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PaperCity Dallas July_August 2021

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English 1780s grandfather clock from Connecticut. An antique chest holds a collection of antique English and American silver. Tibbs was trained in the modernist school of architecture — he prefers clean lines and simple materials over fussy ornamentation — but he's not a fan of the movement's big, open-space plans. "One of the downfalls of modernism is that it can feel so monumental, and the human aspect gets lost," he says. In his own house, he has created a sense of spaciousness without sacrificing walls or doors. The kitchen, dining room, a glass hallway, and den all have aligned doorways that create one long vista from the front of the house to the back. It feels capacious and rich to the eye. "The procession, or enfilade, is multilayered, woven together by natural light, colors, art, and materials," he says. "If you dissect it, there's a lot going on each step of the way." A dramatic zinc wall with a portal separates the living and dining rooms. "The portal lets in light so that it feels open, but each room still has its own identity," he says. Throughout the

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