photos by Rhi Lee
On Monday, October 12, 2015, Culp Associates hosted an intimate, French-themed gathering and book signing with Patrick Frey, author of “Pierre Frey, Inspiring Interiors.” The evening began with a cocktail reception, and then guests were invited into the Pierre Frey section of the Culp Associates showroom, where Culp Associates President Kelly Hardage welcomed everyone and provided a brief background on the history between Culp Associates and Pierre Frey, which has been a top seller for the showroom throughout its 25-year relationship. Peggy Levinson, presentation moderator, opened the presentation and recognized Patrick, who shared a short video about the company. Throughout the presentation, Patrick emphasized the importance of family to Pierre Frey and the company’s dedication to quality. Attendees were treated to a brief history of Pierre Frey, including personal family photos, and the French textile industry. Following the presentation, Patrick engaged guests during the book signing, each of which was thoughtfully personalized. The Food Company provided French-inspired bites and sips, and GRO Designs handled floral décor.