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67 at Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, where they bought much of the lighting for the house, including a multi-hued Murano chandelier for the main bedroom. They also hit consignment and thrift stores there for accessories and art. April loves flowers, birds, and other animals, so they returned with a raft of vintage floral paintings in their original frames for a grouping on the sitting-room wall, along with a large antique porcelain leopard for the great room. Lloyd discovered a charming French 18th-century child's swan boat from a dealer in the States, which they placed as a sculptural element against a wall of hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper. "I'd tell Shelly I wanted some crazy thing, and she'd always find it," April says. Top of her wish list was a Murano chandelier with dangling fruit for the dining room; Lloyd unearthed a massive one in an antiques shop in New York City. April fell in love with the brass palm-tree floor lamps at the Faena hotel in Miami, so Lloyd hunted around until she found a similar pair for the library. Elegant antiques such as Biedermeier tables, French chairs, and colorful Persian rugs were brought in, but most of the furniture and rugs were bespoke to fit Top and above: In the dining room, Biedermeier table found in North Carolina. Antique jardinière with swan handles from Paris. Chair covered in magnolia fabric from Culp Associates. Pierre Frey velvet drapery, Samuel & Sons trim. Nineteenth-century Murano chandelier with glass fruit. Custom-woven rug through James showroom. (Continued on page 68)

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