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March 2019- Dallas

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75 there," she says. "It was so much fun." The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. "I got the idea from my mom without even thinking about it," Agather says. "Growing up in our house on Desco [in Dallas], there was a time when there was no furniture in the living room, and my mom would have parties in there." Slow and thoughtful are keywords here. Agather and Means took their time building a collection of contemporary artworks by Kaari Upson, Robert Voit, Joel Ross, and Anja Niemi. Agather took five years to fill the bookshelves in the living room with meaningful tomes on art, design, fashion, gardening, and photography. It's still a work in progress. "My dream is to always be surrounded by books," she says. "I'm always reading. I pull them out all the time for inspiration, even at the dinner table." F ashion is a big influence, and Agather doesn't have to look farther than her own closet for a stylish mix of classic Hermès, vintage Chanel, colorful La Double J dresses, Khaite jeans, and tailored Blazé Milano jackets. "I approach decorating my house the same way I do my wardrobe," she says. "I like classic, well-designed pieces, with an unexpected color or an interesting print mix. Bottom line, I only buy things I really love. I find that I never regret these purchases. Plus, surrounding myself with things I love makes me happy." The house's modern architecture was a reference point, but Roberts says her client wasn't slavishly trying to reproduce an era. "She loved the mid-century style but didn't want a lot of vintage furniture. We had quite a few Knoll pieces made to order so it would feel fresh. There was definitely a mix of old and new." The Warren Platner dining table in the breakfast room was a wedding gift, which she paired with newly made Eero Saarinen armchairs from Knoll. In the living room, a pair of vintage chairs that Agather owned for years was re-covered in In the dining room, a Milo Baughman table from Sputnik Modern. Lawson-Fenning chairs. Lindsey Adelman Studio chandelier. The Rug Company custom rug. Custom bench by M&J Upholstery. Joel Ross' False Promises, 2009. Laurie Hickman Cox's Red Purse.

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