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Bailey in front of one of eight greenhouses the couple built as part of their plans for a sustainable commercial farming venture. Farmer Jack Jones, pictured in the greenhouse. Photograph Jenny Antill Clifton. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Bailey McCarthy on the back lawn with her poodle, Barbara. Photograph Jenny Antill Clifton. Cast-iron tub in the primary bath is from Waterworks. A central hallway extending from the front to back doors is cocooned in Bailey's favorite blue hues. In a guest bedroom, Miles Redd upholstered the walls, ceiling and bed canopy in a batik-weave fabric from Piece & Co. Biscuit Home bedding. "WHAT COULD BE MORE VALUABLE THAN TO IMBUE OUR SURROUNDINGS WITH THE MARKINGS OF OUR OWN HAPPY HISTORY? I'M ALL ABOUT KEEPING IT FANCY NOT FORMAL." — Bailey McCarthy was only too happy to oblige. "Wes Anderson is about charm and surprise," he says. The tented bar in the living room, the painted floors in the breakfast room and kitchen, and the enormous screen porch give the interiors an unexpected and fun vibe. Rooms brim with old Oriental carpets, chintz upholstery, and floral wallpapers, including hand-painted de Gournay panels in the living room. "The powder room is an homage to the wild, wild West," Redd says, with walls covered in vintage photos of cowboys, native Americans, and horses. "And the guest bedroom is decorated with arrowheads collected by Pete's parents. This feels very Texas, but in the manner of great retreats — comfortable, rejuvenating, and captivating." Rebecca Sherman 67

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