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PaperCity Houston March 2021

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Above: Breakfast-room table is antique. Knoll Mies van der Rohe Brno chairs, re-covered and repainted. Antique French tole light fixture. Floor painted in optic block pattern. Above, left: Kitchen cabinets designed by Curtis & Windham, painted in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue. Calacatta Viola marble countertops. Hand-stenciled and -painted floors. Previous page, clockwise from top left: In a vestibule off the family room, Lucite card table and McGuire chairs upholstered in Brunschwig & Fils Les Touches fabric. Brass cabinet grilles and hardware made in England by Frank Allart. In the living room, fireplace mantel custom-made from black Belgian bluestone. The '60s Georges Pelletier mirror and '40s snake andirons are from Paris. Holly Hunt sconce. Painting discovered in NYC. Billy Baldwin slipper chairs. Floor lamp from Paris with custom red shade. David Aylsworth painting from Inman Gallery. the best pieces of furniture I've ever found, and I almost kept it myself, but it was perfect for this house," he says. An important '60s-era Georges Pelletier starburst mirror over the living-room mantel was spotted in a shop along Paris' Left Bank, while other antiques were procured in England and Italy. Everything came together in a tour de force of fun and fabûche. "The clients didn't see the house until it was 100 percent finished," Powers says. "We welcomed them at the door on a Friday at 5 o'clock with glasses of rosé. She started crying, then he started crying — they were so happy. It was one of our all-time favorite jobs, and they are one of our all-time favorite clients." (Continued) 75

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