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Design in Bloom

Spring design event welcomes Ray Booth, Bobby McAlpine, Lewis Miller and Jon Carloftis

HOUSTON – The Houston Design Center is pleased to host a dynamic line up of talent for Design in Bloom presented by Flower Magazine on Tuesday, March 24. Held in conjunction with Texas Design Week Houston, the third annual spring design event features an inspiring keynote presentation with renowned interior designer and author Ray Booth, award-winning architect and author Bobby McAlpine, innovative floral and event designer Lewis Miller, and celebrated garden designer Jon Carloftis. The presentation will be moderated by Margot Shaw, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower Magazine.

Throughout the day, guests are invited to attend individual inspirational talks, demonstrations, and book signings with Ray Booth and Bobby McAlpine at James Craig Furnishings; Jon Carloftis at Walker Zanger, and Lewis Miller at Scene One Interiors and Margot Shaw at Leisure Collections. The festivities will conclude at an evening reception with Ray Booth at Hickory Chair, exclusively for Design in Bloom or Texas Design Week ticket holders.

Sponsors for Design in Bloom include Hickory Chair, James Craig Furnishings, LEE Industries, Leisure Collections, Memorial Antiques & Interiors, Meredith O’Donnell Fine Furniture, MLB Capital Partners, Scene One Interiors, Walker Zanger; in kind sponsors are Accent Décor, Acqua Panna, Clos Du Val, Curate, Cuts of Color, Fiskars, Fleur de Vie, Flora Springs, Fontana, Mayesh, Miraval, PaperCity, Rombauer Vineyards and Tea & Coffee America.

Tickets are required to attend each event. The opening event for Design in Bloom is the VIP Keynote Presentation and is reserved for VIP ticket holders and sponsors. VIP ticket holders will enjoy exclusive access to the Bloom Room complete with hospitality, lunch, and book signings. Seating is limited. For tickets, please visit designinbloomhouston.com. For more information call 713-864-2660.

About the Panelists

Ray Booth
Interior Design | Nashville, TN
Ray Booth is an interior design partner with McALPINE, a residential architecture and interior design firm. Ray’s work has received significant recognition from the nation’s most prestigious publications. He is the author of Evocative Interiors, his bestselling first book published by Rizzoli. This year, Ray launches his inaugural furniture collection with Hickory Chair as well as a lighting and accessory collection with Arteriors.





Bobby Mcalpine
Architect | Atlanta, GA
As one of the most respected architects in America, Bobby McAlpine is a romantic, poet, and entrepreneur. He founded McALPINE in 1983, which today is comprised of brilliant architects and interior designers located in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and New York. Bobby is also the author of two books including the critically acclaimed best-selling book, The Home Within Us and Poetry of Place. He is also the co-author of Art of the House.





Lewis Miller
Floral & Lifestyle Expert | New York, NY
New York City-based Lewis Miller is the founder of LMD New York, Lewis Miller Design, one of the most well-respected floral design and multi-event production houses in the world. He is known for his Flower Flashes, pop-up flower installations that offer beauty throughout the bustling Big Apple. Miller is also the author of Styling Nature: A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangement from Rizzoli and was featured in Phaidon’s recently published book titled Blooms, which features the   most innovative and contemporary floral artists around the world.




Jon Carloftis
Garden Designer | Lexington, NY
Kentucky native, Jon Carloftis, is an award-winning garden designer with over 30 years of experience. His gardening career began in Manhattan, New York City, where he helped pioneer rooftop and small space gardening. Carloftis develops all gardens to emphasize the outdoors and maximum entertainment through a well thought out design.






Margot Shaw
Flower Magazine Editor-in-Chief| Birmingham, AL
Margot Shaw is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower Magazine. Now in its 13th year, the magazine has grown to include features on homes, gardens, entertaining, and lifestyle. Margot is a sought-after speaker at antique & garden shows, museums, botanical gardens, interior design centers, and more. She is the author of the newly released book, Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers, published by Rizzoli.





About Flower Magazine

Flower is a niche publication for readers passionate about elegant living. Launched in the spring of 2007, the national publication has grown to a readership of over 375,000. For more information, including web-exclusive content, visit flowermag.com or search for Flower magazine on social media.


About The Houston Design Center

Located at 7026 Old Katy Road, The Houston Design Center is the city’s preferred destination for the best in luxury residential and commercial furnishings and products. With more than 45 showrooms and design firms, the center provides design professionals and the design-inspired unique services and solutions that are second to none. The Houston Design Center is open Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM and Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM. For individual showroom times and additional information, visit thehoustondesigncenter.com.