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PaperCity Houston March 2021

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BY REBECCA SHERMAN. INTERIOR DESIGN J. RANDALL POWERS AND CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER. ARCHITECTURAL RENOVATION CURTIS & WINDHAM ARCHITECTS. PHOTOGRAPHY PÄR BENGTSSON. PORTRAIT GERARDO VELAZQUEZ. A NONSENSE WORD CREATED BY THE HOMEOWNER TO EXPRESS UTTER FABULOUSNESS AND FUN, "FABÛCHE" PERFECTLY SUMS UP THE INTERIORS OF THIS SUNSET BOULEVARD HOUSE. SIMPLY FABÛCHE A few years ago, J. Randall Powers — or Randy, as he's known — got an unexpected c a l l f r o m a couple who had just bought a house in Houston's Southampton neighborhood. They'd seen his interior design work in magazines and online and wanted to hire him to give the home a complete overhaul. His interest was piqued — but what really got his attention was when the wife mentioned it was on Sunset Boulevard. "It's one of the best streets in Houston," Powers says. Lined with huge old oaks and gorgeous houses from the '20s, '30s, and '40s. The house sounded like it needed a lot of work, so he asked if they had an architect or contractor yet. "We were hoping you'd tell us who to use," she told him. That was music to his ears: The chance to assemble a strong team from scratch is a designer's dream. Living-room sofa by Rose Tarlow Melrose House in Schumacher linen. Pillows in Sister Parish Serendipity fabric. Floor lamps from Visual Comfort. Coffee table from Mecox. Red suede chair by Dennis & Leen, from Culp Associates. Schumacher decorative fabric tape at ceiling. (Continued) 71

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