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60 gets intense sun, and darker materials help counteract that." The overall palette went from light to dark, including the new Poliform kitchen, which was customized with fumed-oak cabinets. Tile floors were replaced with blue limestone, and stark white walls were softened with heavily textured linen wallpaper, which remind him of the wallcoverings at the Kimbell Art Museum. The clients were drawn to the linear shapes and straight edges found in most contemporary furniture, but square or rectangular shapes would have only boxed in the already long and narrow main living area, Rice says. A trapezoid rug, designed in collaboration with artist Travis LaMothe, provided a solution. "The rug gave me a reason to kick the furniture off-center, so that everything is at a 30-degree angle to the side. It makes the room more interesting and gives it more energy." He chose a curved mohair sofa by Vioski because it subtly follows the rug's shape, as does the sculptural coffee table by Italian architect Vincenzo De Cotiis. His DC 1201 table, produced in 2012, is an investment piece and an exquisite work of art in silver-plated brass and wood. At first, the couple were hesitant to have an expensive coffee table that tarnishes, but ultimately they grew to cherish its imperfect perfection. "We could polish it to a mirror finish, but we decided to let it patina, and we absolutely love it now," Hargrave says. "A cute backstory is that one of our friends came over with her little boy, and he'd hold onto the table and walk around it. Now we have perfect little hand prints in the patina." Rice procured other furniture and art from dealers and galleries around the world. "Everything was meticulously picked, and we chose a lot of collectible pieces that will only increase in value over time," he says. In the dining room are a cast-bronze and wenge wood Pan Coupé table designed in the 1950s by Belgian design icon Jules Wabbes; a striking blue-painted cantilevered lamp by Belgian designer Muller Van Severen; and a credenza handmade from beautiful claro walnut by the small New York City design company BDDW. Two meticulously detailed lounge chairs in the living area were created in 1987 by Spanish designer Jaime Tresserra and feature detachable leather magazine holders. In the main bedroom, two aubergine-hued chairs designed by iconic 1970s artist Donald Judd are as sculptural as they are functional. Rice helped flesh out Hargrave and Wetterstrand's already growing art collection with works by Antonio Murado, Mark Williams, Sylvia Hargrave in a lounge chair by Jaime Tresserra, Barcelona. Prisma floor lamp by Ignazio Gardella, 1960, for Azucena. Artwork by Richard Prince through Russell Brightwell.

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