious and functional for the family of the house as well as their guests.

Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith have been partners in Circa since 1988. Schwab attended Parsons School for Design and spent several years working at the New York firm of Marshall Schule Associates. As a student in France, Smith developed a love of antiques, which led her to launch Circa Interiors & Antiques in 1979.

Space is limited for this event and reservations are required; to make a reservation or for more information visit www.thehoustondesigncenter.com or call 713-864-2660, ext 3.

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