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William W. Stubbs

Director


Bill Stubbs is an internationally known and acclaimed interior designer, the host of a nationwide PBS television series, a public speaker and published author. Some of Bill’s accomplishments and awards include being named to the “AD 100,” Architectural Digest's list of the World’s Top Designers and Architects, receiving numerous awards from professional organizations including ASID and IIDA, and receiving the "Champion of Literacy Award"“ given by Literacy Advance of Houston honoring individuals who promote the cause of literacy and who have made a difference through the written word.

William W. Stubbs and Associates is a twenty-five year old international interior design firm whose recent projects have taken Bill around the world to Kiev, Moscow, London, Hawaii, Acapulco, Palm Beach and Houston. His award winning designs have included renovations of historical buildings, private homes and estates, vacation retreats, commercial multi-family properties, community housing projects for the elderly, and the interior design of a large corporate jet. Several of Bill’s projects have been featured articles in Architectural Digest.

Bill has guest starred in a number of TV appearances and his work and professional opinions have been published by numerous magazines and newspapers. Bill is the author of I Hate Red, You’re Fired! The Colorful Life of an Interior Designer. In conjunction with his second book, Moment of Luxury, Discovering the Beauty Around You, Bill is host of a nationally broadcast Public Television series also entitled Moment of Luxury. Each week Bill travels to exotic locales to be inspired by the design, culture, history and food of the area. He brings inspirations home and translates them into “Moments of Luxury” available to all viewers no matter how lavish or modest their budget. Moment of Luxury has had a very successful first year launch and is now filming the second series of episodes to premier Fall of 2009.

Bill’s Houston townhouse, which has been featured in television design segments, professional trade publications, newspaper articles and magazine advertorials, premiered in conjunction with Architectural Digest and a number of local and national sponsors in the Fall of 2004 as the “Stubbs’ Idea House.” Bill offers it often as a locale for charity functions, Art Institute classes, and the setting for fabulous dinners donated as auction items at charity events. His home continues to serve as the backdrop for many fundraising events to support the Houston Ballet, Covenant House, and others.

In his role as a philanthropist, Bill supports CanCare and the Stehlin Cancer Foundation, Lions Foundation for Sight, The Boniuk Center at Rice University, the Houston Humane Society, and the Houston Ballet, to name just a few. Bill is a board member of the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, has a long history of providing design services for DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids, as well as annually designing and donating the stage setting for the Houston Barbara Bush Celebration of Reading.