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Round Top Antiques Shows Are Canceled, Hibiscus Linens Hosts Moving Sale, and More News in Texas - March 18, 2020



Round Top Spring Antiques Shows Are Canceled

Senior officials in Fayette County canceled the spring Round Top antiques shows and activities due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Though necessary, the move will come as a deep burden to the venues and vendors that participate. In response, some, like Marburger Farm, are attempting to connect their shoppers to dealers via social media platforms such as Instagram.


Coronavirus Causes Art and Design Fair Postponements

Countless other gatherings for the coming months have also been canceled or postponed. The 12th edition of Dallas Art Fair has been rescheduled to October 1 to 4, while Texas Design Week, originally scheduled for the third week in March, has been postponed, with organizers hoping to reschedule for May. Dwell with Dignity rescheduled its Thrift Studio Pop-Up for later in the season. The Other Art Fair in Dallas, previously scheduled for May, has also been postponed. Milieu magazine has postponed its showhouse to May 16, 17, 23, and 24, and the Angels by Design Preview Party, hosted by Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer, has been postponed to May 14.


Art Institutions Closing Temporarily


Gary Tinterow, director of Museum of Fine Arts Houston, announced the temporary closure of the MFAH main campus, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and Rienzi, in close coordination with Houston Museum District Area institutions and municipal and national recommendations. The Menil Collection and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston are also currently closed, as is the Dallas Museum of Art. At press time, the Meadows Museum Dallas remains open, though it has canceled programming.



Hibiscus Linens Hosts Moving Sale

Houston-based embroidery business Hibiscus Linens is moving out of its Midtown Houston studio at the end of the month and is hosting a special moving sale. Today through March 28, customers are invited to purchase in-stock inventory (samples, special collections, one-of-a-kind items, and class materials) at discounts of as much as 60% off. Originally, the sale was meant to be in-person, but owner Mariana Barran Goodall tells AD PRO: “I know the world is crazy right now, and I have made the decision of uploading everything to the website under a special collection, plus in-person at the studio.”


Paloma & Co Is Offering Special Sales

Paloma & Co has moved to appointment-only and FaceTime shopping through March 23 with an aim to help flatten the curve and contain the spread of the coronavirus. Stay tuned to their Instagram account, as they will be offering special promotions each day for the next two weeks, which began with 20% discounts on floor and table lamps.


Product Launches

Chad Dorsey Launches Fireplace Collection

You could say that Chad Dorsey’s career is on fire right now. The Dallas-based designer has launched his first collection of original luxury fireplaces. Dubbed Strike, the line is available to consumers and the trade beginning this month through Chad Dorsey Design Studio. The sculptural fireplaces are hand-carved from natural stone in six designs and nine finishes.



La Colombe d’Or Hotel Reveals Renovation Progress


The historic La Colombe d’Or Hotel in Houston has revealed updates to its ongoing renovation. Rottet Studio is refreshing the 1920s interior of the mansion, adding modern elements and five suites upstairs, according to the Houston Chronicle. In addition to a new 34-story building, Steve Zimmerman and his sons, who are collaborating with Hines Corporation on the project, revealed that the hotel’s footprint would expand in the form of 32 additional guest rooms spread across the property.


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