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| antiques show | Stroud first came to love flowers while garden- ing with his family; he gained technical knowledge of flower arranging at an after-school job in a flower shop during high school. Years later, while working on Wall Street in compliance and securities law, he indulged his love of flowers and design by helping friends and local charities with weddings and parties. In 1996, he left Wall Street, and with his wife, Debra, started an event design business, DeJuan Stroud, Inc., located in the Garment District in New York City. His client list includes Fortune 500 com- panies and notable New Yorkers in society and pol- itics. He has worked with such celebrities as Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Katie Couric, Michael J. Fox, Gloria Vanderbilt and Jon Bon Jovi. His first book, “Designing Life’s Celebrations,” is touted as a fresh guide to entertaining with a focus on tabletop and floral design. “My vision was to take the knowledge that I had gained from my years designing large events and apply it to the smaller scale of entertaining at home,” Stroud said about his book. Stroud has been featured as an entertaining expert on Martha Stewart Radio, CBS, NBC, WE and Oxygen Network. Articles about his work have appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Accents, Modern Bride, House Beautiful, House and Garden, Grace Ormond Wed- ding Style, New York magazine, Elegant Bride and People magazine. Lecture with C. Brandon Ingram, architect, and Mallory Mathison, interior designer Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 2 p.m. C. Brandon Ingram Ray Booth brunch, lecture and book signing: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 10 a.m. (brunch), 11 a.m. (lecture) An Alabama na- tive and a graduate of the Auburn University School of Architecture, Booth studied with pre-eminent designer John Sal- adino and then joined McALPINE, celebrated architect 48 Bobby McAlpine’s fully integrated architectural and design firm, in 1999. Today, Booth divides his time between the firm’s Nashville office and the expanded New York office, which allows him to keep one foot in the city and other in his native south. His work has received national recognition from the most prestigious pub- lications, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor and Veranda. Booth’s first book, “ Evocative Interi- ors ,” was released recently from Rizzoli. He has most recently launched a line of furni- ture, lighting and accessories for Hickory Chair, as well as a smaller line of lighting and accents for Ar- teriors. Known for inter-mixing the modern with the antique, Booth’s distinctively elegant, strikingly evocative spaces exude the contemporary while at the same time reflecting a sense of place and history. “I strive for a sense of style that is composed of a wealth of players,” he has said. “It is a lot like casting a great party: every guest is not the same age, from the same city, nor has the same demeanor, but together you know they will click.” Booth’s work demonstrates his ability to har- monize open-plan interiors with the surrounding landscape. December 2018 - January 2019 Thomasville Scene A South Georgia native and a Georgia Tech Alumnus, C. Brandon Ingram has designed homes throughout the South that have been featured in numerous local and national publications, including Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Traditional Home. Ingram’s Atlanta-based, award-winning firm, C. Brandon Ingram Design, concentrates on cus- tom homes, renovations and architectural interiors. Drawing inspiration from classic and traditional architecture of the past, Ingram crafts homes that are rooted in history but are also unique and of their time. A sense of charm, character and familiarity created through subtle, honest details have become a hallmark of the CBI portfolio.