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BY REBECCA SHERMAN. INTERIOR DESIGN JUDY ALDRIDGE. PHOTOGRAPHY LISA PETROLE. ART DIRECTION MICHELLE AVIÑA. STYLING RUSSELL BRIGHTWELL. DESIGN INSTAGRAMMER AND BLOGGER JUDY ALDRIDGE HAS PACKED TWO HOUSES WITH A TROVE OF GLOBAL TREASURES, THANKS TO AN EXPERT EYE FOR MID-CENTURY MASTERPIECES AND WORLDLY ANTIQUES. J udy Aldridge's knack for discovering vintage gems began in the 1990s, when she was in her 20s. "I found a pair of chrome Curtis Jere lamps for $120 at a secondhand shop," she says. "I brought them home, and my husband Bryan thought they were horrible. I had no idea who Curtis Jere was, but I was obsessed with chrome, so I kept them. They're worth about $6,000 now." The former model and fashion designer — and now interior design Instagrammer; she has about 83,000 followers — shares shots of her bohemian interiors and interesting finds. She also writes the interiors blog Atlantis Home. Her daughter, Jane Aldridge Dashley, is an international lifestyle influencer and founder of the blog Sea of Shoes, which has garnered collaborations with Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and Tory Burch. Aldridge has a million stories of treasures unearthed at estate sales, flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores. She buys what she likes, and she's patient — a plus for when design trends inevitably circle back. For instance, 30 years ago she spotted a pair of 1966 chairs by Warren Platner for Knoll, salvaged in the '80s from the lobby of the Diamond Shamrock oil company in Dallas. The modernist icon's work was unfamiliar to her and had been out of the limelight A GLOBAL EYE A pair of '70s chrome Curtis Jere lamps, one of Aldridge's first finds, and a large painting by David Bierk, purchased from a Marriott hotel. The pendant lights were found in Morocco; armchairs are vintage Florence Knoll. The panther is from the 1980s. 87

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