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March 2019- Dallas

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74 It was more than a year before the set of 10 Lawson-Fenning chairs arrived, so temporary seating was brought in. Agather never let an unfinished dining room stop her from setting a beautiful table with china and linens, and it's still a priority, even when it's just the two of them having pizza for dinner. "I have a deep love of dinnerware," Agather says. She often mixes different looks from her wedding china, including plates created by Parisian interior designer Alberto Pinto for Limoges, and Hermès' striking Bleus d'Ailleurs pattern. She also incorporates special pieces, such as Marie Daâge's "artwork on a plate," and Laboratorio Paravicini's hand-painted Italian ceramics, which she discovered while researching a blog post. The living room didn't have furniture for two years. It's not that Agather wasn't buying anything; it all went into storage bit by bit, waiting for the big reveal all at once, her designer says. Agather built the room around a blue-and-pink vinyl work by Derrick Velasquez, found by art adviser Illa Gaunt. It hung on the wall by itself for what seemed like forever. "At first, I thought I'd go crazy with a big empty space for so long," Agather says. "But then we figured out how to use it as an extra party room." With rented tables and chairs, they hosted big family Thanksgivings and dinner parties for 35. "We've even had dance parties in Custom daybed by Fernando Canchola Furniture, Fort Worth. Original bookcases and cabinets designed by architect Glenn Allen Galloway in 1961. Vintage Marco Zanuso chair from Lynn Goode Vintage. Custom ottoman by Fernando Canchola Furniture, Fort Worth. Chair and ottoman in Rogers & Goffigon fabric.

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