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William Stubbs Biography

Bill Stubbs has been involved in design, merchandising and marketing for more than 30 years. He is president of William W. Stubbs and Associates, an international interior design firm based in Houston, and the firm's projects include multi-million dollar estates in exotic locations, renovations of historical buildings, private homes, commercial multi-family properties and most recently, the interior
design of a large corporate jet. But there is much more to Stubbs than simply designing for the elite and wealthy; his award-winning design of a full-care nursing facility demonstrates his passion for good design in all spaces, including what is normally seen as a drab institutional environment. His thorough and comprehensive study of all aspects of nursing home life and resident restriction, coupled with a strong desire to "lift the space far above customary limitations,"
inspired a luxurious-yet-simple design that continues to nurture the spirits of residents, family and staff. As Stubbs says, "Luxury doesn?t always necessitate a need for more."

Stubbs is a collector, and holds great respect for all collectors and their collections, without limits as to status or sophistication. For him, the challenge is to bring beauty and order to the display of precious possessions. In his own home, he lovingly displays his enormous collection of delicate blue and white porcelain in a
sometimes ordered, sometimes random manner throughout a masculine environment dominated by deep, earthy tones. The effect is an expression of his own idea of luxury through affection for the familiar - the memory of each purchase, gift or inherited treasure.

Stubbs has become an ambassador to the masses by bridging the gap between luxury and affordability. Personal style expressed through his talent for design, knowledge of available resources and an ability to transcend the practical without sacrificing affordability, is his secret to success. Combining extensive experience with the high-end market of the wealthy with his own humble beginnings and the
affordable practicality that is rooted therein, Stubbs is well-equipped to orchestrate all the elements of comfort, excellence and exclusivity in any environment. He calls his special touch "affordable luxury," and Stubbs' enthusiasm, energy, knowledge and gift for design result in an unparalleled combination that always delivers.

Stubbs has received awards from numerous professional organizations, including ASID and IIDA, and he is listed among the AD 100, Architectural Digest's prestigious list of the World's Top Designers and Architects. A much sought-after public speaker and guest lecturer for audiences throughout the United States, Stubbs is the recipient of the Champion of Literacy Award, which honors individuals who promote the cause of literacy and who have made a difference through the written word. He has made numerous TV appearances, and his work and professional opinions have been published by dozens of magazines and newspapers. Several of Stubbs' projects, including his own home, have been the subjects of feature stories in Architectural Digest, and he was most recently profiled in the September 2006 issue of the publication. Stubbs is the author of I Hate Red, You're Fired! The Colorful Life of an Interior Designer.

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