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PaperCity Houston May 2021

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Braverman says. "It was nice, because obviously everything needed to fit where we needed it to fit. We tried to not make it feel like we'd bought a collection of furniture." Of the cast of characters she envisions inhabiting the bungalows, Braverman says, "Villa One was always Brigitte Bardot. Just a little bit sassy but very classic at the same time, and refined. I can't say I've put names to all of them but that one I think really suits. Villa Seven and Nine both have these dark moody living rooms with moody kitchens. Bungalow Nine is Mick Jagger. It has a little more energy. Villa Seven is maybe where the Sex Pistols would hang out. It's very rock 'n' roll with the lounge." Braverman ranks the Garden Bungalows among the top projects of her decade in the commercial interiors world. "It was the most gratifying puzzle to put together," she says. "There were so many opportunities, because the units were so strange. You just had to go with it." In Villa 9, the moody spa-like bath keeps things minimal. Shower tile Porcelanosa. Aesop bath products throughout. Inventive and unusual color combinations were used throughout the Garden Bungalows. In Villa 7, citron cabinets pop against the inky blue-black and white wallcoverings, glossy black Galanz refrigerator, and original Verdi Alpi marble countertops. In Villa 2, the entrance door is shaded by a macramé panel commissioned by textile artist Nancy McElligott of Zigzag Macrame. In Villa 1, Gin Design Group arranged the seating nook for conversation, cocktails, or reading. Farrow & Ball Hague Blue gives atmosphere. 82

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