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September 2019- Fort Worth

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72 J oseph Minton, who marks 50 years in the design business this year, has provided classic and contemporary interiors for such prominent Fort Worth clients as Anne and Charles Tandy, Pat and Bob Schieffer, and the Fortson family, including Kimbell Fortson Wynne, the new president of the Kimbell Art Foundation board of directors. "I'm now doing work for the children and grandchildren of many of my original clients," says Minton, who has a notable lineage himself. His great- great grandfather Julian Feild settled in Fort Worth in 1853, just after the Army outpost closed, and later became the town's first postmaster. For decades, Minton has kept offices PORTRAITS ADDIEL GUEVARA and homes in Forth Worth and Dallas, where he owns Joseph Minton Antiques, specializing in English, French, and Continental furnishings. He travels between the cities twice a week — and earlier this year, he moved his Fort Worth residence and design offices into the beautifully restored Art Deco-era Forest Park Tower. "I'm crazy about the building," he says. "It has the original floor tile in the lobby and other original details. Years ago, I had a pied-à-terre on East 83rd [in New York City], in front of The Met, that reminds me of this apartment." The best feature, however, might just be its view overlooking the Fort Worth Zoo. "When the windows are open, you can sometimes hear the lions roar," Minton says. THE LOOK AND FEEL OF IT DESIGN IS ALWAYS IN THE DETAILS: HEREIN, PAPERCITY HOME DESIGN EDITOR REBECCA SHERMAN ENTERS THE CREATIVE MINDS AND HOMES OF SOME OF THE CITY'S MOST COMPELLING INTERIOR DESIGNERS — TAKING NOTE OF THE PEOPLE AND PLACES THAT INSPIRE THEM TO DO WHAT THEY DO. Favorite Haunt. Pease-Cobb Antiques on Camp Bowie. It's been around since the 1980s and sells 18th-, 19th-, and early-20th- century furniture, textiles, lighting. It's a hodgepodge of different eras, which I like. Pease-Cobb Antiques, 3923 Camp Bowie Blvd., Recent Purchase. A Chinese Coromandel lacquer screen, bought at East & Orient's going-out-of- business sale. I'd admired it for years, but [owner Betty Gertz] didn't want to sell it. I'm trying to figure out a way to fit it into my Fort Worth apartment. I've already got three other screens there — my obsession started when I went to Coco Chanel's apartment in the 1980s in Paris, and she had them everywhere, lining the walls. I've loved screens ever since. JOSEPH MINTON Joseph Minton

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