Round Top Texas - October 1st 2019

Julie Dodson of Houston-based Dodson Interiors announces the four nationally known A-list designers that will participate in the 4th Annual Designer Dream Spreeto be held at Round Top Antiques Festival, September 29-October 2, 2019. All four designers are at the top of their industry, honored and awarded for their talents. 

Mary McDonald, Martyn Lawrence BullardSuzanne Kasler and Robert Passal, will descend on Round Top, Texas as panelists for this year’s Panel Discussion which takes place October 1 during the Designer Dream Spree’s four-day event.    

Mary McDonald is an award-winning, internationally published, Los Angeles-based interior designer who has starred in Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Decorators” & ”Property Envy” series. She is the author of the best-selling design book Interiors: The Allure of Style (Rizzoli) and her licensed products include two acclaimed fabric lines for F. Schumacher, lighting for Robert Abbey, rugs for Patterson, Flynn and Martin and furniture for Chaddock Home

Martyn Lawrence Bullard needs no introduction. With an A-list clientele that includes Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Cher, Tommy Hilfiger, Ellen Pompeo, and Eva Mendes among others, it is no surprise Martyn’s interiors have appeared in over 4000 publications worldwide. His work speaks volumes for his interiors and creative designs which extend to eponymous collections for F. Schumacher, Ann Sacks, The Rug Company, Perennials, Haviland Limoges, Christofle and Daum. Recent brand collaborations include wallpaper, outdoor fabrics, furniture, lighting and accessories. Rizzoli has published two monographs of Martyn’s work, Live, Love and Decorate and Design & Decoration which provides a glimpse into his glamorous world.

Inspired by architecture, art, fashion and travel, Suzanne Kasler designs spaces and products that are luminous, distinctive and timeless. Her designs reference the past but move towards the future with an edited and discerning eye on the present. Mixing high and low, traditional and contemporary, the new and the old, Suzanne creates signature interiors that inspire.  Her work has often been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home and Veranda. Suzanne has also produced signature lines for Ballard Designs, Hickory Chair, La Cornue, Lee Joffa and Visual Comfort.

New York and Miami based Robert Passal is well regarded for his luxurious, livable signature style and client-centered approach to design. With an unerring eye Robert balances fine art and antiques with custom contemporary pieces to create singular interiors. Robert is the recipient of the coveted Innovation in Design Award, Traditional Home’sTop 20 Designer Awards and House Beautiful’s Rising Star award. With Kim Alessi, in 2018 Robert opened Putnam & Mason, a Connecticut design destination lauded by Architectural Design for bringing “a little bit of an edge to Greenwich.”

The Designer Dream Spree was considered 2018’s Best Design Event in Texas by Modern Luxury’s Texas Interiors and is known for attracting top-named designers to this out-of-the-way location. The Panel Discussion, the subject of which is “Exceptional Discoveries,” takes place October 1 at 4:00 pm at The Compound, 2550 South State Highway 237, Round Top, Texas. It will be followed by an open forum where the audience is invited to present questions from the floor to each of the designers. Open to the public for a nominal charge of $35–all proceeds benefit local area animal shelters.