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March 2020- Fort Worth

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86 74 any one genre." Her travels have added a profusion of vintage textiles picked up in Guatemala and antique doors and rugs found in Morocco. She rarely lets go of anything and has plenty to furnish the three homes she shares with her husband, attorney Bryan Aldridge: a casita in San Miguel and two 1970s-era houses in Trophy Club, just northeast of Fort Worth. Hundreds more objects, chandeliers, rugs, and furnishings are kept in garages and storage units, and rooms are refreshed several times a year from her inventory. Aldridge's Instagram page — she has around 8 3,000 followers — is packed with shots of her bohemian interiors, bargain fi nds, and inspirations. Her loyal fan base goes back to 2008, when she founded her interiors-focused blog, Atlantis Home, which she still runs. The Aldridges have lived in the same Trophy Club house for more than 30 years. "It's where we raised our two girls," she says. "It's home." Daughter Carol Aldridge now works in the legal world, and Jane Aldridge Dashley is an international lifestyle infl uencer whose blog, Sea of Shoes, has garnered collaborations with Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, and Stuart Weitzman. Sea of Shoes was born out of Jane's childhood room in the upstairs loft, where the closet was fi lled with her own designer shoes and clothing. Aldridge was the Sea of Shoes photographer for 10 years and was inspired to start her own blog because of it. Mother and daughter still collaborate on projects. Judy and Bryan now share the house with fi ve Chihuahuas, which have their own fan base on her Instagram page. "People are always sending me paintings of my dogs," Aldridge says. "I put one on my bedroom wall, but wouldn't it be fun to do a whole wall of Chihuahua paintings?" In 2004, the Aldridges bought a second house on the same street a few doors down. Bryan uses it as his offi ces, and it doubles for entertaining and as a guesthouse. "I highly recommend doing this if you can," she says. "It's nice to have a place to retreat." In both houses, white walls, high ceilings, and vast windows create an airy backdrop for rooms amply layered with woven baskets, Moroccan and zebra-print rugs, fl oral and Indian textiles, and vintage modern furniture. "There are a lot of different styles, but I never think about that," she says. "I'm not concerned about whether colors and patterns go together — it's innate. I remember my mother saying, 'Don't wear paisleys and plaids together,' but that's what my taste has always been. I buy things I like, and rooms evolve as I go. Everything seems happy together." The pink living room in the main family house pays homage to Lee Radziwill, who loved the hue and often decorated with Indian textiles and global fl ourishes. Here, slipper chairs, ottomans, the sofa, and even the draperies are cleverly upholstered in pink tablecloths from Wisteria. Aldridge originally created the room's high-meets-low furnishings for a vignette at last year's Thrift Studio After a fi re destroyed her husband's offi ces, Aldridge refurnished it with an antique sofa upholstered in vintage embroidered fabric from Guatemala. Brass 1970s Widdicomb table.

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