Houses & Parties at Round Top, Marie-Anne Oudejans for Schumacher, Nellie Howard Ossi for Dillard’s, and Historic Preservation

Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the latest happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look at the upcoming Houses & Parties Pop-up at Round Top, Marie-Anne Oudejans for Schumacher, Nellie Howard Ossi’s new collection for Dillard’s, and a historic Lake Geneva home that has met its tragic fate. Written by Natalie Aldridge.

Houses & Parties Goes to Round Top

Rebecca Gardner, founder of Houses & Parties, knows how to throw a bash and a create an all-encompassing experience like no other. The entertainer extraordinaire never fails to put a smile on our faces with her cheeky humor and panache. Ahead of the Round Top Antiques Fair, a special announcement has been made. From March 18th to the 31st, House and Parties will be popping-up at the Blue Hills circus tent at Round Top! From party collections to whimsical sussies, the circus will be in full swing with Houses & Parties at Round Top.


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And speaking of Rebecca Gardner, we have been going gaga over the 1950s “Pink Poodle with a Twist” party she coordinated for Bailey Quinn, the talented founder of Biscuit Home. You won’t want to miss highlights here and below!


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Marie-Anne Oudejans for Schumacher

Adventure has hit Schumacher with Dutch-born fashion designer Marie-Anne Oudejans‘ exclusive collection. Having lived across the globe in cities such as Paris, Madrid, Rome and Jaipur, Oudejans’ exotic aesthetic combines punchy colors with traditional restraint. While living in Jaipur she made the leap into interior decoration where she decorated the iconic Bar Palladio and graced the cover of The World of Interiors.

Drawing from her love of India, the collection combines traditional block-prints with her European roots. From Delft blue to Mughal flowers and Exotic trellis, we adore each of these new wallpapers and fabrics. Take a look!

Nellie Howard Ossi’s Collection for Dillard’s

Just in time for the beginning glimmers of Spring, Nellie Howard Ossi, Florida native, designer, and daughter of the talented Phoebe Howard, has teamed up with The Southern Living Collection at Dillard’s for an entertainment essentials collection. Combining fun and festive motifs reminiscent of old-school Florida, the line is versatile and can easily transition into Summer. With dining sets perfect for indoors and outdoors, towels, a chic-as-can-be picnic basket, pillows, and more, we are surely snapping up each piece. Shop the collection here!

Another One Bites The Dust

Another turn-of-the-century marvel has bitten the dust… Located on the stunning and storied Lake Geneva, WI, Villa Hortensia was built in 1906 for Edward and Hortense Swift by Howard Van Doren Shaw as a summer getaway from the Windy City. The famed Olmsted Brothers, landscape designers of Central Park and other notable public parks, created the planting plans for the mansion. Once coined the Jewel in the Lake Geneva crown, the home became a fixture of the lake with grand grounds and sweeping views. In its 116-year history, the home has been owned by eight families all stewards of the historic property.

1908 postcard of the recently-completed Villa Hortensia. Sonja Akright Collection.
Geneva Lakefront Realty
Geneva Lakefront Realty
Geneva Lakefront Realty
Geneva Lakefront Realty
Geneva Lakefront Realty
Geneva Lakefront Realty
Geneva Lakefront Realty

Growing up in Wisconsin, I adored seeing this beauty during summer visits to Lake Geneva. Historic Estates such as this are what added to the magic of the lake. Magic that sadly seems to be slowly dwindling… After a $17 million sale, Villa Hortensia has been demolished with the fate of the remaining land unknown.

The Glam Pad has written many times about our passion for the preservation and significance of historic homes. When stories like this pop up, we cannot help but feel a heavy-hearted loss for a community.  Some of our past features on demolished historic homes can be found here

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Read our favorite articles of the week!

How Redd Kaihoi Reimagined a Classic Palm Beach Estate in Just Eight Months written by Emma Bazilian for Frederic Magazine.

Tiffany & Co. Announces Lauren Santo Domingo as the Artistic Director of Tiffany Home written by Lilah Ramzi for Vogue.

Shop this week’s inspired finds!

x Natalie

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