Joie de Vivre

Alexandra Killion assembles all-star team from Houston's design community in preparation for the first annual La Petite Maison Gala.

Article by Memorial Lifestyle Staff

Photography by Lauren Holub Photography

Originally published in River Oaks Lifestyle

Houston interior designer Alexandra Killion released official details surrounding the debut of the first annual La Petite Maison Gala to be held on September 7 at The Junior League of Houston. Centered around a collection of one-of-a-kind dollhouses created by distinguished builders, architects, and designers, the gala will benefit A Shelter for Cancer Families (ASCF). This organization provides private residences and support services for families receiving cancer care in the Texas Medical Center. 

“We’re thrilled to be named the beneficiary of the La Petite Maison Gala,” said ASCF Director of Development and Communications Shellyn Shoenthal. “This innovative fundraising effort would not be possible without the creative capabilities and generous spirit of the Houston design community, and we’re grateful to the architects, builders, designers, and sponsors involved.” 

Killion selected ASCF, whose passion for home design, art, and architecture began at an early age. Born and raised in Houston and the daughter of celebrated opera singer Paul Fink, Killion traveled extensively as a young girl. She completed her B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin before continuing her design training at several firms and garnering experience in a range of specialties. In 2019, Killion founded her eponymous design firm. 

“Since the beginning of my career in design, I’ve sought to leverage my industry expertise to benefit the Houston community, and the La Petite Maison Gala is the embodiment of this vision,” says Killion. “ASCF’s impact is remarkable, and their work providing housing and support services to families during their cancer journey is a lovely tie-in to our work as designers. Living in a home environment that’s safe and serene is life-altering, and ASCF provides homes like this for people enduring unimaginable hardship, free of charge. I’m thrilled to rally around ASCF alongside such an accomplished group of Houston designers. Initial enthusiasm for the gala from these colleagues and the Houston community at large has been awe-inspiring, and we look forward to an incredible event in September.” 

Several dollhouse creators attended the La Petite Maison kick-off event on May 11, a Champagne Pop Up at The Avenue. Hosted by The Avenue owner and ASCF Board member Lyndsey Zorich, the event was a festive opportunity for Houstonians to meet the talent behind the dollhouses and learn more about the September gala and ASCF. 

Sponsorship levels for the La Petite Maison Gala range from $500 to $5,000 and tickets are $175 per guest. During the week leading up to the gala, attendees will enjoy the opportunity to view the completed dollhouses at sponsor locations. To learn more about La Petite Maison Gala, visit petitemaisongala.com. 

Teaming up to create the one-of-a-kind dollhouses are some of Houston’s most renowned architects, builders, and interior designers:


Newberry Architecture

Erin Stetzer, Stetzer Builders



Alexandra Killion,Alexandra Killion Interiors

 Ashton Taylor Oberhauser, Ashton Taylor Interiors

 Courtnay Tartt Elias, Creative Tonic Design

Devon Liedtke, Devon Liedtke

Hallie Henley Sims, Hallie Henley Design

Julie Dodson Webster, Dodson Interiors

Meg Lonergan, Meg Lonergan Interiors

Sari Imber Moore, SariImber Interiors

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