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PaperCity Houston October 2020

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60 Top: The upstairs dressing area evokes the feeling of a small European hotel, with ticking and striped fabrics, Schumacher wallpaper, and printed zebra rug. Lumbar pillow made from a vintage silk Herm├Ęs scarf from Tribute Goods. Artwork by Houston talent Tierney Malone. Left: Tribute Goods linens in a guest bedroom. Visual Comfort lamps by J. Randall Powers. Petite gilded mirror is a San Miguel find. Mirrored tables from Skelton-Culver Antiques and Interiors. Abbott's passion for Old Hollywood glamour includes the era's black- and-white palette, and she's subtly translated the look in her country house using gray, navy, and white with hits of black. She reupholstered the tufted bed in the primary bedroom in ink-blue wool and was delighted to see how beautiful the color looks with wood. In an upstairs sitting room, which she uses as a dressing area, she's mixed navy, charcoal, and soft black tones. "It's stripe on stripe on stripe," she says, "It's really the only pattern I use a lot." She designed the room to resemble a small European hotel, with a gilded, scroll-arm Regency daybed covered in a ticking pattern and an overstuffed armchair reupholstered in broad stripes. A Ralph Lauren fabric is hung at the windows, and walls are covered in a repeating vertical fern pattern by Schumacher. Underfoot is a hide rug in a classic zebra print. "I'd probably never get a client to go for this many stripes," she says, "but it's my favorite room in the house." This charming getaway, steeped in Round Top's easygoing lifestyle, has both Abbott and Manteris hooked. As it gets harder to make the Monday- morning drive back to Houston after a relaxing long weekend, Abbott is already putting down more roots. In April, she bought a home a mile away near the Festival Hill campus, which houses the Round Top Festival Institute, and has spent the last few months refurbishing it. "It gave me a fun project to focus on during lockdown," she says. The acreage is big enough that she's considering putting two more houses on the property and selling them, fully furnished, with a shared swimming pool and firepit. "My favorite thing to do is have people out here so they can fall in love with Round Top and buy their own house," she says. "It'll be one big happy family right here in town." (Continued from page 75)

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