The Color of the Year party turns Les Halles into a designer paradise – a new signature round-top event takes shape


Among Round Top’s signature bashes are PaperCitythe biennial feasts of which mark the finals of each fall and spring antique fair. This year, with the addition of Round Top Publishers under the wings of the magazine and signature event space The Halles on Texas Highway 237, the evening took on a new twist.

A new autumnal festive gathering was in order, taking place at the VIP Pavilion in Les Halles, a beautiful barn-shaped structure with recovered historic beams. It is a building inspired by the legendary dance halls of Texas.

To top it off, Benjamin Moore has become one of Les Halles’ main sponsors. A signature event was born, which celebrated the launch of the American heritage paint brand’s Color of the Year 2022. The special event also unveiled a Texan collection – The Colors of Round Top, selected by Houston designer Mary Lambrakos of Lambrakos Studio. (Learn more about how The Colors of Round Top was born here.)

The Colors of Round Top by Benjamin Moore, selected by designer Mary Lambrakos, made its debut at Les Halles. (Photo by Chris Pierre Bachman)

Benjamin Moore’s nature-inspired October 1495 mist and a phalanx of selected colors around Round Top were toasted, while a socially distant crowd of 300 Round Top regulars, show buyers, designers and visitors for the first time merged into the Halles Pavillon VIP, which overlooks a bucolic meadow with a pond. The cows had laid down for the night, but the stars were shining above their heads.

Also among the Halles sponsors were Circa Lighting, Perennials and Sutherland and Moderno Porcelain Works. Cisco Home furnishings stepped forward to create the unique VIP pavilion vignettes. The placement was choreographed by designer Lauren Wills Grover of Wills Design Associates.

A great success of the show and tonight were the public art exhibitions. An installation of living plant-based and sustainable furniture, Nature, by Preston Gaines, exhibiting at CAMH. And the Chromatic distraction I light work by Patricio Marin and Greg Goodman. Both works were designed for captivating Instagram moments.

Other memorable festive touches include bites from the Blind Fox food truck by chefs Krysten Hanger and Keith Abate; Ranch Water cocktails made by Lalo Tequila; rainwater flushes from Richard; and the rock sounds of the Black Cat Choir, a favorite of the band Round Top.

Black Cat Choir brought down the house.  (Photo by Chris Pierre Bachman)
Black Cat Choir brought down the house. (Photo by Chris Pierre Bachman)

On stage: PaperCity‘s and Round Top Publishers’ Jim kastleman and holly moore; Annie Miranda-Sommer by Benjamin Moore; Linda plant with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty and colleague Tim grimes; Cisco Home Cisco Pinedo and Maurichka Pinedo; Marita Fairbanks; Denise jacobs of Round Top Real Estate; Greg Fourticq and John Cone of Red Antler Bungalows; Rouge & Blanc and Grand Fayette Gallery Jerry and Joan herring; Libby cagle and Lauren Taft; artist McKay Otto of Wimberley; Presidential trio Camille Normand, Caroline Cole, and Rose Hollinshead; Dawn and Richard Gervais; Michele Verma; Diane and Ray krueger; Clemency and Jordan larimore with his daughter Bella larimore; and Marta Chacon.

See also: Fayette County’s Craig Moreau; a clutch of designers including Kips Bay in the spotlight Courtnay Tartt Elias and Darla Bankston May; Blue hills Stephanie Layne Disney and Corey Layne; Kathy and Young Dale; Compound dealers Mel king and Faye Asano great blue treasures; Halls Ben kastleman; Piper faust Public Art Piper Faust; Norman and Sally reynolds; The House of Nomad quartet, originally from North Carolina, Tina Segal, Berkeley minkhorst, Kelley lentini, and Rachel Frye; Shea Drury; Coffee neon moon Pink and Carl Luning; Zulu Kimono Tina Zulu and the crew, Chelsea williams and Veronique olofsson; Peter Glynn; Valerie Celestino; Noelle woods; and Madison Marchbanks.


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