Ronda Rice Carman, UK blogger (allthebestblog.co.uk) and style collector, will be at The Houston Design Center Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 pm, to sign her book, Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living (Rizzoli), at Ken Kehoe & Co., Suite 261. A native Houstonian, Ronda lives in Scotland with her family and is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and New York Social Diary and a reviewer for the cultish Mr. & Mrs. Smith Hotel Collections. Her book delves into the personal living spaces of 50 — yes, 50 — designers: We can’t wait to peek into the English hunting lodge of Nicky Haslam and the homes of Ashley Hicks, Jay Jeffers, Rose Tarlow, Malcolm James Kutner and Collette van den Thillart, among others. The visual talk and signing is gratis, but reservations are required. Books will be sold at the event by PaperCity’s Curate bookshop. RSVP online at thehoustondesigncenter.com or call 713.864.2660, ext 1. The Houston Design Center, 7026 Old Katy Road.