More is More

Although the arrival of a renowned California design luminary in Atlanta last fall may have lacked the glare of the paparazzi’s spotlight—this is, after all, not L.A.—the event didn’t lack for star power, local or otherwise. Businesswoman and philanthropist Valery Voyles Jordan and her husband, Rob, opened the doors of their elegant William T. Baker-designed home to welcome designer Hutton Wilkinson, the man at the helm of the legendary Tony Duquette design firm. Herself a collector of his highly prized jewels, Jordan hosted an intimate gathering of Duquette devotees, design enthusiasts and other local tastemakers (co-sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Saks Fifth Avenue) to celebrate the launch of More is More, the follow-up tome to the best-selling design book on Tony Duquette that he co-wrote with design journalist Wendy Goodman. The new book alone had people swooning, but a trunk show and informal modeling of jaw-dropping Tony Duquette jewels proved to be the evening’s piéce de résistance—sparkling, shimmering and easily outshining any light the paparazzi could have cast on the evening.

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