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November 2018- Houston

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81 says. "Things should be beautiful, but they also have to have stories and meaning. They should hold their own. To do that, I give each piece room to breathe." The house is filled with objects and furniture worthy of such attention, including a Charles James- designed sofa in the living room. James originally designed the sofa for The Menil House, and only 12 are known to exist. Fontenot's friend, the interior designer Hunter Garrett, came across two recently, and they each bought one. It's flanked by a pair of leather-wrapped 1920s Jacques Adnet lamps and coffee table, all from Pascale Drieux Antiquités in Paris. The 1993 prototype Richard Schultz chair, which he covered in fox pelts, was selected for textural contrast. A seating area by the fireplace has a sophisticated mix of diverse elements, including a rare 1950s Carl-Axel Acking leather chair, and a In the living room, original Charles James-designed sofa. Beachball pillows from W. Gardner, Ltd. Vintage Jacques Adnet lamp. Rose Uniake table. Paul Carola painting. In the living room, Carl-Axel Acking leather chair, 1950s. Nautical rope- spool table, salvaged in Galveston. French magazine rack by Mathieu Mategot, 1950s. Italian floor lamp, 1970s. Lavastone-topped coffee table by Jacques Adnet and Guidette Carbonell, 1955.

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