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PaperCity Houston March 2021

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red and kitchen cabinets in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue. Red-and-white Schumacher fabric tape in a classical dentil pattern borders the ceiling in the living room and ties into the custom lampshades, all lined in a happy red starburst wallpaper from Sister Parish. The main bedroom is a riot of floral, with walls wrapped in green-and-pink Schumacher scenic wallpaper and matching draperies at the windows. Powers dramatically layered the wife's study with Brunschwig & Fils' famous Les Touches animal-print fabrics in several different colors on walls, shades, and upholstery. In keeping with the house's classical bones, "We went for tried- and-true old-school furnishings, but messed with some by painting them in unusual colors or unexpected upholstery," Powers says. The four vintage Mies van der Rohe Brno chairs surrounding an old farmhouse table in the breakfast room might make a Bauhaus purist blanch, but here they strike the right note in pink- and-white buffalo-check upholstery and white automotive lacquer. The dining room's French Louis-inspired chairs got an unexpected refresh in Tiffany-blue leather, and a bust of Beethoven with a pie in his face by plaster artist Stephen Antonson is a cheeky take on classical sculpture. One-of-a-kind furnishings were procured for the house during shopping trips around the world, including a dazzling 18th-century Dutch cabinet discovered at a tiny antiques shop in Maine, where Powers was vacationing. The cabinet, which is now in the guest bedroom, has an ornate exterior painted to resemble wood marquetry and a surprising interior painted a delicious salmon hue. "It's one of 74

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