The 2nd Annual Designer Dream Spree to be held at Round Top Antiques Festival, September 26-29, 2017 brings the following design talents to the heart of Texas. 

Sensational Emmy-Award winning TV celebrity, style expert and New York Times best-selling author, Carson Kressley will join Los Angeles-based award-winning interior designer Kathryn M. Ireland star of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators along with Atlanta interior designer Beth Webb, and Houston’s own Aaron Rambo as panelists for a Panel Discussion on “Exceptional Discoveries”. The Panel Discussion takes place at 3:00pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at The Compound, 2550 South State Highway 237, Round Top, Texas and is moderated by Ann Ormvig Maine and Pamela Pierce, Editor in Chief, MILIEU. Open to the public, there is a small charge of $30 with all proceeds benefiting local animal shelters. 

Following the Panel Discussion at 4:30 pm, Carson Kressley will sign copies of his latest book, Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big? the third penned by Carson, and connects with the masses who seek to build body and fashion confidence, and changes how one feels about oneself.  Delivered in a playful and lighthearted style, Carson provides readers a roadmap with the power to transform themselves building on strength and minimizing weak spots.  A quick read, full of musings and intimate tips, you will want to park it on your night table!

Kathryn M. Ireland will also be present to sign copies of her latest book, Kathryn At Home, a wonderful compendium of recipes, tabletop décor, wines, and notes from Kathryn’s various journals that makes one hope they too will get an invitation to sit at her table. The ultimate connoisseur, Kathryn draws you into joining her for lunch under an oak tree, picnics in the sunshine, and trips to the market—a delightful journey with a host of tips and entertaining essentials.  

Atlanta based interior designer Beth Webb believes that regardless of one’s design aesthetic, beauty and comfort are paramount in a home. In her first lavishly illustrated book, An Eye For Beauty: Rooms That Speak to the Senses, Beth explores the fundamentals of creating a home in which all elements of one’s senses enhance one’s ability to live well. Explore texture, color, and refined details that offer visual moments and keep you turning the pages.

All three books are enjoyable reads with colorful photography and illustrations that make for excellent resources, from the closet to the kitchen, and the kitchen to the drawing room! Clearly the authors have a strong sense of design; each book is packaged for the reader in witty, personal, and glamorous hard covers.