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September 2019- Houston

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From left, Ralph Duesing and Joseph Minton CUTLINES: ART STUDIO 1 In de las Cuevas' studio, floor-to-ceiling windows face one of the home's two interior courtyards. The windows are set north to receive indirect light. ART STUDIO 2 Works in progress by Havana-born de las Cuevas lean against the rear wall of the studio/sitting room. The brocade-covered camelback sofa belonged to Koush's ma- ternal grandmother. Taxidermy squirrel sporting a crochet bodysuit is by Houston artist Elaine Bradford. ART STUDIO 3 De la Cuevas at his easel with studies for a new series of nudes. The antique Bavarian carved wooden bear was a gift to the couple by a favorite client of Koush. BEDROOM 1 Bespoke bed from Dapwood in Albuquerque with a headboard made from a fallen elm tree. ModernMates birch side tables de- signed by Leslie Diamond for Conant Ball, 1947, from TK TK TK TK. Glossy black Signal table lamps by Jieldé, designed in 1950, from TK TK TK TK. Framed pan- orama shows an 1855 view of St. Louis where Koush went to high school. BEDROOM 2 A U.S. Coast Guard survey chart of the Sa- vannah River from 1855, above a 1940s-era Lane cedar chest inherited from Koush's paternal grandmother. DINING 1 In the open-flow living/dining room, finds from Houston mid-century dealer Metro Modern include rosewood-and-chrome Ben works in his storefront studio at a large melamine table he designed. Kelvin Edge black task lamp was originally designed by Antonio Citterio for Flos in 2015. Ceiling pendants are inexpansive frosted glass globes from Progress Lighting. Lossanges wool carpet was originally designed by the Bouroullec Brothers for Nanimarquina in 2011. Carpet and task lamp from Kuhl-Linscomb. Pencil holder on the desk was made by Ben's mom for her father.

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