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March 2019- Dallas

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77 a blue-spotted Brunschwig & Fils fabric. The blue Shine by S.H.O sofa, Stark rug, and blue benches were customized for her. The buffet in the dining room was custom- made so that Agather could easily access her heavy box of Tiffany & Co. sterling flatware. Color was also nonnegotiable. "The only color I don't like is mauve," Agather says. And she's as particular about getting the right hues in her house as she is for her wardrobe. There were times when she'd pull out dresses from the closet to show her interior designer, and they'd compare them to the fabric swatches. The vintage Marco Zanuso chair and custom pouf in the living room needed to be more of a blush, not hot pink; and the Knoll chairs in the breakfast room should be marigold, not yellow. "I held up an Herm├Ęs shopping bag to all these paint chips to decide what color of orange to repaint my front door," Agather says. The winner? Benjamin Moore's Rumba Orange. As for the symbolic tropical fruit that first caught Agather's eye? She had a bigger brass pineapple door knocker made to replace the original, which she saved and encased in Lucite. It's on her bookshelf now and makes for a sweet story when anyone asks. "The house is everything I wanted it to be, and more," Agather says. "It was totally worth the wait." Warren Platner table. Eero Saarinen executive chairs from Knoll. Kartell light pendant from Scott + Cooner. Robert Voit's New Trees, 2005. The house, designed in 1961 by architect Glenn Allen Galloway, has a front door painted Benjamin Moore Rumba Orange.

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