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March 2020- Houston

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ART + DECORATION 72 E nglish paint company Farrow & Ball has launched a new palette of 16 colors in collaboration with design studio Roman and Williams and the Natural History Museum in London. Roman and Williams founders Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, along with Charlotte Cosby, head of creative at Farrow & Ball, delved into the museum's rare-book library, where they stumbled upon Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, the groundbreaking classification of color used by Charles Darwin that carefully details the exact hues and corresponding parts of animals, vegetables, and minerals of the natural world. A new Farrow & Ball color palette was born, dubbed Colour by Nature, guided by Standefer and Alesch's belief that nature never goes out of style. The duo created an intriguing installation in the Roman and Williams Guild shop in New York to celebrate the collection, with Dutch glass-and-wood cabinets stocked with bronze bird sculptures and 19th- century botanical models. Farrow & Ball Colour by Nature at Boxwood Interiors, 1320 W. Alabama St., boxwoodhouston. com; Anne Lee Phillips archives. The botanical is reimagined in three vibrant colorways, printed in Italy on 500-thread-count Luca percale and finished with subtle Scallop and white A COLOR STORY OF ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, AND MINERAL T wo of America's greatest family-owned heritage textile companies have come together to create a very chic collaboration. Ninety-year-old luxury linen brand Matouk and 130-year- old design house Schumacher launch a collection of bed linens and beach towels this month, through the creative direction of Mindy Matouk and Dara Caponigro, Schumacher's creative director. We particularly love the Pomegranate print, based on an 18th- century design from the Schumacher MATOUK x SCHUMACHER ADRIAN GAUT W e've noticed an influx of Austin design firms expanding to Houston, architect M i c h a e l H s u for one. Marcus Mohon Interiors is the latest — and a welcome arrival, with the opening of a Houston office in Boulevard Oaks. Mohon, who grew up in Southeast Texas, is known for his geometric and approachable interiors, and recently brought home the 2019 John Staub Award for Residential Interiors from ICAA Texas for an Austin project. With design projects in River Oaks, West University, the Museum District, The Woodlands, and Galveston, Mohon jumped in with both feet. Marcus Mohon Interiors, 2422 Bartlett St., Anne Lee Phillips DESIGN BUZZ: MORE MARCUS MOHON ADRIAN GAUT Stephen Alesch, Robin Standefer, Roman and Williams Marcus Mohon Farrow & Ball Colour by Nature installation at Roman and Williams Guild Matouk Pomegranate print Attleboro and Pomegranate prints tape, a mark of Matouk craftsmanship. To order at Kuhl-Linscomb, Longoria Collection,, matouk. com. Anne Lee Phillips

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